Mario Kart Tour will have a closed beta on Android devices, registration now open

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  1. The Real Jdbye

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    Kinda hyped for this, I'm hoping it will be a proper Mario Kart experience, I don't really see how they could mess this up.

    I signed up with my USA Nintendo account, I assume I'll be able to download the apk and play despite me not having access to the USA play store. And my USA Nintendo account and google account aren't on the same address but it probably doesn't matter if I download the apk. Worked for Dragalia Lost.
     
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  2. WiiUBricker

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    Oh hell no!


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    There you go, Nintendo mg.
     
  3. raxadian

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    Or you could ya know, play Mario Kart DS on a custom server.
     
  4. InsaneNutter

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    A VPN is not going to change the email addresses associated with my accounts.
     
  5. gudenau

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    I applied, you know I will dump this thing and look into it some if I get accepted.

    (Hopefully they notice that I have like all the Mario Karts on my account...)
     
  6. CoolStarDood

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    Everywhere and nowwhere at the same time o__0
    I signed up, and if I get in, I'm probably gonna dump it, and get it to someone who knows how to datamine APKs
     
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  7. wiewiec

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    I . do not really know maybe proxy on switch and new account and e-mail for only japan play store?

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    Lots of people do this magic, for example mostly from russia, but I think nintendo will make this beta internet only and maybe by using unique tickets per device. I know that one app for android sharing internet tv from my country is fully internet based because it use unique device ticket... that is hard to decrypt. But for Nintendo is chance that is could be done quick because it have better world coverage than app that i stated... but I think Russians will do this first ;)
     
  8. Orangy57

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    aight everyone now we just wait for the .apk
     
  9. x65943

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  10. PeeJay Bonobo

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    I've signed up on my Moto E⁴
    1. It runs Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
    2. It has 2GB of RAM
    3. It's an actual smartphone with an installed and active SIM card (though I'm not certain Nintendo is going to care for that bit)

    Now, I also have a Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 (LTE Version), but I'm not certain about Nintendo's stance with phablets.
     
  11. Glyptofane

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    Nintendo's investors demand this nonsense. Nintendo purposefully enforces a reduction in microtransactions compared to most mobile games to avoid damaging their image to normal fans.
     
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  12. stitchxd

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    nope
    They explain the limitation if you read.

    The reason it needs to be a Google associated account is because they have to give Google your email to allow you the beta link in the play store. No Gmail, no playstore (unless you are a paid gsuite user) which means no beta then.

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    You're in for a nasty surprise then

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    No but it can make you look like you're from the US. A rooted phone with a playstore region magisk module will help too.
     
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    Ewww cant apply [​IMG] but it says i can only use gmail account lol so cant use my OG nintendo acc what a bum...
     

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  14. ganons

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    I just created an account but used googlemail.com and it didn't work because it's not gmail.com Seems to be word sensitive even though they're the same thing
     
  15. KiiWii

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    I hope this works on shield. I imagine using octopus would solve it anyway :)
     
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  16. Sinon

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    Pretty sure it´s going to be kind of like a runner game, like subway surfers
     
  17. stitchxd

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    nope
    That would be a damn shame, at least Mario Run made sense to be a "runner" game since it's a side scroller.
     
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  18. radicalwookie

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    I dont agree with the downfall of iPhone in Japan at all.
    I work (also in Japan about half of the year) in industry connected with some of the on Japanese telecommunication companies (mainly Softbank and NTT).
    2018 data shows around 15% decrease in iPhone sales but that is mainly due to the similarity of the new models compared to 2017 (XS vs X).
    Based on my speculations 9 out of 10 people in hlets call it) “Younger” population (15-40 years old) has ios device. The rest have mainly Sony models.

    As for the older people (50 plus), many of them still use “galapagos” style phones (aka flip phones) because old habits die hard and theres your big portion of Sharp, Kyocera, Hitachi etc and some other manufacturers (these do indeed have smartphone models too, but they dont sell that well).

    Apple supports Japan very well too in both applications (maps, siri, appstore etc) and services (subs, applepay, various discounts etc), same goes for advertising (still cant delete that mental image of iphone X and XJapans commercial)
     
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  19. InsaneNutter

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    If you signup for a Google account using an existing email address it functions exactly the same as any other Google account.

    My inbox@mydomain.com email is my Google account. I sign in to my Android devices with that Google account, all my purchases on the Play Store are tied to that Google account. All the Android betas im apart of are listed on the Play Store under that Google account. If Nintendo send me an email i will get that email. It's also the exact same email address used for my Nintendo account.

    If you read Nintendo even state "the closed beta app will be downloaded from Google Play", so exactly the same as any other Google Play beta:

    Screenshot_20190425-212429_Google_Play_Store.

    The only limitation is Nintendo's signup form has validation rules to only accept the @gmail.com domain.

    It would have been interesting to to try the beta as i'm a bit Mario Kart fan, however it's not the end of the world. Most time I have to play games these days is taken up by Pokemon Go anyway!
     
  20. stitchxd

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    nope
    Well you explained this better than i did, but yes this is what I was trying to get at. Since Nintendo is doing the beta from their end, and it's a closed beta (maybe even other reasons) it's probably easier to say you need a gmail account so they can just process the request and tell google to give this google account access since an email for a nintendo account ending in gmail.com will ALWAYS have a proper google play store account attached.
     
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