Every single time you do a drift in Mario Kart, you charge up a speed boost that unleashes when you exit the drift. But there’s a lot more happening under the hood when it comes to this speed boost: how fast it charges, how long it lasts, and whether or not it’s actually going to shave any seconds off your final time.…
Mario Kart Arcade GP VR isn’t a game that you can buy, but a virtual reality installation in Bandai Namco’s VR Zone attraction in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It promises to put you in the driver’s seat for a Mario Kart race, and that it does. It’s pretty fun, but you’re not really missing out on much if you don’t play it.
At my birthday party this weekend, I brought out my Nintendo Switch so I could be as cool as all those people in the commercials. Just like the people in the commercials, we all ended up standing while playing games, as well. It was super weird.
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Now that Nintendo has removed the fire hopping advantage from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, there’s a different high-level technique players need to master: soft drifting. The only problem? Soft drifting is much harder to pull off in Deluxe than it was in Mario Kart 8.
In October 2015, the CEMU emulator could barely run Mario Kart 8 on a PC at all. Now it can play the game in 8K.
Today on Highlight Reel we have skyhooks, impressive plays, pool shots, dives, and much more!
I know we’ve already written about this, but boy, just look at this new footage of the official virtual reality version of Mario Kart that you can play in Tokyo this summer.
The Mario Kart World Cup kicks off today, featuring teams from 10 nations competing in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, as well as Mario Kart Wii, a 2008 classic that remains a touchstone for the Mario Kart competitive scene. Both games feature twelve-player races, so each nation will put forward its six…
Yesterday’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update fixes a lot of bugs for online matches, as well as making the game a bit more fair for players that are losing.
In my search for the best kart in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I paid almost no attention to the bikes. Neither did any of the build recommendation websites that I cited. That’s because a lot of the bikes in Mario Kart 8 didn’t used to be viable in competitive play. Turns out, I shouldn’t have been so quick to write them off.…
I wanted to find the best kart to use in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Easier said than done.
Chile’s national football team, reigning South American champions, played Cameroon in the Confederations Cup yesterday, and after scoring what they thought was their first goal (it was later called back for offside) celebrated with a homage to their current Mario Kart obsession.
Namco Bandai’s VR ZONE amusement center in Shinjuku doesn’t just have a Neon Genesis game. It also has virtual reality Mario Kart. And Dragon Ball Z.
The latest Nukazooka video takes Mario Kart to a dark place. Andrew McMurry and Klay Abele’s special effects collaboration follows a dude whose car breaks down on the way to a job interview. Pro tip: if that ever happens to you, whatever you do don’t try to get in a go kart instead.
There’s no question that the Mario Kart’s AI is a big cheater. Anyone who plays the game has probably noticed how the computer-controlled racers tend to catch up to you no matter what and always have an item in hand during the race’s final moments. But what advantages, exactly, do the robot racers get in comparison to…
You’re in first place and the finish line is in sight. Everything is going just fine until you hear that weird electronic whirring coming from behind. Someone’s dropped a blue shell and you think you’re doomed when all of the sudden it hits the person just behind you instead. Sacré bleu!
This is probably the closest we’ll get to a Wolverine appearance in Mario Kart 8.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch just got an update that amongst other tweaks changes one of Inkling Girl’s animations, which I guess Nintendo didn’t realise meant something a little more offensive in Europe than it did in Japan.
Between his inclusion in Smash Bros. and his own kart racing title, Sonic fits into Mario Kart 8 like a puffy white glove. Modder CorBond57 makes it happen by swapping the hedgehog’s model with Mario’s.