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Mario Kart 8
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD Group No. 1
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Producer(s) Hideki Konno
Series Mario Kart
Platform(s) Wii U
Release date(s)
  • May 29, 2014 NA
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Mario Kart 8 (stylized as MARIOKART8) is a racing video game released on May 30, 2014 for the Wii U game console. It is part of the Mario Kart series.

The game is like other Mario Kart games, where characters from the Mario series race each other in go-karts. Players are able to use items from item boxes to keep their opponents from winning. Along with go-karts, the game also has motorcycles. There are 12 players in a race. Like in Mario Kart 7, karts have hang-gliding attachments, and players are able to drive underwater. For the first time in the series, players are able to drive on walls and ceilings. There is one new types of vehicles: and four-wheel buggies. There is local and online multiplayer for up to 12 players. Players include Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, etc. The first DLC track pack was revealed in October 2014.

A port remake titled Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released on the Nintendo Switch in 2017, having pre-installed and changed some in-game mechanics such as the battle mode.

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