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    Default Mario Kart 8

    Reviews are in and this is looking really good - can't wait for mine to drop now - anyone else getting this? Anyone up for some online races?

    Mario Kart 8 - scores


    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 9/10 - This is a multiplayer event showcasing Nintendo doing what it does best: bashing your expectations (which should already have been lofty) into dust and then rebuilding them anew into something bigger and better than you had imagined.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 96%: Every Mario Kart's offered something new, but few feel like they've changed the series' formula so importantly - this is a line in the sand. Magnificent.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 9/10 - Mario Kart 8 is as essential a purchase as Super Mario 3D World. Whether it will give Nintendo's console the sales boost it so desperately needs is another matter, but however it plays out, Mario Kart 8 is yet another overwhelmingly powerful argument in favour of the company's idiosyncratic approach to design.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 4/5 - Mario Kart 8 is a slick and gorgeous-looking kart racer that's perfectly solid but not always as exciting or addictive as we've come to expect from the series.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 10/10 - Video game players are familiar with the law of diminishing returns. Even as new entries in a series tirelessly improve upon their predecessors, our interest nevertheless wanes; with games, improved is somehow less exciting than new. Mario Kart 8 is a rare thing, then: the best entry in a series and the most exciting yet.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 9/10 - Mario Kart 8 is the best kart racing game Nintendo has made in a long time. It strikes a careful balance between refining old ideas while introducing fresh new ones. Admittedly, its gorgeous graphics and jazzy orchestrated soundtrack bolster its presentation, but you're getting a lot more than just looks with this one.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 8/10 - Mario Kart is one of my favorite franchises, but it's hard to get excited for the same old thing. But the more I played, the more I appreciated the many small changes, and grew to love my time in the Mushroom Kingdom. And now that yawn has changed to a shout of joy. It's more Mario Kart! I'm happy Nintendo still understands what makes this series so darn fun.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 4.5/5 - Despite an unfortunate change to its battle mode, MK8 is a solid extra lap on a series with a great foundation. The gravity-shifting sections spliced into existing and new tracks feel like a natural extension of the series rather than a gameplay-changing revelation, but it's a strong compliment to an already enjoyable experience.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 9/10 - Mario Kart's Wii U debut ticks all the necessary boxes. Drifting, weapons, the simple to learn yet hard to master handling, expletives your mother would be ashamed of, some of the best local multiplayer imaginable: all return. Taking an inspired approach from the DS iterations, the eighth entry in the series is easily among the best yet.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 9/10 - It doesn't bring massive innovations to the formula, but it's overflowing in that Nintendo magic that makes it so easy to forget about minor shortcomings. Its gorgeous looks and tightly developed sense of speed ensured that I was never left unhappy after a race, even when I blew it and came in near the end. What more could I ask for than a game that keeps me smiling even when I lose?
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 92.5/100 - Mario Kart 8 should certainly be added to the list of top-tier entries, and none of the previous titles can boast the rock-solid total package that this one offers. Say what you will about Nintendo sticking with the tried and true, but I have no problem with that as long as it stays this fun.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 4.5/5 - You'd be hard pressed to argue against the potency and sheer joy of Mario Kart 8's racing and track design. It might be too late to completely turn around the Wii U's fortunes, but when Nintendo are releasing games as good as this, it may just have a chance.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 9/10 - Mario Kart 8 is my favorite series entry since Double Dash, and if it gets arena battle tracks at some point by way of DLC, it will be a near-perfect package. Its vibrant visuals will hold up for years to come, ensuring that the game will withstand the test of time, and it will be a staple in my household for a long, long while.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 8.6/10 - The overall high quality of the game is so impressive that it doesn't really matter that much that the zero-gravity gimmick barely adds anything that's truly new. Next time around, though, Nintendo might need to come up with new tricks if it hopes to keep us coming back for more.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 8.5/10 - New weapons, careful balancing (outside of that rubber-banding) and a bevy of gorgeous, superbly-designed tracks makes Mario Kart 8 quite easily one of the most thoroughly enjoyable experiences on the Wii U.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 8/10 - This entry doesn't feel like it's content to retread old ground. With the addition of new visual capabilities, stellar track design, and a continued slow march toward modern online functionality, this is the best the series has been since the GameCube era.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 9/10 - A few design oddities aside, this joins the list of must-have Nintendo games on the Wii U; it's an accomplished effort that pushes the franchise forward. In years to come the debates over the best Mario Kart games in the series will, inevitably, feature this as a contender.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 7.5/10 - I like playing Mario Kart 8. I think it's a satisfactory entry in the series, but nothing more. The final package ends up feeling like someone who covers themselves in makeup to hide the fact that they are 10 years older than they are pretending to be.
    • [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]: 4/5: Mario Kart 8 is a conservative update, choosing to polish and refine rather than reinvent, but it's still as alluring a racer as it ever has been.

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    Default Re: Mario Kart 8

    Yes mate, I'll be getting it on release day. Just need to buy a couple more controllers for local multiplayer!

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    I'm so stoked for this. I bought 3 extra pro controllers last September when CEX were flogging them cheap just for this game. I've not been so excited about a game coming out since Resident Evil on PS One !
    Bring it on. Shame there is no in game chat though !

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    Flick , text me ur wii u game id. Or what ever it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonysteve View Post
    Flick , text me ur wii u game id. Or what ever it is.
    Post them up on here so I can destroy you on mario karts . . . .


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    I have always had the same experience with mario kart on every console it's ever been on.

    Played it & loved it, played it to death, completed single player races as if it's an obsession, dabbled in online races, got bored.

    They are great games without a doubt but the time from initial wow factor to being a bit bored of it is always very short for me.
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    We don't care what you think. We love Mario Kart ! Yippppeeeeee...

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    I'm getting it! so add me!

    same as here! scoobypatch

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    Default Re: Mario Kart 8

    I really, really want this but I can't justify buying a Wii U just for this. I'd like NES Remix 2 as well but it's still too much for just those two games.

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    Price for 2nd hand wii u's are cheap now. Stop in one weekend and you will have the money

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    Anyone pre-ordering this? If so, where from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganty View Post
    Anyone pre-ordering this? If so, where from?
    Pre ordered mine from Shopto - free t-shirt as well from them

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    Default Re: Mario Kart 8

    Cant wait for this too
    Pre ordered a premium pack from Tescos @ £219 - £20 online code - some clubcard points that were about to expire so it came to about £180 in the end.
    It's gone up to £229 now but there's another £20 off code just started, TDX-LVY3 I think, to soften the blow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prezzy View Post
    Pre ordered mine from Shopto - free t-shirt as well from them

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    Lol, I did see that... I also saw that the t-shirt was sized age 10!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ganty View Post
    Lol, I did see that... I also saw that the t-shirt was sized age 10!
    I got in early and snagged a large one


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    Can't wait for this to come out now... anybody want a game add me. i'm rather predictably SpursSaint.......

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    Default Re: Mario Kart 8

    Just preordered this one, first game ive ever preordered

    Pretty excited, played these from back in the days of the snes, wii version was great, kids are hooked on mk for the ds so sure they will love it

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    I'll be online friday! Predictably, my tag is gantybop.

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    Default Re: Mario Kart 8

    mine has been despatched, but they predict i wont get it until 12th June.

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    mine was dispatched yesterday, hoping it turns up today, postman is useless though and the missus is nagging to go shopping so ill probably miss it

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