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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Reviews & Ratings

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Review by Gaming Age
May 16, 2017

Much of this will seem like a given to Switch owners, but it's still completely relevant in terms of what validates picking up this version of Mario Kart 8. It's not only the "complete" and current experience, but one transformed by its hardware. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the definitive version as we're likely to know it from now on, and thanks to the nature of the Switch, it's worth every penny.

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Review by Metro GameCentral
April 20, 2017

The definitive version of one of the greatest multiplayer games ever, with a vast array of courses, characters, and the best Battle mode since the SNES days.

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Review by Kvr [user]
April 28, 2017

This is the best Mario Kart game to date! Superb courses, nice characters and super smooth game play with a stable 60 fps.Also forThis is the best Mario Kart game to date! Superb courses, nice characters and super smooth game play with a stable 60 fps.Also for time-trial fanatics there is enough to do with a Nintendo ghost to beat in every level and courses that let ypu master them in every detail, This is a no-brain er for every Nintendo Switch owner.

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Review by Minimik75 [user]
January 20, 2022

I'm gonna try to be as genuine as possible with this review. I looked at a couple of the other positive reviews by viewers, and most of themI'm gonna try to be as genuine as possible with this review. I looked at a couple of the other positive reviews by viewers, and most of them were strictly praising the gameplay. While that's obviously the aspect of Mario Kart that most people only care about, and I also agree that it's incredible and that I'm glad that it was made so much more fluent and easy to pick up and play, I'm just gonna say that this game is also amazing in its graphics, sound, and animation departments. Actually, before I go on with that, I'm gonna give a shoutout to the battle mode real quick, they really made me forget the sh**hole that it was on the Wii U with so many cool and creative arenas (I especially love the Wuhu Island one), even though I still like just playing normal races most of the time. Anyway, OHMYGOSH this game's music. From jazzy remixes to the new fully orchestrated soundtrack, it sounds and feels amazing on your ears, and makes the game just feel so alive and full of energy. I literally still listen to this game's soundtrack to this day, from the catchy jingles from some tracks like Shy Guy Falls and Moo Moo Meadows and also the ear candy that comes from some of the GC remixes and also N64 Rainbow Road, it's just so epic man. The title theme having the original SNES Mario Kart theme in it is really cool as well. It feels so genuine and like the composers of this game had so much fun while making it. Music Park too, I just love it so much. Now don't get me wrong, I also love the nostalgic music of older Mario Kart games like Mario Kart Wii, but this game's soundtrack just makes it seem like it's the ultimate Mario Kart game. For graphics and animation, oh good Lord is this game utilizing its hardware so well. It feels like more than just a Wii U port for some reason. And all the characters are so expressive, I don't really mind the overwhelming quantity of characters, I'd just say that the next Mario Kart game should definitely tone it down a bit (I'm looking at you, Mario Kart Tour.) Oh yeah and the anti gravity gimmick is sorta cool as well, it does make for some very cool camera angles sometimes I guess, I don't really have anything else to say about it. Oh yeah, the racetrack selection is also so fun and diverse, and I wasn't disappointed with any of the new tracks, but some I definitely like more than others. Overall, it's what Mario Kart should be and I still love playing it with my friends and them getting mad at me lol

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Review by iDontKnowMan0 [user]
July 25, 2022

You press a button on the barebones title screen and then get trown into the barebones gameplay with lame tracks that can be finished in likeYou press a button on the barebones title screen and then get trown into the barebones gameplay with lame tracks that can be finished in like 50 seconds - under 2 minutes. 60 dollars please.

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Game Information

Release Date April 28, 2017
Publisher Nintendo of America, Nintendo of Europe, Nintendo EPD
Total Rating 89%
Content Rated E (Everyone)
Game Modes Single player, Multiplayer, Split screen
Player Perspectives Third person
Genres Racing
Themes Action, Fantasy, Kids, Party
Platforms Nintendo Switch