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You Can Play Mario Kart 8 With the Labo Motorbike Controller, Which Is a Dream Come True

If you weren’t sold on the Nintendo Labo kits yet, try this on: you can now play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the Motorbike controller from the Labo Variety Kit.

The surprise update to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, announced with the trailer above, shows that you can use the cardboard steering wheel to control your kart. You can speed up by turning the handlebar, and use the cardboard buttons to throw items and drift. If we’re honest, this probably won’t be the smoothest way to play the game, but it’s also exactly what we’ve wanted ever since we first put together the Motorbike Toy-Con and played its sub-par racing minigame. If you’ve ever played the stand up Mario Kart arcade machines, you know how much more fun the game can be with a prop controller.

For obvious reasons, in order to make use of the update, you’ll need to own both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the Variety Kit for Nintendo Labo. An update to the former will roll out shortly to enable the new control mode.

Source: Nintendo via Kotaku

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