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And we were able to play Mario Kart 8 nonstop for about 7 hours. There aren’t too many games that can create that much replayability and fun for that long for that 13 people ranging from ages 11 to 45. It’s a must-buy if you have a Wii U and is good enough that, as long as you have people to play with, it’s worth buying the system just to play this game. Check it out!
Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo Wii U
Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo Wii U Review
When I purchased my Wii U it came bundled with this game, which I would’ve bought regardless. As someone who has owned literally every Mario Kart iteration, I can still say that Nintendo makes sure they’re putting out a very high quality product with these games. For the most part, they have a similar winning formula compared to most other Kart games. You have your Grand Prix mode, Time Trials, Vs and Online play. This game offers more balanced gameplay compared to the Wii version. It removed the fact that bikes could wheelie on straightaways to gain a significant speed advantage over karts. Karts and bikes still have a different feel to them, which is good, as it will allow different players to find whichever vehicle fits their play style. As far as the courses go, I thoroughly enjoyed them and believe that most people will as well. In typical fashion, they’ve include a mix of new tracks as well as past favorites from the old games. The new mechanic they added to this game is the fact that you can drive up walls and treat them as you would a regular raceway. You can’t do this just anywhere though, there are specific locations in each track where this feature is possible. It’s not anything earth-shattering but it does allow for different racing strategies, which I think is a good thing. One other neat thing in this game is that they have added mini achievements to it in the form of stamps. You’ll receive them for winning Grad Prix tracks, beating Time Trial ghosts and more! It’s a nice little addition that will add some replay-ability to playing solo for some people. The main mode, Grand Prix is pretty much as it is in all Mario Kart games. You’ll race a series of races and the person who places the best throughout the series will win first place. This game includes the traditional star rankings system as well. To get three stars on each set of races, you’ll basically have to come in first each races. If you don’t, you can be awarded two stars, one star or no stars, if you don’t finish first overall in the cumulative rankings. Time Trial mode is one I haven’t played a whole lot since the original Super Mario Kart for SNES. What really got me back into it is the fact that you can race against a Nintendo employee’s ghost on each race. If you win, you’ll be rewarded with one of the stamps I mentioned above. The only blemish to me in this otherwise fantastic game, is the fact that Battle Mode has changed yet again. This time, they take place on an actual race track. Racers can go either direction and hunt down opponents. This creates time periods when you don’t see enemies for a while, especially if there are only 2 or 3 people left; there is the chance that everyone is going the same direction, in which case you really won’t encounter anyone. Honestly, I’m not sure why they made Battle Mode this way. There were previous Kart games that had much more innovative and engaging battle systems to them. For this reason I took off a star, as personally, I think Battle Mode can be a lot of fun to play with a group of friends. Online play is something I’ve only dabbled in for this game so far but my limited experience was positive. I didn’t have trouble getting into games and I only disconnected once, which I think was more of a router issue on my end than with the system itself. I will say, I expected to rack up some easy wins online and was swiftly brought back down to reality; some people online are really good. This game also offers some DLC (downloadable content for purchase) which I bought without thinking twice. It’s $12 total for the two sets of content, each of which offer three characters, four vehicles and eight races. I know some people are firmly anti DLC, which I completely understand, as I usually oppose it as well. However, I believe the game as a whole is a great value and to me, the additional tracks alone are well worth the money;16 extra tracks is nothing to sneeze at. Overall, I would have a hard time not recommending this game to anyone with a Wii U. I believe a lot of people will agree with me that Battle Mode should have been better but I also think that the majority of people will spend most of their time playing the great Grand Prix, Vs and Online Modes. This is a game that just about anyone should be able to pick up and play and is fantastic for families and gatherings of friends! -Read Reviews-
Race along walls and upside-down on twisting anti-gravity racetracks!
Share highlight videos of your greatest moments with friends via the Mario Kart TV feature and Miiverse.
Race and battle with friends locally or connect online to play with random players from around the world.
Fan favorite features from past Mario Kart games include gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, mid-air tricks, and more.
Crisp HD graphics and fluid animation offers players the most visually stunning Mario Kart yet!
One of the best WiiU games to own. The graphic is easily beats any major blockbuster games on PS4 or Xbox One. Very easy on the eye, great control, and provide you with endless fun. The courses are simply beautiful, and provides some challenge to master, it is deceptively simple yet it will take you quite awhile to master. You can play offline with others which is no brainer if you have significant other who like to game (casually) or family. Online game is very smooth and extremely fun!! They also have a DLC, which is a MUST buy since the DLC double the amount of the courses at only the fraction of the original game. If you have select amiibos, you can earn additional costumes as well. If you own a WiiU, then you MUST get this game, it is a classic and one of the best game for this console generation period. Fun for the whole family.