Mario Kart Tour adding team races, room codes

Mario Kart Tour

If you haven’t fired up Nintendo’s free-to-play mobile racing game Mario Kart Tour recently, there’s a decent reason to give it another chance.

A new update is going to add some new features to the Android and iOS video game. Here’s more from our friends over at OpenCritic:

Team Races give players the chance to team up with friends locally, online, or other players online in a new eight-player mode that pits four teams of two against each other. In Team Race, teammates are immune from friendly fired power-ups, so there’s no need to worry about where your red shell may make its impact. It’ll always be on the competition.

Room Codes are another new feature that arrives in time for friends or families practicing social distancing together. With Room Codes, players can create local lobbies for others to join together in one big session for up to eight (likely quarantined) players. Both of these features are now available for anyone who downloads Mario Kart Tour or has already done so.

Nintendo has released a steady stream of updates for Tour since the game launched last fall. For instance, it now has a multiplayer mode. If you do decide to get back in on the game, be sure to follow these five simple tips that we put together.

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