Last year, Pokemon GO took over the world for about 7 minutes. I played one time and then realized I didn't care, so that was that.
THIS app announcement though has got me SHOOK.
Mario Kart is FINALLY coming to your smartphone!
The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development: Mario Kart Tour! #MarioKartTour Releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019. pic.twitter.com/8GIyR7ZM4z— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 1, 2018
Y'all....THIS IS EXCITING NEWS. Mario Kart is my jam, and I can beat anyone at it (except my wife, who I'm convinced cheats even though I've never been able to prove it).
Now, here's what we don't know.
Literally anything. Nintendo just said that it's releasing sometime before March 2019, which is super vague and not at all helpful. We don't know if it'll be free or paid and we know NOTHING about how it'll work. Honestly, though, it doesn't matter. I will buy it.
There IS one thing I'm a little worried about, though.
Remember Super Mario Run? Nintendo's first foray into the smartphone world didn't turn out so well once people realized that the "free" app ended after one level, at which point you had to pay to keep playing the game.
The internet doesn't seem to have forgotten that disaster
y’all happy now but remembee how happy we all were abt super mario run but they charged you after one level LMFAO https://t.co/XWZCTTpm4F— gumball waterson (@aaliyahbic) February 1, 2018
If we can’t play it offline then keep it because super Mario run is the worst app I’ve ever spent money on https://t.co/aK66wGc6vw— Plantain Papi (@J2ocean_) February 1, 2018
Gotta hope this mario kart don't flop like super mario run— H a k s 🇧🇧 (@iamhakeemt) February 1, 2018
super mario run was garbo les be honest— ☆ jerome ali (@lovefubu_) February 1, 2018
Let's hope Nintendo learned from that fiasco and offers a better game without all the pay walls this time around.
Either way...PREPARE FOR MY RED SHELLS.