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Mario Kart and Dr. Mario Games Are Coming to Mobile

One of these games is delayed and another was just announced.

Feb 07, 2019

By: Max Cannon

Fans of the mobile Mario game Super Mario Run will be happy to see that a pair of new games is coming from Nintendo to iOS and Android. Unfortunately, one of the games, Mario Kart Tour, was supposed to come out sooner and was pushed to release around the same time as the second game, Dr. Mario World.

How would a mobile Mario Kart play?How would a mobile Mario Kart play?Courtesy of Nintendo

Mario Kart Tour Needs a Pit Stop

During one of Nintendo's investor meetings, the Big N gave us a simple update on Mario Kart Tour. “In the smart-device business, Mario Kart Tour was scheduled to be released this fiscal year, but in order to improve quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch, the release date has been moved to summer 2019." So while the game isn't too far away -- summer will be here before you know it -- it is disappointed that we aren't getting more of an update. At the moment, we know very, VERY, little about what this game will be, especially considering Nintendo's rocky past with online gaming.

Mario Kart Tour's logo is all we've seen of the game.Mario Kart Tour's logo is all we've seen of the game.Courtesy of Nintendo

Will this game be a single-player only experience? Will this be a competitive racing game? Will you control your driving with motion controls or touch swiping? Will you even be driving at all? We'd briefly heard that the game was announced way back at the beginning of 2018, and we got a little look at the logo above, but there hasn't been a single drop of information about the game other than that it will be coming. We can expect to hear something soon, especially with that summer release window looming over us, but at the moment Nintendo hasn't had much to say. Unfortunately, that's also true about the other game Nintendo talked about at that meeting.

Dr. Mario World Will Also Drop This Summer

Also coming to iOS and Android at an undetermined date this summer, Dr. Mario World was confirmed at the same investor meeting. Nintendo describes the game as "Free to download with optional in-app purchases" The Dr. Mario series is very similar to Tetris, a puzzle game about removing blocks/viruses from the screen, though the rules are a bit different from classic Tetris. Though Nintendo is still pretty quiet about what the game will be, it's pretty easy to imagine how a game like this would translate to a smart device.

Introduction to Super Mario Run - Gameplay Trailer

If you're looking for any other opportunities to play a Nintendo game on your phone, then check out the aforementioned Super Mario Run or Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Both games are free-to-play, though Super Mario Run is more of a "free-to-start" type of game, they're a great way to see where Nintendo's head is at with this new expansion onto smart devices. 

Animal Crossing fit well on mobile devices.Animal Crossing fit well on mobile devices.Courtesy of Nintendo
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