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Ray Willmott reviews Mario Kart 8 on Wii U…
If there’s one Nintendo game you can rely on to be gold-standard, it’s Mario Kart. Look back at every iteration over the years and it’s hard to dispute the evidence. Nintendo know how to make a great Kart racer and the good news is, with Mario Kart 8, the Wii U has yet another killer app.
There’s a whole new series of courses in the game, including one of the best renditions of Rainbow Road and Bowser’s Castle ever released. Other great tracks like Shy Guy Falls, Toad Harbour and Twisted Mansion really showcase Nintendo vivid imagination at its finest.
As with other titles, retro courses also play a role and you can experience classic courses dating back as far as the original Mario Kart, through to the likes of Double Dash, Super Circuit and more. Mario Kart »
- Ray Willmott
Ever since the Super Nintendo, Nintendo has been putting its genre defining Kart racer once per new system. We’re up to its 8th installment now and Mario Kart 8 offers up more of what we love from the long lasting franchise. It’s been a whole 6 years since the last console entry into the series and fans have been eager to see what’s next. After all, who isn’t excited to see their favorite Mario characters race it out in now glorious HD? Sounds great on paper and Mario Kart 8 doesn’t disappoint.
There should be no reason to explain Mario Kart gameplay to anyone, but for the few that have been living under a rock, it’s an arcade-style Kart racer. Up to 12 racers compete for first place and players can choose either a kart or motorbike. Power-ups are also available during a race and they can do »
- Francois Chang
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