Play locally with up to 4 players while playing on TV mode
Includes vehicles inspired by Splatoon
Model Compatibility: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite
ESRB Content Description: Comic mischief
Electronics Condition: New
Video Game Genre: Action/adventure
Software Format: ROM cartridge
ESRB Age Rating: E - Everyone
Video game sub-genre: Racing
Street Date: April 28, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 207-30-7014
Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, any-where! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!
System Requirements: Supported Platforms: Nintendo - Switch Nintendo account required for game activation and installation
Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
I haven't really gotten into MarioKart for a long time, I think the last one I really played was the Gamecube or Wii version. I was stoked to see what new features they had added and new items I could destroy people with. Unfortunately, I feel like Diddy Kong Racing is still a far better game (yes, a Nintendo 64 game is better than this). This struggles with the classic issues MarioKart has always had. Computers inexplicably catching up and passing you at unrealistic speeds at the worst possible moments. The same old courses with "updates." To their defense, they did add a new battle mode that's all the rage. On the back of the case, it says you can hold two items for double the firepower like it's some kind of new feature. Nope, it just means you can hold two items at once, and fire them one at a time. Honestly, I feel like Nintendo has lost their imagination and needs to add some features that are actually new. The beset games for the Switch are non-Nintendo games and are made by outside developers. Pros, good graphics.
My son has been playing this game since Christmas! It is so much fun to play with him and the graphics are amazing! There are tons of options to customize your character and vehicle and it has several speed settings, so it's easier for little kids to play as well.