Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

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4.4
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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 Gamepad can also show the track layout
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Tournaments add a greater sense of competition to online races compared to previous MK entries
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Gliding to the finish
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Sweet moves after a jump

Alternate Titles

  • "マリオカート8" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Age Jun 06, 2014 A- 91
GAMbIT Magazine Jun 13, 2014 4.5 out of 5 90
Nivelul2 Jun 26, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Gameblog.fr May 15, 2014 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May 15, 2014 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de May 15, 2014 85 out of 100 85
GamesRadar May 28, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot May 15, 2014 8 out of 10 80
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).

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Zaibatsu (2903) added Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) on Jun 03, 2014