Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

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Everyone
ESRB Rating
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Perspective
Gameplay
Vehicular
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88
Critic Score
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4.4
User Score
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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 Drifting ahead of the competition
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Main Menu
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Final Cup Results
Mario Kart 8 Wii U This piranha plant item will eat up items and racers in your path

Promo Images

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

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

Den of Geek (UK) May 30, 2014 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Impulse Gamer Jun 12, 2014 5 out of 5 100
Game Freaks 365 Jun 18, 2014 9.5 out of 10 95
Gaming Age Jun 06, 2014 A- 91
Cubed3 May 15, 2014 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Digital Chumps May 15, 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
Thunderbolt Games Jun 03, 2014 8 out of 10 80
GamesRadar May 28, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Toronto Sun May 27, 2014 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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).

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Zaibatsu (3916) added Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) on Jun 03, 2014