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.

Screenshots

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Online Results Screen
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Trophy Screen
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Choosing a Cup
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Getting some sick air

Promo Images

Mario Kart 8 Screenshot
Mario Kart 8 Screenshot
Mario Kart 8 Screenshot
Mario Kart 8 Render

Alternate Titles

  • "マリオカート8" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Darkstation May 19, 2014 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
New Game Network Jun 04, 2014 93 out of 100 93
The Video Game Critic Jun 10, 2014 A- 91
Nintendo Life Mar 15, 2014 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
N-Europe May 15, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo-Online.de May 15, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Nivelul2 Jun 26, 2014 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de May 15, 2014 85 out of 100 85
Gamekult May 15, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Digitally Downloaded Jun 03, 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).

Related Web Sites

Zaibatsu (3607) added Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) on Jun 03, 2014