Everyone is probably familiar with Mario Kart, Nintendo’s enduring multiplayer title that combines Mario characters, goofy cartoon racing karts, and plenty of weaponized widgets for attacking other players on elaborate fantasy race tracks. Since its debut in 1992 under the Super Mario Kart title and subsequent appearances since, Mario Kart has been played exclusively in the digital realm, on home consoles, Game Boys, portable systems, and in arcades. That changes with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for Nintendo Switch, which literally drops the racing game into reality—in your living room. How? With clever software capable of delivering a “mixed reality” experience between players, their Nintendo Switches, and physical Mario Karts that can be raced around actual tracks you create.
Sound trippy? A little. With Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Nintendo uses its handheld Switch console to overlay the cartoon Mario Kart universe over