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Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
alaScore 98

322 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 322 reviews of Mario Kart 8 (Wii U). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Mario Kart 8 (for Wii U)

 

Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Wii U is the best-looking Mario Kart to date (and the first with HD graphics), thanks to some fantastic new and remixed tracks.

Rock-solid, fun core gameplay. Excellent HD graphics. Uploadable race video. Finally lets you block the blue shell

Battle Mode is neutered. Online multiplayer features needs work

Mario Kart's back, this time on the Nintendo Wii U! This makes the eighth game Nintendo has produced in the series, since it first came out for the Super NES, and with the exception of the Virtual Boy it has been present on every game system Nintendo...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Ishaan (siliconera.com)

Curse

 

Mute City demonstrates the increased speed of the upcoming 200cc mode.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Darren Forman (gamecritics.com)

Mario Kart 8 Review

 

One over the eight

Rainbow Road, which is so beautiful and awe -inspiring that epic songs should be penned about it right now and passed down from generation to generation

The AI has undoubtedly improved, but it's still immensely irritating at times

Mario Kart 8 is pretty great in many ways, but undoubtedly moreso with a collection of friends to play with, or when facing off against other players online. Solo racers still have a solid game to enjoy, but the occasionally-infuriating AI and no real...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Wood (gizmag.com)

Nintendo gets back on track with Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

 

Mario Kart is one of Nintendo's most loved franchises, and it's a testament to the strength of its core gameplay how little it has changed since its inception. While the latest entry might not bring much new to the table, its fast-paced, re-tuned...

Luckily, the game’s karting mechanics are every bit as slick as the visuals. Playing on the more difficult 150 cc mode, gameplay is fast paced, smooth and challenging. The title packs 32 great tracks, half of which are remakes from older franchise...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Reiner (gameinformer.com)

Murdered: Soul Suspect

 

A good murder mystery keeps its audience engaged, on edge, and guessing incorrectly until the killer is revealed. As the puzzle pieces come together and the list of suspects narrows, our vested interest in the mystery almost always turns into a...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Adam Larck (411mania.com)

Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) Review

 

The eighth entry in the Mario Kart franchise has been released for the Wii U! But can anti-gravity help freshen up the formula? 411's Adam Larck checks in with his full review!

May, 2014

Expert review by: Tim Turi (gameinformer.com)

Among The Sleep

 

Childlike\r\nimagination is generally considered a happy, wondrous thing. Krillbite\'s\r\nfirst-person horror game turns this expectation on its head, tossing players\r\ninto the psyche of a child coping with a turbulent family life. Among\r\nthe Sleep...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Robert (siliconera.com)

Mario Kart 8′s Music Is More Integral To The Game Than Ever

 

My favorite thing about Mario Kart 8's soundtrack isn't the music itself, but how the music is built into each of the game's 32 race tracks.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Joe Juba (gameinformer.com)

Borderlands 2

 

When it comes to handheld ports, “just like the original, but smaller” is usually the highest praise you can expect to see. That may not sound like a high bar to clear, but as Borderlands 2 on Vita illustrates, much can be lost in the...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Robert (siliconera.com)

Mario Kart 8: Encourages You To Get Up Close And Personal

 

You can't depend on having a large arsenal of weapons on hand anymore, as Mario Kart 8 places a greater emphasis on strategic racing.

May, 2014