Nintendo’s mobile game title Mario Kart Tour garnered the most number of app downloads in the Apple App Store among free games throughout the year.
The game was the main highlight in the App Store’s Best of 2019 Game Trends of the Year, which showcased popular games that were reinvented for the iOS platform. Telltale Games’ AR title Minecraft Earth came next on the list.
Our favorite plumber was on a roll throughout 2019 as match-three puzzle Dr. Mario World made it on the App Store’s “Blockbusters Reborn” list, too.
In addition to Apple’s glowing recognition, Mario Kart Tour also bagged Google Play’s Best Casual Games of 2019 award, while Call of Duty: Mobile was voted by users as the Best Game in the Google Play Best of 2019.
Mario Kart Tour was released just three months ago but amassed a combined 20 million downloads on the App Store and Google’s Play Store on its first day alone.