Mario Kart Tour Multiplayer - How to Play

If you are an avid video game enthusiast, then you must have played Mario Kart at least once with your gamer friends. Even if you are not into video games, you must have come across the catchy Mario Kart background music at some point. 

Deemed as a classic by it's loyal fans, Mario Kart is one of the most popular video games developed and published by Nintendo. Mario Kart Tour, which is the mobile version of this game was released on September 25, 2019. 


Since then, fans have been anticipating the launch of the upgrades that allow them to play Mario Kart Tour in the multiplayer mode. Finally, the multiplayer upgrades were launched in March 2020. Read on to learn more about this game.

Mario Kart Tour Multiplayer - How to Play

How to Add Friends

The feature to add friends is not available on Mario Kart Tour in the initial stages. You will have to unlock the rankings before you can add your friends. However, your friends can invite you to join their lists while you progress in the rankings.

Once you have unlocked the rankings, go to the main screen and tap on the Friends icon. Then, select the Add Friends option, which will appear on the top. You will receive your Friends Code through which you can invite your friends. 


There are three simple ways through which you can add your friends. The first method is to get their Friends Code. Alternatively, you can choose to invite them either via your Nintendo Account or by linking your social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter.

How to Play

With the multiplayer mode, you can now enjoy playing Mario Kart Tour with your friends. You can engage in friendly competitions or participate in competitive matches wherein you can play with fellow gamers from around the world.

Friendly Competitions

To start a friendly match, you will have to tap on Create Room. Then, select the race speed and the number of item slots. Additionally, you can also decide whether you want to allow the participation of computer-controlled racers. Each race can have up to eight players.


Competitive Matches

You can participate in competitive matches by selecting the Worldwide option. Based on your racing grade, you will be racing against top racers from across the world. You can improve your grades by winning these intense races. 

Types of Races

There are two main types of races that you can compete in Mario Kart Tour Multiplayer mode. The first is the Standard Race, and it begins with the racers placed at F grade and rising up towards A grade, or in some rare cases S grade.

The second type is the Gold Race which is available for only Gold Pass subscribers of the game. Even this race follows a similar model of grading like the Standard Race. Both these races can be aced by practicing extensively in single tour races or friendly matches. 

How to Download the Game

Mario Kart Tour Multiplayer - How to Play
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You will be excited to learn that Mario Kart Tour is available for free download for both Android as well as iOS devices.

The Bottom Line

Over the years, Mario Kart has created a legacy of its own, drawing the attention of passionate gamers across all age groups. With the introduction of the mobile version as Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo has taken a major stride towards critical and commercial success.

Upgrading Mario Kart Tour to inculcate a multiplayer option is the ultimate cherry on the top. You and your friends can bond over the challenging races or even participate in casual races for lots of fun.