Nintendo Labo: Toy-Con Motorbike now compatible with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

It’s now been a couple of months since Nintendo Labo, and it looks like Nintendo is ready to move on to the next step. Today, the company released a new Software update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Ver. 1.5.0), that adds compatibility with the Toy-Con Motorbike from Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01 Variety Kit. And it’s just the beginning: Nintendo has confirmed that more games will be updated to add compatibility with Nintendo Labo.

Here’s a video showcasing the Toy-Con Motorbike used in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

You can use the Toy-Con Motorbike either in TV mode, or in ‘Handheld Mode’ by inserting the console directly into the Motorbike’s dashboard. Also, don’t worry if you like to use Smart Steering and/or auto-accelerate: those features are also available when using the Toy-Con Motorbike!

Here’s how to use the Toy-Con Motorbike in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

  • You can now set whether or not to use the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Toy-Con settings in the top menu.
  • At the screen right before the game begins, please set the Joy-Con inside the Toy-Con Motorbike.
  • When using the Toy-Con Motorbike, the camera will look over the character’s shoulder, increasing immersion.
  • Press the downward directional button to play with normal view again.

Here’s some screenshots:

Source: Nintendo / Nintendo



Founder and main writer for Perfectly Nintendo. Tried really hard to find something funny and witty to put here, but had to admit defeat. Also known as Maintenance Guy by some. Twitter: @lite_agent