[mario kart tour]Mario Kart Tour Event Centers Donkey Kong Characters | Game Rant

  The Kong family is getting some love in a new limited-time Mario Kart Tour pipe that doles out characters relating to Donkey Kong.

  By Sean Mackey

  Published May 09, 2021



  It’s not quite Diddy Kong Racing, but Mario Kart Tour on iOS and Android is currently hosting a new limited-time pipe centering on the Donkey Kong family of characters.

  For those unfamiliar, pipes in Mario Kart Tour are essentially loot boxes. An advertised pipe can be fired 50 times, each time doling out either a driver, cart, or glider. Firing something out of the pipe costs rubies, which can be collected for free in-game or purchased via microtransactions. Pipes sometimes have “spotlight” items that the player is guaranteed to get within the 50 firings, and users can reset the pipe they want a duplicate of the “spotlight” item they received.


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  This new pipe is available as part of the ongoing Bowser versus Donkey Kong Team Rally, where players choose a side and earn rewards. The Donkey Kong-related drivers available in this pipe are Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES), Pauline (Party Time), and Donkey Kong, though players who choose Team Kong will receive him automatically. Note that this pipe does not have any spotlight items, so none of these characters are guaranteed in the 50 pipe firings.

  Another pipe starts today in #MarioKartTour, and of course it’s a Team Donkey Kong Pipe! Dixie Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES), Pauline (Party Time), and many more drivers from Team Donkey Kong are featured! pic.twitter.com/qHSGocdc3e

  — Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) May 9, 2021

  Naturally, there is a pipe for Team Bowser as well, which includes Princess Peach (Wedding), Bowser Jr. (Pirate), and King Bob-omb, along with Bowser’s many minions like Hammer Bros and Shy Guys. Choosing Team Bowser for the Rally will unlock Bowser as well. The winning faction at the end of the Team Rally will receive 15 rubies and 3,000 coins, while the losing team will get 10 rubies and 1,500 coins. The Team Rally is set to end on May 19.


  While not talked about as much as its console sibling Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch, Mario Kart Tour is a certified hit in its own right. Mario Kart Tour has been downloaded over 200 million times?and has made Nintendo?a fair amount of money. That fact combined with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being crowned the best-selling racing game in US history means Nintendo is pulling in a lot of coins with Mario Kart.

  Mario Kart Tour?is available for Android and iOS devices.

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  Sean Mackey

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  Sean grew up playing Jurassic Park and Road Rash on his dad’s Sega Genesis before saving up for a GameBoy Advance to play Pokemon Ruby. Not long after, he began reading everything he could about video games on dial-up internet. At age 11, he wrote and recorded his own video review of Pokemon Battle Revolution.

  Now, Sean obsesses over details that will keep Game Rant’s readers informed and looks for games with a focus on great stories and rich worlds like Mass Effect, Red Dead, and Metroid.

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