I Play A Lot Of The Mario Kart App

I think I mentioned this game once or twice in passing on my blog, but today I’m dedicating a whole post to it because it’s a big part of my life, as sad as it may seem. I am not ashamed, but if you listen quietly, you can hear my parents shaking their heads with disappointment. Anyway: Mario Kart! I love it.

Mario Kart Tour image.

Mario Kart World Tour is a Mario Kart mobile app that’s been out for just over two years, and I’ve been playing it almost every day. It’s free to play and a great way to fill some time. Waiting for water to boil? Do a race. Ready for work early? Do a race. Procrastinating sleep? Do a race. They take only a minute or two, so they’re great to just fill in little gaps in your life. Or, you can do what I do, and play for an extended period of time while watching/listening to TV shows or YouTube videos.

It’s a simple game, but it’s great, and I think they’ve done a good job making it fun on mobile and incentivizing people to play. I’ve worked hard to build up my drivers, karts, and gliders both in number and levels. I’ve worked hard to learn the courses and work out strategies to maximize my score. The daily challenges and weekly bingo boards of challenges, while not hard, are satisfying to complete. And while there are things you can buy with real money, I’ve paid nothing (but my time) and consider myself to be a good player with a good collection of stuff. It’s not a trial app, it’s genuinely a full free game.

Its So Great GIF.

There’s also a multiplayer option. You can play with random people online or with friends, even if they’re not local. I find multiplayer to be a bit glitchy so I don’t do it too often, but it’s cool that the option is there, and still for free.

Another slight flaw of the game is that there are a lot of repeat courses, so it can get a little tiring to do them over and over, but it does allow you to know the courses well so you can eventually drive in a way that keeps your streak and gives you more points. Sometimes I get inked and I don’t even bother wiping it away because I know the course so well I don’t need to see fully. And again, the races are short, so it’s not a huge commitment.

At the end of every tour, the game gives you some stats like Most Raced Player. One stat is Hours Of Play, and my number is always a lot higher than I would have guessed, but it speaks to how much I enjoy the game. Every Wednesday when a new tour theme or weekly cup is released, I’m excited to check it out and play. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a productive hobby, but it’s fun and free and I recommend it with my whole heart. No Mario Kart or gaming experience is necessary to have a good time.

I Just Love It so much gif.

Second to Words With Friends, this app is my most and longest played game, and I just wanted to tell y’all about it, so I hope this post amused you. If you also play Mario Kart World Tour (or Words With Friends) put your username/friend code in a comment and I’ll add you! I always like playing with dedicated people.

That’s all for now!

 

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