Mario Kart Tour may be Nintendo’s most high-profile release on mobile, meaning that a ton of people are trying the game out — only to be hit with a few surprises. The first surprise is that there’s no multiplayer (yet). Then there’s the $4.99 subscription, which unlocks the fastest mode. But perhaps the biggest shock some players are expressing comes when they drop into an actual race.
Given that this is a mobile game, some concessions have to be made so that the controls can work. It’s hard to be as precise as you are in a console version of Mario Kart, and it doesn’t help that Mario Kart Tour seems especially floaty. The result is that many people are having a hard time just driving in Mario Kart Tour — never mind drifting. It’s leading to some amazing memes:
me driving on mario kart with that weird steering pic.twitter.com/P2kyHqG8mv— (@_bradleyxo) September 26, 2019
Me hitting a wall every 5 seconds in Mario Kart Tour pic.twitter.com/VpwInUzUlQ— next level andrés (@AndresAsFuck) September 26, 2019
Me trying to steer in Mario Kart on the dumbass vertical phone layout pic.twitter.com/dqGKv867Mb— WTP Sports (@WTPsports) September 26, 2019
everyone on twitter: YALL DONT WANT SMOKE IN MARIO KART— dee, with two e’s (@ninedee5) September 26, 2019
how y’all be steering: pic.twitter.com/rfrejT67oB
trying to fucking steer on Mario kart pic.twitter.com/JHh2VG64uO— king ciece | fan account (@sassyreigns) September 25, 2019
me trying to drive in the new Mario Kart pic.twitter.com/ozcNICq3hZ— mack ♡ (@idkmackk) September 26, 2019
this how my mario kart driving is pic.twitter.com/dQMqINWFQM— ollie (@treacherousts7) September 26, 2019
what the bots behind me see while I’m trying to steer in mario kart mobile pic.twitter.com/7kVnndV4Xj— miss amerikatie (@bigrepubutton) September 26, 2019
The drifting on Mario Kart gotta be broken. Ain’t no way.— (@bugattibeez) September 25, 2019
How I look trynna steer on the new Mario Kart game pic.twitter.com/MLseYWSwsf— Bennyy Blanco (@Bennyy_Blanco) September 25, 2019
me trying to figure out how to steer on mario kart pic.twitter.com/8MFjp54u0D— kara (@anakIusmcs) September 25, 2019
Of course, given enough time, everyone will learn the intricacies of how to drive. And plenty of players are bragging about how good they are at the game. Some are even sharing tips for how to improve. But let’s pour one out for all those poor souls who are just trying to keep it together on the track.