Mario Kart 8 review

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  • pl4y4h - May 14, 2014 1:04 p.m.

  • J-Fid - April 30, 2014 1:02 p.m.

    You think they could have come up with a better name than "Pink Gold Peach." That aside, this looks amazing, and the Club Nintendo deal is absurdly good. It looks like I'm getting another free Zelda game.
  • shawksta - April 30, 2014 1:40 p.m.

  • J-Fid - April 30, 2014 5:12 p.m.

    Or maybe he will become Shadow Luigi.
  • shawksta - April 30, 2014 5:26 p.m.

    Or Dry Luigi
  • J-Fid - April 30, 2014 5:47 p.m.

    Not sure I get that one...
  • shawksta - April 30, 2014 6:31 p.m.

    Its a joke given we already have Dry Bowser obviously its not real....yet
  • J-Fid - April 30, 2014 6:36 p.m.

    Oh! I get it now. Are you implying Luigi wants to take a dive in the lava? Sounds pretty dark.
  • shawksta - April 30, 2014 8:40 p.m.

    No you see its just there are threads trying to think of over the top shit Nintendo would probably do, one of which being Baby Rosalina and Baby Metal Mario Turned out Baby Rosalina was true and instead of Baby metal Mario we got Pink Gold Peach, so people started thinking of ludicrous other things like Dry Luigi, Crystal Gen Wario and such.
  • J-Fid - May 1, 2014 4:23 a.m.

    I see. I think the real problem here is why are there so many filler characters? It's one of the reasons the handhelds are better. They have good racers to choose from (except Honey Queen).
  • shawksta - May 1, 2014 11:06 a.m.

    We already have all of 7's characters except Honey Queen and wiggler in the game people are only starting to think its filler characters only because we got another baby 2 clones and all the koopalings. And im pretty sure there are gonna be unlockables despite this, even if most of the current cast are locked, there is still more room for another row of characters. Either way lets hope for the best, im personally hoping King Boo comes back.
  • J-Fid - May 1, 2014 4:51 p.m.

    I agree with you on the unlockables. It's in every Mario Kart, and if you look at the roster screen, not all of the character placements make sense.
  • laurakelly - May 6, 2014 2:21 a.m.

    I have also agree with you. Not all character placements make sense. For kids, I have also launched one game called "Kinds Imagination World" & it's FREE to Download from Google Play. It's very nice game. I'm sure that kids love this game.
  • GOD - April 30, 2014 11:43 a.m.

    Super Horn beats Blue Shell? Yes please!
  • J-Fid - April 30, 2014 12:59 p.m.

    I saw that, and immediately declared the Super Horn to be the new greatest item ever. It's the ultimate equalizer.
  • shawksta - April 30, 2014 7:58 a.m.

    Also Dat Baby Rosalina and Bronze/Pink Metal Peach
  • shawksta - April 30, 2014 7:46 a.m.

    I just saw the Mario kart direct, goddamn Nintendo is really kicking their asses. Im especially impressed by the youtube sharing given they have that Youtube policy. The new Battle mode spin is neat but i also hope for Funkey Stadium to come back. I dont know if you guys notice but apparently there's a 3rd vehicle in the game, you might have seen in the trailers that Wiggler vehicle, its not a kart, nor a bike, but rather an AMV, i have no idea what this vehicle has compared to regular karts and bikes but its very small, so far we have only seen the Wiggler vehicle. Also damn, 3 directs in one month, Nintendo is going crazy.
  • Cyberninja - April 30, 2014 7:54 a.m.

    I know I just saw it as well and I have to say Nintendo is on a roll
  • shawksta - April 30, 2014 8:02 a.m.

    I mean ATV and they showed it at the Direct with another vehicle.
  • GOD - April 30, 2014 11:39 a.m.

    "A Boomerang? Will it come back to hit me?" "NEVER" I feel like it got a little dark for a second.

More Info

Release date: May 30 2014 - Wii U (US)
Available Platforms: Wii U
Genre: Racing
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Comic Mischief
Justin Towell

The longest-serving GR+ staffer, I was here when all this was just fields. I'm currently in charge of reviews but still find time to make daft Photoshop stories and try to explain why there need to be more arcade racing games.