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Old 09-03-20, 08:23 AM
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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

Created in partnership with Velan Studios, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit brings the fun of the Mario Kart series into the real world by using a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite** system to race against opponents using a physical Kart. The physical Kart responds to boosts in-game and in the real world, stops when hit with an item and can be affected in different ways depending on the race. Players place gates to create a custom course layout in their home, where the only limit is their imagination. Race against Koopalings in Grand Prix, unlock a variety of course customizations and costumes for Mario or Luigi, and play with up to four players in local multiplayer mode.*** Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which is available in a Mario Set or Luigi Set, launches on Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $99.99.


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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

Not for me but kudos on the creativity.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

I think I might pick this up. I'll probably use it only once realistically, and yet I probably will still pull the trigger.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

My son will want one. But we have no room to set this up, and everyone needs their own switch and car, so I don't see how that's feasible unless you have a lot of wealthy friends with kids.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
I don't see how that's feasible
Good news! Youíll have a second Switch when you buy the Switch Pro or whatever itís called early next year.

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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
Good news! Youíll have a second Switch when you buy the Switch Pro or whatever itís called early next year.
I mean I have a second switch, and it's already annoying enough dealing with digital purchases that I can't see getting a third (now I have two kids who basically monopolize the original switch)
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

What a simultaneously awesome and stupid concept.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

Originally Posted by maxfisher View Post
What a simultaneously awesome and stupid concept.
That really does sum it up quite well.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

I wish Nintendo would have given us a new Mario Kart game instead of this. For those of us who bought Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U and then turn around and bought basically the same game for the Switch, it would have been a nice surprise.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
everyone needs their own switch and car,.
And copy of the game.

Awesome and stupid indeed.

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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

Preorders directly through Nintendo are up now!

Mario | Luigi
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Honestly, my kid would love this (for like 10 minutes before it was thrown aside, but still, those 10 minutes would be gold). Unfortunately, there is no feasible way we're going to make a track around the house.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
And copy of the game.

Awesome and stupid indeed.
I think the game is free, you just need to buy the cart itself. I kind of want this, we have room to set up a kick ass track. Both stupid and awesome does say it all.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

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I think the game is free
It is, yeah. I downloaded it off the eShop last night.

I regret ordering directly from Nintendo just because orders finally opened up elsewhere in the wee hours of the morning. It was $90 + tax at Target, thanks to a 10% Circle coupon. Best Buy has 10% back in Rewards for cardholders this week. Not only did I not get to take advantage of those, and not only will I have to wait longer to get it, but I paid for shipping. Oh well! I'll survive.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

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I think the game is free, you just need to buy the cart itself. I kind of want this, we have room to set up a kick ass track. Both stupid and awesome does say it all.
Oh, well that's something.

That being said, I'm curious how well this works on carpet. The promotional video clearly has an optimal setup with hardwood. Could be really cool in an unfinished basement.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

This review is a pretty funny read. The TLDR version, it's impressive how it works and awesome early on but feels like something that will end up in the closet collecting dust after a few weeks.

Loved the HISTK nod:
Mario Kart Live is on some Honey I Shrunk the Kids shit. It dramatically alters your perspective. Mario Kart Live places you two inches from the floor and lets you zip around like a hyperactive gerbil in your own home. It's hard to explain how fun that is.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

It's finally here! I would've had it sooner (and cheaper!) if I hadn't ordered directly from Nintendo, but whatever. We probably ought to clean our floors before we give it a first run, but that'll happen for sure this weekend.


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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
This review is a pretty funny read. The TLDR version, it's impressive how it works and awesome early on but feels like something that will end up in the closet collecting dust after a few weeks.

Loved the HISTK nod:
It's like any other peripheral (including all the Labo stuff): probably fun, but setting it up is a hassle/drag so it's not as pick up and play like most other things.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

I'm really hoping that also like Labo they will eventually go on sale like maybe for $50 at some point.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

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I'm really hoping that also like Labo they will eventually go on sale like maybe for $50 at some point.
There is almost no chance of that happening. These things have been selling out pretty much immediately and have Mario name recognition. Labo was a bust almost from the start and consisted of making things with cardboard which is way lower on the coolness factor than Mario Kart in your house.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

I just goofed around with this for a while. It's neat! I'm glad to see how Mario Kart-y it is, complete with a huge variety of courses/cups, and there appear to be tons of cosmetic unlockables. The wifi communication between the Switch and the kart is limiting. Ideally, I'd like to setup courses downstairs and play docked in my home theater upstairs, but the connectivity struggled a bit. The video's even kinda choppy when the Switch is a foot or two from the kart, to the point where I don't know how playable it would be at, like, 200cc. It is pretty funny to see how quickly things seem to be moving on-screen, and then I look down at the kart and it's slooooooooowly plodding along. But I'm really enjoying it so far, and I think it'll have at least a bit more staying power than I assumed. Setting up courses is a blast, even if the AI is less encumbered by furniture than I am.
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Re: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Switch; 10/16/20)

I'm tempted. Been watching some of the cool courses people have set up. Even if this ends up being a one month wonder type of game, it's amazing to see how far tech has come when it comes to gaming.

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