- Number of Players
- 4 (12 Player Online)
- Release Date
- 28th Apr 2017
- 28th Apr 2017
- 28th Apr 2017
- Mario Kart
- Official Site
- Addons / DLC
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 5 (Switch eShop)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 6 (Switch eShop)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 1 (Switch eShop)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 2 (Switch eShop)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 (Switch eShop)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 4 (Switch eShop)
Review Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
Hitting top gear
Opting for enhanced and expanded deluxe / director's cut / remastered / Game of the Year editions of last-gen games is a well-worn tactic in the early days of a new console. Some of the most enjoyable games on PS4 and Xbox One are high quality re-releases, taking a top-notch title and sprucing it up for a new generation with all of...
Mini Review Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 4 - The Brand-New Track Is An All-Time Great
The best wave yet
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is back with Wave 4 (of six) of the Booster Course Pass tracks, this time covering the Fruit Cup and Boomerang Cup. Now that we’re over the halfway point, it really feels like Nintendo is starting to kick things into high gear with not only a stellar set of new and returning tracks but also an extra character...
Mini Review Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 - The Best Set Of Tracks Yet
This is more like it!
Nintendo is back with another wave of eight courses for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass, bringing us to the halfway point of its overall road map. Now we're up to a total of 24 new tracks over six unique cups, but so far, the output has been a bit mixed: we’ve had some bonafide classics like Coconut Mall and...
Review Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 2 - Harmless Fun, But More "B-Side Filler"
A stumbling sophomore outing
After the launch of Wave 1 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass, everyone and their nan turned their attention towards Wave 2; specifically, when on earth it would be coming out. Excitment reached fever pitch (just check out the comments section of any Mario Kart Tour related content if you don't believe us!), so...
Review Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 1 - A 'Safe' Start To The 48-Track DLC Pack
The Tour begins
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the most popular game on Switch, the very definition of an 'evergreen' title. Aside from the Battle Mode and a few minor changes, however, devoted fans have been playing the same content since the Wii U original with its DLC content, a scenario that finally changes with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe-exclusive Booster...
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Guides
Guide Best Mario Kart Games Of All Time
Every Mario Kart, as ranked by you
Mario Kart Wii is now 15 years old, so we're republishing this list of the Best MKs (that's Mario Karts, not Mortal Kombats, natch) as a reminder of where the first online home console entry ranks in the Kart-ing canon. Remember, this dynamic ranking is governed by every entry's User Rating on our database and is...
Guide How Do You Access The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC?
You have to download it manually
The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass is now available. 32 new courses are available now, with a further 16 coming in Wave 5 and Wave 6. The DLC is available as a separate purchase, of course, but it is also part of the Nint
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC - Release Date, Price, Confirmed Tracks And All Mario Kart 8 Tracks
Everything you need to know about Mario Kart 8's expansion
Nintendo has finally released DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is officially the best-selling Switch game with 43.35 million copies sold at the last count. By the time it's finished,
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe amiibo Unlocks: Mii Costumes - All Compatible amiibo
You want Sonic in the game, right?
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a stand-out game on Switch, and well out in front as the system's bestseller. As the name suggests, it packs in all the content of the original and indeed a little bit more — this includes all of the optional Mii amiibo racing outfit unlocks. Yep, Mii characters are still on Switch, and...
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Items: Full List - Every Mario Kart 8 Item Ranked, How To Use Items Explained
For defence, offence and just downright mischief
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is guaranteed fun on Nintendo Switch, whether playing solo against the CPU, playing with friends locally or testing your skills online against players around the world. However you play, items are hugely important — using them well can make the difference between winning or...
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Full Character Roster List
Including that one you need to unlock
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is exactly what it sounds like — all of the goodies from the Wii U original, plus the DLC and a dollop of extras in one rather nice package. That means a packed character roster of over 40 racers, among other things, each with distinct looks, stunt animations and traits that could help you...
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Frantic Items – What’s The Difference Between 'All Items' And 'Frantic Mode'?
It's in the name
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the most popular game on Nintendo Switch, no doubt partly due to the fact that it caters to players of all levels. Pro players with Jedi reflexes can compete in 200cc, while there are various speed classes and assists to help all racers have fun. You can also setup various local and online sessions where you...
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Smart Steering - How To Turn Auto-Steering On And Off
Look ma', no hands!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the most popular game on Nintendo Switch, no doubt partly due to the fact that it caters to players of all levels. Pro players with Jedi reflexes can compete in 200cc, while there are various speed classes and assists to help all racers have fun. One of these is auto-steering, though it's not particularly...
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Controls - All Control Options And Assists Explained
"I'm using motion controls!"
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the most popular game on Nintendo Switch, no doubt partly due to the fact that it caters to players of all levels. Pro players with Jedi reflexes can compete in 200cc, while there are various speed classes and assists to help all racers have fun. Players of all levels can find a comfortable...
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Boost - How To Get A Rocket Start
Time for take off
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the most popular game on Nintendo Switch, no doubt partly due to the fact that it caters to players of all levels. Pro players with Jedi reflexes can compete in 200cc, while there are various speed classes and assists to help all racers have fun. No matter what your level of play, though, getting a fast...
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Drifting Guide - How To Drift, Slipstream, And Boost
We're just driftin'
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the most popular game on Nintendo Switch, no doubt partly due to the fact that it caters to players of all levels. Pro players with Jedi reflexes can compete in 200cc, while there are various speed classes and assists to help all racers have fun. While you can get through 50cc and easier races with basic...
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Blue Shells - How To Avoid Blue Shells
Everyone's favourite item
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the most popular game on Nintendo Switch, no doubt partly due to the fact that it caters to players of all levels. Pro players with Jedi reflexes can compete in 200cc, while there are various speed classes and assists to help all racers have fun. What's not fun is leading a race and being bopped by a...
About The Game
With Nintendo Switch, fans can enjoy the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 anywhere, anytime, even with up to 8 friends in local wireless multiplayer.
All your favourite tracks and characters return from the Wii U version, plus all DLC tracks and characters, and new characters join the roster, too: Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.! Plus, battle Mode has been revamped and includes Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast, with all-new courses such as Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, and returning ones like (GCN) Luigi's Mansion and (SNES) Battle Course 1. Players can now carry two items at a time, including new items returning from previous Mario Kart games such as Boo, the item-stealing ghost, and the Feather, which gives you a high jump in battle mode. Players can even choose to use a new Smart Steering feature which makes driving and staying on the track easy for novice players and kids, even at 200cc. Play in TV mode in up to 1080p.
its going to be a port
MK 8.5 ... I'll still buy it.
They seemed to fix that microstutter crap
@Cooligan well at least it's technically getting remastered so it will look and run better and there might new features to
I don't mind that it's only MK8 with new characters, battle mode, and double items. MK8 is hands down the best in the series and I'm glad it's being ported to the Switch in 1080p!
Until late April, I'll continue playing MK8 on the Wii U! See you at the starting line! Either on Wii U or Switch on April 28!
Looks just fantastic and definitely worth buying again!
I loved Mario kart 8 with the DLC 1&2 on the wii u I can not wait to play it on the Nintendo switch.
I will just stick with the Wii U version of MK8 with the DLC packs and free online play, and plus I won't pay full price for MK8D just for stuff that nintendo should have patched into the Wii U to start with.
Can't wait for this one
I hope it gets DLC of its own beyond the Wii U DLC.
Will get if price goes down because I have the Wii U one
My WiiU is stored away now I've got my Switch making this a must buy. Hopefully there will be more DLC incoming too.
The only reason I ever buy the Mario Kart games is Battle Mode's survival mode. This is a deal breaker for me. How hard is to actually have this option? Why must they take away things that worked in the past?
Having a hard time splitting a single Joy con for two players
Great game, but I might never be able to drift as good as some so I will just hope for many red and blue shells to cause chaos.
I haven't got the Wii U DLC so I might as well just buy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for a whole new experience.
This is a game I loved because the graphics are good the battle and racing mode are fun, I heard the game is basically Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U but can't tell personally because I never owned a Wii U but I know for certain that this is a very good game and one of the best titles currently available on the Nintendo switch so I highly recommend it!
Best Mario Kart ever!
And my girlfriend likes it too. Its so reassuring when your girlfriend plays some videogames with you.
Hello, im Donk Of the Wild. and i just created a Discord for all things Nintendo Switch!
We do Events for Almost all Nintendo Switch games, Chat, and Have fun!
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Come to save the princess PEACH
What was that?
best racing game on the switch, period
Great game even though I primarily play it on the switch lite. The courses are beautiful and interesting and the game play is fast paced and fun.
Mario Kart 8 attempts to restore the series to glory after the less-than-epic but still popular entries for the Wii & 3DS. While it does smooth the roughest gameplay elements of its immediate predecessors, Mario Kart 8 attempts to make up for the series's other recent shortcomings with gaudiness and a huge number of cart customization options and tracks. Mario Kart 8 is easily the best entry in the series in more than 15 years, but while it's a competent & carefully crafted game it still lacks that certain combination of skill and focused mayhem that early entries in the series created so well.
Mario kart is awesome on the switch regardless which version u tried what u expected from classic Mario kart u have switch levels 3ds and ds gba n64 SNES race tracks online play more features than before it’s retro as ever but everytime it renevents itself on every console Plus its Mario so it’s one Nintendo money maker games also includes all the retro classics u might think weren’t on switch actually are so money well spent look at it this way PlayStation 5 or x box costs more but u can find everything on Nintendo also has classics retro been around longer than PlayStation or x box so plus you have 2 ways of play modes which. U don’t get on either PS5 or Xbox so bare that in mind and it costs u more for online play plus Xbox PlayStation are not capabilities every time new console releases plus there’s big price comparison to it all so let’s not have biased opinion on Nintendo and there games look search don’t judge console by its cover if u never played it or it’s games
@Fandabidozi its here
Blue shells are going to be the death of me.
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