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Mario Kart Tour Monetization Is Getting Worse With The Diddy Kong Pack

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Mario Kart Tour may not be the best Mario Kart game around, but it’s definitely an enjoyable mobile title coming with many of the staples of the popular series. While most of its features work as intended, the monetization schemes for the game are raising brows all over the world, and for the right reasons.

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Following the beginning of the Tokyo Tour event, several new bundles have been made available for purchase in the game’s shop. Among them is the Diddy Kong pack, which includes 90 Rubies, a Quick Ticket, and Diddy Kong for a hefty price.

While this seems like a good deal, compared to the prices of each item separately, the whole bundle is very costly, as for the same price it’s possible to find full Nintendo Switch games.

Nintendo hasn’t talked about the Mario Kart Tour monetization and how much these bundles are selling, so we really don’t know if things are getting tweaked in the future.

As things are, however, these bundles and the high prices make Mario Kart Tour the Nintendo mobile game with the worst monetization schemes.

If you can look past the monetization issues, Mario Kart Tour still offers a decent experience. New content has been released this week through the Tokyo Tour event – the Tokyo versions of Mario and Peach, Bowser Jr., The Koopalings, Lakitu, Baby Rosalina, Rosalina and Wario.

The Tokyo track, Neo Bowser City, Kalimari Desert, Donut Plains, and SNES Rainbow Road have also been added.

Mario Kart Tour is now available on iOS and Android worldwide.

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Francesco De Meo
Francesco has been writing about video games and the video games industry for almost a decade, focusing on all aspects of the industry. Having always loved handheld gaming, he joined TouchTapPlay in 2013 to cover mobile gaming and, later on, the Nintendo Switch console, which is today his most played console.