Save 9%: Mario Kart Live (the Luigi set) for Nintendo Switch is $9.46 off at Amazon as of Feb. 1. Not huge, but it’s a record-low price on a game that was hard to find in stock a few months ago.
Nintendo has another Switch item (aside from the console itself) that may have been hard to find in stock during holiday shopping season.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, the augmented reality Switch game is not only back in stock, but is officially down to just over $90. (A 9% savings is a big deal for something this in-demand). Grab the the Luigi version for just $90.53 at Amazon.
The release of Mario Kart Live had absolute *chef’s kiss* timing. Think back to October 2020: the month we officially accepted that our dreams of a normal Halloween were not coming true. As our search for ways to stay busy inside the house grew more dire, another dream came true: turning your home into a legit Mario Kart track.
The game comes with gates to set up around your house, staging your own design with physical limits as to where your physical Luigi action figure can drive (like under the table or around the cat’s litter box). On Luigi’s head sits a camera that enables the AR part of the game and puts you in the driver’s seat.
You’ll play on your Switch just as you would with regular Mario Kart — and just like regular Mario Kart, things like coins, item boxes, and other players will show up on the screen. Hitting a speed boost in the game makes your kart speed up IRL. Different in-game obstacles like Piranha Plants and environments with DK Jungle, Sherbet Land, and Sweet Sweet Canyon energy are also available. (See them in action here.) Not so surprisingly, the tracks are fundamentally simpler than they are in traditional TV Mario Kart.