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Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off Two Courses in Mario Kart 8

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Sweet Sweet Canyon and Toad's Turnpike in full

Today's certainly Mario Kart 8 day, with some new details emerging, while we've shared our — rather positive — opinions on the latest build in our own extensive preview; that article also includes a gorgeous new trailer. It's safe to say that some who weren't paying attention to the upcoming Wii U release may have had their heads turned.

Beyond the shiny new trailer released by the company, the Nintendo Minute show has also uploaded a new video in which the presenting duo shows off new track Sweet Sweet Canyon and the remixed N64 classic Toad's Turnpike. The former is in local two player, while the latter is a single player race — in the process some details and features are emphasized, new items are shown in action and you may get a decent idea of the level of challenge in trying to win 150cc races.

Check it out below and let us know what you think.

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ikki5 said:

lol, they did pretty bad..... but I guess they were trying to play and talk to a camera at same time.



Dr_Corndog said:

The guy seems to wiggling his control stick to activate the mini-turbos, which is a really good sign. Maybe he explicitly says that's what he's doing at some point, but I'm grinding coffee while I watch this so I can't really hear.



rjejr said:

That Pagefair garbage is freaking evil. If you want people to turn off AdBlock just try asking nicely, not making the site unusable. If I didn't like it here so much I'ld just go elsewhere, but you're still stuck w/ me.



dkxcalibur said:

I always hated Toad's Turnpike but that track looks fun with the different vehicle interactions, and who doesn't like the look of the the "Sugar Rush"....I mean, Sweet Sweet Canyon Track? May 30th buy!!!!!!



BertoFlyingFox said:

Toad's Turnpike looks great, especially with the additions they put in. A two month wait! Bleeehhhhhh

The 4-player battles are going to be so much fun though...



DiscoGentleman said:

@rjejr just an observation, but every time I see you comment (and you comment quite often), you are complaining about something. Anything.
I really don't mean to sound condescending, but try to be more positive.



DiscoGentleman said:

God, this game looks so food! I'm so excited to play it! Not only the amount of characters and customizable, but the multitude of control styles give this game such replay value.

Hope we get some post release dlc (like they did for Pikmin) with new tracks or even revamped, classic tracks!



Captain_Balko said:

Man, am I ever hyped for this game. Toad's Turnpike with the ability to DRIVE ON TRUCKS AND JUMP OFF OF THEM? Sweet. I can't wait, although I wish that they'd announce a limited edition for North America so I could pre-order it...



DiscoGentleman said:

@eLarkos I certainly don't mean to be malicious. It's just something I've observed. I say it because I hope he/she will think about being a little more positive in general, rather than unnecessarily negative. Just good for a healthy mindset. I really mean no offense.



rjejr said:

@DiscoGentleman - Honestly, I tried being positive, lasted about 2 months, then I had a nervous breakdown. Tried to have myself commited but all the nice places near me only take heroin junkies and I don't do drugs, thinking about starting though. I think my biggest problem is - when I like something I write something like - "good job TW" or "looks good, can't wait". And then when I dont like something I write 5 paragraphs w/ 3 embedded links explaining myself, so I end up looking like a rambling lunatic w/ too much time on my hands, which I admittedly am. So I do write comments whenever there is good Wii U news, but they are so short you probably don't notice them, also it just doesn't happen that often compared to bad Wii U news so I have more opportunities to complain long and often (kind of like I'm doing now.) If your'e still reading watch how this works.

@eLarkos - Thanks, appreciate it.



sinalefa said:


I would rather have your lunatic rambles than the poison that other people spew most of the time.

About the game, it looks better each time I see it. And that comes from someone who is not a big MK fan and who hates both Mario themed babies and Waluigi.



rjejr said:

@sinalefa - Thanks. Always a pleasure sin. Though I'ld rather have more Wii U games and less lunatic ramblings myself Spring is here, time to put away Black Sabbath Vol 4 and break out GH's All Things Must Pass.



Bolt_Strike said:

I kinda like the improvements they made to Toad's Turnpike, but Sweet Sweet Canyon didn't seem too interesting.



Kirk said:

How did these guys get this job?

I want to be paid to sit and play Nintendo games.



Gridatttack said:

Yeah, time for toads turnpike! Lets hope is the same madness in mirror mode > (but I dont think it will be considering how the cars play a part now)



Inkling said:

No new remix for Toad's Turnpike?

Ah well, still looks like a masterpiece!



Dreamcaster-X said:

@GamerOZO They remixed it. You can jump off certain vehicles & there's anti-gravity tracks all over with boosts so you can bypass traffic. He just didn't utilize it much.



theexxs said:

@rjejr I have AdBlock activated on both Firefox and Chrome, and the site it's basically the same, only there's a sad Mario picture somewhere replacing where the ad should be.



AshFoxX said:

Toads Turnpike... The reason Mirror 150cc on MK64 was a hellish experience. Awesome to finally see a retro track, and I love the opportunities to fly over the cars with the ramp trucks.

Also nice to see Sugar Rush's track in action... What? That's a different game? Oh, silly me.



Action51 said:

Seems like they've integrated aspects of ExciteTruck/ExciteBots into MK8...I am alright with I'm excited about that!

I just wish it were a little faster, but it is a kart game, so I guess I have to settle for a somewhat slower experience.



rjejr said:

@theexxs - I have Adblock Plus on Chrome, and it had been fine until yesterday, now there are white ads with words that drop down and cover up half the screen, keeping me from typing. Just be thankful it doesnt happen to you, but if it does, believe me, you'll notice.



Mikes said:

I have been nothing but pleased with the choices of the Retro Tracks. Boy, oh boy, am I happy to see Toad's Turnpike! Now, let's see how this goes on Mirror Mode.



djtwenty9 said:

That would be really cool if Nintendo had a special DLC that included Vanellope from Wreck-It Ralph and a special candy land course.



Genesaur said:

I like them, but they're much too polite to hold my interest while they play. I'm so used to Game Grumps, with all the swearing and whatnot.

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