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Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart 8
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New racing course designs and antigravity race tracks will have you driving upside down in Mario Kart 8. You may look forward to the reintroduction of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing, and motorbikes, among other series favorites.

Mario Kart 8 is a Wii U racing game developed primarily by Nintendo EAD with assistance from Namco Bandai Holdings. It is the eighth entry in the Mario Kart series for platforms. This edition is the sequel to Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS. On the final three days of May 2014, the game was launched globally.

The gameplay is generally based on the two most current Mario Kart games for the Wii and Nintendo 3DS, correspondingly. You choose a character from one of three weight classes and race cars with varied attributes, strengths, and weaknesses around an obstacle course-style racetrack in an attempt to finish first out of the twelve racers.

During the race, racers can grab items from Item Boxes, with the likelihood of obtaining items varying depending on their distance from the leading candidate. For example, the first place usually receives defense items like Bananas and Green Shells, while racers in the middle receive more powerful offense items like Triple Red Shells and Fire Flowers, and racers further back get items that result in an increase in speed or the opportunity to win.

Depending on your final position, you will be awarded a certain number of points. The player with the most points at the end of the race wins.

Karts, which have similar looks to Mario Kart 7, as well as the returning motorcycles, which behave similarly to karts now and can only execute a wheelie with a boost, and the newly introduced ATVs, can all be customized.

The hang-glider and underwater mechanics return from Mario Kart 7, as do Coins, which you can collect up to ten in a single race, and automatic drifting, which is activated by steering in a specific direction for a set amount of time, with a turning capability that matches the one while drifting, and the ability to slowly charge Mini-Turbo and Super Mini-Turbo boosts, which are new to this game. In this game, tricks and the ability to look behind returned.

The anti-gravitational feature is the series' newest addition, allowing racers to drive through walls, roofs, and other seemingly unexpected areas in addition to a more dynamic track design. If a racer clashes with another in anti-gravity, the kart spins instead of merely bumping, and both racers gain speed. This is referred to as a Spin Boost.

Standard bikes, which do normal drifts, and sport bikes, which lean toward the inside of the curve instead of drifting, are both back. 

Outside of racing, Mario Kart 8 allows online multiplayer with up to twelve players, as well as voice chat; however, voice chat is only enabled with friends online. Another difference is that during 2-player mode, the screen divides vertically rather than horizontally as it does in earlier Mario Kart games for platforms. In addition, if you go off the edge of the track, Lakitu will pick you up and drop you back on the track faster than he did in previous installments.

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Mario Kart 8
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How to play

Mario Kart 8 is Nintendo's greatest kart racing game in a long time. It achieves a delicate balance between the refinement of old features and the introduction of fresh new ones. Admittedly, the attractive graphics and jazzy arranged soundtrack help to enhance the presentation, but this game offers a lot more than simply looks. What will keep you coming back is the fast and intense pace of racing with friends, both locally and online.

Naturally, the game contains a few new elements, and some new players may want some assistance in order to become acquainted with the gameplay. You'll discover a few tips below that will assist you in winning more races and beating your friends.

● Hold on items

Holding an item such as a shell or banana behind you to block shots or automatically strike someone who is trailing you is one of Mario Kart's oldest tactics. The item will be consumed upon impact, its job will be completed, and you will be able to pick up a new item.

Instead of hoarding items, get into the practice of cycling through them or putting them in circumstances where you can use them. There is one exception: when you're in first place, you can use the super horn to blow up a blue shell.

● Regularly check your rearview mirror 

The dedicated rearview mirror button is something that a lot of players ignore. When you're ahead, make it a habit to do this frequently.

Even if you're only looking back when you have anything you can hold or toss backward, changing frequently can help you better target your power-ups and remain ahead of the pack. Always try to keep a safe distance from opponent karts approaching from behind.

● Get the boost at the start of the race

Getting that big jump start at the beginning of a race is a Mario Kart tradition. Keep in mind that there is a science to it if you aren't regularly getting that first boost. The simplest method is to look at Lakitu on the right of the screen, and push and hold the A button while he switches on the second light. You'll get a little boost even if you're a few seconds late.

If you don't have a chance to practice and aren't sure about your skills, don't use the boost at all. You'll spin out in place if you time it wrong, and you'll be worse off than if you never tried to boost in the first place.

● Make use of shortcuts

The shortcuts in Mario Kart 8 are more nuanced than in previous games in the series. Most of these won't win you the race entirely, but they will cut seconds off your pace in each case, saving you valuable time in a race or time trial.

In a versus situation, smashing your kart against the wall to attempt and nail a shortcut isn't the greatest way to spend your time, just like it isn't the best way to spend your time in Mario Kart. Constantly practice and memorize each track and its shortcuts because that will help you win more races.

We hope you found this article to be informative and useful. Comment below with your thoughts and suggestions so that we may all learn from them.

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