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    Mario Kart 8

    Wii U

    About the Game

    Mario Kart appears in HD for the first time with Mario Kart 8. Not only that, Mario Kart 8 will give racers the chance to drive upside down for the first time too!

    Our Verdict

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    Mario Kart 8 may very well be the best entry in the series. Nintendo put a lot of thought to rebalancing the items, and designing a new way or racing that is different from what the series is used to, with tracks uniquely structured to accommodate the mixture of anit-gravity racing, hang gliding, and under water races. Classic redesigns still keep retain their charm with a fresh coat of paint, and they made sure to keep what made those tracks special, like the alternate routes in Yoshi Valley or oncoming traffic in Toad’s Turnpike. Hopefully Nintendo seeks to support the game with more characters, modes karts and maps post-release. Having Battle Mode changed is a bit of a letdown, and some of the characters seem like wasted potential but all in all this is the game that will finally start to turn heads. For those with the Wii U, this is the online title you’ve probably been waiting for and for those still waiting for something worth the purchase this is one of the strongest reasons to own the console.

    Release Information

    Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Wii U
    Developers Publisher
    Nintendo Nintendo
    Genre Release Date
    Kart Racing May 30, 2014

    Latest Headlines

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    Purchase Mario Kart 8 And Get A Free Wii U Game

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