After being kidnapped by Donkey Kong, Pauline has been remarkably quiet in the Mario canon up until 2017's Super Mario Odyssey, but she's making up for lost time now by appearing in yet another Mario game as a playable character.
The Mayor of New Donk City will take pole position when Mario Kart Tour comes to mobile devices tomorrow (September 25), adding to her resumé of playable appearances.
She was also made a playable character in Mario Tennis Aces last year, after her triumphant return during Odyssey's most memorable world.
Singing sensation Pauline from Super Mario Odyssey makes her #MarioKart series debut in #MarioKartTour! Set against the dazzling lights of the Big Apple, her performance will surely be one you won't want to miss! Meet this one-up girl on 9/25! pic.twitter.com/ktZI7COcOo— Mario Kart Tour (@mariokarttourEN) September 24, 2019
Mario Kart Tour is a pared down version of the racing classic to be played on mobile phones, working a lot more like an endless runner game than the usual driving experience.
It continues the run of Nintendo classics arriving on smartphones in a "free to start" model, with items to increase playtime costing money. We're excited to see how it improves on Nintendo's other mobile runner adaptations like Super Mario Run.