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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo Switch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo Switch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Nintendo Switch

  • Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses.
  • Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return.
  • Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!

Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, any-where! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.! System Requirements: Supported Platforms: Nintendo – Switch Nintendo account required for game activation and installation Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online​

List Price: $ 59.99

Price: $ 58.95

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1,003 of 1,049 people found the following review helpful

List of Changes (Compared to the Wii U version), April 28, 2017

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Vincent (CA, USA)

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This is the definitive edition version of Mario Kart 8, and a must buy for those who never owned the Wii U version. For those who already own the Wii U version, the changes may or not be worth it depending on what you’re looking for. Without further ado here are the list of changes compared to the Wii U version:1. 1080p with higher frame rate* when docked (TV mode) instead of 720p (on Wii U). Tabletop mode it’s still 720p. Frame rate TV mode is 60fps, off TV mode is 59fps. Yes, one frame makes a difference when comparing side-by-side and/or when you have been playing dozens of hours of the original2. 5 new characters: King Boo, Bowser Jr, Dry Bones, & Inklings (Boy and Girl)3. Characters can now carry up to two items at once, even if they don’t drag the first item4. Double Item Box. Get two items when you run through a double item box or two singles. Note that you cannot swap items back and forth5. “Smart Steering” A mode that prevents you from running off course or into a puddle of water. Good for toddlers or young children getting into the game (especially on the rainbow road courses). If the Smart Steering mode is on, the player’s vehicle will have an antenna sticking out its rear end. The antenna blinks when Smart Steering is active.6. “Auto-accelerate” for beginners. Can be used in conjunction with Smart Steering, essentially you don’t have to hold down the accelerate button. Again, good for young children who just want to drive through the track without any stop-gaps. Works well when using the wheel peripheral7. All DLC (from Wii U) included. Everything is unlocked from beginning except kart parts and Gold Mario. Kart Parts are unlocked by playing through the game and collecting coins. Gold Mario unlocked by winning all of the 200cc grand prix cup8. Time Trials in the 200cc engine class have been added. Also added are new ghosts of Nintendo employees to race against9. Ultra Mini-Turbo, denoted by pink/purple sparks that appear after the orange sparks which makes you boost significantly faster. Cannot be used with smart steering on10. Online Play.-Option to change character and vehicle combinations during an online lobby without having to leave/exit out; this is done by pressing the “Y” button during the course selection screen of an online lobby.– You can see what lap everyone is in, in spectator mode if you finish early-When you win a match you get to wear a crown in the main online menu screen for everyone in the lobby to see. Hat also present when you’re in the lead during a match– More icon packs for tournament mode11. Faster loading times. Just a few seconds, but it adds up overtime. If you purchase Mario Kart Deluxe digital over the physical you get 1-2 secs off each track loading screen12. New amiibo compatibility. You now get racing suits when scanning in specific amiibo13. Boo and feather (battle mode only) item return to the game14. You get the same 48 courses racing courses. But you get 5 additional new battle stages in battle mode + 3 retro stages15. The Villager in now split between male and female selectable characters with different stats bringing the roster to the total of 42 characters (excluding character variants. Example: different color yoshis/shy guys, create your own mii, etc)16. Graphical change: Motion Blur, High Quality Shadows, Confetti now drop to the ground showing animation at start of match17. Battle mode: Biggest change in terms of gameplay. There are 4 battle mode game types:-Balloon Battle. Traditional Arena Style (no more battling in a circle) Mario Kart Battle mode where you use items to pop your opponent’s balloons or steal them via feather item in order to score points.-Renegade Round Up. Cops and Robbers style setup. One team with the potted piranha plants try to capture all the other team before time runs out. Once captured your teammate can also free you from your jail cell-Bob-omb Blast. Same as balloon battle, but you only carry bombs-Coin Runner. Collect as many coins in the stage as you can before time runs out-Shine Thief. A keepway style game where you have to hold the Shrine Sprite the longest before time runs out. The driver holding the shrine sprite will have their speed lower the longer they hold it==Additional notes: – There’s 4 player split screen in docked (TV mode) and handheld/table top mode. Note that the screen for table top mode is really small and may be a problem for those who are far-sighted. When playing 2 player it’s 60fps, 3 or more on the same screen it’ll drops down 30fps-There’s no Download Play, so you have to play split screen or have another copy of the game if you…

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful

Nintendo is not messing around, this is a must own, October 15, 2017

By Jen

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Mario Kart 8 deluxe is an update of the wii u game. So what do you get new? Battle mode that is alot of fun New characters Double item slots Increase to 1080p An assist mode for small children So before I start grab the mario and luigi steering wheels for the Switch if you have kids. This is the best way to play if you have one joycon and is really fun to boot. Remember the joy cons are split up for two player use. They are the best wheels for this and motion controls work like magic. My kids won’t play without them, and it’s easy enough a 3 yo can be competitive. And he is. As for the game itself. It’s simply the best Mario Kart ever. Better than double dash or 64. Some of the courses feel much lower quality than others, but with some classic courses in here it can hit you with nostalgia. Well you are bound to have a good time. Splatoon characters fit surprisingly well, and battle mode is s no brainer. But let’s not play down this is a full scale Mario Kart that can go to grandmas, and can be played while you drive there.If you have a Switch, the choice is simple. Buy it.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful

Makes Me Feel Like a Kid at Christmas!!!, November 23, 2017

By K. Jones (Tulsa, OK USA)

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Really great gaming experience. Smooth as butter, great music, fun sound effects, very immersive. We’ve come a long way from Kart 64. I haven’t really played much video games since the N64 (skipped both the Wii and WiiU, so I kinda feel like an old man jumping back into the World of Nintendo). It’s made me feel like a kid again, and with how much stress I’ve been under these last few years with my health… that’s a pretty big deal to me. Thank you, Nintendo. You guys are still making quality gaming experiences, and now I get to share it with my niece and nephews, which makes it 100x better. Take care. -Ken Jones, OKC, OK

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