Top 10 Problems With Mario Kart Tour

So Mario Kart Tour is a fun game but there are a lot of flaws. Some of these are just minor inconveniences while others are pretty major issues. I’m sure some of these issues will eventually be fixed by the end of the games lifespan so keep that in mind that this is as of October 21 2019. About a month after launch. Things will likely change hopefully for the better
The Top Ten
1 The gold pass

Okay so this gets you a few rare karts and characters as well as access to 200cc. Sounds like a good idea right? Well turns out it's 5 dollars a month in a subscription service. Yeah this isn't a one time payment. The problem is it's not worth 5 dollars a month or 60 dollars a year. Apple Arcade is way better value and even Nintendo Switch Online is cheaper. Nintendo is slowly regressing down to EA level of dirty

Its like buying the fortnite battlepass and only getting 2 skins.

I had the gold pass twice, once in december 2019 during the multiplayer beta test and in august and september 2020 when I got a month gold pass, it sucks that 200cc is locked unless you have it, but at least multiplayer is free

2 Daily limit on experience points

After every race you get experience points for your character kart and glider. Here's the catch, you can only earn so much per day and then it cuts you off. It doesn't make any sense. This is kinda a huge turn off from playing. The fact that you can't grind experience points is annoying

3 Daily limit on coins in races

It's not just experience points but coins as well. You can only get 300 coins per day. That is it. This is odd because coins are your grind-able currency you should be able to earn them in the game but the fact that it limits you is annoying. What are coins used for? The daily select store where you can buy characters and karts. Unless you play the coin Minigame which requires you to pay rubies good luck because say a character is 3000 coins well that's too bad because they're only gonna be available for 12 hours anyway so you basically have to save up

4 Lack of variety in courses

So it's nice to see some familiar courses but with as many cups as there are per tour why does each track appear like 4 times? Sure there's minor tweaks but still I'd rather have more tracks. This makes the cups less memorable and the courses less valuable.

There are way too few courses as well and almost all of them follow a similar theme.

5 No multiplayer

So it's not here yet. No those people you race against aren't actually people they're simply CPU disguised as other players. It's disappointing that Super Mario Kart had multiplayer and it was released in 1992 meanwhile in 2019 this brand new Mario Kart doesn't have it. It just doesn't make sense. If they were going to have it wouldn't it be better to just release it later with multiplayer?

6 The pipe

I don't mind it however this is essentially a gamble. You have to spend rubies for a chance at a random character or kart. This is essentially a giant loot box and honestly a waste of money. On top of that it's possible you can get duplicates. Therefore it's even more of a gamble

I actually don't mind the pipe. Sure it is basically a loot box. Oops I meant surprise mechanic. I mind how rare the currency don' t Get enough times to fire it

Most of the time when I fire the pipe I get a green pipe, I don't get a gold pipe very often

7 Rubies are few and far between

If rubies are the payable currency then shouldn't the game be throwing them at you getting you hooked? Apparently not because they only give you like 20. It takes several hours just to get enough to pull the pipe 10 times. (45 rubies).

8 Having to wait to play later cups

This is just a big turn off. We should be able to play all the cups if we want to. I get what they're trying to do and make us wait so we don't fly through them in an hour if that. But still it's really annoying having to wait literally all day just to play

It sucks waiting for cups to unlock but at least it gives you something to do when they unlock, and it is always nice to get a gold pipe after you complete all the cups

9 It’s essentially pay to win

You know how certain characters to get an advantage on a course? Well turns out some of these courses require a rare character and 10,000 points for all 5 stars and guess what it takes rubies to pull the pipe and get these rare characters. So yeah good luck getting all 5 Stars on the later courses without paying

Seems like it's a pay to win, almost every week I always get in the low ranking and go down a tier, it sucks, but it still a good game, but it always expensive to buy rubies all the time to empty the pipes

10 No Luigi

This just makes no sense at all. Luigi is one of the biggest Mario characters ever and they didn't add him until later?

He's the only character from every single game not to come back! what NINTENDO?!

The Contenders
11 Non-stop vehicles

It's also really awkward to handle and you can't fall off for whatever reason.

12 The game tricking you

You know those players aren't actually players right? They're CPU but disguised to look like actual players. Why the game is doing this I don't know

13 Gameplay is in portrait instead of landscape
14 Rubies are expensive

Rubies are so expensive like the most amount of rubies costs $99.99 that is too expensive, I would never buy that

15 Sometimes the CPUs have inappropriate names
16 Not getting enough points for grand stars

This sucks but at least they removed needing certain enough grand stars to unlock cups, it would suck to wait for a new cup to unlock and not have enough grand stars, happened to me once before they got rid of it

Some require over 10,000 points so unless you have the right character and vehicle then good luck

17 Wonky controls
18 The annoying AI
19 You always get duplicates from the pipe

90% of the time I fire the pipe I get something I already have, once in a while I get something new

20 Unfair AI abilities

The AI harbors some secret benefits that are not available to the player character. They receive better boosts when launching over ramps. They acquire a speed boost whenever you enter a mushroom frenzy. While you don't have a decelerate feature, the AI will at times slightly slow down while trailing an item. The same goes with their pathfinding. My God, you've all seen it. Travelling towards a left hand turn and an AI player travels to your blindspot and makes a sharp right in the wrong direction, hitting you with whatever was trailing from their kart.

21 Frenzies for lower placing items

Upgrading your items increases your percentage of acquiring a frenzy, which is also further increased depending on your placement in a race, favored to the back placements. Now, imagine having a lvl 7 high end driver anchor every race to acquire a lightning frenzy, practically immobilizing every player in a small, constantly shocked state, or a blue shell or bullet bill frenzy, which rain fresh hell on the course from 1st to 7th like there's no tomorrow. Nevermind little 1st place getting 2 coins and a banana from a box, the aspect of players intentionally tanking to go godmode in a way NO PLAYER can counter with what's provided is unstable, abusive mechanics that is outright disgusting implementation.

22 Too repetitive
23 The new tracks
24 Drifting too much
25 Playing a Mario game without starting as the main characters that have been in many Mario Kart Games, Including the main character Mario himself
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