Mario Kart 8 or Mobile Mario Kart, how to play them on 3DS?

Can the Mario Kart 8 be played on 3DS? Will mobile Mario Kart Tour be compatible for free to play on Smartphones or Nintendo 3ds? Here, if you want to play free Mario kart games on your 3DS firmware device, just read my this article.

Mario Kart 8 3DS(XL)

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Mario Kart 8 3DS or 3DS XL, I’m sorry to tell you here, the Mario Kart 8 or Mario Kart 8 deluxe is not a 3ds game. After searching on the Internet, you will know that there are only Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions for the game. A 3ds mario kart 8 is not existing. The unique mario kart 3ds game is the Mario Kart 7, which has a slaes figure of 16.76 million in the worldwide and being the best seller among all Nintendo 3DS Games.

Mario Kart 8 deluxe : The Mario racing game for Nintendo Switch, released in Apr 28, 2017, published by Nintendo and supports up to 12 players. It’s the first Mario game overall for the console. It is also the first port of the Mario Kart series, being a port of Mario Kart 8 from the Wii U. It has additional features such as several new characters and features more options for Battle Mode.

Mario Kart 8: Mario Kart 8 is a kart racing video game and the eighth major installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console. It supports up to 8 players.

Mario Kart 7: The Mario racing game for Nintendo 3DS, released in Dec 04, 2011, published by Nintendo and supports up to 8 players. Rank the top-seller in Nintendo 3ds games, pupular to buy and play in the worldwide.

Mobile Mario Kart Tour

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Some days ago, the Nintendo company announced that within the fiscal year 2018 to 2019, they will launch the first Mario Kart game for smartphone devices such as Iphone, the game title is Mario Kart Tour.

Here’s the full announcement:

“We plan to release a smart-device application from the ‘Mario Kart’ franchise, ‘Mario Kart Tour,’ during the next financial year (from April 2018 to March 2019). We will announce further details at a later date.”

Now the game is still in development, we don’t know any more details aside from its name and rough releasing date. But as a major and one of the hottest Nintendo video game series, it’s excited to see this game being designed and will possible be played on a mobile phone in a near future. That’s to say, in one day, we can play a Mario Kart game on an Iphone, Ipad or Android phone without using any emulator. If we are enough lucky, the game maybe free to download and play.

How to play free Mario kart games on a Nintendo 3DS?

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Mario Kart Tour is not for sure free or not, but to you own a 3DS system handheld, the Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart 7 games are totally free to download and play. You only need an R4 card, a sky3ds+ and a microsd card to hack mario kart games to play freely on any 3DS,2DS, NEW 3DS and 2DS XL console. Because they can crack the 3DS firmware device to play the downloaded DS or 3DS roms.

Hack Mario Kart DS on a Nintendo 3ds

The R4 card, or named R4 3DS, is the ds game flashcart working on 3DS V11.6 and DSI v1.4.5 and all lower firmware versions. It is not only supporting Mario Kart DS but any other Nintendo ds games on the 3DS, including the Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Zelda, and more ds game titles. Besides for playing free ds games, R4i 3ds card can also install homebrew games, emulators and other free applications to your DS or 3DS machine. Even you want to save-real time or use cheats code during gameplay, the 3ds r4i card is fully compatible with RTS and AR-cheats.

So if you want to pirate Mario Kart DS game on your 3DS or NDS handheld, just buy a cheap R4 flashcard and follow the user guide here.

  1. Prepare a Micro SD card, you can choose a capacity from 4GB to 32GB, you can make your purchase of the R4 card together with a micro SDHC card on our site
  2. Format your SD card into FAT32. Before formatting your SD card, you need to backup the data on your SD card.
  3. Download the R4 3ds firmware from official website
  4. Decompress your kernel, then you have some files, then add the files to the root of your SD card.
  5. Download DS games from, then put them onto your SD card.
  6. Insert the SD card to your R4 3DS, then insert the R4 card into your 3DS New2DS XL console.
  7. Enjoy.

Hack Mario Kart 7 on a Nintendo 3ds

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Mario Kart 7 is a 3ds game, the R4 card can’t play 3ds games. Then you need a 3ds game flashcard, in 2018, the best 3ds game hacking card is Sky3ds+ or Sky3ds plus. It is supporting 95% 3DS Games, just not including eshop 3ds titles. If you want to play free Mario Kart 7 game on a 3DS/2DS/NEW 2DS/NEW 3DS XL console, buy the sky3ds+ is the first option. Why?

  • Sky3ds+ plays .3ds games directly on your 3DS system model, no firmare and game restriction.
  • Sky3ds+ is download, plug and play, even a little kid can learn to use it in some minutes.
  • Sky3ds+ is no harmful to a 3ds, it doesn’t change anything in your 3DS system.
  • Sky3ds+ supports eshop access, game update and online gaming, it’s regarded as the official game card on the 3DS.
  • Sky3ds+ enable users to play a ton of 3ds games in a cartridge and a microsd card. Very convenient.

So, how to play free Mario Kart 7 on 3DS, here is the simple instruction.

  1. Format the SD card by FAT32, you can choose an SD card from 8GB to 128GB, because a 3DS ROM is larger than a DS ROM, so you can choose a 16GB or 32GB card.
  2. Download the Sky3DS+ V140 firmware from
  3. Unzip the firmware, then you have a “firmware.bin” folder.
  4. Add the uncompressed firmware to your SD card, then add downloaded 3DS games to the SD card too.
  5. Have fun with downloaded 3DS ROMs.

How to hack Mario Kart 8 to play on Nintendo Switch?

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There is a flashcard can hack Mario Kart 8 amiibos on a Nintendo Switch or a Nintendo Wii U, but if you want to play free Mario Kart 8 game on the 2 game machines, currenly there is no way. Nintendo Switch is only released less than a year, the hacking is just a start.

N2 Elite-Collect all Mario Kart 8 Amiibos on your Nintendo device.

Amiiqo/N2 Elite is an NFC toy emulator working on Nintendo Switch, WIIU and NEW3DS/2DSXL. It has the capacity to store up 200 Amiibo characters. You can copy all your Amiibo data to one device via any NFC-compatible Android phone or the exclusive N2 NFC USB Reader. Having the ability to hold up to 200 figures data on the disc means that you can store all your figures in the one device.

To transfer your amiibos, an Android application is available and requires an NFC-enabled Android smartphone. If you do not have a compatible smartphone, do not panic, the N2 Elite USB Reader is also available in order to transfer your amiibos from a computer. It has he following features.

  1. Allows copying dematerialized amiibo figurines
  2. 200 figurines storage capacity
  3. Selection of figurines by pressing a button
  4. Android smartphones equipped with an NFC chip
  5. Upgradable firmware
  6. Compatible with Android smartphones equipped with an NFC chip
  7. Compatible with N2 Elite USB Reader / Writer NFC module PC)
  8. Support all versions of Nintendo 2DS™, 3DS/3DS™ XL via Nintendo® Amiibo reader (sold separately)
  9. Support all versions of Nintendo New 3DS/3DS™ XL consoles
  10. Support all versions of Nintendo Wii™ U console