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Mario Kart Tour Upsets Fans; Hides Features Behind Monthly Subscription

Excited fans ready to race in Nintendo's Mario Kart Tour, were met with what they found to be shocking developments

Excited fans ready to race in Nintendo’s Mario Kart Tour, were met with what they found to be shocking developments. First was the game’s inability to head online currently, and second was the number of microtransactions the game has, including a subscription option.

Mario Kart Tour Trailer:

Using the in-game currency of rubies, players can buy new kart and racers, as well as loot boxes, all expected from a mobile game. But what has drawn player ire is the Mario Kart Tour’s Gold Pass. A monthly subscription pass that will cost $4.99, Gold Pass will allow players to partake in the game’s fastest difficulty, 200cc mode, it is the only way to unlock certain aspects of the game and new racers, but still leaves open that you can purchase and partake in the game’s microtransaction economy.

There was a mix of both excitement and worry over the idea of a mobile device Mario Kart, and it seems that many fans have made up their minds, with some claiming that they never saw or thought of Nintendo doing microtransactions on this scale.

What do you think? Is this just another mobile game doing what the genre is known for? Or is this a change of pace for Nintendo?

Mario Kart Tour is available now on Android and iOS.

(Featured Image Source – Nintendo)

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