Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Nintendo

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
92
Top Critic Average
99%
Critics Recommend
Based on 120 critic reviews
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Rating Summary

Based on 120 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

92

Top Critic Average

99%

Critics Recommend

Based on 120 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchApr 28, 2017

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Racing

Race and battle your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8.

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.!

Features:

Race your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8, only on Nintendo Switch!

Race as every character on every track from the Wii U version, including DLC characters and tracks.

Pop some balloons in the revamped Battle mode, complete with Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast.

Battle on new courses, like Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, or returning ones, such as GCN Luigi's Mansion and SNES Battle Course 1.

Inkling Girl & Inkling Boy from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. join the roster!

Players can choose a new Smart Steering feature which makes driving and staying on the track easy for novice players and kids even at 200cc

Three new vehicles have been added, two are even inspired by Splatoon

Carry two items at the same time

Returning items include Boo, the item stealing ghost, and the Feather, which gives you a high jump in battle mode.
Play your friends in local wireless multiplayer with up to 8 players.

Drive through in 1080p HD quality in TV mode

Play on the go with handheld mode and play anytime, anywhere

Where to Buy

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Eurogamer

Essential
Eurogamer

Nintendo fixes one of Mario Kart 8's only shortcomings in a generous port of a modern masterpiece.

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IGN

9.3 / 10.0
IGN

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an amazing game for all the same reasons I mentioned in our original review. It's still a gorgeous kart racer and every bit as addictive as it was in 2014. This is the best entry in the series so far, and it has all the content you'll need. Returning players have seen a lot of this game before, but the overhauled Battle mode and its five additional ways to play are a great reason to pick it up. Nintendo didn't do enough to make the online experience better, but the rest of this game holds up well.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
10 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The definitive version of one of the greatest multiplayer games ever, with a vast array of courses, characters, and the best Battle mode since the SNES days.

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