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Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U
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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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05/16/14, 03:52    Edited: 06/28/14, 23:37
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I was on around what would have been 10:30 eastern and played for an hour or so.
06/19/14, 16:46   

I think I was in bed by then. You guys play far too late for me!
06/19/14, 18:01   

Haha, yeah it was a fun time. I was on in the afternoon yesterday, and should be on tonight for the long haul. I can't think of a better way to spend my Friday night!
06/20/14, 14:09   
Had fun again last night with Octorockin and anon_mastermind, even if those were some brutal races. I only got weapons three times, and two of those were Starmen (the other was a triple red shell, which didn't do me a whole lot of good). I did manage one second-place finish, but that's the best I could do. Still, moved my VR from 1700 to over 2000 in one night. Still no gold glider though...


Same. I'm taking my final exam around 6:30 p.m. CST tonight, and then after that's done, I'm Mario Karting.
06/20/14, 16:34   
Yeah, those were some fun, frenetic races. Good luck on your final exam!
06/20/14, 20:04   

I can maybe play LATE LATE. Gotta soak up my day-off time with m'lady.

EDIT- And I dont' know if anyone said it anywhere, but I think I like it better now that the VR system is more POINTS based rather than like a giant SCALE if that makes sense? I know you still lose points for doing horribly, but its possible for nearly everyone to move up each and every race. Furthermore, the VR rating just really shows one's TENURE, not so much their "skill," so a player with a lower VR rating could sweep in and surprise you. I think thats cool.
06/20/14, 21:20   
Edited: 06/20/14, 21:22
@canonj Hey mate, a bit late to respond I s'pose, but I checked this out for you. The only time of yours I can see on my list is your 1:46.xxx time on Mario Kart Stadium. I guess you do have to make a post for it to show.
06/20/14, 21:25   

I think I like it better too. Everyone but the bottom two get points (even eleventh place does sometimes). But I think you get more VR based on how high the average VR is in the room. I got 30 for a second place finish last night, and everyone in the room aside from me was around 2500 or higher (up to nearly 4500) when I was hovering around 1900.
06/20/14, 21:43   
@ludist210 You can lose points in any position but the top three. The VR system is a combination of MKWii and VII, the amount of VR others have still affects what you gain and lose, but it's a lot less harsh when there is a huge gap in VR amongst players. I've lost points in 4th and 5th, but never if I came in 2nd or 3rd.

I'd still prefer no points system though, then maybe people wouldn't take it so seriously and just have fun...
06/20/14, 21:57   
Mop it up said:
I'd still prefer no points system though, then maybe people wouldn't take it so seriously and just have fun...

Totally agree.
06/20/14, 22:07   
Mop it up said:
I'd still prefer no points system though, then maybe people wouldn't take it so seriously and just have fun...
Yeah, this. I like seeing individual records against my friends and people I've raced with, but VR is kinda pointless to be honest. I want to max it out, but...I'm not sure why.
06/20/14, 22:22   
Is anyone playing RIGHT NOW? I can go for about an hour.

@Mop it up

Is that hampering the game for you? Really?
06/21/14, 00:10   
Edited: 06/21/14, 00:12

I can go on.
06/21/14, 00:12   

Gimme 5 minutes. Just Regional? WE'RE BUDS, RIGHT?!
06/21/14, 00:12   

Yup, we are.
06/21/14, 00:13   

Pfft, like I ever needed to ask ;)

Getting on now. I'll try to join you if you're already in!
06/21/14, 00:22   

Should be spectating.
06/21/14, 00:23   
@Mop it up

Thank for checking that out for me. So the game is lying to me when it tells me that the ghost data has been uploaded after I cancel the Miiverse post. It's too bad, because it seems kind of spammy to have all these Miiverse posts just to upload ghosts.
06/21/14, 00:25   

Agreed. I've NOT posted a few times because I didn't want to spam Miiverse. I wish you could just post a time to a database without posting to Miiverse...
06/21/14, 00:41   
Well communication error it seems. Don't know what was with those races but it felt like they were really slow and I couldn't even stay ahead.
06/21/14, 00:42   
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