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FAQ

Learn more about Mario Kart Live Home Circuit.

List of frequently asked questions.

How much space is needed to play?

Racing requires 10 x 11.5 feet of open space.

Can we race outside?

This product is for indoor use only.

Can I play on carpet or rugs?

The kart is designed to race across a variety of flat, indoor surfaces such as hardwood, laminate, tile, and short pile carpeting, so it’s possible to combine multiple different surface types in a single track. We recommend players avoid racing on carpets that have long fibers or heavily-textured designs, and that the floor is free of hair and other debris that could become entangled in the kart's wheels.

How do I connect my Nintendo Switch system to the kart?

You can sync your Nintendo Switch system with your kart within the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit game available on the Nintendo eShop.

When you scan the QR code displayed in the game using the camera on the kart, the Nintendo Switch system and the kart become connected (paired).

The kart can be connected to a different Nintendo Switch system, but each system can only control one kart at a time.

Players control the kart on their Nintendo Switch system while watching the live video from the camera on the game screen.

Can I also play with Nintendo Switch Lite?

Yes, you can play using handheld mode with a Nintendo Switch Lite system.

Can I play on the TV screen?

Yes, you can play on the TV screen using a Nintendo Switch system. We recommend TV mode for players who want to watch together with their family on the TV screen.

The Nintendo Switch Lite system is only compatible with Handheld mode.

What is included in the set besides the kart?

Each set includes the kart, as well as 4 gates and 2 arrow signboards needed for creating the course. Visit the Buy Now section to see photos of what comes in each set.

Game download required and available as free download on Nintendo eShop.

Instructions on how to download it on your device via the Nintendo eShop are provided with your set. You can also download it to your device via the web here.

Can I play with only one set?

You can only pair one kart at a time to your Nintendo Switch system. To play with multiple players, each player must have a Nintendo Switch system and a kart. Up to four players can race together via local multiplayer.

How do I charge the karts?

You can charge the karts using the included USB charging cable or using the Nintendo Switch AC Adapter.

When using the USB charging cable with a home electrical outlet, please use the Nintendo USB AC Adapter (sold separately).

How do I order replacement parts?

If you need to replace broken or damaged gates or arrow signboards, there are a couple of options:

Visit the Nintendo Store to order replacement parts directly from Nintendo.

You can also download PDFs of the gates and print them yourself at home. Visit Nintendo Customer Support for more information and to download the files.