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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 Driving Underwater
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Just driving on the side of the wall, no big deal
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Results Screen
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Coins also help unlock new parts

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
  • "마리오 카트 8" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

New Game Network Jun 04, 2014 93 out of 100 93
The Video Game Critic Jun 10, 2014 A- 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May 15, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Nivelul2 Jun 26, 2014 9 out of 10 90
GAMbIT Magazine Jun 13, 2014 4.5 out of 5 90
Digital Chumps May 15, 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
GamingXP Jun 18, 2014 87 out of 100 87
PixlBit May 30, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 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).

Awards

  • The Game Awards
    • 2014 — Best Family Game — Won
    • 2014 — Best Sports/Racing Game — Won

Related Web Sites

Zaibatsu (9315) added Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) on Jun 03, 2014