Hello and welcome to today’s blog on Stephen Niven – Mainly about video games! In this blog post I am going to be blogging about my thoughts on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe; the kart-racing video game that was recently released for the Nintendo Switch.
But before we start this blog, I think I should clear up what exactly this Switch game is; just in case if somebody doesn’t know. Anyway, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a kart-racing video game that was released for the Nintendo Switch on 28th April 2017, and the 9th game produced in the Mario Kart franchise. However, in actual fact, Deluxe is really just a port of Mario Kart 8 from Nintendo’s previous home console, the Wii U. Finally, the game became the highest selling game of 2017 yet and reached No. 1 on UK charts.
So as repeated above, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a kart-racing video game, and in fact, just a port of the Wii U game Mario Kart 8; but I’m sure many of you, like myself, have had not an experience of the franchise since the DS and Wii releases. While today’s blog is mainly focused around my thoughts on the game, I will also take the time to reflect on what this edition of Mario Kart includes. From the original base title, it includes modes such as Grand Prix, VS and Online Play, and ‘continues the traditional gameplay of the series’. However, it also brought new features, such as anti-gravity and downloadable content, and the Switch title basically has all of this, but with a reworked battle mode; which can be found below.
In all honesty, if I was going to buy a Nintendo Switch in the near future, myself would most likely first purchase this game that I am talking about today. The game includes many characters that are both well-known and not known; such as Mario, Luigi, King Boo and Dry Bones, and just like it’s predecessor – Mario Kart 7, it also features options that are customisable for vehicles and motorbikes. Using Amiibo’s also allows for new Mii racing suits, and as well as this, three karts based on ‘past and present Mercedes Benz’ cars were also made available to use after a promotional campaign back in the year of 2014. The full game features 48 race tracks, supports multiplayer through both online and local play and is compatible with many Nintendo Wii U and Wii accessories.
So at the end of this blog, I think you should now be able to understand what my views are on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. While I have never played Deluxe and that I am actually reflecting my views through critical input, the game is splendid. As repeated earlier, the game is really just a port of the Wii U game, Mario Kart 8, plus some additional features; and that it became the highest selling game of 2017 yet. Well in the end, I think that in conclusion, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a really good game.
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