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Generally favorable reviews- based on 1282 Ratings

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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: 17 out of 266
  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. May 24, 2018
    10
    I don't care if this is just a port from the Wii U. Mario Kart has always been my favorite game franchise and it always will be. This gameI don't care if this is just a port from the Wii U. Mario Kart has always been my favorite game franchise and it always will be. This game is amazing. Love it love it love it! Expand
  3. May 15, 2018
    10
    One of the funniest and most entertaining games I’ve been playing. So happy I bought this. Maybe Mario tennis will be fun too, if it hasOne of the funniest and most entertaining games I’ve been playing. So happy I bought this. Maybe Mario tennis will be fun too, if it has multiplayer that is Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2018
    9
    Hacía tiempo que no jugaba al MK (desde la Wii), y tengo que admitir que este es mucho mejor. Muchísimos circuitos, aunque como siempreHacía tiempo que no jugaba al MK (desde la Wii), y tengo que admitir que este es mucho mejor. Muchísimos circuitos, aunque como siempre bastantes son reciclados, muchísimos personajes y gran variedad de karts. El juego es MUY divertido. Expand
  5. Feb 10, 2018
    9
    Si ya has experimentado antes la vertiginosidad y la diversión de la saga de carreras de Mario prepárate a vivir la mejor de las versionesSi ya has experimentado antes la vertiginosidad y la diversión de la saga de carreras de Mario prepárate a vivir la mejor de las versiones hasta la fecha, "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" es muy completa que el juego original, ideal para compartir con amigos en modo local y comprobar la calidad del online de Nintendo.
    La competencia se mantiene rápida y fluida siendo un espectáculo a los ojos, al igual que en Wii U, pero el gran añadido es el modo batalla, único faltante en un juego que estaba cerca de la perfección. Quizás el añadido adicional sume pero no tanto para quienes lo hayan jugado anteriormente.
    Tanto solo o con amigos, online u offline, éste es uno de los mejores juegos competitivos y de carreras que puedes adquirir dentro del catálogo de la Switch. Si no lo jugaste es un imperdible y si ya lo tuviste sabes que algo que le sobra a "Mario Kart 8" es calidad, por lo que seguro tarde o temprano seguro querrás sumarlo a tu colección.
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  6. Jul 4, 2018
    8
    Bien que ce jeu soit fun et excellent, ce n'est pas une vraie nouveauté. Nous retrouvons l'épisode Wii U incluant tous les DLC.

    Ce que j'ai
    Bien que ce jeu soit fun et excellent, ce n'est pas une vraie nouveauté. Nous retrouvons l'épisode Wii U incluant tous les DLC.

    Ce que j'ai aimé (+) :
    - C'est fluide et beau
    - Des parties endiablées
    - Le richesse du contenu (variété des courses, des véhicules, des personnages)
    - Le multi joueurs OnLine

    Ce que j'ai moins aimé (-) :
    - Toujours pas de tchat vocal
    - Quand l'ordinateur veut ta peau, il déclenche les 7 fléaux !!!

    Bien que peu innovant, cet opus est une référence du jeu de course et qui plus est COMPLET (pas de DLC tout y est)... des parties frénétiques et endiablées animeront vos soirées entre poto. Un must en attendant MK 9
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  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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