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Generally favorable reviews- based on 398 Ratings

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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
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  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.
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  1. Positive: 37 out of 44
  2. Negative: 5 out of 44
  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. Jun 22, 2018
    9
    Overall great value for money, with mostly good tracks and vehicle customisation options. There's some non-Mario stuff included (such as Link,Overall great value for money, with mostly good tracks and vehicle customisation options. There's some non-Mario stuff included (such as Link, from The Legend of Zelda series, being playable) which I think is pretty cool. Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach are pretty 'meh' additions to the roster though (why not Bowser Jr. or Diddy Kong or something?). Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2015
    9
    You all should get this DLC. It shows that Nintendo is everything. They might do some horrible choices sometimes however they always seem toYou all should get this DLC. It shows that Nintendo is everything. They might do some horrible choices sometimes however they always seem to listen to the online community at times and show that they appreciate gamers. You can even get a small discount is you decide to get both packs at the same time.

    "Groovy is still in!" Brandonthegamer
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  6. Mar 10, 2022
    8
    DLC pack 1 is far superior to DLC pack 2, and that is all I have to say about it.
  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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