Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Free Download

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Free Download GAMESPACK.NET


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Free Download GAMESPACK.NET Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch is a souped-up version of the Wii U’s Mario Kart 8. When I reviewed Mario Kart 8 almost three years ago, I thought it was an amazing game and awarded it a score of a 9.0. Here’s what I said then: “Mario Kart 8 is the best kart racing game Nintendo has made in a long time. It strikes a careful balance between refining old ideas while introducing fresh new ones. Admittedly, its gorgeous graphics and jazzy orchestrated soundtrack bolster its presentation, but you’re getting a lot more than just looks with this one – although I spent an awful lot of time gawking at the details in slow-motion, the fast and furious pace of racing with friends both locally and online is what really kept me coming back.” Mario Kart 8 Deluxe includes all of that, plus all the previously released DLC along with some new additions. That means you’re getting 48 great courses and 42 diverse characters, including new ones like Bowser Jr. and the Inklings from Splatoon, and some neat extras like the unbelievably fast 200cc speed class. Every course, character, and mode is unlocked right from the start, meaning you can just jump right in and hit the track.TOP/BEST ADULT VIDEO GAMES IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

The one oddly executed addition is Smart Steering, a new feature designed to help keep novice players on the road. It isn’t a bad idea at all to consider newcomers to help them understand a game with a simple ruleset like Mario Kart, but Nintendo chose to leave Smart Steering on by default and it isn’t immediately clear how to turn it off in the menus. Barring that annoying little quirk, this collection is high-quality kart racer with lots of content.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe looks great on the Switch, too! It’s just as amazing in 2017 as it was in 2014, and great art direction is a major reason that the graphics have stood the test of time. The course designs, in particular, are top notch – I love the way Mario Circuit twists and bends like a Mobius strip. Even remade tracks, like SNES Rainbow Road or F-Zero’s Mute City, have remarkable detail that is noticeable whether you’re playing handheld or on a TV. The framerate does drop from 60 to 30 frames per second if you play on a single Switch with three or four players, but that’s hardly a dealbreaker when the racing looks this good. If you already have the Wii U version, the real reason to pick up Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the revamped Battle mode.

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Nintendo added five smart objective-based modes, and each one brings its own unique competitive angle to its eight varied arenas. In Balloon Battle, you have to take advantage of items and smart positioning to score points by popping your rivals’ balloons. Shine Thief is a wacky, action-packed riff on keep away. Bob-bomb Blast is an explosive, over-the-top face-off. I wish I were more motivated to play Coin Runners, though. Gathering or swiping coins from others is okay, but not nearly as exciting by comparison. Opting for enhanced and expanded deluxe / director’s cut / remastered / Game of the Year editions of last-gen games is a well-worn tactic in the early days of a new console. Some of the most enjoyable games on PS4 and Xbox One are high quality re-releases, taking a top-notch title and sprucing it up for a new generation with all of the DLC add-ons thrown in. Nintendo, unsurprisingly, has opted for that approach with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, an easy win that fills out the early schedule and gives a potentially new audience a chance to enjoy one of the best titles the series has to offer.Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

The original Mario Kart 8 on Wii U was, and still is, a fantastic title. We’ll focus on what’s new and different in Deluxe here and you can always check out our original review (in which we were too kind on the old Battle Mode, to be blunt) for the full breakdown of the ways in which the Wii U title evolved the series. Let’s just summarise that here before focusing on the ‘Deluxe’ part of the package. MK8 delivered what still feels like a leap for the series not just in terms of its visuals, but also the technicalities in the racing. It’s still anarchic fun with the formula we adored in older releases, but racing became – arguably – more balanced and enthralling than ever before, as Nintendo carefully blended new ideas such as anti-gravity with refinement of what makes a kart racer tick. Karts and bikes have relative weights to them, and fiddling around with a vehicle’s customisation to adjust values actually feels worthwhile. Throw in some neat items like the Piranha Plant and we have an entry challenging to be best-in-class. It still stands up as a great time on Wii U, too – the visuals still look lovely, the action is still intense.

Battle Modes.

In fact, in an alternate universe the Wii U has sold 60 million units and the new Switch version is really a ‘Game of the Year edition’ on the last-gen system, with a new Battle Mode and a few characters available as DLC for long-term owners. Sadly for Wii U that’s not the case, but the point is simple – Deluxe is a whole lot of brilliant Mario Kart gaming in one place. Of course, with new hardware come expectations of what it can do with the graphics, though as this is Nintendo we’re dealing with a concept system in a tablet form; we’re yet to see its full graphical potential, it’s a step-up from Wii U but not a new dawn in visual fidelity. A little like with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild the differences are pleasing but not mind-blowing. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe garners most of its boost simply by upping the resolution – the original was a native 720p that was then upscaled, whereas the new entry is a pure 1080p. There’s still no real anti-aliasing to be found, for you Digital Foundry fans, and those picky about such things can still note some occasionally iffy textures and shadows, for example.My Summer Car 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Yet cutting beyond all that, and also acknowledging that the entire game is spent zipping around tracks, what we have is a beautiful game. In the Wii U era Nintendo mastered the cartoony HD look, and it pops nicely here. The resolution boost adds a pleasing amount of sharpness and extra detail, and the system’s full RGB range and improved processing also delivers deeper colours; Nintendo has also tweaked and improved some visual effects like the Blue Shell’s explosion, and turbo-boosted motion blur has also been amped up, to our eyes. It’s a bit like going from ‘medium’ to ‘medium/high’ settings in a PC game, or as this writer’s sibling describes it, “Wii U turned up to 11”. Most importantly, it still flies along at 60 frames per second when playing solo or in two-player splitscreen, and also fixes the minor frame skip issue that existed on Wii U; we still see a drop to around 30fps when multiplayer splits the screen into three or four players. The overall effect on the TV, then, is impressive and simply delightful to look at as that trademark Mario Kart chaos unfolds on screen.

Smart Steering & Auto-Acceleration.

Another big selling point is how good the game looks when played on the Switch in portable mode – the drop to 720p is absolutely fine on such limited real estate, and it looks crisp and colourful on the console’s display. When you consider the previous portable option was Mario Kart 7, it’s eye-opening to consider that we’re now playing a game this handsome on the go. Pleasingly there’s also no performance discrepancy from docked to portable play that we can see; it’s buttery smooth however you decide to race. In terms of its feature set, as mentioned above MK8 Deluxe serves up a lot of content by including all of the previous updates and DLC from the Wii U original. In simple racing terms that provides a welcome upgrade in content with 48 tracks across 12 cups, all unlocked from the beginning. Right from the off you also have all almost all characters – including some newcomers like Inklings, King Boo and Bowser Jr. – and all weight classes. That means you have total freedom to jump into the faster classes if you like, or you can be a traditionalist and try to win gold in order from 50cc right up to ‘Mirror’ 150cc and even 200cc.

The fact Nintendo lays it all out there from the start makes sense, even if we felt a slight tinge of regret that the ‘chase’ for unlocks is limited. The only thing you’ll unlock in bulk unlock through repeated play is vehicle customisations, which does mean that playing a lot will get you some of the cooler and stronger karts and bikes, including a couple of new Splatoon rigs and the previous DLC. You get these through coin accumulation, with Battle and online play also contributing to your profile’s overall total. Bringing Mario Kart to the Switch feels like an easy win for Nintendo’s fledgling machine. It isn’t exactly a new game – it’s Mario Kart 8, with a few extras – but that doesn’t really matter, for three main reasons: the ability to play in portable mode opens up whole new contexts, not that many people owned a Wii U anyway, and Mario Kart 8 is still an absolutely fantastic racing game. For those who skipped the Wii U, Mario Kart 8 introduced bigger tracks to accommodate 12 racers and vehicles that defy gravity to drive up walls and along ceilings, and sprout gliders to soar through the air.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Those tracks all still look great on this new console, especially in portable mode. And Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also includes what was DLC for the Wii U version, like the wonderful Animal Crossing track that comes in four seasonal flavours, so there are 48 tracks in total. Players can choose from 42 Nintendo-themed characters, including a few new ones like Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy from Splatoon, another game Nintendo will shortly bring across from the Wii U to the Switch. Unlike in Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U, all tracks and characters are available from the start; the only unlockable content is the various kart and bike parts – bodies, wheels, and gliders – that along with your chosen character’s weight class determine your stats: speed, acceleration, weight, handling and grip. Experienced players will need to spend some time with the game to earn the coins needed to unlock their preferred combinations for the perfect lap times.Veteran drivers will also enjoy those features new to Deluxe, like the added third level on the turbo boost you get for skidding around corners, which is best saved for a few select parts of certain tracks. New Pokémon Snap

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