Lederhosen Luigi is the wurst new addition to Mario Kart Tour


I have not played Mario Kart Tour yet, but Nintendo has finally added a feature that has absolutely convinced me to play. You can now race in a hot dog kart. You can see the hot dog kart — which Lederhosen Luigi is dutifully riding — in the image above. Naturally, Luigi is also holding a toasted weenie while riding his new kart. Is that not the wurst thing you’ve seen all day? Two hands on the wheel, bud!

The “Fast Frank” kart (as well as Luigi’s new ’fit) is part of Mario Kart Tour’s new location: Berlin. See, now it all makes sense. The Berlin Tour in Mario Kart Tour is available now through Jan. 26.

Builder Luigi (left), Classic Luigi (middle), and Penguin Luigi (right) Image: Nintendo

Beyond the German-inspired items, players can also race in the “Butterfly Wings” glider, and, in week two, race as Penguin Luigi, Builder Luigi, or regular ol’ classic Luigi. There are new vehicle items, too: Sushi Racer kart and the Blooper Wingtip glider. But these other costumes and karts mean nothing to me — I’m ready for all hot dog, all the time.

Mario Kart Tour was released in September 2019 for Android and iOS devices. Real-time multiplayer was officially added to the mobile kart racing game in March 2020. An update the following July added landscape mode — now players aren’t forced to play in portrait mode.

Can you think of anything better than winning a race as Penguin Luigi riding in a hot dog kart? I can’t.