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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Switch

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is an original racing game using augmented reality technology, in which we drive a real toy car. The game was developed by Nintendo.

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Nintendo Switch
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit cover

developer: Nintendo

publisher: Nintendo

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: local network, players: 1-4

English language game language: English

game release date for Switch:

16October2020

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a very unusual racing game that combines virtual competition and elements with a real toy that we ride around our home using the Nintendo Switch console. The game was developed and released by the Japanese company Nintendo, which is also responsible for all other game in the Mario Kart series.

Mechanics

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a very unusual racing game. The competition is not only taking place in the virtual world. The player uses his Nintendo Switch console to control a small toy car, which he can use to drive along his own route (during the game, the track is seen from a third person perspective, thanks to a camera on the vehicle) in his own home or another place.

The game puts virtual elements that are only visible on the console screen, such as backgrounds (e.g. jungle or snowy peaks), but also the amplifiers and obstacles affecting the game. The toy we control reacts to these things properly. This makes the game more exciting and deeper, reminiscent of what we know from the regular instalments of this cycle.

Game modes

In Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit we can play alone or with others. In multiplayer mode, we can be accompanied by up to three other people (each of them must have their own controlled car, which is included in the game set).

Technical aspects

Graphic design of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit uses augmented reality technology ( Altered Reality). On the console screen we see the place where we have prepared the racetrack - e.g. our room. Nintendo Switch applies virtual elements to this image, creating a coherent picture.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

Cats and Dogs Hate Nintendo's Latest Game
Cats and Dogs Hate Nintendo's Latest Game

news 16 October 2020 19:18

The launch of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has translated into a flood of materials from the game. Most of them include the reactions of cats and dogs, which are unlikely to like Nintendo's new idea.

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