MK8 Scrn Rainbow Road Kinopio1

It's Friday, which means the youthful among you may be planning a weekend full of fun and frolics, while those of us that are a tad older may be planning to sleep and catch up on our reading time — with pipe and slippers to hand, of course. Whatever the case for you, it can be nice to just relax and bask in the glow of something we love; in this case, that's Mario Kart 8 DLC.

That's our tortured introduction to this collection of videos, all published on the DLC's release day though, frankly, there was enough content for the first pack around at the time. These are well worth worth watching, though, so let's kick off with a Rainbow Road comparison from our friends at Eurogamer. As you can see the laps are now longer than in the original, but with the retro footage slowed down you can see how the two shape up side-by-side.

Next up are some lovely official videos initially released by Nintendo Japan and now re-posted by Nintendo of America. These show the live band recording tracks for the content, showing how those lovely sounds were recorded.

So there you go, some of our favourite MK8 DLC videos from the pack's launch day. Are you digging the music as much as we are?