Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still a gorgeous game and the overhauled Battle mode is a great reason to pick it up.
Mario Kart ftw, I've pre ordered for the battle mode, local multiplayer, online and I don't mind unlocking all the 150 and 200cc golds again ;)
The best racing game ever just got better. I'll have no problem getting hours out of it again especially because Battle mode is supposed to be bomb!
I can't wait to play this and Zelda.
Haven't played a MarioKart game since Double Dash. I can't imagine a kart game being more fun than that one.
It baffles me how they still haven't made a sequel to it. Two characters in one kart--it's brilliant
lol you get down votes for being excited about great games.
Yeah best racing game for children, who like cartoon-arcade-racers, lol. This looks like it belongs on treehouse tv.
Kart Racing game*
Oh shut up
There's Racing Simulator, then Racing, then Wipeout, F Zero type of racing, then Kart Racing game.
Don't DDoS me for correcting op
Kart Racing is a sub-genre of racing, so "racing game" works.
So what is the difference? No matter what kind of racing game it is, you still in a control of a vehicle and try to win the race, is it not?
Somewhere deep down, n4g just died alittle based on these reviews.
Children's racing game*
Children can't grasp the concept of over steering, understeering, apex and just any sort of life like physics. Simple games for simple minds, I suppose.
Everything is unlocked from the jump.
you mean the best kart racing game ever right..!? because even YOU cant be stupid/deluded enough to ACTUALLY mean racing game right!!!?
Im actually giving your deluded fanboy self the benefit of the doubt here.
Forget it . Tottaly blind gamers that need to say its the best ever over and over. When is just fun game that doesnt set the standard in no aspect. And a old game
Mario Kart is a racing game...
Saying kart racing is just a sub-genre of racing. Sim racing games are still racing games.
like everyone else is saying lol. i own both Forza 6 and mario kart is ten times more fun.
Most people would have much more fun playing an arcade/kart racing game over a simulation racing game.
Mario Kart is a RACING game. You compete with other cars/karts/players to win a RACE.
The fact is that Arcade racers are much more fun than simulation and are easy to learn and pick up.
And by the way, there are many excellent racing games, Mario Kart 8 is one of them. There really isn't a "Best Racing Game Ever".
This game is seriously fun and hours can pass while you race online! I like the new additions like being able to change your cart and racer while still in the lobby. I will get the Deluxe version for sure!
Great to see so many new IPs on the Switch already.
Yeah cause Knack was so amazing when the PS4 launched! Just one month in.......
Although I agree that the ps4 launch line-up wasn't the best, Knack wasn't as bad as many people said it was. I must be the only one looking forward to 2...
The same year TLoU came out and could've been a launch title. Unlike the abandoned wii u.
still a new ip in comparison to the 50th mario kart and the 3 millionth Mario related game loool...
I bet you didn't even play knack
I think you missed the word "new".
Mario Kart 8 on the Switch is a rerelease of Mario Kart 8 (the 8th for IP) for the WiiU. Knack was the first game in its series (read: first game in a new IP).
You need to learn the difference between a new game and a new IP.
@Ron no son. Clearly you don't understand what I was saying. A new ip in the first month of a console launch doesn't mean anything great. Hence why I brought up knack.
A console needs time on the market to bring thriving new ip. Bloodborne didn't arrive til almost 2 years into the ps4s life. And as a new ip that's kinda stretching it as it's a reskin of demon souls sped up.
At least PS4 offer more game on launched date than Switch.
At least Sony takes chances with new IP's unlike Nintendo using the same ones from the 80's, and Sony could of easily delayed The Last of Us and God of War 2 to release on new hardware but they care about their customers.
1-2-Switch is a new IP (although crappy)
Snipperclips is a fantastic new IP that's a blast to play. I'd be shocked if it didn't get a sequel in a couple years. Arms hits in two months.
I want a gazillion new ips for the switch after its got released more than one month.
Blue shell when I'm in second place 🤗
Not many games that can be as enjoyable as MK.
I'll be encouraging my Switch owning friends to come over for a few drinks/races asap :D
where were you when this released on the Wii U...?
Playing it on my mates Wii U.
I don't understand what you're getting at.
Awesome. Just got a Switch. Looking forward to this!
to all of those acting like these positive reviews are groundbreaking.. what the BLOODY HELL DID YOU EXPECT!! It's a Mario Kart game... and a very good one at that.. it was great on the Wii U and with a host of extra content, a slightly more polished presentation to an already gorgeous game.. did you guys expect worse reviews!? i mean the Wii U version got a 9 so this game by default would be getting a 9 and above (and rightly so!)
Because Nintendo fans use anything they can to justify their purchase. Both Zelda and Mario are great games but people acting like the Switch is already a better console because of 2 Wii U ports is just silly...
exactly!! it's bloody insanee!!!
You should probably return to some TLoU remastered reviews...
The Ps4 had more games to play than the TLoU Remastered. And it came out 8 moths after the PS4 released and the consoles wasn't defined by that port, I mean people are calling the Switch the "Zelda machine"
Ouh yes baby... Nintendo i love u
I would like to have the battle-modes in a third dlc for the Wii U version...
Has a Mario Kart player who has invested and enjoyed all the games, I would hope and expect nintendo also update the Wii u version to include the multiplayer and extras. I have purchased all packs and if they can do this on BOTW why not!
What a joke.......
Dont Nintendo have any new IP's? No offense, Im wondering how their fanbase dont get burnt out.
Arms will the be the first brand new IP coming to switch soon. I expect there will be a few more on the horizon too. Snipperclips is a new IP and a lot of fun.
Nintendo constantly refreshes and experiments with their IP's. Also they don't tend to release game franchises annually, and their games are usually very well made.
That's why I don't get tired of their games.
they are a developer and publisher with a list of old and new;
newest one will be ARMS
Mario series - Unarguably the most well known of the video game series.
Mario Kart series
Mario Party series
Mario RPG includes Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi series
The Legend of Zelda series
Animal Crossing series
Fire Emblem series
Donkey Kong series
Super Smash Bros. series
Custom Robo series
Earthbound (Mother) series
Golden Sun series
Kid Icarus series
The Legendary Starfy series
Nintendo Wars series
Advance Wars series
Rhythm Heaven series
Sin and Punishment series
Star Fox series
Wave Race series
They have so many profitable IP its actually pretty insane to fathom.
A pass is usually given when you have an outstanding record in crafting video game experiences.
Some of you guys sound so deluded it's pitiful "Nintendo got any new IP's?" They have some of the biggest franchises in the Video Gaming world that consistently sell millions, from casual to the hardcore gamer YET by some unknown impetus they should abandon making these CRITICALLY ESTABLISHED series' and create a buttload of "New IP" that never sell close to what SSB, Mario, Zelda, Kart series sell on a regular basis? Would you ask capcom to abandon Monster Hunter? Street Fighter? Sony with GT? Uncharted? TLOU? GOW? Microsoft with Gears? Halo? ... See how facile the argument is? The only reason Sony and Microsoft rely so heavily on 3rd party IP's are because each only has a handful of VALID IP's that sell close to Nintendo IP numbers.
And for the obligatory list of new and relatively new Nintendo IP.
-Nintendo Warriors (Hyrule, FE)
-Aonouma's unannounced IP “Actually, Nintendo has been telling me to create a new IP. But then, they’re also telling me to make more Zelda games. I can’t really share much; I’m not sure I’m allowed to say anything. But I really like the idea of a game where I can live as a thief. That’s all I’ll say”, Aonouma told Edge."
-Other unannounced IP ccording to Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi, the company is working on brand new IP for the Nintendo Switch. He said they are working on several new games that take advantage of the Joy-Cons and Switch’s unique features.
He also said that some of those IPs would be “out of the box”, something unexpected for a game, and gave the example of Brain Age for the DS. He also said that the company is working on games like 1-2-Switch."
So kill this BS about "NEW IP's".... That's fanboy talk for we're bored with what we have give us something we don't know we want yet. Which Nintendo DOES regardless of whether Mario is the titular character or NOT.
Damn.. No new IP's is what Im reading. Just a bunch of rehashed kiddie games.
Then you need to learn to read again......
This has solidified to me that Switch games must be being rated on a "secondary console" scale, or on a "Hand held" rating system, rather than the same system being applied to PC/PS4/Xbox one games.
Mario Kart 8, a port of a game that had on line multi-player 3 years ago, that doesn't for now (so nobody can rate the quality or scope of its on-line features) which also scored 88% in 2014 (WITH the online features as part of the package). Now is joint second highest rated game of the year, putting it on the same pedestal as Persona 5. Out scoring (just to name a few) Horizon Zero Dawn, Resident Evil 7, Nier: Automata, Nioh, Gravity Rush 2, and Dawn of War 3.
To clear up my concept, if you bought Pokemon X or Y for £40 on 3DS, you would give it a high score such as 9/10. If you paid that same price, for the exact same game, (but to play on your home console) it wouldn't rate anywhere near as highly. (as there would be higher expectations graphically etc)
I know the Switch is a hybrid of these two experiences, but for the price of the console and software, i personally see it as a home console experience and would rate the games on the same scale as the home console / PC competition.
Kills me to see a port that has added a few modes and characters, (but in its current form is actually lacking online multilayer that the original had 3 years ago) getting higher scores than creative new IP's with industry pushing engines, Or crowning achievements such as Persona 5.
Just my opinion.
Mario Kart 8 is a fun game, and will be sweet to take on the go!
when you review a game, should you do so with a political influence, or based solely on the merits of how much you enjoy it? It appears reviewers across the board are playing MK8D and are really enjoying it. First and foremost a game should be rated on the merits of its entertainment value. Whether or not you should buy it, if you have it on wii u for example, is another question, but it doesn't take anything away from how fun the game is
Nintendo always gets a pass.
While I love MK8 on Wii U and loved the DLC, I'll probably get Deluxe once more friends and family get it for their Switches. Not in a huge rush, but Mario Kart is a tough itch not to scratch eventually.
But what's with all the dislikes here? Especially for being excited for a game. I get that it's an enhanced repackaging, but re-releasing Wii U games makes as much sense as GameCube titles as far as I'm concerned; not as many people have played those two systems in particular and their respective games are worth the bigger, potentially newer audiences.
This place can be bafflingly toxic sometimes, I don't get it.
A lot of younger gamers weren't around to experience the joys of gaming for what it is, a form of entertainment. Before the dawn of the internet and the keyboard warrior, people just played games and enjoyed them. Now its some sort of weird competition as to who is playing games on the 'best' system. Most of the haters on here probably don;t get out and speak to people that much, so they have a warped sense of what matters in the world. They will dislike you for simply being excited for a game or enjoying playing games on a certain system. I laugh when i read comments form the likes of Foxtrot, who seems to comment on every single Switch article, repeating the same lame comments even though he clearly never played on a switch. I think it all stems from jealousy
Oh please lol, console wars have been around since the Nintendo vs Sega days in the 80's, don't act like its a new thing. I remember kids arguing why N64 was better than Ps1 when I was in elementary school and even companies were doing it.
Nintendo fans get the most butthurt out of anyone here, if someone doesn't like Mario, Zelda or the Switch they automatically attack them, this place is a public forum, not everyone will have the same opinion, and you shouldn't take anything on here personal.
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