While most players have started the game by turning it off, the feature was a welcome addition for Molly, a four-year-old who suffered a stroke just after being born, before she was even a month old.
She lacks the coordination with her right hand to accelerate while steering with her left, but the Smart Steering solves that problem entirely, letting her focus on one or the other and doing it all from the hand she has full control of.
Her father, Keith, posted about the experience of being able to play the game as a family on Reddit earlier this weekend, “Thanks to Mario Kart’s new Auto Drive feature, she can now steer with her left hand and let the game drive for her or vice versa.
In Molly’s case, the addition of Smart Steering and Auto-Accelerate options makes it possible for her to play one of her favorite games with her older sister and younger brother despite the complications resulting from her stroke.
at the same time like her brother and sister could.” In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Molly can get it all done with a single Joy-Con.