Check the fuel-controlled Mario Kart toy provided and run errands in your living room by following it on the Nintendo Switch screen with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit!
|Release date: 16 October 2020
Developed by: Velan
Published by: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite
Type of game: Race game
Average duration of a game:30 minutes
Topics: Kart racing, competition
Business model: Paying for acquisition
Kart and accessories available in physical format
The game is only digital and available on the eShop for download.
Possible configurations of the Nintendo Switch:
Infinite game, as long as you want to unlock the different costumes and items for Mario
Several difficulty modes are present. They are represented by the speed of the karts: 50 cc, 100 cc, 150 cc, 200cc.
Violence, fear, nudity?
Language level used
Just racing, there is no story mode, or not much text.
Minimum reading level required
The child can be guided in very simple menus. Most of them are icons that help you navigate.
Additional costs ?
Minimum level of execution on the controller required
Very easy to drive, accelerate, brake, left and right. Acceleration can be put into automatic mode to facilitate (Smart Steering).
Principle of the game
The player connects his Kart-shaped toy to his Nintendo Switch. He places the doors of the game in his living room. And he races Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit on his Switch, running the Kart virtually, and actually at the same time.
Very good explanatory video here:
Local game modes
1 player per kart and Nintendo Switch.
To play 2, you need another Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Set AND ANOTHER Nintendo Switch.
There’s a Grand Prix mode and a time trial mode.
No online game modes
A very fun game but also very expensive. 130 CAD – taxes for a kit.
Even more expensive to play 2. Since you need another Nintendo Switch and a second kit containing a second toy.
More information about the game: Official page of the game on the Nintendo website
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