Mario Kart 8 is shaping up to be great

first_imgNintendo fans, your wait is almost over. One of the most highly anticipated Wii U games is only a couple of weeks away. We’ve spent a little bit of time with the all new Mario Kart 8, and so far, it appears to have been worth the wait.After years of substandard racing games on mobile devices, including a downright knock-off off featuring tiny malcontent birds and piggies, Mario Kart has returned in glorious high definition. The past weekend has been all but dedicated to the exploration of the new installment game, and so far there’s very little to be unhappy about. Mario Kart 8 has a new coat of paint, new characters, and a whole new driving system complete with tons of unlockable content. We’re going to take a quick look at one of the Star Cup races, Mount Wario.As you can see, things are quite different from the last time you played Mario Kart. Not every race is a series of repeated laps, and Nintendo has made it so you have to learn how to balance racing styles across the different surface types. The AntiGrav modes behave very differently from the rest of the race, which either means you can use it to get ahead or get left behind. The flying parts of the game can be used to your advantage as well, depending on what accessory you have chosen and how you use it. By the time you start racing 150cc or online against friends, you’ll most likely have your own personally chosen combination of Kart, wheel, and kite to give you the advantage you need.We’ll be publishing a full review of this game later this month, as well as more footage from other races as we continue playing, but so far the game has been nothing short of amazing. You can keep an eye on our YouTube channel for now, and if there’s anything you want to know about the game, just drop us a note in the comments.last_img read more