Mario Kart Tour is finally set to add a landscape mode in its next update. The long-awaited feature will benefit from reworked controls, and it will likely become the optimal way to play.
The lack of a landscape mode at launch would have been a bigger complaint if the game in general hadn't of arrived in such a stripped-down state. With an incredibly basic driving system and no multiplayer to speak of, Mario Kart Tour initially felt like a husk of the series.
Almost a year later, it's admittedly in a far better place. But in that time, one key competitor has come along – KartRider Rush+. Now whenever I fancy playing a bit of kart racing on the go, I'll just boot that up instead.
For me, it fulfils the promise of Mario Kart on mobile better than MK Tour, even after Nintendo's many updates and refinements. Still, I get that one of the big draws with Tour is its collectable cast of fan-favourite Mario characters, though even then, you still have to have a fairly high tolerance for naff variants.
Here's a sneak peek at some of the content that's planned for the next #MarioKartTour update. Players will have the option of racing in either the existing portrait mode or the new landscape mode! Landscape mode includes a new control layout, so find your favorite way to play! pic.twitter.com/KchRRfnGtj — Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) July 20, 2020
The game's Heavy Hitters Pipe is still ongoing, which gives you a chance to earn Dry Bowser, Funky Kong, Wario, and Rosalina.
If you bounced off this one a while back and fancy checking in to see how the landscape mode mixes things up, you'll find Mario Kart Tour available for download now as a free-to-play game from both the App Store and Google Play.Searching for the best mobile racing games around? Here are 25 of our favourites for iPhone & iPad