Race like never before with Nintendo Labo and ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’

Thanks to a new update, the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con motorbike is now compatible with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Here’s everything you need to take full advantage of this new Mario Kart Labo crossover.

1) Nintendo Labo Variety Kit

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Inside this handy starter set, there’s enough cardboard and software to operate two RC cars, play the piano, fling a fishing rod, prop up a tiny home, and even operate your own makeshift motorbike. You’ll need the Toy-Con attachment to take full advantage of this glorious new update. But don’t fret, there’s plenty of fun to be had aside from a more immersive Mario Kart experience. Nintendo Labo is aimed at youngsters, but anyone with an imagination will be at home with Labo.

Price on Amazon: $70

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2) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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The latest and greatest in the Mario Kart series is the perfect culmination of everything that makes kart racing addictive. Play with friends, or hop online and test your mettle against the world. It comes with all the DLC from the Wii U version, which means not only do you get to drive through Hyrule, but you get to do it as an Animal Crossing Villager, an Inkling, or even Link himself. Bet on heart-pumping action whether you’re using the Toy-Con attachment or not.

Price on Amazon: $55

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Now, when you boot up Mario Kart 8, you can play using the Toy-Con motorbike attachment. It will be very much like the game that came with your Variety kit, only far more intense. Strap in, don’t get too ahead of yourself, and always mind the Blue Shells.

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Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carillo is a writer for Pure Nintendo and a plucky YouTube cook. He specializes in writing about console gaming and kitchen gadgets. It comes naturally, considering he's either wielding a massive cleaver or Switch Pro controller at any given point. When he's not cruising through a drive-thru at 2am, he's baking shokupan or whipping up a big pot of Japanese curry. He enjoys retro gaming, geopolitics, and Vic Berger videos.