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Summary

"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 Reviews & Ratings

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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.

100
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

90
Review by Leiti [user]
December 22, 2020

A must-have for every Switch owner who likes to play with friends or family. However, the single player is a real disaster! There is no needA must-have for every Switch owner who likes to play with friends or family. However, the single player is a real disaster! There is no need to play it because everything is already unlocked. But because the game lives mostly from the multiplayer mode, I don't see that as a major criticism. The online mode and the servers were largely positive to me. The new features, such as gravity, are also a nice gimmick, and the controls work great. All in all a really very good game and the best Mario Kart.

80
Review by Broosc [user]
June 9, 2020

This game is always a blast to play, both with friends and alone, both online and offline. The driving mechanics are great and intuitive andThis game is always a blast to play, both with friends and alone, both online and offline. The driving mechanics are great and intuitive and they work perfectly with the amazing and original tracks. Every single track is really fun to both drive on and look at (except for toad's turnpike) This is just an all around great game that everyone could enjoy.

60
Review by LEVEL (Czech Republic)
July 5, 2017

Funny racing game featuring the most popular tracks from all older sequels and versions. Don’t waste your time with reality – shoot the enemy with the turtle shell!

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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, Arcade
Themes Action, Fantasy, Kids, Party
Platforms Nintendo Switch