[Review] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Posted on 9 months ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 30 Comments | 0 Likes
Release date: April 28, 2017
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.
Video: Playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with Mario
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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.
Video: How to Unlock Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
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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 9 months ago by Brian(@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
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – loading times video comparison (initial boot, tracks)
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 21 Comments | 0 Likes
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.
How to unlock the Mercedes-Benz DLC in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, plus footage
It was initially suspected that the Mercedes-Benz DLC would be returning in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe after a certain set of tires were spotted in a recent trailer. If you needed any additional confirmation, new footage has emerged showing the extras in action.
You will have to put in a little bit of work to obtain the Mercedes-Benz DLC in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. For the 300 SL Roadster, you’ll need to collect 750 coins. The GLA Tires unlock at just 60 coins.
Here’s some footage of the Mercedes-Benz DLC in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – a look at the new pink boost
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
As previously mentioned, Mario Kart 8 features a new pink boost after the blue and yellow sparks appear. GameXplain takes a closer look below.
Fire hopping appears to be gone in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 22 Comments | 0 Likes
Fire hopping was pretty prevalent in Mario Kart 8 on Wii U. Basically, the technique allowed players to extend mini turbos. The underlying idea is to hop in alternating directions during the turbo.
With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe nearly here, you might be wondering if fire hopping has returned. GameXplain tested things out, and based on what they’ve seen, it looks like the technique is gone. We don’t have an absolutely definitive answer, but this appears to be the answer right now.
Footage of the new characters in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Posted on 9 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 5 Comments | 0 Likes
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe may not feature new race tracks, but it does contain new characters. Inkling Boy / Girl, King Boo, Bowser Jr., and Dry Bones are here. See them in action below.
A look at all Battle Mode arenas in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Posted on 9 months ago by Fernando in Switch, Videos | 13 Comments | 0 Likes
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be arriving next week to Switch, but the whole coverage of the game has been so massive that there aren’t a lot of things that we don’t already know.
For instance, Nintendo Life has published a video showing all of the Battle Arenas that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will feature exclusively in this Switch port. This is the first time that we have an extensive look into all of them.
This revamped Battle Mode will consist of eight new arenas, with just three of them being Battle Arenas from old Mario Kart games. The other five are all-new. Check them out in the video below: