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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 Darn Blue Shell!
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Multiplayer Main Menu
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 Anti-Gravity action

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The Press Says

Den of Geek (UK) May 30, 2014 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamereactor (Germany) May 15, 2014 9 out of 10 90
GAMbIT Magazine Jun 13, 2014 4.5 out of 5 90
Nivelul2 Jun 26, 2014 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de May 15, 2014 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com May 15, 2014 16 out of 20 80
GamerGen May 15, 2014 16 out of 20 80

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Zaibatsu (2123) added Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) on Jun 03, 2014