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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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Only had time to do 2 cups last night and this morning. I found the flower cup Toad track to be surprisingly fast and fun, and then the Shy Guy Falls were jaw-dropping.

I love that they fixed a beef I had with last year's E3 demo: it didn't feel different when you raced on walls and ceilings. But just by having the camera slightly askew, they managed to make it just disorienting and thrilling enough.

Loving it!
05/30/14, 16:22   
I've heard that if you get 3 stars in 150cc, it automatically gives you three stars in 50cc and 100cc. That way you don't have to grind to unlock all the races in each level.
05/30/14, 16:22   
Played a bunch earlier and thoroughly enjoyed it. The game plays like a dream on the pro controller.
05/30/14, 16:29   
Jealous of you people who already have it.

I think I can get away from work to go pick it up at 11. But then the kids have an end of school year pic nic at Noon. Then I have to get the girl to a sleep over and the boy to a little league game, and then we're probably going to head out of town...

Meaning I might have a chance to play the thing on Sunday night.

Oh well. First World problems and all that. Played plenty of Sonic All Star Racing Transformed last night to tide me over.
05/30/14, 16:32   
About to go on a fifteen+ mile bike ride... realized it's Friday and Gamestop is open at 10am, not 11.... so I'm changing my route and heading to Gamestop on the trip back. Biking for Mario Kart... now that's dedication!
05/30/14, 16:34   

If it does, excellent. I'll try that to see if that works on my lunch break.
05/30/14, 17:56   

That's neat, I love subtle effects like that.

Also, nice icon.
05/30/14, 18:03   
Anyone know how the Friends tab in Mario Kart TV works? My list is empty. Does a clip have to be uploaded to YouTube to appear in-game?
05/30/14, 18:57   
Edited: 05/30/14, 19:05

banjobackpack aka DrFinkelstein said:
Just picked up Mario Kart 8... and we didn't even leave the parking lot before it insisted it should be driving home. #bighead #MarioKart8 #Nintendo #happyfriday #finallyhere #fun #exciting #WiiU #mario
05/30/14, 19:27   
Edited: 05/30/14, 19:27
New main?

05/30/14, 19:30   
Edited: 05/30/14, 19:30
Guillaume said:
But just by having the camera slightly askew, they managed to make it just disorienting and thrilling enough.

I think I'm getting a neck cramp.
05/30/14, 19:43   
Edited: 05/30/14, 19:44

banjobackpack aka DrFinkelstein said:
Despite not being a playable character in Mario Kart 8, Dry Bones is still more than happy to help me play it by putting the disc in himself. I knew I always loved that guy. #generous #maturity #selfless #MarioKart8 #Nintendo #WiiU #letsrace
05/30/14, 20:04   
05/30/14, 20:10   

I've been using Lemmy too
05/30/14, 20:17   

He's just too cute

Holy shit this game is ridiculously good looking. It's funny how people claim Nintendo is a gen behind yet this game is absolutely stunning.
05/30/14, 20:20   

Thanks Earendil. Glad you appreciate my humor and photography.

I uploaded my first ever race with the finished copy of the game...

Edit: I just went and added everyone who hadn't been since the last update on 5/27. MopItUp I copied it to your post too so you didn't have to read through it and edit it yourself.

All should be added... if you're not, let us know! I'm going to add everyone right now!


When I looked through my list, I've had you added for a while but you never responded! Add me back man! Lets get the gaming going!

Same goes for folks like Abdooooo, Brick, and The Old Man From Zelda!!!
05/30/14, 20:34   
Edited: 05/30/14, 21:19
Gorgeous pic.

PS. The blue haired one is cuter.
05/30/14, 21:22   
Put in a little more time on 150cc, and it's pure Mario Kart all right. That's a great thing!

To follow up with what Earendil said...
I've heard that if you get 3 stars in 150cc, it automatically gives you three stars in 50cc and 100cc. That way you don't have to grind to unlock all the races in each level.
This is absolutely correct as far as I can tell. I didn't get three stars in 150cc Shell Cup, but it does give me credit for having won the Shell Cup.
05/30/14, 21:38   
Edited: 05/30/14, 21:40
I decided to upload one of my early races to Youtube to try it out and it's taking forever. I doubt I'll use that much. The game is incredible though.
05/30/14, 21:39   

Mine took about 3 minutes to upload... not ideal but for memorable races it's not too shabby. Plus it uploads in 720p!


Good to know. I raced first in 50 cc. Now the next cup in 100cc. And... I will probably never go back.
05/30/14, 21:43   
Edited: 05/30/14, 21:43
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