Just as chaotic as ever, Mario Kart 8 is released for Nintendo Switch! Choose from 42 Nintendo-themed characters on 8 different race courses, and prepare to defy racing mechanics with the inclusion of new anti-gravity sections where players can drive on walls on ceilings.
Though I’m a huge fan of the Mario Kart franchise, I wasn’t so excited about the Battle Mode (or lack thereof). Where are the new battle arenas we get with every new Mario Kart?!
Now I’m all for the underdogs, but it’s a little ridiculous how if you’re in first place, you’re suddenly at a huge disadvantage: less boosts and less items to help keep you ahead! You’re rendered defenseless!
Enter Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Huge sigh of relief! Now the game is complete and saves the disappointment from a lack of a battle mode (you have 5!). Go for the Deluxe.
Until next review!
(Christine Adela White)