Hasbro and Nintendo team on Mario Kart Monopoly
New licensed edition adds Nintendo characters, races, iconic banana peels and more
Hasbro has teamed up with Nintendo on the launch of Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition game.
The new Monopoly game introduces the fun and competition of Mario Kart through iconic characters and unique gameplay, providing fans of all ages with exciting new ways to engage with the Nintendo brand.
Throughout the game, players will pass – and potentially purchase – iconic Mario Kart themed properties such as Rainbow Road and Bowser’s Castle, while simultaneously encountering familiar challenges like dodging Banana Peels, tossing Shells and scooping up Super Star spaces to win the game. To introduce another layer of competition and strategy, landing on or passing Go triggers a Mario Kart race where players compete for the coveted Grand Prix card. In addition, each character token will have its own unique Power-Up ability activated by landing on a Super Star board space.
“In 2017, our fans were excited to see Mario and Mr. Monopoly join forces, so it’s only fitting we continue this collaboration with another franchise favourite – Mario Kart,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Hasbro Gaming. “The game will integrate iconic elements of Mario Kart into the Monopoly game, offering a one-of-a-kind experience for gamers across the globe.”
Tom Prata, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, added: “Mario Kart is a franchise cherished by fans of all ages. Expanding our partnership with Hasbro to build upon the fun of Monopoly Gamer offers families even more surprising and engaging ways to interact with Nintendo characters.”