DescriptionMario 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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|The Blue Shell Shuffle||Adzuken (818)|
|Den of Geek (UK)||May 30, 2014||100|
|GamesReviews||May 23, 2014||9 out of 10||90|
|Gameblog.fr||May 15, 2014||90|
|IGN||May 15, 2014||9 out of 10||90|
|GAMbIT Magazine||Jun 13, 2014||4.5 out of 5||90|
|4Players.de||May 15, 2014||85 out of 100||85|
|GamesRadar||May 28, 2014||80|
|GamerGen||May 15, 2014||16 out of 20||80|
|WiiDSFrance||May 21, 2014||8 out of 10||80|
|Toronto Sun||May 27, 2014||70|
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GimmickA 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!
SalesAccording to publisher Nintendo, Mario Kart 8 sold 5.87 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).
Related Web Sites
- Official Site - Mario Kart 8 for Wii U - Home (official website)