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Registration for “Mario Kart Tour” Beta Testing Is Now Open

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Be one of the first to play this mobile version of "Mario Kart"

Mario Kart Tour
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Over the years, the Mario Kart series of racing games have appeared on a wide range of video game consoles, from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to the recent Nintendo Switch. Now, Nintendo is preparing to release a mobile version of Mario Kart called Mario Kart Tour, and you could potentially get a chance to play the game early.

Registration for Mario Kart Tour beta testing is now open.

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During beta testing, a video game publisher distributes a near-finished version of their game to a select number of participants prior to its official release. Beta testing is often the last stage of testing, and it is often used to see how the game will perform “out in the wild,” so to speak.

The beta testing for Mario Kart Tour will run from May 22 through June 4. Leading up to the launch of the testing, Nintendo is holding registration for anyone interested in serving as a beta tester.

There are some limitations for who can sign up for Mari Kart Tour’s beta tests. As of right now, testing is limited to the U.S. and Japan, and participants will require an Android smartphone running the Android 4.4 operating system or highter and possessing at least 1.5 GB of RAM.

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To register, visit If you’re on a PC, you’ll need to scan the QR code with your Android smartphone. Once on the website, you can apply using a Nintendo account and corresponding G-Mail address.

Spots for the testing are limited, and the application closes on May 7, so you’ll need to act quickly if you want to be considered for beta testing. If you don’t make the cut, worry not; Mario Kart Tour is set to be released to the public on iOS and Android devices later this summer.

As Mario would say:

News Source: Lifehacker