Posted: 3 weeks ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
It's an augmented reality version of Mario Kart, but one that leverages the classic remote controlled toy fun alongside new video game mechanics. The physical kart even responds to the in-game power ups. Pick up a boost and you can go faster, get hit by a shell and you will stop dead.
A bit like Anki Overdrive or Hot Wheels Real FX, you place gates on the floor to determine the course. This is then scanned in by the toy kart to determine the course before the race begins.
You can race against Koopalings in Grand Prix, unlock a variety of course customizations and costumes for Mario or Luigi, and play with up to four players in local multiplayer mode.
Release Date: 16/10/2020
Platforms: Nintendo Switch.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can race with friends in the custom courses in Custom or Grand Prix races. Just make sure each player has their own Nintendo Switch system, the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit game and a Mario kart or Luigi kart.
You need one set for each player, but this does expand how many gates you have to make the course. They come in two varieties Mario and Luigi and are $99/£99 each.
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games... read more about system accessibility settings.
The following games are like Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. They address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for younger age ratings.
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