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GF Rating
9.0

760 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Mario Kart 8

posted by MonsterHigh99 (LONG POINT, IL) Jun 20, 2014

Member since Feb 2013

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I just want to start out saying how great this game is. The graphics are amazing for a WiiU game and the game play is just fantastic. There are some things I didn't really like about this game though. One of those things is the characters..... The characters weren't a surprise because they gave them all away in the Mario Kart 8 Direct and you seen them on the track before you unlocked them. Some of the new characters were the 7 Koopalings. I don't know why they had to add all 7 of them instead of bringing back some of the older characters like Peety Piranha or someone else maybe like Pauline. Another thing I really didn't like was how easy it was to unlock everything. I unlocked everything in the game in like 2 days. Now I'll talk about some of things I really liked in the game. I like some of the new characters like Pink Gold Peach and Baby Rosalina. The tracks were gorgeous and alot of fun. Another thing I like is that they added ATV's into the game. They brought back the kart customization, gliding, and underwater racing from Mario Kart 7 which was pretty cool. I recommend this game to anyone who loves Mario Kart games or Mario games. It is a lot of fun to play. Oh one more thing I wanted to talk about was the online play. I don't really like how they made it. You only got to pick out of like 4 options on a track to race on. Other than that the online play was pretty fun. This game is so much fun to play with your friends and family and it has great replay value. Like I said before I recommend this game to anyone who likes Mario games. I give this game a 9 out of 10.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Awesome

posted by matthew13 (CHESWICK, PA) Nov 1, 2014

Member since Jul 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

It was ok and awesome then it stopped playing so I m sending it back I put it in the mail ok

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Almost Perfect

posted by Clash (BOISE, ID) Jun 17, 2014

Member since Jun 2014

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The game takes many of the best elements of previous Mario Kart games and improves upon them. My favorite being Mario Kart on SNES and N64. Being only to only hold one item at a time makes a better balance for those in first and last places. The courses are also very well designed and the anti gravity ability that allows you to drive on walls works very well.

My only complaint is the Battle Mode, which takes place on the actual race tracks, so you spend more time just trying to find your opponent (and there is no map) than trying to pop their balloons. If Nintendo would have just stuck to the walled off arena style levels the game would have been the best in the series hands down and worthy of a 10.0

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