Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Wii U
Wii U

Mario Kart 8

May 30, 2014
9.21
playscore
Excellent
7th of 516

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About this game

Developer: Nintendo EAD
Content Rating: Everyone

Summary

Driving up a waterfall or across the ceiling can provide an intense adrenaline rush, but that’s not all anti-gravity is good for. It also provides a wild new gameplay mechanic: if you collide into other racers in zero-g, you’ll earn speed boosts worth bragging about. Luckily, you can upload and share your best moments and watch your friends’ using the all-new Mario Kart TV.* Returning features include 12-player online play*, gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, and custom karts. You can even race as Bowser’s seven minions, the Koopalings!

Gamer Reviews

181552 Reviews
9.75
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0 review
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Jan 27, 2021
It's "Mario Kart." There's really not much else you need to know. If you're never played it, you should, though I can't speak to how this entry compares with others in the series (other than "Mario Kart 64"!). This game will keep you playing off and on, but probably won't be a go-to when friends aren't around.
Altion Dafa

Altion Dafa

Aug 10, 2021
10.00
Mateus Santana

Mateus Santana

May 15, 2021
10.00
Xeno_Byleth

Xeno_Byleth

Apr 27, 2021
9.00
Alex Saera

Alex Saera

Apr 17, 2021
10.00

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Critic Reviews

50 Reviews
8.67
Alex LangleyJun 02, 2014
This newest iteration, with its tightly balanced gameplay, giant content offering and lush visuals and audio, will have you and yours screaming, cursing and cheering through countless hours of play.
Michael DamianiMay 15, 2014
It’s still one of the best in the business when it comes to multiplayer experiences, something we’ve all come to expect from the Mario Kart series
Thomas SchulenbergMay 15, 2014
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 complement to an already enjoyable experience.

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