Luigi on an electric longboard and a city turned into a Mario Kart course full of dangerous elements. The folks at CorridorDigital made a pretty neat live-action short film about Luigi trying to beat Mario’s time trial score.
In video game years, Mario Kart 8 is already middle-aged yet remains virile. It maintains a healthy population of online racers over fourteen months past its May 2014 launch. By most accounts, the Wii U version of the seminal kart racer is the series’ high watermark, resplendent in its HD gloss and detail-rich course…
Rosalina: “What are you smiling about?” Mii: “Dude, I almost had you.” Rosalina: “You almost had me? You never had me. You never had your kart.” Awesome GIF via the Mario Kart subreddit.
This past year has been something for Nintendo. Not only did we get the greatest iteration of their biggest franchises, we also got fresh takes and unlikely second chances for existing characters. Nintendo even graced us with a few fresh IPs. Their latest, Splatoon, has become a classic overnight, with fans drooling…
On today’s episode of Highlight Reel we have weird horses, weird soldiers, defuses, close finishes and much more!
This is so good.
“It don’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile,” Dominic Toretto famously said at the beginning of The Fast and the Furious, “Winning’s winning.” Well let me ask you this, Dom: have you ever played Mario Kart?
Oh, what a lovely day.
Among the many, many things that Mario Kart 8’s new super-ultra-mega-fast 200CC mode changes are the shortcuts every course has. Now they’re a lot easier to speed through—as long as you don’t run into a wall first.
The finish line is just a few feet away. You can practically reach out and touch it—feel the sturdy grasp of victory in your own two hands. And then you collide with a giant, immovable piece of metal.
The above image gives a marvelous view of Mario Kart 8 racetrack Music Park. It’s also a screenshot the player shouldn’t have been able to capture.
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Ever since Mario Kart 8’s second DLC pack arrived last week, fans and players have been deliberating on just how game-changing the new high-speed 200CC difficulty mode truly is. Apparently, it changes things up enough to render “fire hopping,” the game’s most controversial exploit, effectively inert.
Nobody does self-referential humor quite like Nintendo, that’s for sure. Mario Kart 8’s new DLC is no exception to this rule.
Ever since Nintendo made its surprise announcement that Mario Kart 8 was getting a new high-speed difficulty level, excited fans have had one question: what would it do to Mario Kart?
Mario Kart 8’s second batch of DLC finally came out today. Just like the first round that added Zelda and F-Zero stuff into the mix, this one looks pretty rad. Perhaps more importantly, it also looks ridiculously, disgustingly cute.
It took me a minute to realize what the Twitch streamer and frighteningly good Mario Kart 8 player xLunairex was doing with his banana peel. But once I did, I was very impressed.
And that’s saying something because Mario Kart is already pretty cute. Here’s a look at the second DLC pack for Mario Kart 8, which is heavy on the Animal Crossing. But wait! There’s more. Much more.
Yesterday, Nintendo announced a new downloadable difficulty for Mario Kart: 200cc. It’s supposed to be faster—but just how fast are we talking about here?