Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is Freaking Perfect In Every Way

Nintendo Switch’s Improving Everything

Mario games are incredible. For a reason, they’ve been the flag of Nintendo through all these years. Creating incredible stories for the beloved plumber while also associating him with any existing sport. Needless to say, they’re all incredibly fun and successful. Now Nintendo is bringing a new Mario Kart for the Nintendo Switch, by remastering the incredible Mario Kart 8 into a deluxe version.

Maybe for some, the jump to Switch might seem useless. But the game has added many new details that have improved the gaming experience of the best-selling game of Wii U. Besides, by matching the incredible features of the game along with the new bunch of possibilities the Nintendo Switch offers there is nothing that can go wrong.

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Improving the best

The game is the same one in his essence, even though it has been polished and refined in certain aspects. Along with the twisting, gravity-defying tracks, and the introduction of new weapons and characters that Mario Kart 8 deluxe brought, there are new aspects that are literally game changers.

The first and probably biggest gameplay change is that you can now hold two items at the same time. It might seem like a small thing but it not only solves one of the few problems with the original version of the game. It also changes the whole “game plan” while you’re on a race. Since now, if you’re holding onto a useful item you don’t have to use it in order to pick up another item. Returning a bit to the “Double Dash” times

Next and something that might relieve many is that you start with almost everything unlocked. This is good news, especially for those who spent hours on Mario Kart 8 Grand Prix mode in order to get new characters, tracks and other features. Since Mario Kart 8 will have an impressive roster of 42 characters in total, including obviously some new cool additions. All of them being available from the beginning.

Despite this awesome treat that the guys of Nintendo are giving us,  you’ll still have to collect coins in order to gain access to new vehicles and parts. But the newest edition of the game has so much content available that it will be worth the work. Besides that counting with all these features right away makes it easier to do so. Especially for the ones who did it back in the Wii U version.

Victory lap

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe won’t count with any new track. But it will give us a bunch of new items, characters, and vehicles. There’s the Boo ghost power-up that steals items from other racers. But the new character department is the best, as they will add Wii U Splatoon’s characters the Inklings since the colorful and competitive characters are one of Nintendo’s best characters in years. Along with it, and like most Switch games, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will take the most of its portable feature. Along with being adaptable to play in the classic split-screen mode on a TV.

Besides that, the developers of the game took noticed that the battle mode on Mario Kart 8 lacked quality, in comparison with the racing mode and the previous editions. As it lacked options and proper tracks for it. Now, for the Deluxe version they’ve included eight arenas designed specifically for battle mode. Four new, and four based previous versions. Along with it, they added a new battle style called “Renegade Roundup,” that consists on that each player has a chomping piranha plant, as you try to snap up as many members of the opposing team as possible

Also due to the game has grow with many of us, it has turn into a more complex one. So they’ve introduced something called “smart steering,” which corrects subtly the way you’re going making it easier to stay on the track. This along with the automatic acceleration option, you have the perfect racing game for kids. Off course this options can be turned on or off, so anyone can drive in the best that they feel the most comfortable with. Making easy to play for different skill level players.

Finally, The original Mario Kart 8 had downloadable content, adding many new tracks and characters. Some of them from outside of the Mario universe. Well, the Deluxe edition will keep this add-on. So you can still race as Link or race through an “Animal Crossing” or “F-Zero” tracks. Giving you an extra 16 tracks and mix of Nintendo characters for you to enjoy. The game comes out real soon on April 28th.

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