Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch) is (technically, I say this as it’s a port of the WiiU game of the same name) the 9th release of the well known kart racing series by Nintendo.

How long will it last you?

It’s a difficult one to answer. As a general rule each series of races can last from 10-20 minutes depending on track selection. (with each track lasting anywhere between 2 and 5 minutes each)

How’s the story?

There isn’t a story mode per se, but there is a Grand Prix which is a series of races over 4 tracks with the overall winner being the one with the most points.

How’s the gameplay?

Fun, frantic and very typical Mario Kart (in a good way). Using a variety of Karts, Bikes or Quads your objective is to finish number 1, and to aid you sees the return of the Item boxes and multitude of weapons.

There are 2 different game modes, the first being the races, which are your typical drive, swim, ski, fly or glide around a track aiming to be number 1. The second mode is Battle Mode which is a multi-player mode where the goal is to defeat your opponents by destroying their balloons.


Should I buy it?

I’ve thought long and hard about this one, and it gets the Try It rating. I’ve given it this rating because it’s not a new game, it’s a port from the WiiU variation. Whilst it will appeal to fans of the series and casual gamers alike, but it isn’t any different from Mario Kart 8 with the exception of a couple of new vehicle parts added in.

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