After three years, Nintendo finally removed the controversial “gacha pipe” from its famous mobile racer, Visiting Mario Kart. Pipes, which players must purchase with in-game “rubs” for a chance to unlock unlockable prizes, will be replaced by a new in-game shop.
The Official English Twitter account for Visiting Mario Kart announced that gacha tube will be removed from the game on October 5. Instead, Visiting Mario Kart will implement an in-game shop called Spotlight Shop, in which players can directly buy coasters, karts, and drivers instead of having to rely on luck.
Much as Mario Kart fit, Visiting Mario Kart lets you choose a driver, a kart, and a coaster before matching with players from around the world and Tokyo Drifting to your heart’s content (and index finger). However, if you want to unlock the game’s drivers—many of which are only available for certain periods of time—you have to cough up some rubies and “drag” into one. the green tube in the hope it shoots a new driver, kart or glider.
Even though the gacha pipeline doesn’t create duplicates, according to Video Game Chronicles, Visiting Mario Kart currently has 172 gliders, 193 playable characters and 246 karts. Considering 10 rubies cost $5.99 USD and that pulley costs five rubies, the chances of you getting the rare item you’ve come to expect are pretty slim unless you’re willing to expand your wallet. Time will tell whether the offer price for each item in the Spotlight Shop breaks the bank for mobile players.
In addition to removing the gacha pipeline, Visiting Mario Kart will also add a new battle mode in which players can test their mettle against each other. But for now, people online are showing different reactions to the news Mario Kart Tour’Virtual gambling will soon be a thing of the past.
“This damn game might be really worth it now,” one Twitter user said.
“So instead of spending your hard-earned rubies on a gacha pipe, now you can simply spend your rubies on shop characters. Wow, this is awesome. Visiting Mario Kart will soon [a] gacha free game! ” other answer.