Mario Kart Tour
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Late last year, Nintendo removed the gacha elements from his mobile racing game, Mario Kart Tour. She replaced this system of players “shooting” a pipe to get a random item with the Spotlight Shop.

Although the item system has already been updated, This is reported by Axios A young gamer (with his father’s approval) filed a lawsuit in the US against the video game giant over alleged “immoral” microtransactions in a mobile racer.

The lawsuit was originally filed at the state level in March and entered the federal system last week. Here are the details courtesy of the source:

“The lawsuit seeks damages for all minors in the US who paid to use Mario Kart Tour’s ‘Spotlight Pipes,’ which provided players with in-game rewards using undisclosed odds. Until last year, Mario Kart Tour players could spend real money to reactivate. channels in the hope that they will randomly generate useful updates… His plaintiff, identified as NA, spent over $170 on Mario Kart Tour microtransactions through his father’s credit card, which was linked to a Nintendo user account.”

Nintendo is said to have “deliberately” made it harder to play without paying by using “dark templates (essentially encouraging players to spend more). The lawsuit mentions how Mario Kart Tour’s loot box mechanism made it more addictive, comparing it to gambling. .

As Axios points out, these actions allegedly violate the Washington State Consumer Protection Act and California commercial law.