Game Name: Mario Kart 8
My Thoughts: I really enjoy this game every time I play it and this game isn’t repetitive. Mario Karts prior to this one would get kinda boring in my opinion but for some reason Mario Kart 8 was different. I did enjoy Mario Kart: Double Dash, Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7, but with use of the Kooplings as a player’s racer choice, the addition of the boomerang battle item and the first Mario Kart DLC this Mario Kart is my favorite yet.
System: Nintendo Wii U
Approximate Play-through Time: Continuous
Gameplay Style: Arcade, Racer, Multiplayer, Action
Total Score: 87/100
Gameplay 6/10: All characters were unlocked after very little gameplay.
Replay Ability 10/10: Never the same thing twice
Graphics 8/10: Used a very HD look but kept the same Mario feel
Controls 10/10: Variety of ways to play with easy controls. Easy controls didn’t make the game easy.
Game Progression 6/10: Could see improvement and the hardest difficulty remains hard even after experience, but unlocks are complete early game.
Overall Enjoyment 10/10: Fun game single player, local multiplayer or online
AI Competency 10/10: Most difficult Mario Kart CPUs yet
Met Expectations 10/10: The new antigravity feature played well, new tracks and good retro track choices.
Options Quantities 7/10: Character choices were limited but cart customization added many new options
Cost VS Enjoyment 10/10: Cost $60 and was worth it.
There is both local and online multiplayer. Multiplayer is up to 4 players locally and up to 12 players online. There is split-screen online play as well.
To play this game you can use a Wii wheel, a Wii remote and nunchuck, the Wii U controller, and the Wii U plus controller.
Do You Agree?
Was this your favorite Mario Kart? Was the Antigravity as awesome for you as it was for me? If you haven’t played this game are you excited? Let me know in the comment section below!