After three years, Nintendo is lastly eradicating the contentious “gacha pipe” from its well-liked cell racer, Mario Kart Tour. The pipes, which gamers needed to buy with in-game “rubies” to get an opportunity at unlockable prizes, might be changed with a brand new in-game retailer.
The official English Twitter account for Mario Kart Tour introduced that gacha pipes might be faraway from the sport come October 5. In its stead, Mario Kart Tour might be implementing an in-game retailer referred to as the Highlight Store, wherein gamers can instantly buy gliders, karts, and drivers individually as an alternative of getting to depend on luck.
Very like Mario Kart correct, Mario Kart Tour means that you can choose a driver, a kart, and a glider earlier than matching up with gamers from all over the world and Tokyo Drifting to your coronary heart’s (and index finger’s) content material. Nevertheless, if you happen to needed to unlock the sport’s drivers—lots of which had been solely out there throughout sure intervals—you’d must cough up some rubies and “pull” on a inexperienced pipe in hopes of it capturing a brand new driver, kart, or glider.
Though the gacha pipe didn’t dish out duplicates, in response to Video Video games Chronicle, Mario Kart Tour at present has 172 gliders, 193 playable characters, and 246 karts. Contemplating 10 rubies value $5.99 USD and that pipe pulls value 5 rubies, the chances of you getting the uncommon discover you had been hoping for had been fairly slim except you had been keen to open your pockets vast. Time will inform whether or not the asking costs for particular person merchandise purchases within the Highlight Store will break the financial institution for cell gamers.
Along with eradicating the gacha pipe, Mario Kart Tour can even be including a brand new battle mode wherein gamers can check their mettle towards one another. However in the intervening time, of us on-line are exhibiting various reactions to the information that Mario Kart Tour’s digital playing will quickly be a factor of the previous.
“Rattling this sport would possibly truly be value a rattling now,” one Twitter consumer mentioned.
“So as an alternative of spending your hard-earned rubies on a gacha pipe, now you simply spend your rubies on the characters from the store. Wow, that is nice. Mario Kart Tour will quickly be [a] gacha free sport!” replied one other.