Part 2 of our Extra Life marathon includes opening the Pokemon Celebrations Pikachu Figure Collection, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Pokemon TCG Online!
In the third and final act, we play Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Overcooked 2, and Monopoly: Animal Crossing Edition!
View the full post to see the full stream, highlights, and shoutouts!
Having just built the Motorbike Toy-Con, of course I had to try it out in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Take a wild guess at how well I performed. Or just watch the video!
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With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe out now on the Nintendo Switch, players are zipping through the Mushroom Kingdom yet again for a chance at asserting themselves as the best behind a kart or motorcycle. Now that the series is decades old with over 10 titles in its lineup, let’s rank them worst to best!
Note: Mario Kart GP and GP 2 are not here. I have played both, but not nearly enough to rank them fairly.
Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U almost became the definitive title in the franchise. While it stunned players with gorgeous visuals and racing that has been fine-tuned over the course of decades of innovation, its half-hearted battle mode that didn’t feature battle-mode-specific tracks was the worst in the series.
Years later, Nintendo addresses this flaw in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch with an all-new battle mode. For good measure, the game also features all of the DLC from the Wii U, a handful of new characters and a few minor gameplay updates as well. Better late than never, as this is the new pinnacle for the franchise and the genre.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is about as sure of a thing as any. Take a hot new Nintendo console and pair it with an updated port of quite possibly the best Mario Kart of all-time and everyone wins. Despite that, I’m having a hard time getting jazzed for this one.