Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Wii U
Wii U

Mario Kart 8

May 30, 2014
9.21
playscore
Excellent
7th of 515

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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

181542 Reviews
9.75
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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.
Alex Saera

Alex Saera

Apr 17, 2021
10.00
arturo lopez

arturo lopez

Mar 18, 2021
9.00
Ems

Ems

Mar 5, 2021
9.40
Paralyzed

Paralyzed

Feb 8, 2021
7.90

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Critic Reviews

50 Reviews
8.67
Dan RyckertMay 30, 2014
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.
Dermot CreeganJun 04, 2014
A combination of fun, fairness, beauty and joy, Mario Kart 8 is absolutely brilliant. A botched battle mode and some missing online features stop it short of perfection, but it’s hard to imagine any Mario Kart game looking, playing, or sounding better. If you needed a reason to own a Wii U, look no further.
Simon MillerMay 15, 2014
Throw in Mario Kart TV - allowing you to access other player's replays and upload your own to YouTube - and the returning online functionality (which is passable, if not a little outdated), and there's simply no reason not to own Mario Kart 8 if you own a Wii U.

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