Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)
What list of family friendly games would be complete without a little competitive racing and without an appearance from the racer that has set the bar since its inception on the Super Nintendo in 1992.
Mario Kart 8, the latest iteration on Nintendo’s portable marvel, encompasses the original Nintendo Wii version from 2014 and including all of the DLC, patches and updates released throughout its lifetime on that system.
With up to 4 players locally around one TV or Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the ultimate couch co-op racer that offers both Grand Prix style competition as well as Mario Karts own battle arenas. Coins collected in races accumulate over time to unlock a massive amount of additional content from vehicles, wheels and parachute skins with each unlock not only changing the cosmetic look and feel of the vehicle but also have some specific advantages depending on which terrain or level you are racing on.
As with previous iterations, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe rates difficulty of its racing around the engine sizes offered with a higher CC value changing a multitude of factors including the acceleration and top speed of each kart in addition to the capability and competitive nature of the AI for computer controlled opponents.
Every track and environment is fundamentally different with its own style and theme based upon the character, location or game it’s inspired by from Mario’s own extensive back catalogue. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe encompasses a number of new tracks that are unique to the eighth iteration but also reimagines a large number of tracks from previous Mario Kart games across the years.
As a former Game of the Year, Chart Topper and the highest selling game on both Wii U and Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a complete package that is for any gamer, it gently coaxes you into its mechanics but even seasoned veterans will be coming back and finding new ways to shave time off their best laps for years to come.
You can find Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch now.