When it first came out for the Wii U in 2014, Mario Kart 8 was a total blast. Speeding around a colourful track with your favourite Mario character, tossing bananas and bob-ombs at your fellow racers? So much fun! It was the ultimate party game. And gamers everywhere loved it!
Now that same high-speed experience is available for Nintendo Switch owners in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. All the cool downloadable extras from the first game are already bundled into this version, alongside a few extra extras, like improved battle modes and some all-new characters.
Mario Kart? More like Nintendo-Everything Kart
Mario isn't Nintendo's only beloved franchise. If you're a fan of other games, like The Legend of Zelda or Splatoon, you'll be pleased to see some of your favourite characters make the jump into the Mario Kart universe. Imagine racing an Inkling around Hyrule while Mario music plays in the background—the sheer silliness is sure to make you smile.
Bottom line? If you already have the Wii U version of this game, there's probably not enough new stuff here to buy it again. But if you missed this game the first time around, there's never been a better time to pick up this modern classic.
Check out the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe trailer below: