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Mario Kart 8 Discussion (Nintendo Wii U) [game]
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This May, one game will define MULTIPLAYER FUN on Wii U. That game, is Mario Kart 8!

Mario Kart has been a Nintendo staple since it's SNES debut over two decades ago. Only two Nintendo products neglected to have an entry and each entry that has existed is a charming title in someone's eyes. Entries like Double Dash on Gamecube helped push the boundaries of creativity and uniqueness, while more recent titles have continued to refine a core experience. Mario Kart 8 seeks to continue that trend with it's jaw-dropping HD visuals, Anti-gravity racing, and incredibly well-designed tracks.

With all the characters known, the deep customization possibilities to each individual racer, the classic 32-total track count... there's so much to discuss and share and debate. Reviews are just coming in now and while I'll post a few below but they're not all gushing with pride. User Stephen recently made a thread aiming to have a more comprehensive list of reviews available. So... Are you impressed with the Mario Kart TV feature, excited for the Super Horn, or bummed at how battle mode has changed? Share your thoughts on the game below, now, upon release, and well after! Below you'll find a list of Nintendo Network IDs as compiled by our own Mop It Up! Be sure your friends are added to your console!

Mop It Up's NNID List of Mario Kart 8 Players

(Negative World Username) - (NNID)
Abdooooo - Abdooooo
Anand - AnandX
anon_mastermind - Mastermind85
Brick - Brick20
Brook - Ice-Insignia
canonj - canonj
chrisbg99 - chrisbg99
chrisguy - chrisguy
Cooliocuneo - Cooliocuneo
Cryojin - Cryojin
Cubed777 - C77777
DeputyVanHalen - DeputyVanHalen
DrFinkelstein - a00link
Earendil - Ear3ndil
EagleC83 - EagleC83
gamewizard65 - gamewizard65
Guillaume - Pandareus
Hero_of_Hyrule - Deku_Scrub
Jargon - Hendrik
-JKR- - JKRiki
kgtennispro - kgtennispro
kriswright - kriswright
legendofalex - Alistair
ludist210 - Ludist210
Mop it up - Mop_it_up
Nate38 - VictorVonPlugman
Octorockin - NoseyTengu
ploot - Realploot
PogueSquadron - PogueSquadron
pokepal148 - pokepal148
Rebonack - rebonack
Scrawnton - Scrawnton
Smerd - Smerd20
Stratos - Chronocast
stephen - stephen087
Super_Conzo - Super_Conzo
thefly - LeaveLuck2Heaven
TheOldManFromZelda - OldManFromZelda
TK_Thunder - The_Trish
Tranquilo - Arponare
VofEscaflowne - VofEscaflowne

Eurogamer - 10/10

Game Informer - 9.25/10
Destructoid - 9.0/10
IGN - 9.0/10
Joystiq - 4.5/5
Nintendo Life - 9/10
Polygon - 9.0/10

GameTrailers - 8.6/10
Gamespot - 8.0/10
Giant Bomb - 4/5

NintendoWorldReport.com - 7.5/10

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Posted: 05/16/14, 03:52:50  - Edited by 
 on: 06/28/14, 23:37:02
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Finally picked the game up yesterday and played with the kid a bit. So far, I'm liking the heck out of it. I'm really enjoying the tracks! Baby characters all the way! I think I happened into a match with Ploot and possibly Fink, but it crapped out before the race started. I leave for a 2 week vacation on Friday, so I'm gonna have to squeeze in some good racing before then.
Posted: 06/01/14, 17:02:29

Lets try to race before Friday! I tried joining but others from around the world clogged it. We'll have to do a time where we can make a NW room.
Posted: 06/01/14, 17:36:38
Everyone be sure to add this to your collections and mark as playing!

Something tells me this part of the breakdown is incorrect...
56% (14) want it
4% (1) have yet to "do" it

Also, something tells me that Animal Crossing: New Leaf is not the most played game (probably hasn't been for a long time).
Posted: 06/01/14, 18:02:30
Really bad run there. Despite racing pretty clean laps I was never getting out of 8th/9th place. Poor little Yoshi was getting jostled at the start and spent every race trying to claw back. Need to beef up.
Posted: 06/01/14, 18:28:25

I'm horrible at keeping this stuff updated. I'll try my best.

I never had any problems with any type of communication errors, until late last night and especially after midnight, I'd be in a room, everyone had picked their track and then nothing would happen, then I'd be kicked out. My son was also online at his place and he was being kicked out as well.

Hopefully, this isn't an ongoing issue.
Posted: 06/01/14, 18:42:21  - Edited by 
 on: 06/01/14, 18:46:34
Anyone else notice the big musical notes on Music Park don't bounce as fast as they do on the 3DS version?
Posted: 06/01/14, 19:21:27

Yes dammit, lol.

I've driven into them a few times, anticipating when they're supposed to jump.
Posted: 06/01/14, 19:23:02
Yeah, they should get progressively faster depending on the lap! GRRRR.
Posted: 06/01/14, 20:05:11  - Edited by 
 on: 06/01/14, 20:05:46
playing online with my sons and got kicked out twice while racing. Nintendo better fix this or I'll just give up on it. Another reason why I have a hard time enjoying online gaming. grrrrrr.
Posted: 06/01/14, 20:30:03
So I just did the special cup and basically on the first two courses I got hit by items while in midair like 9 times, thus losing 6 coins and often my item as well, and twice in a row, Yoshi just zooms right past me at the last second with 3x shrooms and steals the race.

And that was on 50cc

But on the bright side at least based on past games in the series I can find out what cups unlock what character, I don't have to go through fucking hell and back and then pray to god I got a good character and not fucking "golden shower on anyone who values good character design" peach because at least some punk didn't randomize the unlocks for some god forsaken reaso- really guys....

Fuck you Iwata
Posted: 06/01/14, 20:37:14  - Edited by 
 on: 06/01/14, 20:45:50
My wife and I played 2-player online last night for a while and had a blast! I look forward to playing with more of you!
Posted: 06/01/14, 21:08:06
Hahaha... that line you keep using, pokepal, about golden showers makes my decision to main with Pink Gold Peach even sweeter.
Posted: 06/01/14, 21:20:57
Man, single player 150 cc is so unforgiving.
Posted: 06/01/14, 22:43:05
Although Ploot and I usually play together, I am sometimes playing when he's at work, under my own NNID.
It would be nice to play with you guys under my own account. Add me if you like.

Posted: 06/01/14, 23:08:49
Ok, I'm beginning to think I'm the problem. More failures than successful races. When trying to join friends, at least. Bummer.
Posted: 06/01/14, 23:29:06  - Edited by 
 on: 06/01/14, 23:34:52
If this stupid upload to youtube thing worked I could show you how rigged N64 RR is.
Posted: 06/01/14, 23:44:58

A lightning bolt followed by a red shell while I am in first. Then peach just zooms on in a steals first place. I have had stuff like this happen more than once. I am getting really frustrated.
Posted: 06/01/14, 23:54:51  - Edited by 
 on: 06/01/14, 23:57:07
Best ones are when you get hit while gliding and lose 6 coins,
Posted: 06/02/14, 00:04:46
I don't see a tournament on the op which implies that one hasn't been set up.

Here, 5434-4564-1356
Posted: 06/02/14, 00:10:45
I've been having the same problem. I'll spectate three full races, get in, then BAM, dropped.
It's ridiculous.

Seems like typical Mario Kart to me.
Posted: 06/02/14, 00:58:09  - Edited by 
 on: 06/02/14, 01:00:23
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