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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

There aren’t too many Switch games at the moment that use the device’s touchscreen. But with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the touchscreen functionality has been retained from the original Wii U release.

It’s nothing too crazy, but you can fully navigate Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s with a tap of the finger. You can select different modes, characters, vehicle parts, options and more. We took a brief video showing the touchscreen usage in action below.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe lets you mess around with many different control schemes. In most cases, you can play with a Switch Pro Controller or a single Joy-Con. You can also use a pair of Joy-Con controllers that are either attached, detached or in a grip.

When it comes to the Wireless Play mode, things become a bit more limited. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s split-screen grays out the option for each player to use a full pair of Joy-Con controllers. Because of this, it’s only possible to use a single Joy-Con per player or two Pro Controllers.

Nintendo has partnered with Target to promote Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The retailer souped up over 650 of its stores in a few different ways, including the entrance itself. A quick video showing this in action is below. 

The Nintendo UK store is looking to entice potential Mario Kart 8 Deluxe buyers with a few bonuses. By pre-ordering the game, you can receive a t-shirt, a mug depicting Boo, or a mug with the Feather item. Reservations can be done right here.

Nintendo’s games on Switch thus far have featured imagery inside of the case. With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, that continues. You can get a look at the box imagery above along with the actual cartridge.

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[Review] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Posted on 1 month ago by (@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 30 Comments | 0 Likes

System: Switch
Release date: April 28, 2017
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher Nintendo


Two years ago, I wrote an article on my relationship with Mario Kart and how Mario Kart 8 revitalized the series. In making that game, Nintendo reignited the magic I used to feel towards the franchise during the N64 and GameCube days. Mario Kart 8 shed a whole new light on kart racers and the potential they had at a time where most felt stale or rehashed, with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed being the new “king” of that genre before Mario Kart 8 returned to reclaim. Now in 2017, we’re back with the definitive version of one of Wii U’s best titles on its successor, the Nintendo Switch, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It’s as extravagant and beautiful as it was on Wii U, but this time with a revamped battle mode, all DLC included, a few new features, and plenty to love all over again.

YouTuber iJustine was greeted¬†by an unexpected guest in a recent video, along with getting early access to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. While Mario doesn’t stay for most of the video, it does contain plenty of new footage for the game. Check it out below.

A video posted by GameXplain has detailed the process for unlocking Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and provides a look at the new character in action.

Check out the video below.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe reviews roundup

Posted on 1 month ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 38 Comments | 0 Likes

With about a week to go until launch, the reviews for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are in. Across the board, the racer is reviewing pretty highly, as did the original game on Wii U.

Here’s the roundup of notable verdicts thus far:

Nintendo Everything – “Thumbs Up”
IGN – 9.3 / 10
GameSpot – 9 / 10
GamesRadar – 5 / 5
GameXplain – “Liked-a-Lot
Game Informer – 9.25 / 10
GamesBeat – 90 / 100
Nintendo World Report – 85 / 100
Nintendo Life – 10 / 10
Destructoid – 9.5 / 10
GameReactor UK – 10 / 10
USGamer – 5 / 5

We’ve heard that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe features improved loading times. In a new video from NomComms, we’re able to see just how much they’ve improved.

With the initial boot, the time it takes to start up Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is nearly half of the Wii U version. Going into tracks themselves also shave off several seconds.

Watch the full video comparison below.

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