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Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8

  • Publisher
  • Developer
    Nintendo EAD Group No. 1
  • Release date
    29 May 2014

Turn your racing experience upside down! Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise comes to the Wii U console in full HD, introducing new racing circuit designs and anti-gravity karts that will have players driving upside down. And for the first time, all of Bowser’s seven Koopalings are playable characters-- get a taste of being bad on the race track by playing as Iggy, Larry, Lemmy, Ludwig, Morton, Roy and Wendy. Players will also enjoy a variety of series-favorite features, including the return of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes.

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AGM score 89%
GameSpot 9
Metacritic 88
pax south 2017
downloadable content
pax east 2015
wii classic controller support
role playing
stat tracking
anti-gravity racing
koopa troopa
shy guy
multi-species roster
piranha plant
bullet bill
60 fps on consoles
ghost racer
chain chomp
meme origin
underwater gameplay
mii support
dry bones
food-themed stage
motion control
wii u pro controller support
fire bros.
voice chat
dlc season pass
local and online players together
item box
super mushroom
koopa shell
user generated content
gamescom 2013
kart racer
instant replay
lightning bolt
mascot sports
8 player simultaneous local multi-player
combat racing
nintendo network
playable skeletons
wii remote support on wii u
wii nunchuk support on wii u
e3 2013
miiverse integration
youtube integration
wii u gamepad microphone use
sideways wii remote gameplay
miiverse stamps
fire flower
boomerang flower
club nintendo
totaka's song
mirror mode
monty mole
last man standing
music-themed stage
d.i.c.e. awards 2015
gamescom 2015
fire snake
blue falcon
lakitu's start signal
lakitu's final lap sign
golden mushroom
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About Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 is released by Nintendo in 29 May 2014. The game is designed by Nintendo EAD Group No. 1. Mario Kart 8 is a typical representative of the Racing genre. Playing Mario Kart 8 is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Racing, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Mario Kart 8 will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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Mario Kart 8: Deluxe Edition - Analysis

Author: Juan García
Date: 2020-03-02 20:49:40
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is about to reach Nintendo Switch, and we have been able to play it thoroughly. It is a port of this same Wii U title, but now including its two downloadable content, in addition to a handful of improvements to make the final result so good, or more than three years ago. That is, we are still facing one of the best arcade driving games of all time ... But does it include enough improvements to justify a new purchase?

If you missed its original release, we invite you to review what we found in May 2014, in its respective original analysis. All the virtues and successes of that game are maintained this time, but in addition contents are expanded with the two downloadable contents that were released from the game, the one centered on Zelda, and the one centered on Animal Crossing. In total, the 37 existing characters and the 48 different career paths are maintained. The same tournament pattern also remains with the 12 different cups with four tournaments, the 50cc, 100cc, 150cc, mirror and 200cc categories, in addition to the general game modes, Grand Prix, Time Trial, Race Vs. and Battle. Also remaining are all the original game unlocks (including up to the Mercedes Benz that arrived as DLC) and all the options present in the original game. That is, it is a great game like the cup of a pine tree once again. Of course, we need news to take to our mouths

These have arrived in the form of new runners, the change of battle mode (which has finally become what it should have been originally), the retouching of the gameplay with new layers of sophistication (the third turbo or the possibility of carrying two objects at the same time ...). You can see all the news and changes in our advance of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It's enough? Let's be honest, if you've squeezed the original game in its Wii U format, it's a shame that no new circuits or profound changes have been included in the game system. With this version of the game you will feel that you are facing the same animal, almost with the same skin.

However, if you have not tried the game on the previous Nintendo console, you are facing one of the best exponents of its genre, and a game so complete and fun that it will have you hooked for hours and hours . Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an easy game to control but difficult to master completely, since the subtleties of its game and control system are almost endless. The learning curve is the softest, and soon you will begin to control the skidding, the objects (be careful, there are two new objects), the details that differentiate each of the circuits ... And that will only be the beginning , since even if you have played hours for the solo title, the real 'party' begins with its multiplayer section (because in truth, the difficulty of the solo game is rather scarce, except in the 200 cc category). And if you still need help, there are two assists that can be activated, for curves and to accelerate only the game. It is even possible to choose if we want to control Mario Kart 8 Deluxe using the gyroscope, or in a traditional way (and it is even possible to play using only one of the two parts of the Joy-Con, although it is somewhat uncomfortable).

The social options are not especially new in terms of configuration, with online, local and wireless races, being possible that for each console (and game) two users participate in split screen. The only notable change is related to the battle mode, which has mutated into what should always have been. That is to say, that it has stopped using the circuits of the main game, to use 8 open arenas, much more of the style than this mode had always demanded, and that it returns to this mode in relevance. It is the most notable change of this title in the playable, since the rest of the novelties are more circumstantial and with a relatively minor weight.

Nor is anything modified in the graphic aspect, in the presentation or in the artistic or sound aspect. Neither does he need it, since Mario Kart 8 moved in luxury and is now even better, thanks to the always constant 60 fps and 1080p resolution that it shows in any of the modes that Nintendo Switch allows. It is amazing, of course, the ease and colors it shows when we play on the tablet, which makes the console's excellent work pale when it is shown on the big screen (which is still noticeably more fluid than in the original version). A pity that it has remained in a simple touch-up, since the Nintendo Switch hardware, at least in principle, would be able to offer us richer and more detailed environments if possible.

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