Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a racing video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch console. It is an updated version of the previous game, Mario Kart 8, which was released for the Wii U in 2014.
The game features a wide variety of colorful and exciting courses with different themes, such as Mario Circuit, Toad Harbor, and Mount Wario. The players can choose from a total of 42 playable characters, including fan favorites like Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi, as well as newcomers like Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy from Splatoon. The characters are divided into three weight classes: light, medium, and heavy, which affects their speed, acceleration, and handling.
One of the biggest differences between Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and its predecessor is the addition of new game modes. The game includes all the DLC content from the previous game, which adds new courses, characters, and vehicles. The Battle mode has been completely revamped, with new modes like Renegade Roundup, where players try to capture opponents in a prison-like area, and Bob-omb Blast, where players throw bombs at each other to score points.
The game also introduces a new feature called Smart Steering, which helps novice players to stay on track by automatically adjusting the steering. This feature can be turned off for more experienced players who want a more challenging experience. Another new feature is the ability to hold two items at once, which allows players to strategize and use different combinations of items to gain an advantage over their opponents.
The game also includes online multiplayer mode, where players can compete against each other from all around the world. The game supports up to 12 players in a single race, and players can join or create tournaments to compete with other players.
In terms of graphics and performance, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a significant improvement over its predecessor. The game runs at a smooth 60 frames per second, even when playing in split-screen mode with up to four players. The game also features improved visuals, with more detailed textures and lighting effects.
In conclusion, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an excellent update to an already great game. With new game modes, characters, and features, it offers a more complete and satisfying experience than its predecessor. It is a must-play for any fan of the Mario Kart series or racing games in general.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a total of 1 very positive reviews with a rating of 5 stars.