Mario Kart Tour is finally set to add a landscape mode in its next update. The long-awaited feature will benefit from reworked controls, and it will likely become the optimal way to play.
The lack of a landscape mode at launch would have been a bigger complaint if the game in general hadn’t of arrived in such a stripped-down state. With an incredibly basic driving system and no multiplayer to speak of, Mario Kart Tour initially felt like a husk of the series.
Almost a year later, it’s admittedly in a far better place. But in that time, one key competitor has come along – KartRider Rush+. Now whenever I fancy playing a bit of kart racing on the go, I’ll just boot that up instead.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the content that’s planned for the next #MarioKartTour update. Players will have the option of racing in either the existing portrait mode or the new landscape mode! Landscape mode includes a new control layout, so find your favorite way to play! pic.twitter.com/KchRRfnGtj — Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) July 20, 2020
For me, it fulfils the promise of Mario Kart on mobile better than MK Tour, even after Nintendo’s many updates and refinements. Still, I get that one of the big draws with Tour is its collectable cast of fan-favourite Mario characters, though even then, you still have to have a fairly high tolerance for naff variants.
The game’s Heavy Hitters Pipe is still ongoing, which gives you a chance to earn Dry Bowser, Funky Kong, Wario, and Rosalina.
If you bounced off this one a while back and fancy checking in to see how the landscape mode mixes things up, you’ll find Mario Kart Tour available for download now as a free-to-play game from both the App Store and Google Play.
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