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  • Summary: Race and battle your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8. Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-playerRace and battle your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8. Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. Race your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8, only on Nintendo Switch. Race as every character on every track from the Wii U version, including DLC characters and tracks. Pop some balloons in the revamped Battle mode, complete with Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast. Battle on new courses, like Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, or returning ones, such as GCN Luigi's Mansion and SNES Battle Course 1. Inkling Girl & Inkling Boy from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr. join the roster. Players can choose a new Smart Steering feature which makes driving and staying on the track easy for novice players and kids even at 200cc. Three new vehicles have been added, two are even inspired by Splatoon. Carry two items at the same time. Returning items include Boo, the item stealing ghost, and the Feather, which gives you a high jump in battle mode. Play your friends in local wireless multiplayer with up to 8 players. Drive through in 1080p HD quality in TV mode. Play on the go with handheld mode and play anytime, anywhere. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 95
  2. Negative: 0 out of 95
  1. May 16, 2017
    100
    Much of this will seem like a given to Switch owners, but it's still completely relevant in terms of what validates picking up this version of Mario Kart 8. It's not only the "complete" and current experience, but one transformed by its hardware. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the definitive version as we're likely to know it from now on, and thanks to the nature of the Switch, it's worth every penny.
  2. Apr 20, 2017
    100
    The definitive version of one of the greatest multiplayer games ever, with a vast array of courses, characters, and the best Battle mode since the SNES days.
  3. Games Master UK
    Jun 20, 2017
    95
    The definitive edition of the world's greatest arcade racer. Switch has its second essential game. [June 2017, p.64]
  4. Apr 20, 2017
    90
    It seems that Nintendo Switch was made for a game like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Racing is fun and multiplayer (8 local/12 online) is unbeatable. Nevertheless, the only improvements from the Wii U game are six new characters, new items and some battle modes, and that is not enough.
  5. May 9, 2017
    90
    For a port of an older Wii U title, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe feels like a brand new game that everyone can enjoy. Whether this is your first Mario Kart or your eighth, there's enough here to satisfy your thirst for racing.
  6. Apr 27, 2017
    90
    The greatest game in the Mario Kart series is back, now under the name of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in a Nintendo Switch version that improves the original on several levels. If its large amount of content was not enough, the return of the battle mode as it was before and all the visual improvements bring the game up to today's standards.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 5, 2017
    60
    Funny racing game featuring the most popular tracks from all older sequels and versions. Don’t waste your time with reality – shoot the enemy with the turtle shell! [Issue#275]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 341
  1. Kvr
    Apr 28, 2017
    10
    This is the best Mario Kart game to date! Superb courses, nice characters and super smooth game play with a stable 60 fps.
    Also for
    This is the best Mario Kart game to date! Superb courses, nice characters and super smooth game play with a stable 60 fps.
    Also for time-trial fanatics there is enough to do with a Nintendo ghost to beat in every level and courses that let ypu master them in every detail, This is a no-brain er for every Nintendo Switch owner.
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  2. Jul 17, 2018
    10
    Los juegos de Mario Kart son muy conocidos por ser divertidos y pasar el rato disfrutando unas carreras con tus amigos, o talvez unas partidasLos juegos de Mario Kart son muy conocidos por ser divertidos y pasar el rato disfrutando unas carreras con tus amigos, o talvez unas partidas en línea. Si no lograste disfrutar este juego en WiiU entonces en su versión de Switch es sin duda la mejor opción. Para los propietarios de una Switch debe ser una compra casi obligatoria y ademas de que contiene todo el contenido de DLC y algunos extra.

    - 12 copas (48 pistas), modo batalla y 41 personajes.
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  3. Dec 17, 2019
    10
    Una experiencia inigualable. Si te quejas diciendo que este juego es solo un port de la versión de Wii U, hay dos cosas que debes saber:

    1-
    Una experiencia inigualable. Si te quejas diciendo que este juego es solo un port de la versión de Wii U, hay dos cosas que debes saber:

    1- Esta versión mejora cada aspecto del juego además de incluir un Modo Batalla SUBLIME.
    2- La sola experiencia de poder disfrutar con amigos en cualquier lugar es algo que no vas a entender hasta que no lo vivas por tu cuenta.

    Lo Bueno:

    - Infinitas horas de diversión gracias a la gran cantidad de modos de juego.

    Lo Malo:

    - El 90% del contenido está desbloqueado desde el principio.
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  4. Apr 24, 2018
    9
    Its Mario Kart. On the Switch. And Available to play on the go.

    There really isnt much else to say. If you own a switch you really should
    Its Mario Kart. On the Switch. And Available to play on the go.

    There really isnt much else to say. If you own a switch you really should be buying Zelda, Odyssey and this
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  5. Jan 8, 2020
    9
    Great family game, very accessible, poor online but this is anyways best played with others locally on couch
  6. Jan 21, 2019
    8
    Uno de los Mario Kart mejor hechos hasta el momento. Numerosa cantidad de escenarios con una calidad gráfica muy buena. Banda sonora típica deUno de los Mario Kart mejor hechos hasta el momento. Numerosa cantidad de escenarios con una calidad gráfica muy buena. Banda sonora típica de la saga. Muy divertido y recomendado Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2017
    0
    En online va de maravilla, muy entretenido, es excelente para jugarlo con amigos en casa (en especial gracias a que los mando de la NSW seEn online va de maravilla, muy entretenido, es excelente para jugarlo con amigos en casa (en especial gracias a que los mando de la NSW se pueden duplicar) además de que cuenta con un modo de conducción asistida, por lo que permite a niños poder jugar, recomendado 100% Expand

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