Mario Kart Tour microtransactions are reportedly prettty bad, with users report a multi-tiered gacha system and advantages for certain rare racers on specific tracks.
– Played in portrait mode (absolute insanity) – Auto accelerate – Has retro tracks – Play with swipe – Seems like the amount of items you can have depends on the character – Two laps per race – Character unlocks are the gacha mechanic – Ex: Luigi is a rare character – Each character has a special item Gameplay video: https://streamable.com/3i5x... It's slower than my snail, who is really fucking slow. It's quite literally, absolute cancer.
"Played in portrait mode" WHY?! JUST WHY!? That video might be from the tutorial, so it might be slower than regular gameplay for tutorial purposes... I hope.
Im playing it now, its kind of fun.
Why can't they just make it a port with touch controls LOL. The insanity continues.
Because mobile is not their main business and they had never put their AAA title on it?
In all fairness it does show that race was on 50cc so as long as they have 150 it should be okay speed wise. Everything else though is B.S.
Yeah, regular Mario Kart is super slow in 50cc too. If 150cc and 200cc see a similar speed increase to what they see on consoles, k don't expect it to be too bad. Hopefully the other issues are fixed though.
How'd they really mess up that bad. It seemed near impossible to make it bad. It had such an opportunity to milk the market too
"It's quite literally, absolute cancer." You're a terrible person.
This is why review bombs can be a good thing.
Thats a 50cc Race goes upto 200 on switch
This is why microtransactions need to stop and are a cancer in gaming. BS like this
So... you're saying that the State should interfere in a business model?
Unfettered capitalism always causes problems, without rules greed takes over. Now this is just a game, so the scale of problems isn't the same as say Victorian era factories with their slave wages, no thought to employee safety, and belching forth of all kinds of pollution, but that doesn't mean that regulations aren't needed.
The probloem is, that's where the money is. This would likely never even been considered, much less made, if it were a "pay once, get the whole game" mobile title. Those simply aren't successful, likely because the demographic of mobile gamers is radically different in what they want in games than console gamers are.
Plenty of mobile games were successful with a one time purchase. The difference is the money keeps pouring in on free to play microtransaction titles if you prey on children and those with poor spending habits or gambling addiction.
You guys better not let Ninty get a pass for this pile of trash
Doesnt really matter Casual market will eat it up
"Fanboy's" will eat it up, atm they're just saying it's just a beta and it's fun, but those are people the same people that say Nintendo's online is good
Im pretty sure I count as a fanboy and I wouldnt play it Some people are too far gone
Nah. This isn't acceptable. I know they tried a one-time purchase with Super Mario Run, and that wasn't as successful as they'd hoped. But that doesn't excuse going so far in the opposite direction.
If it makes more money than console games, it'll flourish. Business my friend.
Microtransactions aside, the collective of n4g might be missing the audience for this game, which is kids. With it's simple controls, especially on a phone, my 8 and 4 year old are having a blast with it. My 8 year can play Mario kart well on the switch but my younger one is still getting his dexterity down so this is awesome for him. You can get into the microtransactions all you want but at the end of the day Nintendo is a FOR PROFIT company trying every avenue to maximize their profits, just like......every other company in the world! It's called business. And they are good at business.
Nintendo starting to take cues from MS I see
Yeah okay cause Nintendo doesn't already have multiple gatcha games on mobile. If anything they are taking cues from shit companies like Nexon, Netease and Square Enix probably raking in tons off of mobile mtx. But sure, go ahead and blame MS 🙄
How are they taking cue from MS exactly? Am I missing something?
Probably referring to Forza Street
So... Fate/Grand Order isn't included since it's a Sony IP riddled with Microtransactions?
Wait Fate is a sony IP? Since when?
@Razmiran Fate is owned by Aniplex. Aniplex is owned by Sony Media.
I did not know that Thanks
Was totally uncalled for. Example, their are MTs in Uncharted, Last of Us and GTS that Nintendo could have used as inspiration. In the end, I don't think Nintendo needs inspiration from anyone...they are big boys...they make those types of decisions for themselves.
Sony also has games with lots of microtransactions. This isn't Ninty following MS, this is Ninty following the existing trend that everyone else is.
Yeah I'll stick to Mario Kart on Switch.
Lol lord 🤦♂️
Nintendo need to put some limits to all this Android crap. It's really hurting the company's name... Sucks! Yeah you have some minor MT in the console games, I don't like it, but If you want to drop some bucks on a new "exclusive" suit, well whatever: to your shame. But this is just garbage. And the worse part is that you can't even punish them for this: because I wasn't even gonna try the game... It's probably gonna be hugely popular
Mobile Forza and mobile Mario kart. Gross.
We need a company to step up and make a gaming universe for mobile that isn't trash. The platform could house real, quality games if someone would actually develop them. Have a premium one time price for the games, and have demos for them so the quality can sell itself. Family libraries would allow something like a kart racer to be enjoyed by the whole family, and you could cast to a TV for split screen. Why noone has done this blows my mind.
This is why serious gamers will always look down on mobile gaming. Such great potential ruined by greed,
TBH Google needs to clean-slate the Google Play Store, besides the one time purchase apps, and stop allowing MTX junk like this. There is just too much trash on there and there is no other way to clean it at this point.
its a beta people, cool off your jets. When the game officially launches and is exactly like it's its being suggested then yep we can all grab our torches and pitchforks to Nintendo. I highly doubt this new mobile game its gonna be a cash grab....they learned a lot from Fire Emblem Heroes and they know they can't pull an EA and get away with it,
It's ok. Nintendo gets a pass.
Lol, that's terrible.
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