Mario Kart 8 is the latest entry in the Mario Kart series. It is a fantastic game and it pushes the series in a new direction. It pushes the series in a new direction because it introduces Anti-Gravity. Anti-Gravity tracks have players driving upside down and on the sides of walls. Anti-Gravity also allows players to get a speed boost by bumping into other racers. It gets really intense.
The game also introduces new courses, new characters and new karts. Some of the new courses are really imaginative and creative. For example one course takes place at a Water Park and another course takes place on a Sweet Canyon. Mario Kart 8 also brings back some classic courses like Moo Moo Meadows and Rainbow Road from N64. Moo Moo Meadows is one of my favorite courses in the Mario Kart series.
I don’t like the character selection in Mario Kart 8; I hope that they add more characters via DLC. Nintendo didn’t include classic characters like Diddy Kong, King Boo and Dry Bones. However I do like the Kart customization in Mario Kart 8. This feature lets the player customize a Kart’s wheels, body and glider.
Mario Kart 8 is the first Mario Kart game in High Definition and it delivers. The game also introduces new items that play a factor in the game. The super horn allows racers to destroy the blue shell. It is finally possible to avoid the deadly blue shell. The game isn’t perfect but it is more balanced then previous Mario Kart games and overall it is a exhilarating experience.