Mario Kart Tour Will Cost $5 A Month If You Want 200cc

Mario Kart Tour might be a win for longstanding fans of the franchise, but it seems that the mobile title isn’t going to come cheap for those wishing to unlock all the features the game has to offer.

According to new info straight from the house of Mazza, you can purchase a subscription to what’s being called the Gold Pass for the mobile title. If you subscribe, the Pass will allow you to race in tours to get yourself some in-game gifts, unlock in-game badges and – perhaps most controversially – to unlock 200cc mode. Yes. You have to pay a monthly fee to unlock 200cc mode.

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The bad news is that to get the Gold Pass you’ll need to fork out $4.99 USD a month. Considering you can pick up Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch for around $40 (with a little luck), you might be better off just adding the game to your Switch library.

Putting that figure into perspective, a Gold Pass is the same price as the newly-announced Google Play Pass, which gives you access to a lot more content.

Mario Kart Tour’s official description reads as follows: “Mario and friends go global in this new Mario Kart as they race around courses inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses!

“These destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks! In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some of your favourite Mario Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavour of cities featured in the game!

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“…With just one finger, you can steer and drift with ease, sling devastating items as you go for the gold in cups filled with new and classic Mario Kart courses.”

Will you be subscribing for a Gold Pass?

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