Mario Kart 8 Wii U

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  • Summary: Mario Kart 8 introduces new racing circuit designs and antigravity karts that will have players driving upside down. Players will also enjoy a variety of series-favorite features, including the return of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 82
  2. Negative: 0 out of 82
  1. Jun 12, 2014
    100
    Mario Kart 8 is a return of one of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises, and is just as chaotic as ever.
  2. May 16, 2014
    95
    Mario Kart 8 is a beast: with great track design, plenty of characters, karts, bikes and power ups is the best Mario Kart of all time. Also thanks to revamped online modes and some gorgeous graphics, is the single reason you need to own a Wii U.
  3. May 15, 2014
    90
    With some new great features added to the classic recipe, with beautiful graphics and spectacular races, Mario Kart 8 looks like the killer app the Wii U was waiting for.
  4. Hyper Magazine
    Jun 28, 2014
    90
    The best Mario Kart ever. All faults are forgiven when you're drifting the inside of a vertical corner. [Issue#250, p.58]
  5. May 15, 2014
    88
    It’s safe to say that this is the best Mario Kart since the SNES days, and that’s a pretty heavy statement.
  6. Sep 18, 2014
    80
    Mario Kart 8 is pretty great in many ways, but undoubtedly moreso with a collection of friends to play with, or when facing off against other players online.
  7. May 27, 2014
    70
    Despite this game’s gleaming high-definition sheen, there’s little doubt this granddaddy of the karting genre is beginning to show its age.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 430
  1. May 30, 2014
    10
    Simply fantastic! Ladies and gentlemen, GO BUY A WII U FOR THIS GAME. Highly recommended for a fun gaming experience. Nothing on PS4 or XB1Simply fantastic! Ladies and gentlemen, GO BUY A WII U FOR THIS GAME. Highly recommended for a fun gaming experience. Nothing on PS4 or XB1 comes close. 10/10 Expand
  2. May 27, 2016
    10
    Juego excelente!! la saga mario kart siempre divierte a cualquier persona, aun no entiendo porque la prensa le da un 8 sin motivo si el juegoJuego excelente!! la saga mario kart siempre divierte a cualquier persona, aun no entiendo porque la prensa le da un 8 sin motivo si el juego se merece mucho mas :/ Expand
  3. Jun 1, 2014
    10
    I must say that, this game is perfect, I never could imagine that this graphic could be maked, it's more beautifull than even the real life,I must say that, this game is perfect, I never could imagine that this graphic could be maked, it's more beautifull than even the real life, it's just amazing.

    The controls are fine, they are like every Mario Kart game, and men... the items are so much balanced, isn't a item rain like in the DS.

    I'm more than right when I give a 10 to this beautifull game... no, it's not only a game, it's art.
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  4. Aug 24, 2014
    9
    I'm going to be honest here... I wasn't planning on buying this game. Mostly due to the fact I lost interest in the series when Mario Kart WiiI'm going to be honest here... I wasn't planning on buying this game. Mostly due to the fact I lost interest in the series when Mario Kart Wii came out (I just didn't like it). The free game offer from Nintendo sweetened the deal for me though, so I went ahead and bought it and I am so glad I did. It... is... AMAZING! It has some of the best, if not the best graphics in a Wii U game to date. The courses are cleverly designed and it features very addicting multiplayer and challenges. It even allows for voice chat with friends. (Although it would have been cool to have voice chat with all players.) The one thing I didn't like though, was the battle mode. They just recycled the regular tracks. No arenas. It's sad o see they got lazy with it. Even so, this is probably the best Mario Kart to date. 9/10 Expand
  5. May 30, 2014
    9
    Only thing holding me back from giving this fantastic title a 10 is the inability to send online game request to friends. Other than that thisOnly thing holding me back from giving this fantastic title a 10 is the inability to send online game request to friends. Other than that this is a solid title. The highlight reels are great after a race! Expand
  6. May 9, 2016
    9
    Desde "Mario Kart 64" no encontraba un juego de carreras que me atrapara tanto, esta nueva versión tiene una manejo muy suave y responsableDesde "Mario Kart 64" no encontraba un juego de carreras que me atrapara tanto, esta nueva versión tiene una manejo muy suave y responsable que hace que sea fácil de aprender y dominar, sin mencionar el detalle puesto en cada pista haciendo que cada escenario sea entretenido y vistoso.
    "Mario Kart 8" es uno de los juegos que mejor cumplió en cuanto a ejecución, a pesar de que la Wii U no sea tan potente como sus rivales generacionales el juego se reproduce en unos fluidos 60 frames por segundo, y solo se reduce a 40 cuando son 4 las personas que estan jugando en simultaneo. El juego utiliza la fórmula de siempre carrera de kartings con items con diferentes funciones que hacen que la carrera sea competitiva y cambiante en cada momento, con la incorporación de 32 pistas, de las cuales 16 son remakes de pistas de versiones anteriores.
    Uno de los puntos fuertes de esta versión es la diversidad para construir tu competidor ideal, no solo puedes balancear el vehículo a tu gusto sino que se agregaron dos pesos a los tradicionales corredores livianos, medios y pesados, sumando peso pluma y muy pesados. Otra mecánica es la secciones de 0 gravedad donde el vehículo anda de cabeza pero debido a que la cámara te sigue siempre detrás y con la misma perspectiva no me produce ninguna diferencia con ir sobre tierra.
    El punto más débil del juego es el modo batalla, debido a que no hay niveles planeados para este modo, se reutilizan las pistas de carreras generando situaciones muy aburridas para atacarte con items porque es muy difícil coincidir con tus rivales, este modo es totalmente olvidable.
    A pesar de lo malo del modo batalla este juego es un "Must have", es de lo mejor en cuanto a jugabilidad y gráficamente, ideal para competir en línea o local con amigos.
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  7. Nov 8, 2014
    0
    When I first played Mario Kart 8, I had very high expectations. However I was met with the most disgusting racing game ever to be assembled inWhen I first played Mario Kart 8, I had very high expectations. However I was met with the most disgusting racing game ever to be assembled in human history. DO NOT BUY!! a waste of money. People should buy a real game, like Corey in the House for the nintendo DS Expand

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