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Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1

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Available on:Wii UNov 13, 2014

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Racing

The DLC pack adds Link, Cat Peach, and Tanooki Mario to the roster of playable characters along with 8 new tracks.

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This first bundle of DLC does a fantastic job of leaning on Nintendo's past, so it's just a slight shame that it hasn't learnt from one of Mario Kart 8's only failings and taken the opportunity to overhaul the somewhat limp Battle mode - which, in this instance, hasn't been touched at all. It's a small shame, too, that now Nintendo's folded all of its franchises together, the odds of a standalone F-Zero seem slimmer than ever. Still, it's hard to complain when the future of Mario Kart has been expanded so graciously, and now that one of 2014's best games has just been made that little bit better.

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One of the best ever examples of how to do DLC right, being both good value for money and introducing several new features to the parent game.

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The rest of DLC Pack 1 isn't as consistently great as the core game, but it's all relative. By industry standards for post-release content, Nintendo is killing it. This is a must-buy for Mario Kart 8 players, and I'm hopeful the company will continue pulling in other franchises going forward. These packs can't just be a one-off experiment; the potential for cool crossovers is too high.

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This is how you do DLC. Superb value for money that truly gives you a reason to revisit one of 2014's best games.

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