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.!This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Not like I remember MarioKart being, but still fun
Posted . Owned for 5 months when reviewed.
Maybe I haven't played it enough, but this Mario Kart doesn't appeal to me as much as the classics. Or maybe I'm just getting old.
Don't get me wrong, it is good. But it just doesn't keep me coming back like it used to or expected it to. Since there are track packs you can get online and various updates that you couldn't get on many pervious versions, I expected to be glued to this game, but I'm not.
It is worth buying. I do enjoy playing it and part of it might be that I'm getting older, because the younger crowd does seem to enjoy this game quite a lot. Every gamer has their preferences and priorities, and it seems I may have grown out of Mario Kart, but I would still recommend buying it to try and see if it is your jam. It is a well put together game and it is fun.
I bought this game for my girlfriend for Christmas to go with her switch and let me tell you, we’ve been playing it nonstop. I said it’s for her but I’m enjoying it just as much, if not more. The ultimate mix of nostalgia from childhood games and the thrill of racing. You really can’t go wrong with this one.
Another entry in the Mario Kart franchise. You know what you're getting when you buy this game. The paid DLC is pretty good to keep the game alive, but I think its time they just make Nintendo Kart and including much more of every franchise ala smash bros.
Coming from the Nintendo Wii's Mario Kart 7, the game is graphically stunning, and there are a variety of new, exciting, and gorgeous tracks with plenty of shortcuts. There are some classic tracks as well as newer ones. There are many options to customize your vehicle (e.g., parachute, wheels). Vehicle customization affects the acceleration, weight, handling, traction, and speed of the vehicle. All of the characters come unlocked, but you can unlock vehicles, parachutes, and wheels by collecting coins throughout the game. Interestingly, there is 200cc, which speeds up the track, so breaking technique is involved.
Gameplay: I immediately noticed that MK8D requires a lot of drifting, which is different from MK7 Wii, where drifting is optional. I found it to be more easy to get bumped off the track by heavier players. Unfortunately, some of the boost items (the golden mushroom and star) give you less speed than they used to. The benefit to the star in MK8D is its invincibility, which is a great advantage considering that players can hold up to two items. The green turtles are much more likely to hit you, are much faster, and can bounce off walls. Getting a coin in first place is often frustrating as it is not a defensive item; however, collecting coins increase your speed.
Great game again from Nintendo.
Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
Really great gaming experience. Smooth as butter, great music, fun sound effects, very immersive. We've come a long way from Kart 64. I haven't really played much video games since the N64 (skipped both the Wii and WiiU, so I kinda feel like an old man jumping back into the World of Nintendo). It's made me feel like a kid again, and with how much stress I've been under these last few years with my health... that's a pretty big deal to me. Thank you, Nintendo.
A:AnswerYes, you can play this on an airplane but you can't do an online play obviously. The physical game is the version that comes in a physical SD card looking cartridge while digital is the version that you download from the Nintendo eStore, Digital game lives on the switch and is downloaded to the internal memory - I will suggest getting a high capacity micro SD card if you haven't already
A:AnswerThe only difference is physical copies require you to insert a game card into the Switch, while digital copies require you to purchase and download the game through the Nintendo eStore. As for the game itself, it is exactly the same.
A:AnswerYou need a copy of the game, physical or digital will both work for this. (I am actively doing online with a physical copy.) Please note that you ALSO need a Switch Online membership, which costs 20$ per year for one person, or 34$ per year for 2-8 people. You can also buy the online in 1, 3, and 6 month increments but it's cheaper to buy it by the year. It's worth it for the membership as you get to race against others, and many games including Animal Crossing also have online abilities through the Switch Online membership.
If you don't want online capabilities, you don't need the Switch Online membership, but to race others online at all you will need it.