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How to Create a Course in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

In this article, you’ll learn how to create a course in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

When you first begin playing Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, you’ll be shown a tutorial on how to create your first course at home. Here are some things to keep in mind when creating a course:

Complete these steps

Assemble the gates

Four gates are included with each Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit set and must be assembled to begin playing. Assembly instructions are also found in the Info menu in the game.

  1. Extend the legs of Gate 1.
  2. Fold the feet of Gate 1.
  3. Connect the support tabs between the feet and legs of Gate 1.
  4. Repeat these steps with Gates 2, 3 and 4.

Set up the gates and arrow markers

  1. Place the four gates throughout your play area. A racer will need to pass through all gates in order (1 through 4) to complete a lap.
    • All four gates must be used. It is not possible to add more gates, but the course can pass through the same gate more than once.
    • The camera on the kart needs to read information on the gates to function properly, so do not cover the gate images or add markings to the gates.
    • Place the gates on level ground with enough light for the kart camera to see, but away from direct sunlight.
    • You may wish to place heavy objects such as books on the base of the legs of the gates to keep them from shifting during play.
  2. If you wish, you can place the two arrow markers (included with each Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit set) to signal turns in the course.
    • The arrow markers will appear with animated lights in-game.
    • It’s possible to print up to six additional arrow markers to add to your course.

Design a course

  1. Point the kart towards the first gate and press the X Button to begin designing a course. Lakitu will splash paint on your tyres to use to mark the course as you drive.
  2. Drive the kart wherever you wish to create the course. You must pass through all gates in order and return to Gate 1 to finish creating the course.
  3. Challenge the Koopalings to a race to test your new course!

Customise the gates

  1. Point the kart towards a gate and press the X Button to customise the gate type. Each type of gate has a different effect on karts that pass under it. The effects can also be adjusted.
    • As you complete Grand Prix races, you will unlock new gate types.

Place real-world obstacles (optional)

  1. If you wish, you can add real-world obstacles to your course to customise it further. For example, you can:
    • Add decoration and walls along the sides of the track.
    • Stack light blocks that can be knocked over to obstruct other players.
    • Design hidden shortcuts.

Race on your course

  1. After completing your course, you can race on it in Grand Prix, Time Trial, custom race and multiplayers modes.