DescriptionMario 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.
- "マリオカート8" -- Japanese spelling
- "마리오 카트 8" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)
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|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||May 15, 2014||9 out of 10||90|
|Gamereactor (Germany)||May 15, 2014||9 out of 10||90|
|GamingIllustrated.com||Jun 04, 2014||88 out of 100||88|
|Digital Chumps||May 15, 2014||8.8 out of 10||88|
|GamingXP||Jun 18, 2014||87 out of 100||87|
|GamesRadar||May 28, 2014||80|
|PixlBit||May 30, 2014||80|
|Thunderbolt Games||Jun 03, 2014||8 out of 10||80|
|Giant Bomb||May 15, 2014||80|
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GimmickA 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!
SalesAccording to publisher Nintendo, Mario Kart 8 sold 5.87 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).
- The Game Awards
- 2014 — Best Family Game — Won
- 2014 — Best Sports/Racing Game — Won
Related Web Sites
- Official Site - Mario Kart 8 for Wii U - Home (official website)