Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Reviews

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7 / 10.0
May 25, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gives players the full package right from the starting line. With an enormous roster of both characters and raceways to select from MK8 Deluxe brings over all of the content from the Wii U edition of the game and then goes and adds more content. While those wanting the single player experience might not find too much to race for, as a multiplayer title this is a great one to challenge your friends to.

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79%
May 1, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a great game and a solid port. Recommended to everyone who hasn’t played Mario Kart 8.

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May 8, 2017

...if we’re comparing Mario Kart from the 90’s to Mario Kart now, you honestly can’t have it any better. Switch owners finally have a definitive library piece other than Zelda, and the game definitely will hold its place as a leader in couch co-op for years to come.

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Apr 27, 2017

'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' bring racing chaos, and great multiplayer to the Switch.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2017

At the end of the day, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a Mario Kart game and (predictably) fantastic. With a fully upgraded Battle Mode and all the portability that comes with Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is undoubtedly the definitive version of the game — maybe even the series. However, with limited offerings for Mario Kart veterans who shelled out nearly $100 on the last experience, the title will be significantly less rewarding.

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Apr 19, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the definitive edition of a franchise-defining kart racer, no longer constrained by Wii U's teensy install base and poised to dish out hours of enjoyment from its new hybrid home. Not everyone will be tempted, but if you missed the original Mario Kart 8, it's an absolute must-buy.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 6, 2017

Overall though, there’s not a lot I can fault Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for. It’s a remake, sure, but it’s also the best the series has ever been and now a family favorite in my house. Oh, and I barely even mentioned the return of the excellent Battle Mode and all its arena-based kart combat fun. This one is highly recommended, and I only hopes Nintendo releases more content in the future.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the next must have for Nintendo Switch Owners, if you haven't played the Wii U Version. The amount of new characters and race tracks is great and also the new battle modes are finally delivering some variety. If this isn't enough for you, the new multiplayer possibilities with the Switch will surely convince you.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a decent upgrade for anyone in the need of one. It has a very solid Battle Mode that made me more happy than I thought. Next to that, it has all of the content you adored from the original plus the downloadable content baked into it.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2017

I might still carry a torch for quality single-player content and progression in Mario Kart, but there's no denying that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a step in the right direction for just about every other element.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a fun, exciting and high quality game which can entertain you for a long itme. Although compared to Wii U version the graphic of the game hasn't changed a lot but in terms of gameplay, the game is extremely smooth and engaging. The tracks are beautiful and colorful and addition of new characters makes the game a great experience. If you are looking for a pure fun and entertainment, you have to try Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 9, 2017

Nearly impossible to put down, chock full of content yet hindered by an archaic online system. Mario kart 8 Deluxe is another phenomenal game in the growing switch library, yet an ominous precedent for the future of Switch online games.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

But that's the thing with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch. On Wii U, the game was over when you stepped away from your television. As the saying goes: You can't take it with you. But now you can. Now, the game is only over when you—or the baby—says so.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

With improved visuals, accessibility, more content and a newly invigorated Battle Mode, Nintendo has demonstrated a masterclass in spiffing up an older game - giving us Mario Kart at its very best.

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JVL
Alc!de
Top Critic
17 / 20
Apr 21, 2017

If you don't own a Switch and you've already done Mario Kart 8 on Wii U, then there's no reason to fall for this iteration that brings too little to the bottom. In all other cases, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the most accomplished experience of the saga, with a gameplay with small onions and a consequent game background.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2017

A better Battle mode and new ways to play with friends are great perks, but perhaps not enough to make some fans buy the same game twice

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8.5 / 10.0
May 3, 2017

Mario Kart 8 returns with a ‘Deluxe' that comes with new features for this entertaining game. With better graphics and gameplay thanks to the Nintendo Switch, this is one of the best Mario Kart games ever made.

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87 / 100
Apr 30, 2017
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Dave Aubrey
Top Critic
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2017

Ultimately, this might just be the best version of the very best Kart racer there is. If you're a Mario Kart 8 veteran then I'm not sure how much here will draw you in, but new players and multiplayer fanatics will find dozens of hours of fun.

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89 / 100
Apr 20, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the greatest multiplayer experiences Nintendo has produced in a long time.

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