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  • Summary: The DLC pack adds Link, Cat Peach, and Tanooki Mario to the roster of playable characters along with 8 new tracks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Nov 16, 2014
    90
    This is how you do DLC. Superb value for money that truly gives you a reason to revisit one of 2014's best games.
  2. Nov 13, 2014
    90
    One of the best ever examples of how to do DLC right, being both good value for money and introducing several new features to the parent game.
  3. Nov 14, 2014
    90
    It's hard to complain when the future of Mario Kart has been expanded so graciously, and now that one of 2014's best games has just been made that little bit better.
  4. Nov 14, 2014
    85
    By industry standards for post-release content, Nintendo is killing it. This is a must-buy for Mario Kart 8 players, and I'm hopeful the company will continue pulling in other franchises going forward.
  5. Nov 24, 2014
    85
    It's a great package, offered for the right price. Fans of the game should buy and don't look back.
  6. 80
    Nintendo deserves props for using DLC as an opportunity to add to an existing game package, rather than sell something that should have been in the original release in the first place. It's a fine line to tread, but Nintendo's showing the other publishers how DLC should be done.
  7. Dec 18, 2014
    80
    Nintendo’s first downloadable content for Mario Kart 8 is a welcome addition that can rekindle the players’ dedication to the game. Pushing for more contents from outside the Mario universe is a very good idea and expectations are high for the next DLC batch.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 43
  2. Negative: 4 out of 43
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    Every single other game publisher take note: this is how you do DLC. The amount of content for 8 dollars is staggering. This does not in anyEvery single other game publisher take note: this is how you do DLC. The amount of content for 8 dollars is staggering. This does not in any way feel like something that was simply ripped from the main game and sold separately. It's an addition to the main game you can buy if you enjoyed the base game itself. All of the added content has been created with the same polish and sheen you would expect in Mario Kart 8, and while not all of the added courses are absolute winners, I have to give a special shoutout to the F-Zero and Legend of Zelda Track, which showed much more respect to their source material than I expected them two.

    For 8 dollars, it is a steal.
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  2. Mar 20, 2015
    10
    This DLC is perfect. The characters were awesome, but the fact that they are clones, they could be costumes for that character instead (notThis DLC is perfect. The characters were awesome, but the fact that they are clones, they could be costumes for that character instead (not Link, he is its own, not a clone) like in Smash Bros.

    The courses were awesome. Especially Hyrule Circuit,Excite Bike Arena,etc.

    The new customization for carts were awesome. I use the Blue Falcon ALL the time. Get this DLC now for only $11.99 or something both pack 1 and pack 2. If you don't like Mario Kart 8, you are silly as JB and a Non-Gamer.
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  3. Nov 14, 2014
    10
    I don't have many reviews on this site and my only other game review is for Mario Kart 8, but that's just because I don't write reviews forI don't have many reviews on this site and my only other game review is for Mario Kart 8, but that's just because I don't write reviews for forgettable games because I always forget to write those reviews, so it's only the extraordinary that gets me typing and it's so seldom that I see the extraordinary and recently it's only happened with Mario Kart 8 and this time with the DLC expansion that adds 7 great tracks to an already perfect game. Expand
  4. Jan 4, 2015
    9
    Una belleza de DLC por un precio excelente, una increíble expansión para una joya de juego, con un precio barato. ALTAMENTE RECOMENDABLE. LinkUna belleza de DLC por un precio excelente, una increíble expansión para una joya de juego, con un precio barato. ALTAMENTE RECOMENDABLE. Link y su expansión te esperan! Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2014
    9
    Mario Kart 8 is one of the reasons I dusted off my Wii U and DLC 1 makes it better. The DLC comes with four new courses and four old ones. ItMario Kart 8 is one of the reasons I dusted off my Wii U and DLC 1 makes it better. The DLC comes with four new courses and four old ones. It comes with three new characters (Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, and Link). The map are beautiful and well polished. The most stunning course is Hyrule Circuit based off the Legend of Zelda. Coins turn into emeralds. Some sound effects replace with Zelda ones, and an easter egg which I will let you to find out yourself. If you like Mario Kart 8 then this is well worth the Seven dollars and is keeping me excited for DLC 2 coming in May of 2015. Expand
  6. Dec 1, 2014
    9
    This is how you do DLC. 3 New characters, although 2 of them are pretty much already in the game, but the fact that LINK, from the Legend ofThis is how you do DLC. 3 New characters, although 2 of them are pretty much already in the game, but the fact that LINK, from the Legend of Zelda Series is playable makes up for the two other shortcomings. There are 8 new tracks, being;

    Mario's GOld Mine: A fun retro stage, returning from Mario kart Wii.

    Yoshi Circuit: It's Yoshi. 10/10.

    Dragon Driftway: a course that has you race through a dragon. It IS cool, but it sounds cooler than it is.

    Ice Ice Outpost: Disappointment. I was so excited that there would be an ice stage, but its just a green and yellow road with some snow in the background. I love my snow stages, so I'm particularly picky on them.

    Mute City: Yes, you heard right. A fast paced stage based off F-Zero, and it's great!

    Exvcitebike: Very boring, but not repetitive, because its different every time!

    Rainbow Road: A 3rd Rainbow Road already made

    AND HYRULE
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  7. Oct 15, 2015
    0
    Lazy cash in from last gen games. Completely mediocre and linear to the point of extreme boredom. A complete rip off of every B grade cartLazy cash in from last gen games. Completely mediocre and linear to the point of extreme boredom. A complete rip off of every B grade cart game ever made. Expand

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