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Hasbro and Nintendo join forces to add Mario Kart twist to Monopoly game

Posted on March 30, 2018 by Jason Nason

Today marks the launch of the Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition game. This new MONOPOLY game introduces the fun and competition of Mario Kart through iconic characters and unique gameplay.

The game looks, at least on the surface, to be a reskin of the previously released Monopoly Gamer, which played somewhat like Mario Party. Throughout the game, players will pass – and potentially purchase – iconic Mario Kart themed properties such as Rainbow Road and Bowser’s Castle, while simultaneously encountering familiar challenges like dodging Banana Peels, tossing Shells and scooping up Super Star spaces to win the game.

To introduce another layer of competition and strategy, landing on or passing “Go” triggers a Mario Kart race where players compete for the coveted Grand Prix card. In addition, each character token will have its own unique Power-Up ability activated by landing on a Super Star board space.

“In 2017, our fans were excited to see Mario and Mr. Monopoly join forces, so it’s only fitting we continue this collaboration with another franchise favorite – Mario Kart,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Hasbro Gaming. “The game will integrate iconic elements of Mario Kart into the Monopoly game, offering a one-of-a-kind experience for gamers across the globe.”

Mario Kart is a franchise cherished by fans of all ages,” said Tom Prata, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. “Expanding our partnership with Hasbro to build upon the fun of Monopoly Gamer offers families even more surprising and engaging ways to interact with Nintendo characters.”

Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition game is available at select GameStop stores in the United States now, however it is not yet available at EB Games in Canada.

The game will be available at other U.S. retailers in June.

The release from Nintendo says that the MSRP will be set at $24.99, though the Gamestop website has the game listed for $29.99. In addition, much like the original Monopoly Gamer, there will be “Power Packs” available for $2.99 each. These power packs include additional Mario Kart character tokens such as Bowser, Rosalina, Shy Guy, Metal Mario, Donkey Kong and Yoshi. Both offerings will be available globally in August.



Nintendo announces Mario Kart Tour coming to smartphones

Posted on January 31, 2018 by Jason Nason

Nintendo revealed that they are working on another game for mobile devices, this one featuring their biggest character – Mario. Start your engines as Mario will be making the leap to smartphones in Mario Kart Tour.

Details are scare with just the single tweet tonight, but the game will be released next fiscal year. That means the game could be released any time between April 2018 and March 2019.

Nintendo has four mobile games on the market and just announced that they are shutting down their first mobile game Miitomo. Other mobile games from Nintendo for smartphones include Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Super Mario Run. There are also a handful of Pokémon themed games from The Pokémon Company including Pokémon Shuffle, which was first released on the Nintendo 3DS.



Mario Kart 8 Sells More than a Million Copies

Posted on June 2, 2014 by Jason Nason

Mario Kart 8 has sold over a million copies in its opening weekend.

The latest entry into the series, and first on the Wii U, launched around the world this weekend. The game has also been seeing very positive reviews and had total sales if $1.2 million since launching. Those sales are inclusive of Japan, Europe and North America.

“The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best days for Wii U are still ahead,” said Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “This year’s E3 is just days away, and it will be all about the future games for Nintendo platforms. This milestone is a great place to start!”

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May 29th Nintendo Download

Posted on May 29, 2014 by Jason Nason

Nintendo Wii U eShop

Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) – Rated: E – $59.99

Feel the rush as your kart rockets across the ceiling. Race upside-down and along walls on anti-gravity tracks in the most action-fueled Mario Kart game yet. Take on racers across the globe and share videos of your greatest moments via Mario Kart TV. Driving up a waterfall or across the ceiling can provide an intense adrenaline rush, but that’s not all anti-gravity is good for. It also provides a wild new gameplay mechanic: if you collide into other racers in zero-g, you’ll earn speed boosts worth bragging about. Luckily, you can upload and share your best moments and watch your friends’ using the all-new Mario Kart TV. Returning features include 12-player online play, gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, and custom karts. You can even race as Bowser’s seven minions, the Koopalings!

Mario Kart 8 will be available on May 30.

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Mario Kart Races Into Japanese Aracades

Posted on July 27, 2013 by Les Major

Released just a couple days ago in Japan, Mario Kart fans can get behind the wheel of Mario Kart Arcade Gran Prix DX. There’s even a trailer released for the game and the folks over at Arcade Heroes shared a video of the arcade unit as well.

Check out all the action after the break, and discuss what you think of this new addition to the series. This is a different title, not to be confused with Mario Kart 8 which is a seperate Wii U game.Read More


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