Hi-Rez have been accused of copying other games more than once in the past, but there’s no escaping the fact that this new minigame for Smite is a straight-up Mario Kart clone. In it, you tear down cartoon racetracks, picking up power-ups and jostling for pole position.
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The power-ups here are called Relics, and one of them looks suspiciously like a spiked shell. Even the way the cars drift with a little hop evokes the Nintendo racer.
Anyway, if this sounds like fun, you can play the mode between April 11 and May 9, kicking off a series of limited-time minigames dubbed Adventures. Competing can even net you an exclusive skin.
Players can also buy the Racer Adventure Bundle, which gets you the following:
- Winner’s Circle Apollo
- Apollo's new ride
- A race-themed Loading Pedestal that evolves as you play the Adventure
- A Gold Key
The mode comes with two tracks: Elysium Beach and Molten Pass. Check it out in the trailer above.