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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I've been wanting to get Mario Kart 8 since the Wii U, but never had the chance to get it. I'm glad I waited and got the Deluxe version of Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Switch. It's so much fun playing Mario Kart 8 on the go! :)
The graphics look beautiful in 1080p HD. The new racing tracks are really creative. There are some returning retro tracks that have been completely revamped for Mario Kart 8, such as Moo Moo Meadows (Wii), Yoshi's Circuit (GameCube), and Music Park (3DS).
**DLC & MORE PLAYABLE CHARACTERS!**
It adds all the DLC packs that were released on the Wii U. Plus, more characters have been added to Mario Kart 8. They added Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy with different color schemes to choose from, Bowser Jr., King Boo, Dry Bones, and an alternate costume for Link (Breath of the Wild tunic) - which was a free update that was added recently.
**IMPROVED BATTLE MODES!!**
The Battle modes on the Wii U were just reusing the racing tracks which made it too big to chase after other players. It seemed like battle mode was an afterthought and Nintendo realized they needed to add battle modes for when Mario Kart 8 was first released on the Wii U.
In the Deluxe Edition, the battle modes are much better and they created some new battle modes. The arenas are smaller, like in previous Mario Kart games. One of the new battle maps has a Splatoon themed arena. Returning modes are Popping Balloons and Bob-omb Blast
The controls feel great. There's even a new Smart Steering feature which makes driving and staying on the track easy for those who normally don't play video games that much. Nintendo even added more controller options such as Nintendo Labo Motorcycle and Vehicle.
Overall, I had a lot of fun playing this game and I recommend this to anyone who likes racing games. Fun to play on your own or play with your friends and family!
First off let me say that I bought and played this game since day 1 it was released back on the Wii U so I have already put many hours into it before now. That being said even if you bought and played this on the Wii U it is well worth the price of picking up again on the switch.
The battle mode is the biggest improvement over the Wii U version, but not the only one. Switch version runs at 1080p vs 720p on Wii U, it comes with all the paid DLC and of course the best feature... you can play it anywhere you want via handheld mode and it is absolutely gorgeous in handheld mode and on a TV.
If you have never played.... buy it yesterday.... if you have it on Wii U... still buy it.
As always I would recommend anyone buying video games to get the BestBuy Gamer club, it provides great year long discounts and since I have joined BestBuy is pretty much only place I get any physical games anymore. Great money saver.
This edition of Mario Kart is amazing! From the graphics all the way down to audio and the controls. Everything feels like an upgrade from the Wii U version. Online play is smooth and local multiplayer is great! Really brings back the days of local couch play. A neat feature is being able to play online against people with friends locally, so multiple people in the same room can compete against people online, with one console. All of the DLC from the Wii U version is included in this this version for free as a part of the base game. Splatoon tracks and characters are unlocked from the start, and Amiibo support has been increased for more unlockable outfits. All in all, this is a must have for the Nintendo Switch! For a complete list of changes from Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U check out this site:
Oh, and don't forget, you can get 20% off all new games at Best Buy with Gamers Club Unlocked! Definitely worth a look.
Having played the original MK8 on the Wii U (+ all the DLC), I'm happy to have bought the Deluxe version for the Switch, which comes with an improved battle system, new items (like the much missed Boo), and additional characters. All the racetracks and speeds are available from the start, so it's easy to jump right back in.
Only complaint is that the highlight reel seems to have changed a bit for the worse, as it zooms in too much on the racer (especially when crossing the finish line), thus removing some of the desired context.
Bought the system for a relative for Christmas and she loves it. I like the portability of the system as she can now play on the road.
I thought the controllers were a little small and will have a small adjustment period. The only real downside (and it's a REAL downside) is that the games are not backwards compatible, so you won't be able to use games from previous Nintendo systems and have to buy all new games (pretty expensive).
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Video Game
This game is good because making sure teamwork and it’s pretty fun play.
A:Answer Yes and No. seperate the joy cons and play using one game and one switch system and a joy con each me and my daughter play it all the time. Use same screen . if you want to play on your own screens then yes you do