Players control their kart by swiping on the touch screen, with acceleration handled automatically. The game is played vertically and features a selection of retro tracks.
The title reportedly features a gacha monetisation system for drivers, karts and gliders, with rare drivers having advantages in races.
Nintendo’s most recent mobile title, Dr. Mario World, had a solid launch compared to genre rivals, but failed to match the company’s previous performance on smartphones.
The free-to-play puzzle game – which was released on July 9 – was downloaded by over two million players in its first three days on sale, generating more than $100,000 via in-app purchases.