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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.8
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.9
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Overall User Score (9 votes) 4.1

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Digitiser 2000 (May 01, 2017)
Taken as it is, however, and speaking as someone who never played the Wii U version, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a pure delight. I've been away for games for the best part of a month, because life got in the way, but this was the perfect game to "water" my "plants". It's as much fun as video games get - a bright, breezy, uncynical, accessible, game that just wants to make players happy. And it did. It cheered me right up.
GamesRadar (Apr 20, 2017)
Three years on: still a classic, and with its biggest weakness fixed. If you own a Switch it’s a no-brainer – especially if it’s your first time.
Cheat Code Central (Apr 20, 2017)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a game that rekindles a fire you may not have even realized was fading. This racing game is absolutely incredible. It takes Mario Kart 8, an absolutely fantastic game, then improves upon it by offering the sort of Battle arenas and experiences we adored in previous games, the ability to play it anywhere in any way, and various quality of life adjustments. Everything has been tightened, fine tuned and is firing on all cylinders. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn’t just here to help you coast through the launch window, it is a game that will offer comfortable cruising for years to come.
The Telegraph (Apr 28, 2017)
With Battle Mode restored, the bumper pack of tracks and the neat nips and tucks, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the fullest and most finely-tuned entry the series has seen. As well it should be. While there can be legitimate eyebrow-raising at full price for a three year old port, there is enough work here to offer value to even the most seasoned MK8 player. And crucially for Nintendo and the Switch, it is a splendid celebration of its host console’s charms.
Nintendojo (May 08, 2017)
As I pointed out above, this is the same exceptional racing game that bowed in 2014, but as my review hopefully attests, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the definitive version of it. Everything that made Mario Kart 8 special has returned and been amplified, and the additions (including new characters, plus one secret one that I won’t spoil) make for an even richer and varied experience. Along with Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a must-have for Switch owners. It’s a party on a cartridge, but even played solo it’s a blast. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be played in perpetuity for many years to come, and will do a wonderful job of tiding fans over until the releases of Arms and Splatoon 2 (something I had doubts about — yeah, those doubts are officially gone). You officially have two games that make a Switch worth buying, so get to it if you haven’t!
The Video Game Critic (May 11, 2017)
Once I started playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe it was hard to stop. The gameplay is well balanced, although I wish there were more ways to defend yourself from shells. The controls feel great and the revving vibration is remarkable. Unless you are absolutely sick of Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U (not likely), this Deluxe version is a good investment.
100 (Apr 28, 2017)
Merveilleusement beau, fluide, généreux, bien calibré et pour ainsi dire infini, cet épisode aux allures de Maxi Best-Of se paye le luxe d'embarquer de délicieux modes Battle aussi sadiques que jouissifs. Vous aviez prévu quelque chose pour les prochains mois ? Dommage. La saga Mario Kart n'a sans doute jamais autant brillé qu'à travers ces 48 circuits peaufinés jusqu'à l'os. Transportable à l'envi, il vous permettra de vous fâcher avec des adversaires de tous les pays et de toutes les cultures. Car lorsque se présente la possibilité de renverser la vapeur en profitant d'un item bien tombé, les notions d'amitié, de fidélité, de loyauté ne comptent plus. Quintessence d'un genre né avec le premier épisode, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe redéfinit sans même broncher l'excellence du jeu multijoueur.
Nintendo Life (Apr 20, 2017)
It's the definitive Mario Kart 8 experience, content-rich and a delightful feast of comedic, cartoonish karting action. It's a game that continually raises a smile and, occasionally, induces that trademark Mario Kart rage as shells strike and positions are lost. It's addictive and unifying, unfiltered fun that draws in anyone daring enough to take up the wheel. If you're a Switch owner, it's an easy choice.
Though I found things I didn't absolutely love about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I do believe it's the best Mario Kart game since Double Dash!! on the GameCube. If you give it a shot and like what you find early on (and there's a good chance you will), you should discover numerous reasons to return night after night, for dozens or maybe even hundreds of hours of total enjoyment. And since you can head online to race against friends or strangers, compete locally with up to 7 friends (if you have the hardware) or even tackle everything all by yourself, there's no reason the thrills can't last forever. I just wish the game had been absolutely perfect. Is that really so much to ask?
Switch Player (May 04, 2017)
Absolutely essential for Switch owners who love fun, racing, and didn't buy it on the Wii U. Packed with content, this is the definitive Mario Kart experience - and it's hard to see how it will be topped.
95 (May 31, 2017)
Mario Kart 8 was already a great game on the Wii U. Now on the Nintendo Switch it's even better. Bringing everything from the previous games into one package and putting it on a new system was a great call. This is the one Mario spin-off series that always delivers consistent thrills, fun gameplay, and also keeps things simple. If you want to be great at Mario Kart, there's certainly challenge and depth. If you want to just have some friends over and have a good time, it's also here. Putting aside some small online frustrations, this is a flawless game, which you can now take with you anywhere. Unless you already own this for Wii U, and don't plan on letting go of that system, this is an absolute must buy for anyone who owns a Nintendo Switch.
Link Cable Gaming (May 03, 2017)
“I hesitate to call this one a ‘must buy’ if you already own it own Wii U but if not, then you need to pick it up.”
Games TM (May 18, 2017)
This is really a greatest hits of Mario Kart in one package, offering some of the most memorable tracks and a bundle of new ones, a crazy number of customisation options, and some smart enhancements to gameplay. But the bottom line is that the Switch feels built for this kind of multiplayer and mobile experience, and for that reason it is an essential purchase.
90 (Apr 25, 2017)
„Mario Kart 8 Deluxe“ ist das beste „Mario Kart“ aller Zeiten und für Nintendo Switch-Besitzer mit Hang zum Mehrspielerspaß ein Pflichtkauf. Mit seiner leichten Zugänglichkeit, dem enormen Umfang an Strecken und der hübschen Gesamtpräsentation kann dieser Kartracer absolut überzeugen. Diesen Titel dank Switch auch mobil spielen zu können, macht es außerdem zu einem perfekten Begleiter für Unterwegs. All diejenigen, die „Mario Kart 8“ nicht gespielt haben, dürfen bedingungslos zugreifen. Aber auch Besitzer der Wii U-Version sollten eine Anschaffung in Erwägung ziehen, denn der Schlachtmodus und die kleinen, feinen Neuerungen bieten ein tolles Gesamterlebnis, das die Wartezeit trotz angeführter und hoch angesetzter Kritik auf „Mario Kart 9“ versüßt.
JeuxActu (Apr 20, 2017)
Si les puristes reprocheront à Mario Kart 8 Deluxe de n’être qu’un recyclage opportuniste, l’essentiel se trouvait ailleurs pour Nintendo : offrir à la Switch un jeu de course fun, calibré, au contenu riche, et qui soit capable de sublimer le caractère hybride de la console. Sur ces quatre points, le cahier des charges est largement rempli, et le jeu n’aura aucun mal à se mettre les néophytes dans la poche tant la formule est maîtrisée. Quant aux fans, ils s’attarderont sans doute sur le mode "Bataille" qui relance l’intérêt des parties à plusieurs, tandis que la Plume et le Fantôme ne sont pas de trop pour rendre les courses complètement folles. Cela dit, même avec un zeste de Double Dash !!, même avec un nombre de personnages revu à la hausse, dégainer de nouveau la CB pour une édition GOTY qui aurait pu sortir sur Wii U, ça peut faire mal aux fesses. Mais c’est connu, les fanboys ont le derrière solide.
GameSpot (Apr 20, 2017)
For Mario Kart fans, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe might look like more of the same with small Double Dash-inspired tweaks. But thanks to a series of updates both big and almost unseen, it's the version of Mario Kart to get. If you don't own a Wii U or skipped out on Mario Kart 8 the first time around--or even if you've played it before--Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is worth your time. It plays beautifully on Switch in both handheld and docked mode, and its core racing is as exciting as ever. And, most notably, it completely revamps the original's lackluster Battle Mode, rounding out an already great racing game.
Digitally Downloaded (Apr 20, 2017)
There’s not too much more that can be said about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is effectively a “remaster” from the Wii U original to the Nintendo Switch. The extra content is great, and the addition of the battle mode back into the game is the masterstroke; I do believe that a sizable number of people will spend more time playing that than the racing game itself. As Nintendo’s second big release on the Switch following on from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I have no trouble believing that this will solidify the console’s rapidly-growing reputation of offering far more than people thought it would prior to launch. It might be a flawed experience, but that’s almost irrelevant when you consider just how much of it there really is on offer. This is how you do a “HD remaster”.
GameCrate (May 03, 2017)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the definitive Mario Kart experience. It’s got the most complete roster of characters, tons of tracks, a litany of game modes, and an ultra-polished presentation mixed with pitch-perfect gameplay. A must play for all Switch owners.
Attack of the Fanboy (Apr 20, 2017)
Mario Kart 8 was without a doubt one of the best games to release on the Wii U and now it has been improved on even further on Nintendo Switch. The game performs better than it ever has, this time with a crisper look that really shines both in docked and handheld forms. While it is disappointing that no new race tracks were added, the completely overhauled Battle Mode complete with eight arenas makes up for that easily, making Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the definitive Mario Kart experience to date.
90 (Apr 28, 2017)
C'est sans surprise que ce Mario Kart 8 Deluxe s'inscrit d'emblée comme un indispensable de la Nintendo Switch. Avec un contenu complet contenant tous les DLC, un mode bataille retravaillé et quelques ajouts sympathiques comme le Mini-Turbo mauve et le mode conduite auto pour les néophythes, cet opus est une réussite, sous toutes les coutures. Parfaitement adapté au côté hybride et agile de la Switch dans la manière de jouer seul ou à plusieurs, le jeu de course de Nintendo a tout pour lui et vous pouvez vous jeter dessus les yeux fermés !
90 (May 08, 2017)
Det beste Mario Kart-spillet siden Double Dash!! har blitt enda bedre.
The Jimquisition (May 03, 2017)
I say this without hyperbole and not as a stealth insult to anything else – I quite genuinely believe this to be the finest addition to the Switch’s library so far. I can’t argue with how much I’ve been playing it and how much I want to keep playing it, even as I type this. It’s exactly this kind of compulsive experience the Switch needed, and if that had to be the result of a remaster, so be it.

It’s a damn fine remaster of a truly magnificent game.

It has Dry Bones in it, or haven’t you heard?
87 (Apr 27, 2017)
Lokal sind die hektischen Rennen das ideale Party-Material! Sobald man sich mit auf der Piste mit Panzern, Banenschalen und anderen albernen Extras bombardiert, werden aus Freunden erstaunlich schnell erbitterte Feinde, die bis zu den letzten Zentimetern nicht locker lassen. Dank mannigfaltiger Controller-Optionen kann man fast überall mit einigen Teilnehmern loslegen. Mit seiner erhöhten Auflösung und der sauberen, leicht aufpolierten Grafik sieht das bunte Treiben noch etwas besser aus als das Wii-U-Original – vor allem auf dem mobilen Screen kommen die knalligen Farben toll zur Geltung. (...) Einzelspieler und Internet-Raser sollten sich allerdings gut überlegen, ob die Neuerungen den Kauf der Switch-Fassung rechtfertigen: Das ideenlose Abklappern der simpel strukturierten Solo-Cups wirkt nach wie vor ziemlich altbacken und auch online wären abwechslungsreichere Modi und Herausforderungen drin gewesen.
Nivelul2 (Jul 13, 2018)
Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe a fost gândit pentru a deveni atracția unor evenimente sociale și este mult mai plăcut atunci când ai pe cineva în aceeași cameră pentru a concura. Pe această cale, țin să felicit Nintendo pentru faptul că ne reamintește permanent ce presupune joaca și cât de plictisitor poate fi realismul în anumite situații. Aș prefera oricând să fac oamenii să răstească profanități pentru că au fost blocați de o coajă de banană bine poziționată decât să-i ascult cum oferă explicații privind capacitatea cilindrică a motorului, rezervorul de NOS și sistemul de suspensii. Poate că există persoane care găsesc o plăcere deosebită în aceste detalii, dar eu prefer ceva simplu și distractiv. Îmi place să cred că am reușit să definesc Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (așa cum mi-am propus la începutul articolului), însă îmi este greu să realizez dacă merită cei 230 de lei. Nintendo are o politică de prețuri destul de rigidă și neprietenoasă pentru bugetele restrânse.
Saudi Gamer (May 04, 2017)
قد لا تُحسن أو تضيف كثيراً لنسخة الوي يو، ولكن هذه بالتأكيد هي النسخة الكاملة لأفضل لعبة من نوعها، ولأقوى لعبة سباق على جهاز محمول بالتحديد.
Gamekult (Apr 20, 2017)
Seul point qui nous empêche de véritablement célébrer le retour de cet épisode particulièrement réussi : Mario Kart 8 Deluxe n'inclut aucun circuit inédit depuis la version Wii U. Pas le moindre. Nada. A moins que Nintendo ne se réserve le droit d'envoyer à nouveau du contenu téléchargeable ultérieurement, et pourquoi s'en priver aujourd'hui, il n'y a finalement rien, ou si peu, à découvrir en Grand Prix quand on a déjà saigné l'asphalte de la version Wii U, si ce n'est le plaisir de le faire partout et dans toutes les configurations possibles. Après, partant du principe que Mario Kart 8 n'a pas connu le succès escompté sur Wii U faute de popularité, l'argument du portage peut s'entendre. Ceux qui avaient fait l'impasse sur cet épisode - et un simple sondage dans la rédaction suffit à comprendre qu'ils étaient nombreux - vont pouvoir savourer sur Switch l'un des meilleurs Mario Kart, à la fois fun, technique et peaufiné, dans une version revue et corrigée qui ne laisse rien au hasard.
TechRaptor (May 25, 2017)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gives players the full package right from the starting line. With an enormous roster of both characters and raceways to select from MK8 Deluxe brings over all of the content from the Wii U edition of the game and then goes and adds more content. While those wanting the single player experience might not find too much to race for, as a multiplayer title this is a great one to challenge your friends to.
Retro Gamer (May 18, 2017)
Online is solid, and there are loads of multiplayer options. It's a bit annoying that everything is available from the start, losing a sense of progression, however, this is the definitive version of an exceptional race game.

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