Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is out now for Nintendo Switch and gives players the opportunity to create racing circuits out of their own homes. If you own either the Mario set or Luigi set of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, you may be well familiar with the game already. Still, we have put together a list of helpful tips and recommendations to get the most enjoyment out of the game.

Creating Circuits

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit comes with 4 arches that you must use to set up your circuit. The size of your circuit can be as big or as small as you like as long as it is in a range of 30 feet of the Nintendo Switch console.

When playing Grand Prix Mode, the number of AI competitors and laps you must do depends on the size of your circuit. If it is relatively small, you will race against 5 Koopalings and must complete 5 laps. If you have a large circuit, you will race all Koopalings and only have to complete 3 laps.

While you don’t have to use anything to create your circuit, you are free to make your circuit as basic or as elaborate as you wish. For example, if you have an extensive library of physical Video games boxes, why not use them to create walls around your track? We did just that and created our very own Nintendo Switch Games & amiibo circuit that you can see in the image below. We even recorded a video of Mario racing around our circuit thanks to an external video capture device.

Mario Kart Live Home Circuit Tips

What Speed Is Best?

There are four speeds that your kart can move at; 50cc, 100cc, 150cc, and 200cc. The two slower speeds are available right away. The other two speeds are unlocked by winning trophies in Grand Prix Mode. 50cc and 100cc are more than adequate speeds for short circuits in small spaces. The faster speeds like 150cc and 200cc are better suited for larger circuits in expansive areas. By having room to make large open curves, you are less likely to crash when traveling at high speeds.

Collect Those Coins

In Grand Prix, you can find coins dotted all over your tracks. You can also get them from item boxes or dropped by opponents that have been hit by an item or object. Be sure to grab coins when you can as they will help you unlock customization items like outfits, karts, and horns.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Easy Way To Collect Coins

If you are looking to obtain the customization rewards quicker, you can easily collect coins quicker in Time Trial Mode. In Time Trial Mode, there are no AI opponents to steal coins from the circuit, leaving you to collect them all for yourself. If you set up a gate or two with P-Switches, you will be able to collect even more coins. Bear in mind that you are limited to hold a maximum of 20 coins but at least you can virtually guarantee yourself 20 coins per race.


Stay Ahead Of AI By Using Shortcuts

The Mario Kart series is no stranger to Rubberband AI are Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is definitely no exception. For the most part, the AI will stay relatively close to you, neither too far in front or behind you. If you make too many mistakes like crash into obstacles or veer off-course too much, the AI will break off and continue to race without you. It can then be difficult to retake the lead.

However, you can “trick” the AI by taking shortcuts. The AI will stay on the circuit you have created but if you have created secret shortcuts for yourself, as long as you pass through each of the 4 gates, you can cut the corners of your circuit and stay ahead of the competition.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Thank you for reading our hand tips guide for when Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. We hope that they will help you out when it comes to creating and beating your own circuits. If you have some of your own helpful tips. We would love to hear them and share them with the rest of our community (crediting you for the submission, of course). Let us know your helpful tips in the comments below.

Until Next Time, Keep On Gaming!

By Mike Scorpio

I am Chief Administrator for A news & reviews website for Nintendo related articles and merchandise. An intermediate gamer with over 20 years of experience spanning 4 decades and 4 generations of Nintendo Games Consoles From the NES up to the Wii U. I also manage our YouTube Channel where I post videos frequently ranging from Let's Plays, Unboxings, Let's Talk Abouts, Our Wii U Lv1 Playthrough Series and the Super Mario Maker Bros Show! and a whole lot more, we even have our own Miketendo64 Directs!

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