Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

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Description

Mario Kart 8 is the 8th installment of the Mario Kart series, for the Wii U console.

The gameplay includes thirty-two circuits (sixteen brand new ones and sixteen retro ones) on which the characters race riding a variety of vehicles like the returning motorcycles from Mario Kart Wii or the karts, which can be customized.

The game offers six play modes featuring a new mode called Mario Kart TV in which you can create your own pictures and videos. The roster includes thirty characters from the Super Mario universe, twenty-one are returning from previous games and nine are new: Baby Rosalina, Wendy O. Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Larry Koopa, Pink Gold Peach, Morton Koopa Jr., Ludwig Von Koopa, Roy Koopa and Lemmy Koopa. Twenty-one power-ups are included in this game featuring new ones like the Boomerang Flower, the Piranha Plant, the Super Horn and the Eight-crazy.

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Mario Kart 8 Wii U MKTV allows one to watch and edit saved replays of their own as well as those of others around the world
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Trophy Screen
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Coins also help unlock new parts
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Darn Blue Shell!

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Alternate Titles

  • "マリオカート8" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The Blue Shell Shuffle Adzuken (818) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Quarter to Three May 28, 2014 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Freaks 365 Jun 18, 2014 9.5 out of 10 95
Gaming Age Jun 06, 2014 A- 91
Nintendo Life Mar 15, 2014 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Cubed3 May 15, 2014 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
GamingXP Jun 18, 2014 87 out of 100 87
GamerGen May 15, 2014 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com May 15, 2014 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot May 15, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Toronto Sun May 27, 2014 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

Gimmick

A neat little touch appears at the beginning of every race at the starting line: if the player honks their horn during the countdown it will startle the other racers!

Sales

According to publisher Nintendo, Mario Kart 8 sold 5.87 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).

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Zaibatsu (3124) added Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) on Jun 03, 2014