Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Copyright Date: 2017
Rated: E for Everyone
Mode: Single Player, Multiplayer
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a racing game where players can locally compete against four of their friends or online with up to 12 players. There are even battle mode courses to make sure excitement stays high and competition fun. Classic tracks and new are available for players so racing options can be based on nostalgia or challenge.
This game is all about fun and competition. Along with the racing element, there are anti-gravity sections, three-lane tracks and off-road options. Older teens who remember playing on Wii will feel nostalgic for that version as well as enjoying the updated format on the Switch. The soundtrack has evolved beyond the old eight-bit sounds with horns and full keyboards, but there is still an echo of those earlier songs in what is playing in the background, giving it both a modern and nostalgic feel. Game play is fast, almost frenetic, keeping excitement levels up. The fun and chaos of the online version helps to keep teens engaged, and there is a wide variety of options both for characters to play as well as tracks to race. It is also approachable to new gamers, as the basics can be learned quickly. With some smart steering, anyone can become a pro in no time.
Race and battle your friends on the track in this fun, fast-paced Mario game.
About the Developer
Nintendo's mission is to put smiles on the faces of everyone we touch. We do so by creating new surprises for people across the world to enjoy together. We've forged our own path since 1889, when we began making hanafuda playing cards in Kyoto, Japan. Today, we’re fortunate to be able to share our characters, ideas and worlds through the medium of video games and the entertainment industry.
Nintendo of America, established in 1980 and based in Redmond, Wash., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Co., Ltd. We are committed to delivering best-in-class products and services to our customers and to investing in the well-being of our employees as part of the global Nintendo family. (About found here.)
Make a YouTube video of a racing battle with friends.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is included in this collection because it is a fun, exciting game teens love to play together, building camaraderie and enjoyment. Since it can be played with up to 12 people, even teens not able to be in the physical library can participate.