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Mario Kart 8 is ready to race with cardboard as it gets Labo support

Nintendo’s Labo is branching out. The “make your own” system of cardboard components is getting adopted by Mario Kart 8.

It’s-a me… Labo

Yes, it’s true. Despite what you might’ve heard, Nintendo’s Labo is still around. Or at least Nintendo’s still trying to keep it around, and attempting to get it to catch on. This time, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be the centerpiece of the Labo-effort, as it’s getting support for the Toy-Con Motorbike.

Kind of a strange crossover, though one that actually does make sense I guess. Not that it seems all that necessary. But, I am definitely digressing here, so let’s get back on track.

The Labo system will be usable in every game mode for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and that includes the ability to control all vehicle types as well. So it’s a pretty complete control option, which isn’t a bad thing at all. More choices are good after all. But even so, I’m going to stand by that “unnecessary” statement.

Does anyone really use the motion controls on Mario Kart games? And even if they do, does the idea of busting out a chunk of a cardboard motorbike every time you want to play sound appealing? I don’t know, it doesn’t to me. But then again, I’m obviously not the target market for any of this cardboard insanity.

And hey, at least the update that includes the Labo functionality is free. So there’s that.

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