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Mario Kart 7 update 1.2

Original: Believe it or not, a new version 1.2 update has just gone live for Mario Kart 7. Yes, this is the 3DS game we’re talking about – not Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch.

Nintendo has shared the patch notes, but they don’t provide much insight. The company only states: “Several issues have been addressed to improve the gameplay experience.”

Mario Kart Tour finally released earlier today, and it includes some tracks that were also in Mario Kart 7 on 3DS. See how the two versions compare in the video below.

The sixth Play Nintendo Show has gone live. View the new video below, which focuses on Mario Kart 7.

The latest Mario Kart 8 track comparison comes from NintendoWorldReport, who pitted the Wii U version of Neo Bowser City up against its 3DS counterpart. Take a look below:

GameXplain has put together a video comparing the Neo Bowser City track in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 7. You can watch it below.

You know how Mario Kart 8 comes with a red case? Now its predecessor has something similar going on as well. For the re-release of Mario Kart 7 in North America, the game is packaged in a red case.


A pair of first-party 3DS titles are on sale at both Amazon and Best Buy. You can pick up Mario Kart 7 (Amazon, Best Buy) and Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Amazon, Best Buy) for $5 off each.

Also worth mentioning, Amazon has the Wii Fit U bundle available for $64.59. This comes with the game, Balance Board, and Fit Meter.

Thanks to Jake for the tip.

Jakks Pacific is teaming up with Nintendo for the first Nintendo-licensed Mario Kart ride-on.

Super Mario Kart Ride-On is the real life counterpart to Mario’s kart from Mario Kart 7, sound effects and all. The vehicle can be switched between on-road and off-road tires.

Jakks Pacific’s Ken Goodison said of the ride:

“For the first time ever, you can be in the driver seat of your very own Nintendo Kart. It’s an exciting little runner that we expect to sit competitively within other 6V ride-ons and with it being so relevant to the Nintendo Mario Kart, it should do very well.”

Super Mario Kart Ride-On will debut in the UK this coming fall/winter.


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