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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Nintendo, Nintendo
Oct 16, 2020 - Nintendo Switch
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

44%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
Shacknews
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

There's real magic at the heart of this brilliantly faithful AR take on Mario Kart, but a fair few caveats abound.

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit's course creation and in-game tracks are a blast held back by some key limitations.

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Metro GameCentral

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7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A wonderfully inventive attempt to bring Mario Kart into the real world, whose mere premise is enough to amuse and delight, despite some unavoidable practical limitations.

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit brings back that sense of wonder we all felt when we cracked open our first video game and realised there was another world behind the screen. Only now that other world is in our living rooms.

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While it doesn't deliver a flawless performance, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a novel concept that provides a unique twist to the well-established racing experience

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is Nintendo at its toyetic peak, with a magical AR effect that nonetheless requires some elbow grease to find the fun.

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Mario Kart Live is a wondrous and magical toy that combines real world and digital play in an incredible way. It's a shame though that not everyone will have the space, or the money, to experience it.

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is an entertaining take on the classic franchise. The mixed reality format allows player creativity to shine, as the ceiling for possibility is practically infinite. Nintendo is able to expertly weave staple Mario Kart features and characteristics into an augmented reality setting, making the game stand out from other RC racers.

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