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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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A small update was just released, version 4.1

Apparently, all this patch does is auto-unlock Mirror and 200cc for GP mode. The reason seems to be that this was causing problems with some user's data, such as 200cc failing to open up.

Everyone who didn't feel like getting golds in 150cc, you can now play the 200cc GPs.
05/02/15, 01:22   
@Mop it up

I came here to mention that Mirror and 200cc were unlocked. I definitely like the increased speed but I would love a GP mode without items. But that would require Nintendo to program decent A.I..
05/02/15, 02:13   

You can do Versus mode without items against the computer, but maybe you already knew that.
05/02/15, 02:47   

Maybe I'll try that out. After a race or two I just get bored with Mario Kart so I've never delved too deep into the game.

edit: Played a few Vs. races without items. With normal difficulty I never saw another racer after getting ahead at the start. On hard there were one or two opponents who were in it to the end. Playing that on the F-Zero tracks was fun but mostly made me wish there was a new F-Zero.
05/02/15, 14:21   
Edited: 05/02/15, 15:27
Just finally played the "new" DLC tonight.

And by "new," I mean the stuff that came out in NOVEMBER as well as the stuff that came out a few weeks ago. Played on the Mrs_'s account, and she has a whole heckuva less stuff unlocked than I do. Had to try some different karts out. The Tanooki one is the pits. Played with the Mercedes GLA which wasn't too awful. And then, it happened...


Ran with the roadster looking kart that is blue with yellow highlights. Not sure what its called, but I looked like the f'n Cat's PJ's. Mega Man with a heavy beard is a good look. I've SEEN it.
06/22/15, 13:37   
So this game is still our most played game according to the Game Database… is that because people aren't updating it or are the Negative Worlders still going hard at this?

Who is still playing and who isn't? Also, use this as a reminder to change your games playing in the database!
09/08/15, 04:47   
DrFinkelstein said:

Who is still playing and who isn't?

Does anybody wanna race sometime? I don't have the DLC for this game, but I got the game with me and a good attitude!
05/10/16, 05:18   
I'll keep an eye out for ya. I got a new TV recently and have been meaning to revisit all my old Wii U games.
Sadly I can't specify a time because my baby is not sleeping well right now but, like I said, I'll keep an eye out for you on the friends list. I hope you're not as good at MK as you are at Smash.
05/10/16, 10:48   
I still remember now and then just how amazing this game was.
05/10/16, 23:57   

Still is. When are we racing?
05/11/16, 02:17   
I didn't mean that it still isn't, just that at its height this game was pretty mind blowing. Still one of Wii U's best experiences, and that's saying a lot.

I was totally in love with this game when I was fully into it.

Maybe we could plan something soon. It's no chore going back and playing Wii U games, they're all awesome. But I just have to move on from games sometimes. If not I'd replay my favorite games over and over until I'm absolutely sick of them. I mean, that's almost how I do play games.
05/11/16, 03:26   
We gonna start up some Mario Kart 8 over in Discord in a bit! Come join in! 8 EST/5 PST
01/24/17, 02:52   
Great time tonight. I'm so terrible at Mario Kart, but I still had fun!
01/24/17, 04:28   
This was a riot! Thanks for the fun everyone!
01/24/17, 04:51   
Lots of fun, guys! It's too bad I'm so awful.
01/24/17, 05:19   
Racing with Trish, Ploot, Fink, Kris, and Tim tonight (ranked in order of cleanliness), I was inspired by a certain Pac-Man-clad motorcyclist to *GASP* open up some of my Amiibo which have yet to sniff air with their plastic noses, some of whom have been staring at me through a clear barrier since Day 1. Samus, Sonic, Pac-Man, Olimar, and Captain Falcon have been newly unearthed; deciding whether or not I should open up my other Smash ones that I don't have in there (I think Yoshi, DK, Bowser, Wario, Rosalina, Mario), or if I should use the Mario Party ones. Hmm.

Fun races though, took me a while to get going Did you know 'to go' is the A button?
And when you drift, you keep on the gas? Who knew!

Proudest Moment: housing the field on SNES Donut Plains 3, I'LL TAKE IT!
Runner-Up Proudest: Taking 2nd place overall to a class act like Trish who truly raced me clean the entire final lap on N64 Yoshi Valley. Good on ya!

And after Mario Kart Amiibo firesuits, I went to the eShop to make sure I had all the DLC (I do), but then checked which other games I'm missing DLC on. Sorted by "most recent" or whatever. Same old, same old. TMS, got it. Xenoblade, got it. Hyrule Warri-- WHAT. I apparently missed FOUR DLC drops that I must've forgotten about! So I got the Legends of Hyrule pack (9.99), hopefully that covers the 3x 4.99 packs like the description suggests..but who can know for sure (since the Wii U got the butt end of the deal next to 3DS).

Followup question: did Pikmin 3 pull their DLC availability for some reason?? I don't even see an option to see..

Followup statement: my mail is delivered at 9:46am WHY AREN'T I IN BED
01/28/17, 16:47   
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