Mobile Title Mario Kart Tour Blue Shells Its Gacha Mechanics For Good
Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo’s mobile racing game. You may be familiar with the term “Gacha Pipe.” Nintendo created a new Mario Kart mobile game they considered a mainline Mario Kart title. It could also be called Mario Kart 9. They also added gacha mechanics to it. You could feed the Rubies premium currency to a golden pipe surrounded by Toads. This will give you the chance to get the latest character or kart. It could be a tire that you don’t like.
Gacha mechanics are similar to gashapon vending machines. You put money in and then get the capsule toy you want. You can now extend that idea to game mechanics. Imagine how frustrated you’d be if Diddy Kong were not available to you, but instead, you got a glider with “2021” written on it.
According to a new message within the game, Nintendo decided to dump the pipe and toss the gacha system in Mario Kart Tour three years ago. The game will instead have an in-app shop that allows you to make in-app purchases. However, you won’t be gambling your way to what you want. Next month, October 4th, we will see the launch of this storefront.
Although it isn’t clear why Nintendo abandoned the gacha system on Mario Kart Tour now, it could have something to do with the upcoming battle mode that will be available alongside the update that exorcises demon pipes. There’s also the possibility of renewed interest in this game due to some Mario Kart Tour tracks being included in Mario Kart 8’snew DLC.
According to some, Nintendo was too cautious about exploitative monetization in mobile titles. This could have led Dragalia Lost to its demise. Maybe they realized this would harm their most powerful, successful brand. Perhaps they simply think that the game’s popularity is waning and that this is the best way for them to keep it going. It’s hard to know.