Mario Kart Tour is the mobile racer which has had a fair amount of controversy, but that hasn't stopped it from steamrolling its way to millions of dedicated players. With the latest update to the game, Mario Kart Tour finally has full multiplayer functionality, included local and online play with friends, making this a magnificent moment in all honesty.

This is the update that could make Mario Kart Tour an essential mobile game for everyone to play, but only if multiplayer matching both online and with friends is a fairly painless experience. Let's hope it is…

We've been playing Mario Kart Tour's multiplayer update and while it's not perfect, it's a good place to jump back into Mario Kart Tour to definitively see if the game is for you. Read on for our findings and information on everything you need to play online, locally, and with friends.

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