At some point in our childhood, we used to run around the living room pretending that we were driving a race car and turns around the table seemed to be the high-speed corners of an actual race track. But what if I told you that you could re-live your childhood once again where your living room actually becomes a race track. Would you believe me? Well, you should as-
“Nintendo has partnered with Velan Studios to make Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a game that combines remote-controlled cars and video games into one.”
Available for the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite, Mario Kart Live can be purchased with either a red Mario or green Luigi kart set. You can build a racetrack out of anything, even replicating portions of your favourite tracks from real life. A small camera above your favourite Italian’s head captures the action as the handheld Switch imposes environments from the game like jungles and snowscapes, as well as obstacles like Piranha Plants, into the gameplay. The actual kart in your living room will respond when its hit with a shell or in other ways like gabbing acceleration boosts depending on what happens throughout the race.
“However, unlike the original 1992 Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart Live allows up to four players racing at once, and requires the purchase of each kart separately.”
You can also race against pesky computer-controlled ghosts in Grand Prix mode by yourself. Each box includes your choice of either a Mario or Luigi kart, four race gates to help guide the action around or over your furniture, and two cardboard arrow signs that will definitely get lost before the checkered flag drops. You can use anything to make the track, so you can use your creativity to its full capability.
No details have been provided yet on maximum course length, battery life, or if more karts are coming, but it would be nice to include Yoshi, Princess Peach, and maybe a 1934 W25 Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow from Mario Kart 8. But at the end of the day, these are wishes that can either come true or will remain a dream.
Build your own Rainbow Road from the front door to the bathroom with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch on October 16 for a suggested $99