Mario Kart 8 Review: It’s the same Mario Kart you grew up with, just better looking | Canada

Mario Kart 8 plays almost exactly like every previous Mario Kart title, especially Mario Kart 7 on the Nintendo 3DS. This isn't necessarily a bad thing though, depending on what you expect from the franchise.

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Rokashi1615d ago

I'm excited to play it, but I really don't want to get a Wii U in order to do so. :(

DanManDantheMan1615d ago

I wish I could fly without wings.

randomass1711614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

That's the best analogy I've hear all year haha.

BitbyDeath1614d ago

I wish I could fly with wings.

bobacdigital1614d ago

You realize how cheap you can get a Wii U now...

200 for a refurb directly from Nintendo ... 250 on ebay for the Mario Lugi Bundle... 329 for Mario Kart bundle which includes 2 games and an extra controller.... 150-200 on Craigs list with accessories, extra controllers, and games...

All this complaining about price (not from the above poster but others) and you can buy the system for under 200 dollars second hand.

x2geex1614d ago

He could always spend $500 on PS4 or Xbone and have nothing to play!

yezz1614d ago

I think his point was that this is the only game that he would play on the Wii U. It's quite pricey to spend even 200$ in order to play this one particular game..

bobacdigital1613d ago

Plenty of other games to play on the Wii U that you cant get anywhere else .. People just hate to hate.

3-4-51614d ago

I wish I could drive, without having to buy a car.

snookiegamer1614d ago

Admittedly, I don't own a Wii U (can only afford to support 1 console, student), but Mariokart 8 looks phenomenal. I love how colourful and vibrant it looks.

Pretty awesome!! Nintendo does it again :)

PS3Freak1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

I pre-ordered the Mario Kart 8 wii u bundle today. Super excited.

The wii u will be my first next Gen console which comes as a big surprise.

It's probably because I still have 360/ps3 games to play. I need to finish those off before upgrading. Meanwhile I haven't bought a new wii game in years.

franwex1614d ago

I'm getting the WiiU first also. I figured it'll be the ps4, but things turned out different! heh.

Venox20081613d ago

wow mate, I am at same situation like you :) still have about 10 game discs for PS3 and some games in HDD, then sell it after games complete and buy PS4 :) happy gaming with Wii U, it's a really good console..

check out on eShop (some of the you can get on PS3):

Nano assault Neo
Mighty switch force HD and 2
Knytt underground
NES remix 1 and 2
Trine 2
Bit.trip runner 2

discs Wii U:

Pikmin 3
Wonderful 101
Deus EX: HM Directors cut
Donkey Kong: TF
Mario 3D world
New super Mario U & Luigi U
Lego City undercover
Sonic racing transformed

..and others I cant remembet right now :)))

can't wait for E3 :))

CanadianTurtle1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

I feel like the WiiU will be one of those systems where at the end of it's life cycle, it'll have thousands of games to play because Nintendo will boost their support on exclusive titles over the years. We may not see enough games now, but the time will come. Kind of like how the PS3 first started out

Not only that, but since the WiiU is getting a lot of heat these days, this will get Nintendo to wake up and concentrate even harder on the next generation of consoles (after WiiU, PS4, Xone).

GoPanthers9991614d ago

My kids and I love our Wii U, and I buy about every game worth playing on it. That said, there was a time when Nintendo was the only/main game in town, and developers had to deal with Nintendo to sell games. Those days have changed and the 3rd Party devs have left town. So, this is a great console, but Nintendo can only make so many quality games and they are woefully slow at it. Nintendo needs to find some way, beg if need be, to get 3rd Party devs back on board, or the Wii U is their finale.

Venox20081613d ago (Edited 1613d ago )

I hope that many exclusives those come on Wii U (from Nintendo mostly) will attract many gamers, they will buy many Wii U consoles and will make big install base, so third parties could come back.. and actually that's a decent chance.. hope Ninty will succeed.. can't wait for E3.. even exclusive which are announced now many of them look pretty decent, plus many indie games coming as well... even now it's a good time to pick up Wii U plus a downloadable free game with every Mario Kart 8? yes! :) can't wait to download Wind Waker HD :)