Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

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Everyone
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Perspective
Gameplay
Vehicular
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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 Title Screen
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Mirror Mode. Everything is reversed!
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Racing (Gamepad perspective)
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Coins also help unlock new parts

Promo Images

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

Alternate Titles

  • "マリオカート8" -- Japanese spelling
  • "마리오 카트 8" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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User Reviews

The Blue Shell Shuffle Adzuken (861) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Snackbar-Games.com Jun 11, 2014 5 out of 5 100
TechRaptor Jun 09, 2014 9.3 out of 10 93
Cheat Code Central May 15, 2014 4.6 out of 5 92
Gaming Age Jun 06, 2014 A- 91
IGN May 15, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Digital Chumps May 15, 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot May 15, 2014 8 out of 10 80
GamerGen May 15, 2014 16 out of 20 80
NintendoWorldReport May 15, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75
Toronto Sun May 27, 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 (4071) added Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) on Jun 03, 2014