Kamek the Magikoopa is finally a part of the Mario Kart roster, 25 years after he was first teased as a playable character — and cruelly ripped from the roster — in Mario Kart 64. Kamek is the newest racer to be part of Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s free-to-play spin on the kart-racing collection for cellular.
Nintendo introduced Wednesday that Kamek and his Zoom Broom are a part of the Kamek Tour, which runs by means of Sept. 7, in Mario Kart Tour. He’s bringing the Coin Box as his particular talent, which “spits out coins with reckless abandon.” You can see Kamek’s pleasure at finally getting Mario Kart recognition in the brief trailer beneath.
It’s retribution for Kamek, who first appeared as a part of the roster of Mario Kart 64 in a pre-release model of the sport, earlier than Donkey Kong and his silly tie stole his spot in the closing launch. Since then, Kamek (or different Magikoopa) have made cameo appearances in Mario Kart video games, however by no means as playable characters. An icon for Kamek was unearthed from the recordsdata of Mario Kart 8, suggesting that he was as soon as thought of for the roster however relegated to bridesmaid standing.