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Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX continues to receive new content. As part of the latest update in Japan, the game is about to receive a new mode.

The new mode is actually pretty straightforward and lets players use as many green shells as they desire. With an item box, your vehicle will be given a bumper that can block a shell once. We’ll also mention that Wario, who was previously an unlockable character, can now be used immediately.

Here’s some screenshots showcasing the new mode and Wario:

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX has updated with some new content. Lakitu, a character who excels in handling, has been added as another character. New courses include Banana Labyrinth and DK Jungle.

Outside of content, Mario Kart Arcade GP DX has been updated with a few features. These include the ability to display your face on the results screen, time attack, and rankings.

Here’s a look at everything new in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX:

Last week, we heard that Daisy was being added to Mario Kart Arcade GP DX as part of a new update. The news has now been officially announced and we have some images of the character below.

You can read about the full Mario Kart Arcade GP DX update here. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know if / when this content will be distributed overseas.

In Japan, a pretty big update has been released for the arcade game Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. This adds new courses such as Pac-Man Stadium and Namco Circuit while also improving the user interface and making the versus mode more enjoyable.

First, below are details on Pac-Man Stadium and Namco Circuit:

Pac-Man Stadium

A course glittering with neons, with the Pacman statue leaving the most impressions. It’s a technical course with many sharp curves. In order to progress smoothly, players will need to memorize the order of curves, and spin the handle in a rhythmical pattern accordingly.

Namco Circuit

A circuit that looks like a history museum of Namco games. There are many straight lines and loose curves, making it a course with high-speed battles. Use the acceleration area gimmicks well to instantly widen the gap against rivals.

Bandai Namco said that Mario Kart Arcade GP DX would be receiving annual updates when the game was first announced. This has held true in Japan, and the overseas version has now received its first update as well.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX version 1.04 EX brings about a number of new elements. This includes new characters Metal Mario and Rosalina, mirror modes of all tracks, a new title screen, new vehicles and power ups, and improved drifting mechanics.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX’s new version features three levels of boost based on the length of your drift. Drifting now provides a boost at the end similar to the Mario Kart console games.

The Japanese version of Mario Kart Arcade GP DX most recently added an online cross-site vs. location. It’s speculated that this will be available in the next annual update here in the west.


Don-chan from popular arcade series Taiko No Tatsujin is joining the cast of Mario characters in the latest arcade iteration of the popular kart racing franchise. Additionally, a co-op mode is making a return to the series with a bit of a twist – The mode must be played from the perspective of a tank. ‘Fusion karts’ see players go into the co-op mode with one player driving the tank and the other shooting shells.


Mario Kart Arcade GP DX is currently playable at Dave & Busters locations throughout the US. As of now, it appears to be the only place in the US where you can play the title. You can find some English footage above and a commercial highlighting Mario Kart Arcade GP DX below.

Thanks to Brandon for the tip.


Rosalina has been confirmed for Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, and you can see her in action through the screenshots above. The images also show the game’s support for character variations like “Ice Luigi”.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX looks to be getting another character. A Japanese magazine scan apparently reveals that Rosalina will be joining the arcade racer through an upcoming update. It’s unclear if Rosalina would be playable, though we’d certainly hope so.


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