Mario Kart 8 is, without doubt, the Wii U's star game for the console's lifespan up to this point. Once again Mario and all of his friends (and enemies) have grouped together to do what they do best -- race against each other in gokarts while throwing shells, bananas and bombs at each other. Winning won't be easy -- seriously, most of these tracks don't even have safety railing -- but each racer is dedicated and confident. Especially Luigi. That dude's freaky how into racing he is.

Featuring a newly introduced anti-gravity system which allows karts to transform into hoverkarts, Mario and friends can now twist and turn with tracks as they flip over onto themselves. With 32 tracks, 16 new and 16 updated from previous iterations of Mario Kart, no player will master all courses without going above and beyond normal expectations. With anti-gravity and returning features like flying, swimming and gigantic leaps, players will need all the luck they can get.

Mario Kart 8 also features a robust online multiplayer mode, or at least robust by Nintendo standards. Online multiplayer is supported for up to twelve players, playable with friends and strangers across the world. Oh, and you can chat with those people before and after matches as well. If normal races aren't enough, players can customize their own tourneys and tournaments, replete with their own rulesets and schedules. That way your victory can live on forever.

With 30 to choose from, everyone can pick up and enjoy Mario Kart 8. That's kind of the point. Just don't even bother looking into the Battle Mode unless you want to be very disappointed.

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Well, here we go, the latest instalment in a long line of games for the Mario Kart series. With...

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May 12, 15 10:38pm
Big Blue - just, wow! Just tried out both new cups, and that track rates as my favourite of the new DLC pack. MarioKart8 Wii U

Damn it if Nintendo aren't the most clever, savy business folk out there. Realizing that the... posted Apr 01, 15 4:13pm

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Mario Kart 8 isn't about to let the holiday season start without making sure prospective game... posted Oct 28, 14 11:13am

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This Mario Kart 8 helmet is pretty cool. MarioKart8 Wii U

Update: Nintendo has sent us the official press release for today's Mario Kart 8 DLC... posted Aug 26, 14 2:29pm

Aug 26, 14 3:42pm
Finally!!! DLC for Mario Kart 8!!! MarioKart8 Wii U
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This is the type of DLC I like to see in Mario Kart 8! MarioKart8 Wii U

It looks like someone at the Nintendo Store might of updated something that they shouldn't have. The UK Store has leaked upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC that shows off Link as a playable character, Isabelle playable and an F-Zero track. The firs Add On Pac...

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Sony and Naughty Dog brought back The Last of Us in a big way last month with an HD remake on... posted Aug 14, 14 4:03pm

Last time Nintendo took over a certain period of time, they called it the Year of Luigi. This... posted Aug 07, 14 2:59pm

Update: Nintendo of America has confirmed that all three of the Mercedes-Benz karts will be... posted Aug 05, 14 6:44pm

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Hope these updates hit NA soon. They are much needed MarioKart8 Wii U
  • Genre: Racing - General (wii-u)
  • Perspective(s): Third Person
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Released
    North AmericaMay 30, 2014
    EuropeMay 30, 2014
    JapanMay 29, 2014
    AustraliaMay 31, 2014
  • Player Info:
  • Offline Multi-player (2-4)
  • Online Multi-player (12 max)
  • Offline Co-op (2-4)
  • Online Co-op (2-4)
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