Submitted by Uni-g 225d ago | opinion piece

Mario Kart 8 and the Koopaling Controversy: What Do You Think of the Roster?

Vgamerz writes: "Mario Kart 8 has been plying its trade on Wii Us the world over for a couple of weeks now. Shells, banana peels and fancy new boomerang flowers have been flying all over the darn place. As has a heaping helping of profanity. This is Mario Kart after all, and a dose of ragetastic is compulsory." (Mario Kart 8, Wii U)

JohnathanACE  +   225d ago
The problem really wasn't the Koopalings so much as it was Metal Mario and Pink Gold Peach as well as the 5 freaking babies in the roster!
MSBAUSTX  +   225d ago
I agree with you. When I saw Metal Mario, Gold Peach, and the babies I actually said out loud to my buddy, "What the Hell?". I haven't used those characters yet and I actually haven't seen anyone use them that has come over to play. Rarely see them online either. I do, however, use my Mii almost every time I play. I love that feature and don't ever want it to go away.
mcstorm  +   225d ago
I would lobe to see more Nintendo characters in Mario Kart like we see in smash bro's. So having fox ect in there would be good. Maybe Nintendo can give us some characters and track dlc later on down the line?
admiralvic  +   225d ago
While I don't care for the roster, I also don't really have a problem with it either. Like all Mario Kart games we have the characters that we've come to expect (Bowser, DK, Mario, Luigi, Peach, etc) and anyone else is either going to appeal to a small group or seem out of place. Like I would gladly welcome Bloopers being playable or King Boo making a return, though I wouldn't say either character is a marked improvement over say Roy. Sure they would look better instead of 5 babies and 2 pallet swaps, though I don't think their inclusion or King Boo's omission have that much of an impact on the overall game.
Pozzle  +   225d ago
I'm only mad at the lack of Dry Bones. I love that little guy.
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SilentNegotiator  +   225d ago
Why is it that they keep swapping out unique characters for things like metal Mario and more babies?
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deafdani  +   225d ago
Meh. The roster isn't superb, but it isn't bad, either. Just acceptable.

In the end, this isn't Smash. The characters don't have any unique attributes to them. All of them are slight variants from light, middle and heavy class characters, that's all.
Sincere0121  +   225d ago
There is going to be DLC as well don't forget, so the roster will increase as time goes on.
gerbwmu  +   225d ago
The roster is just that.....a roster. I actually love the Koopalings and have used them but really, most of us have our favorites and probably play the same 2 or 3 that we did in MK64, DD, Wii.....whatever ones we have.

Personally I would have less babies and if you have metal characters just make them different outfits for the characters you have. Maybe make multiple skins as an option for each one.

Really though, as long as I have Wario, DK, & Luigi (now improved with death stare) then the rest I probably don't care about.
secretcode  +   225d ago
The Koopalings aren't the issue to me. Pink Gold Peach and the Babies, however...
pcz  +   225d ago
nintendo were scraping the barrel with forgettable characters nobody even thinks about.
for the next mario kart its time to take it to the next level... its time to include characters from other nintendo games.

otherwise we can look forward to even more obscure characters nobody cares about
DivineAssault  +   225d ago
hopefully theres DLC

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