How to download and play Mario Kart Tour on your Android?

How to download and play Mario Kart Tour on your Android?

Mario Kart Tour went live in Australia in September 2019. Mario Kart is a series of go-kart-style racing video games developed and published by Nintendo as spin-offs from its trademark Super Mario series. The first in the series, Super Mario Kart, was launched in 1992 on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to critical and commercial success.

With six Mario Kart games released on home consoles, three on portable handheld consoles, four arcade games co-developed with Namco and one for mobile phones, the Mario Kart series includes a total of fourteen entries. The latest game in the main series. The series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide to date.

As for how to download and play Mario Kart Tour on your Android, here are the simple steps to follow.

Steps to follow

Steps to follow
Steps to follow

To download and play Mario Kart Tour you need a device with at least 1.5 GB RAM or more and requires Android 4.4 and up Android mobile.

Now download the game app from the Google play store on your mobile

Next link to your Nintendo account if you have one or create one if you don’t have one. Here you’ll be taken through the steps, and will require a valid email address.

Now accept the Nintendo Account Agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies.

Like Super Mario Run, Mario Kart Tour is a free-to-play game, meaning there will be optional microtransactions for cosmetic or gameplay items available (characters, kart parts, etc).

Note you need a good internet connection or WIFI network to play Mario Kart Tour on Android

Features of Mario Kart Tour

Features of Mario Kart Tour
Features of Mario Kart Tour

Mario and friends go global in this new Mario Kart as they race around courses inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses! These destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks! In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some of your favourite Mario Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavour of cities featured in the game!

With just one finger, you can steer and drift with ease and sling devastating items as you go for the gold in cups filled with new and classic Mario Kart courses.


In Mario Kart Tour you have access to an arsenal of powerful items that can mix things up on the racetrack! Turn up the heat by activating the new Frenzy mode, which gives an unlimited supply of a certain item and makes you invincible!

You can earn Grand Stars by racing! Also fire off the featured pipe to receive more drivers, karts, and gliders! You can also proudly display badges, earned by completing certain challenges, next to your in-game name!

In certain races, 1st place isn’t always the goal. With names like “Vs. Mega Bowser” and “Goomba Takedown,” these bonus challenge courses demand a different approach to gameplay and strategy!

You will race to increase your online rank which means your high scores will determine how you compare to other players all over the world. Keep practising and trying out different combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders to increase your score and rise to the top!

What are Rubies in Mario Kart Tour Game App?

What are Rubies in Mario Kart Tour Game App?

Rubies are valuable free credits in Mario Kart Tour. You can use them to get more drivers, gliders, and, karts by purchasing launches for the pipe in the shop. These allow you to fire the pipe, which generates a random driver, kart, or glider for you. You get 20 Rubies at the start of the game, which gives you four chances to fire the pipe and get some extra drivers, gliders, and karts. After that, you can earn them from Tour Gifts. Tour Gifts get awarded at various points between Cups. After you open up Ranked Cups, they show up between each one. 

Having a Gold Pass gives you extra rewards. These often include more Rubies, so depending on how badly you want to get more Rubies, the Gold Pass can be a good investment. It does cost $5 a month, however.

You also get awarded Rubies by ranking well in rank-eligible Cups. The more points you get, the better you will place in the cup. Each ranking reward will have a timer, letting you know when the next award will be given out. The point scores are cumulative, as opposed to your best result, so you can always put in more work by repeating races to try and get the top spot. 

Finally, note that there are in-app purchases within this game app to get more free rubies to play. The lowest pack costs $2.99 and the highest is AU$109.99. In case you find any difficulty in playing Mario Kart Tour you can contact help support at

Kamal Kaur

Kamal writes about new apps and user ratings. She joined us from India. She's also written for other tech blogs and forums before joining Pokies for Android. Kamal's real passion is nature and animals. She also writes poetry. Still waiting for her to write us a poem about Google Technology or Android devices.

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