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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe by Nintendo

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
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  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Category: Sports , Racing

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What you need to know about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


Product Details:

Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Improving On Greatness
by Brian Shea
Concept:

Add new characters, a revamped battle mode, and the new capabilities of the Switch to Mario Kart 8's already great base


Graphics:

Whether playing in TV mode or handheld mode, online or local, the fast-paced action is smooth and crisp


Sound:

Listening to the catchy soundtrack while you race around the track never gets old


Playability:

Controlling Mario and his friends is easier than ever due to new accessibility options like smart steering and auto-accelerate


Entertainment:

With multiple new additions and important improvements, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the definitive version of one of the Wii U's best games


Replay:

High

Following Breath of the Wild, Nintendo's nascent system is lacking in exclusives two months into its lifecycle. Mario Kart 8 was a big hit for Wii U when it released in 2014, and now the acclaimed title makes the leap to Switch. While remastered games are rarely the most anticipated releases on any system, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe includes myriad important improvements and adds portability to create the definitive version of an already great game.

At its core, Deluxe is the same great title from Wii U. Racing up a wall is still disorienting fun, and taking the perfect shot with your green shell is satisfying as ever. Even with all the hours I poured into the original Wii U release, I still love the thrill of coming from behind in the final lap to win the race. Of course, some of that is thanks to the questionable rubber-band A.I. that has always been a sticking point of the series, but fans accepted that pitfall as a series mainstay long ago.

In addition to the core game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe includes all of the downloadable content released for the Wii U version. This means you can tackle the Animal Crossing track as Link on the Master Cycle, or unlock Mercedes-Benz kart components for Dry Bowser and race on the simple-but-awesome Excitebike course. With 48 race tracks, 8 battle arenas, 5 difficulty settings (including mirror and the furious 200cc), and 42 characters to choose from, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a behemoth package.

Not all of the content is familiar. All-new characters like the Inklings from Splatoon, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. join the pool of playable racers. Players can also hold two items now (like in Double Dash), adding an extra layer of strategy. However, the biggest addition to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the complete overhaul of Battle mode

See more of the review at Game Informer

Features:

  • Race your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8, only on Nintendo Switch!
  • Race as every character on every track from the Wii U version, including DLC characters and tracks.
  • Pop some balloons in the revamped Battle mode, complete with Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast.
  • Battle on new courses, like Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, or returning ones, such as GCN Luigi's Mansion and SNES Battle Course 1.
  • Inkling Girl & Inkling Boy from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. join the roster!
  • Players can choose a new Smart Steering feature which makes driving and staying on the track easy for novice players and kids even at 200cc
  • Three new vehicles have been added, two are even inspired by Splatoon
  • Carry two items at the same time
  • Returning items include Boo, the item stealing ghost, and the Feather, which gives you a high jump in battle mode.
  • Play your friends in local wireless multiplayer with up to 8 players.
  • Drive through in 1080p HD quality in TV mode
  • Play on the go with handheld mode and play anytime, anywhere.

Compatible accessories/controllers include the Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, and naturally the Joy-Con Wheel accessory (Joy-Con controllers not included), to really feel like you're behind the wheel of your own kart!*

*Joy-Con controllers included with purchase of Nintendo Switch system. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Con Wheel accessory sold separately.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great controls Controls a lot better than any other Mario Kart game I've ever played
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun!! Such a great game, brings back memories! I can play it alone or with others. It is a lot of fun, I take it everywhere I go! Most definitely recommend, you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Mario Kart Ever! This is by far the biggest Mario Kart of all time. After watching the trailer I thought it was a port with DLC but it became so much better with the returning power ups and battle mode. I think the core of this game lies in the online multiplayer.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great classic game but not much new Oh Nintendo... I love you but sometimes you really make me angry. First you release a system without a solid game line up then finally... MARIO kart 8 comes out but other then feeling better it's most of the same stuff from the Wii U MARIO Kart! Why did I spend my money on a game I've already beaten before time and time again? Yes there's some new characters and a couple of new course, and new vehicles... but that's it! I love love love how responsive the controls are and playing From the Switch it is. The controls feel so much better, making driving more comfortable but i expected more from the flagship game. Hoping more extras are released over time. Also hope they get more extras like how the old Mario Kart had Mercedes karts and such. Other then that it's a minor update to the classic Mario Kart we've grown to love.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! LOVE IT!!! Especially with how fun the switch is itself it just makes the game 10x better!
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the purchase The last Mario Cart game I owned and played was for the N64. I was unsure how Mario Cart 8 was going to be when I first made the purchase, but took the risk anyway. I have to say that it was worth throwing down the money.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features! It is a very good game that is fun like a video game should be
Date published: 2017-04-28
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