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.…
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.
If you’ve played Mario Kart 8 you were probably so focused on trying to finish in the top four that you never had time to look around and take in the view. Fortunately, the latest Boundary Break video will give you a chance to do just that.
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.…
The Nintendo Switch has sold over a million consoles in Japan, Famitsu reports. According to its data, Nintendo has sold 1,016,473 Switch consoles between March 3 and June 25. It’s also sold 501,614 copies of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 460,480 copies of The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild.
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.
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…
Four out of seven Barca players give it a thumbs up.
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.
Mario Kart has been around for 25 years and the fun has never let up. How has the beloved racing manage to stay so exciting over the years? We take a look in this critical video.
Last week, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was way out in front in the Japanese sales chart, surprising absolutely no one. Some of the entries, however, might catch you off guard.
To play Mario Kart is to suffer, especially if you’re in first. Sometimes, though, the Mario Kart doesn’t just take the crown away—it also makes you regret picking up the controller at all.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a great time. Cruising around tracks and shooting Koopa shells all over the place will never get old. But someone’s enjoying it way more than anyone else: the Inklings from Splatoon. They are precious children and happy to be here. Be nice to them.
The first time I played Mount Wario, I thought, “Holy shit, that was a really good Mario Kart track.”
If you’ve been playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch this weekend, you might have noticed that the game has something called Smart Steering turned on by default. While most players have started the game by turning it off, the feature was a welcome addition for Molly, a four-year-old who suffered a stroke…
Mario Kart 8 is an excellent game. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is even better.
There might be another good reason to pick up Mario Kart 8 Deluxe—no more obnoxious post-boost hopping. According to a video from GameXplain, the contentious “fire-hopping” technique apparently didn’t make the trip from Wii U to Switch.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches for the Nintendo Switch next week, fixing one of the biggest missteps made by the original Wii U release. The new Battle Mode is so good.