AR Blog Post Mario Kart Live

Background (publishers and for who the target audience is) Mario Kart live was developed by Velan studios and was published by Nintendo. They target audience for this game is ages 6 and up like most other Nintendo products. 

Is it a good use of AR why or why not

Mario kart home is a great use of AR because there is a certain popularity with Babel with being able to customize zero maps and races having different obstacles in your way being able to do different things when playing a game and just adding to unpredictability or being able to customize is something that a lot of gamers really like about games and with this you have the freedom to make a racing course however you want it you can you can add in a actual live obstacle i.e. a cat or a dog moving across a certain way or even a rumba cleaning do you still cleaning like the floor do you have that as an actual object obstacle in the game making how you do your races more predictable and more fun because you don’t know what’s going to happen anything could happen this also allows you to make a recent course perfectly however you want it maybe you have like a favorite map in in a racing game but you want to be able to change the map to be a specific format for example myself within Mario kart I love the maps that are straight through there is no actual wrapping around where you will occasionally see the same thing three times instead you have a constant single wind race that can bend and twist however you want where you don’t end up looping around back to where you begin which in my opinion is amazing. What’s even cooler about this is even within making your own map ovaries there’s still various changes that can be made in a race through the means of AR like stage settings. There’s a winter wonderland like setting that allows you to put down glacier like structures and obstacles that you interact with via the kart. 

Weaknesses  

The weakness of Mario kart live home would be what services you can run like the actual carts on so something like carpet would not be very effective in running because the very wheels of the cards that you drive will end up getting stuck or they won’t move as effectively as they should in addition to that well it is not outright stated that the tracks that you build and make should be strictly indoor you can create outdoor ones however, the court some cells are more liable and easier to break being outside and you won’t be able to see the screen as well when driving or using the carts outside. And the vehicles that you operate our RC cars and they themselves are also very limited in how they can perform so steep ramps is one thing that would be hard to do within racing in the game.  Space is also a bit of an issue within the game since it’s recommended you have a 10X12ft open space. 

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