Does Mario Kart Tour have controller support?

Find out whether or not Mario Kart Tour has controller support on iOS and Android.


Mario Kart Tour is all about choosing the best racer, kart, and glider. But, on top of that, being able to drift around corners expertly is key to your success as a racing star. That’s why many have found themselves wondering if Mario Kart Tour has controller support on iOS and Android. Here’s everything you need to know.

Does Mario Kart Tour have controller support?

If you’re one of the many hoping to make use of a controller of some sort with Mario Kart Tour, unfortunately, we have some bad news for you. At this point in time, Mario Kart Tour does not offer any kind of controller support for users playing on iOS or Android. This means you’re simply going to need to make do with the default control options in the game.

While these control options can be a bit frustrating, once you’ve taken some time to get used to them, they work fairly well. Even then, racing in Mario Kart Tour is more about points than anything when it comes to challenges, so you shouldn’t have to worry too much about being the best racer around, at least not until multiplayer arrives and you want to show off to your friends.

Mario Kart Tour controller support

Unfortunately, we don’t know if Nintendo has any plans of offering any kind of controller support for Mario Kart Tour in the future. All we can really do is wait it out and see if any kind of support becomes available down the road. With so many people wanting to play the game with a controller, though, it would make sense for the gaming giant to push some kind of controller support system out to the game.

Now that you know the ins and outs of Mario Kart Tour’s controller support, head back over to our Mario Kart Tour page for more helpful content, like our guide on how to change drifting modes, or even our handy guide on how to play with friends.

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Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has been exploring the world of video games for as long as he can remember. He enjoys everything from large-scale RPGs to small, bite-size indie gems and everything in between.

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    October 16, 2019 11:20 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Does Mario Kart Tour have controller support?

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      October 16, 2019 1:52 PM

      It doesn't, and that is a sad thing

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      October 16, 2019 1:54 PM

      What is Mario Kart Tour and why the hell is it so damned hard to find Mario Kart switch at a sensible price (even used !!)

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        October 16, 2019 2:13 PM

        It's the mobile version of Mario Kart. You don't need a controller...

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        October 16, 2019 2:28 PM

        1) has already been answered
        2) Because it's the best Mario Kart, it's still a huge seller on the Switch, and no one sells Switch games (I've checked, Switch games have probably the smallest active resell market I've ever seen for a current console).

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      October 16, 2019 2:34 PM

      It has multiplayer, wouldn't controller support effectively ruin that mode? I think the current controls are fine but there are too many concessions made. You can essentially drive forward and you will eventually cross the finish line. There is no damage or significant slow down (or any other negative effect that I can tell) if you collide with a wall.

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        October 16, 2019 10:27 PM

        there is slow-down if you run into the dirt. multiplayer isnt in yet, coming soon. I still can't turn very tightly, I think people are swiping multiple times to turn sharply?

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