Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Race and battle your friends in the definitive version of Mario Kart 8:
Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!
Mario Kart 8 is a kart racing video game developed and published by Nintendo. It was released for the Wii U in May 2014. It retains Mario Kart series game mechanics, where players control Mario franchise characters in kart racing, collecting a variety of items to hinder opponents or gain advantages in the race. Mario Kart 8 introduces anti-gravity driving on walls or ceilings, and allows players to bump into each other for a short boost. It has single-player and multiplayer modes, including online via the Nintendo Network.
Mario Kart 8 was a critical and commercial success upon its release. Critics gave positive reviews, praising its new additions, tracks, graphics, gameplay, and orchestrated soundtrack, but criticizing its limited Battle mode. It is the best-selling Wii U game, with more than eight million copies sold worldwide. The game continued to receive post-release patches and downloadable content, including additional characters, vehicles, and tracks, and support for Nintendo’s Amiibo line of figurines. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, an enhanced version of the game for the Nintendo Switch, was released in April 2017. It was also a critical and commercial success, becoming the Switch’s best-selling game. Both versions have sold a combined total of more than 41 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling video games of all time.