For the first time, Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise comes to the Wii U console in full HD, introducing new racing circuit designs and anti-gravity karts that will have players driving upside down. Players will also enjoy a variety of series-favorite features, including the return of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes.
If there is one series that Nintendo has always been relatively safe with, it was Mario Kart. With the exception of Mario Kart: Double Dash, which introduced a slew of new gameplay mechanics that ultimately ended up being scrapped in newer iterations, Nintendo opted to only slightly tweak their kart racing formula, enough to please fans wanting something new, but not too much as to alienate newer players. Mario Kart 8 seems to offer the perfect balance of new and familiar, with some amazing gameplay tweaks that finally make the game feel like it rewards skill rather than luck. Before I get into what's new and improved, let's talk about the sheer amount of content that's here. The roster of characters bumps up to 30, with the 30th being any one of your created Miis.... Read Review