Mario Kart - Timeline
Thursday7th Apr 2022
PSA Watch Out For This Softlock In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Ninja Hideaway
Hidden like a ninja
Some of us officially have a new favourite track in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Ever since the Booster Course Pass kicked off with Wave 1, one track in particular - Ninja Hideaway, the last course in the Lucky Cat cup - has captured many people's attention with its branching paths, verticality, and amazing music. And to think they were...
Wednesday30th Mar 2022
Random Someone Made A Real Mario Kart 8 Kart Out Of Cardboard, And It's Awesome
It even hovers... Kind of
It really feels like Nintendo Labo just came and went with little more than a whimper. Although Nintendo created a Vehicle Kit to help make your races in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe feel just a tad more realistic, YouTube creator DanCreator / Cardboard Crafts has taken the concept further by creating a life-size kart made out of...
Sunday27th Mar 2022
Feature Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Is The Best Mario Kart, Right? Let's Find Out
Double the dash, double the fun
We don't claim to always be correct here at Nintendo Life, but we certainly will fight just as hard to defend our terrible opinions as we do the good ones. Today, thanks to the recent re-release of old Mario Kart tracks in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass, we're thinking back to Mario Karts of old... and...
Friday25th Mar 2022
Random Bloodborne Kart Is Real, And It's Coming "When It's Ready"
Steer the old blood
It's almost that time of year when every cool news story makes you flinch and check the date, but worry not, my April Fool's-fearing friends: This one is real, and also, it's the 25th March. You're safe. For another week, at least. The makers of the popular Bloodborne PSX demake (which you can read about over on Push Square,...
Tuesday22nd Mar 2022
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Datamine Uncovers Updated Booster Course Banner
Update: An in-game easter egg may hint at another returning track
Update [Tue 22nd Mar, 2022 11:30 GMT]: So we've had time to dig into the new courses that came with wave 1 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass. With extra details added to the tracks - some of which have been entirely revamped visually - there are lots of little nods to...
Saturday19th Mar 2022
Poll What’s Your Favourite New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Track?
Let us know
Nintendo's Booster Course Pass DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe finally got released yesterday, and now that you've all played it (multiple times over, no doubt), we're curious to know what your favourite new track in the game is. You might have been excited about a certain course, but now that you've played through the DLC there's perhaps...
Friday18th Mar 2022
News Nintendo Shares A Launch Trailer For Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass
Take a break, watch, then go back to racing!
Hey, if you're reading this and not playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe right now, thanks! But seriously, you can and probably should be playing through the courses added in Wave 1 of the Booster Course Pass right now. We won't tell anyone. To celebrate the launch, Nintendo has unveiled a launch trailer (above),...
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...
Poll Will You Be Buying The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass DLC?
Let us know
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass has gone live, and as you might recall, there are a few different ways to experience this new DLC expansion. Here's the breakdown: 1. The first option is to buy it. When you purchase the Booster Course Pass, you'll get access to six waves and 48 courses for $24.99 USD / $32.99 CAN / £22.49 up...
Video Here's A Look At The New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tracks - Direct Switch Footage
See the new DLC update in action
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's anticipated 'Booster Course Pass - Wave 1' update has arrived, and if you haven't got time to play each cup right away - don't worry, Nintendo Life's lovely video senior video producer has got you covered. Alex has uploaded 17 minutes of direct footage of the Wave 1 tracks in the new DLC...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Been Updated To Version 2.0.0, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Download it today
Wave 1 of the Booster Course Pass is now officially live in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and as you might have guessed, there are now also now some patch notes available. This latest update takes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to Version 2.0.0. As noted below, Booster Course Pass play in online play will be supported as of 21st March. And once again,...
Thursday17th Mar 2022
News Mario Kart 8's Booster Course Music Has Already Been Ripped, And It's Glorious
Alert! They've removed the midi horns!
We've still got a few hours to wait until Wave 1 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass is playable here at Nintendo Life Towers, and so have most players in the West (most, but not
News Looks Like Some People In The West Are Playing The Mario Kart 8 DLC Early
"COCONUT MALL LOOKS SO GOOD"
The first batch of tracks from the Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pack will be available in just a handful of hours, but it looks like some folks in the West have already got their hands on the DLC. In a post on Twitter from @switchaswor, gameplay for the fan-favourite Wii course 'Coconut Mall' has been shown off,
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 1 Has A Release Time For Europe
Australia was confirmed first
Update: Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that the Booster Course Pass Wave 1 content will go live at midnight CET, which is 11pm UK. This matches up with the Australian release time, but there's no confirmation yet that it'll arrive in NA at its equivalent times - 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern. [The new tracks seemed to go...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Version 2.0.0 Now Live, Confirms All DLC Cup Names
Update: DLC now live globally
Update: The DLC content is now live and available globally. Original Article: As expected, especially in light of recent server maintenance, Nintendo has released the next big update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, taking it up to the giddy heights of Version 2.0.0. It's a meatier download and evidently installs the new...
Wednesday16th Mar 2022
News What Course Are You Most Excited About In The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 1 DLC? Nintendo Wants To Know
Return to the track later this week
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe makes a glorious return later this week on 18th March with the help of brand new DLC content. The first lot of courses (eight in total) are part of wave one - forming the Golden Dash Cup and Lucky Cat Cup. Ahead of the race later this week, Nintendo has asked fans over on Twitter what course...
Monday14th Mar 2022
News You Could Win Some Gold Points In The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe North American Open
Nice little cash prizes from Nintendo (sort of)
Nintendo has been continuing its promotion of online and competitive play in some key titles, albeit without blowing the doors off and gaining a lot of attention. Particularly through the Nintendo Versus account it highlights frequent competitions in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and...
Talking Point Not A Mario Kart Tour Fan? Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Gives You The Best Of Both Worlds
Awesome for us Mario Kart Tour holdouts
The internet's a funny place. For years there was wailing and gnashing of teeth as the mobile-only Mario Kart Tour got all-new tracks and much-loved classics — "bring that content to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!", we demanded. Then the Booster Course Pack is announced and lots of (probably the sa
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - How To Farm Coins
No actual racing required
As much fun as it is to race around in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe it can take a seriously long time to unlock all those kart options through traditional means, and certainly if you ploughed through the original Wii U version you might think doing so sounds a lot like needless busywork. Well, thankfully there's a clever little way...
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gold Kart - How To Unlock All Gold Kart Parts And Gold Mario
Glad that you're bound to return
Do you like gold? Of course you like gold, even if the look of it doesn't appeal to you the value surely must. Thankfully Nintendo wants us to flash our so-called bling as much as we do, and so they've tucked away a whole range of gold kart options in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for us to find. Well if you're feeling...
Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Guide - Tips, Hints, Tricks And Unlocks
Get that boost with our expert tips
Whether you're entirely new to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or an old veteran from the Wii U original, the game has plenty of tricks worth knowing in order to ensure those podium finishes. Some of them are old methods that Mario Kart veterans will already know, but adjusted physics and mechanics in the Deluxe edition also...
Thursday10th Mar 2022
Guide Best Nintendo Switch Kart Racers - Switch's Kart Racing Games, Ranked
Who could possibly be in pole position?
When it comes to kart racers, there's one undisputed king of the crop on Nintendo systems, and we're not talking Crash Bandicoot. Let's not kid ourselves here — we all know what's sitting at number one on the list below of the best (and worst) kart racers on Nintendo Switch. With a record like Schumacher in...
Thursday3rd Mar 2022
News Nintendo's Mii Make A Surprise Return In The Latest Mario Kart Tour Update
Wave 1 & 2 are coming!
The future of Mii have been in doubt for some time now, and while Switch Sports made it seem like Nintendo was almost ready to move on from these classic Wii generation avatars, it appears they're not done with them just yet. In a surprise move, Nintendo has actually added Mii (and themed suits) into the latest update in Mari
Thursday24th Feb 2022
News Nintendo's Mario Kart Tour Is Getting A New Update Soon, Raises The Level Cap
There's no slowing down
The latest entry in the Mario Kart series for mobile devices, Mario Kart Tour, will soon be getting a new update. It's not the usual content update though. This particular update will increase the level cap for drivers, karts and gliders and certain items' bonus points. These changes will take place next month in March...
Wednesday23rd Feb 2022
News Chocobo GP's Final Fantasy Tracks Include One That Looks Suspiciously Like A Mario Kart Fave
Square Enix is bringing Chocobo GP to Switch soon — on 10th March to be precise — and Nintendo UK's Twitter account has posted a trailer showcasing a quartet of tracks based on locations from four different Final Fantasy titles. As you can see from the tweet below, four circuits for the upcoming kart racer are highlighted,...
Monday21st Feb 2022
News Mario Kart Convinced Nintendo's President To Join The Company In The '90s
"I didn’t really play many Nintendo games"
Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has revealed that Super Mario Kart played a huge role in getting him to join the company earlier in his life. Speaking to Nikkei, Furukawa spoke about his history with Nintendo and how he came to work for the Kyoto firm. He admits that, although he had a Super Famicom...
Tuesday15th Feb 2022
Poll Will Mario Kart 8's Deluxe Booster Course Pass Make You Buy The NSO Expansion Pack?
Or are you still on the fence?
Nintendo recently announced the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass, the DLC that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been sorely needing for quite some time. The Booster Course Pass will come in separate waves all the way up until the end of 2023, with the first wave coming in March. It will cost $24.99 USD / $32.99 CAN /...
Monday14th Feb 2022
Feature 16 Tracks That Need To Be In The Mario Kart 8 DLC
The hype begins
There are 48 new tracks coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe over the next two years, as part of the "Booster Course Pack" DLC that was announced in the February 2022 Nintendo Direct. Those 48 tracks will all be remakes of old, beloved tracks — and we've already seen the first wave, which brings 8 new courses and two new cups, the Golden...
Reminder You Don't Need The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass To Play The DLC
That's what friends are for
It's only around a month before we'll be able to dive into some shiny new content in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with the release of the 'Booster Course Pass' first wave. Up to the end of 2023 there'll be six waves that'll bring a combined 48 courses to the game, priced at $24.99 USD / $32.99 CAN / £22.49 to get them all; it'll...
Thursday10th Feb 2022
Talking Point Nintendo Sticks With Mario Kart 8 Through 2023, But What About Switch?
Don't hold your breath waiting for a new generation system
The frenzy and excitement around this week's Nintendo Direct is settling down, and it seems that the general consensus among the majority is that it was pretty darn good. Through first- and third-party reveals, Nintendo has set out a release schedule up to September that is busy, to put it...