Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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This article is about the Nintendo Switch port of the Mario Kart 8 game. For information about the game's original version, see here.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
MK8 Deluxe - Box NA.png
Developer(s) Nintendo EPD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release date USA April 28, 2017[1]
Japan April 28, 2017[2]
Europe April 28, 2017[3]
Australia April 28, 2017[4]
HK April 28, 2017[5]
Genre Racing
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Mode(s)
Media
Input

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a racing game for the Nintendo Switch.[6] It is the first enhanced port of the Mario Kart series, being a port of Mario Kart 8 from the Wii U. It has additional features such as several new characters and features more options for Battle Mode. First hinted in the Switch's announcement video in October 20, 2016, the game was formally announced as part of the Nintendo Switch presentation on January 13, 2017.[6] The game was released worldwide on April 28, 2017.

Differences from the original

Characters can now carry up to two items at once, even if they don't drag the first item, and the game features the return of the Double Item Box from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. The game also introduces "Smart Steering" and "Auto-accelerate" for beginners; the former makes driving and staying on the track easier, the latter makes the vehicle automatically accelerate.[7][8] The statistics of the vehicle parts and drivers have also been changed,[8][9] 200cc engine class for Time Trials has been added,[10] and there is an additional level of Mini-Turbo, called Ultra Mini-Turbo, denoted by pink sparks that appear after the orange sparks.[11] This new level of Mini-Turbo can only be obtained if Smart Steering is off.[12] The game also features a different in-game guide, directly accessible from the game's menu.[12] There is also an option to change character and vehicle combinations during an online lobby without having to leave; this is done by pressing the "Y" button during the course selection screen of an online lobby. The game also has reduced loading times when compared to the Wii U game.[13]

The controversial exploit of "Fire Hopping", in which a player could hop repeatedly from left to right to get extra speed from a boost, has been removed from the game.[14]

Some of the vehicle parts that are exclusive to downloadable content in Mario Kart 8 (i.e. parts included within the Mercedes-Benz x Mario Kart 8, The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8, and the Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 add-on packs) are now randomly unlocked by collecting coins during gameplay.[15] Kart parts are now randomly unlocked in 30-coin intervals compared to the original game, which was initially in 50-coin intervals and then 100-coin intervals.

The game features all of the base and DLC content of Mario Kart 8 (excluding the battle mode in the Wii U game, Miiverse compatibility, and stamps),[6] with the same 48 courses.[16]

Battle Mode

Inkling Girl, Link, Mario, and Isabelle in Battle Stadium.

One of the biggest changes made between the port and the original release of Mario Kart 8 is the revamped Battle Mode. Unlike Mario Kart games before this, each player starts with 5 balloons, as opposed to the normal amount of 3. Another addition to Battle Mode is that the character in the lead now wears a crown, unlike Mario Kart 8 where the crown is displayed only on the HUD map. Additionally, players now start out with 0 points instead of Mario Kart 8's default 3 points, and their balloons do not serve as the remainder 3 points. Returning from Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7 is the ability to respawn after all balloons are popped; this causes the player's total score to halve and respawns with 3 balloons instead of 5. A new addition to this mode is the feature to tell exactly which character hit whom, which appears on the bottom of the screen.[17] Furthermore, after getting hit, players now have about 1.5 seconds of invincibility frames, unlike in Mario Kart 8. The item options also appear to have been updated; alongside the "Frantic Items" option, a "Skilled Items" option is also available for selection; it is currently unknown what items appear during this selection.

There are five different Battle Mode types[10]:

  • Balloon Battle: The classic mode where players use items to pop opponents' balloons or steal them in order to score points. This mode now uses the point-based set-up seen in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7, rather than the last man standing set-up of Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 8.
  • Renegade Roundup: A new mode in the vein of "cops and robbers", with the racers being divided into two teams. One team, known as "The Authorities", has to use Potted Piranha Plants (which are permanently attached to the front of their vehicle and only serve to capture the opposing team; they do not operate like the regular item) in order to attack and capture players from the other team, known as "The Renegades". Captured Renegades are placed into one of several jail cells floating above various points on the stage. Remaining Renegades can free their teammates by driving over a key switch placed below the jail cells. The Renegades win if at least one member is still running free when time runs out, and the Authorities win if all of the Renegades get captured. All Authority team members also temporarily lose their ability to capture after being hit by an item and Renegades receive a speed boost when they are freed from the cells.
  • Bob-omb Blast: A returning mode from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, in which players attack one another using Bob-ombs to score points and can carry up to 10 Bob-ombs. This version is slightly different, as it is now combined with Balloon Battle, with the same five balloons.
  • Coin Runners: Originating in Mario Kart Wii, this mode was last seen in Mario Kart 7. Players must collect Coins scattered across the course in order to have the most by the end of the match. Plays more akin to the Mario Kart Wii version of the mode, with players having no limit to the amount of coins they can collect, as opposed to the 10 coin limit in the Mario Kart 7 version.
  • Shine Thief: Another returning mode from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, players must retrieve a Shine Sprite and keep hold of it for about 20 seconds, while other shineless players use items against whoever has the Shine to force them to drop it. The driver holding the shine sprite has a slightly reduced top speed.

There is also the option to randomly select one of the five available modes by choosing "Random Battle".

Battle courses

Eight battle courses are present in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, replacing the repurposed racetracks used for Battle Mode in the Wii U version.[10] There are five new battle stages: Urchin Underpass[18][6] (a Splatoon-themed Battle Course), Battle Stadium,[6] Sweet Sweet Kingdom, Dragon Palace, and Lunar Colony. There are also three retro battle stages: SNES Battle Course 1, GCN Luigi's Mansion, and 3DS Wuhu Town.

Battle Stadium Sweet Sweet Kingdom Dragon Palace Lunar Colony
3DS Wuhu Town GCN Luigi's Mansion SNES Battle Course 1 Urchin Underpass

Characters

Character select screen of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

All base and DLC characters from Mario Kart 8 are present in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Additionally, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe features 6 new characters not present in Mario Kart 8, 4 of whom are returning from past games in the series. New characters include additional non-Mario characters with the inclusion of Inklings from Splatoon. Players can choose either the Inkling Boy or Inkling Girl, and they include three selectable colors each; similarly, the two Villagers have also been separated, after being present in the same character slot (with the female villager being considered a variant of the male one) in Mario Kart 8.[19] Excluding character variants, there are a total of 42 playable characters currently confirmed for this game, the largest number of playable characters thus far in the series.

Characters playable in this game that are not playable in the original Mario Kart 8 are listed below.

1 - The character has been previously playable in the Mario Kart series.
2 - This is the first time this character has been playable in the Mario Kart series.
3 - This character is unlockable.
4 - This character is a variant of another character.

Unlocking criteria

The only unlockable playable character in this game is the Gold Mario variant for Metal Mario, who is unlocked by winning all Grand Prix cups at 200cc.[13] Once unlocked, he seems to appear on the 'main' character select screen instead of Metal Mario.[20]

New vehicles

Three new vehicle body parts are confirmed. One of which is the Koopa Clown, returning from Mario Kart 7. The other two new vehicles which are Splatoon-based ATVs are the Splat Buggy and Inkstriker.[21] Computer characters now also choose from a wider variety of kart parts than the original version, such as the Flame Rider and the Sports Coupe.[22] However, they are still restricted to a set amount of body parts, like in Mario Kart 7.


Renewed statistics

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe features different statistics with respect to Mario Kart 8. Stats range from 0.75 to 5.75 in the vehicle customization menu, indicating that the stats have 21 levels instead of the 20 featured in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8.[23]

Below, the statistics of the drivers and parts are shown; statistics not currently featured in the vehicle customization menu are shown with a question mark due to them not being revealed yet. Those featured in the game's menu are the following:

  • (Land) Speed: The top speed of the vehicle on land with normal gravity.
  • Acceleration: how fast the speed increases when holding the acceleration button until top speed has been reached.
  • Weight: The weight of the vehicle. Vehicles with higher weight knock away vehicles with lower weight.
  • (Land) Handling: The turning ability of the vehicle on land with normal gravity. A higher stat means vehicles turn sharper.
  • Traction (Grip in PAL version): The grasp of the vehicle. Vehicles with higher traction slip less on certain terrain and are faster on sand and ice. Not to be confused with handling.

Drivers' Statistics

Drivers are still grouped into small groups of characters sharing the same statistics, the number of groups has been increased with respect to Mario Kart 8.

The statistics shown are the ones obtained when using standard parts (Standard Kart, Standard Tires, Super Glider).

Drivers' Statistics
Weight Class Speed Acceleration Weight Handling Traction Mini-Turbo
Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity
Light MK8 BabyPeach Icon.pngMK8DX Baby Daisy Icon.png 2.25  ?  ?  ? 4 2 5  ?  ?  ? 4.25  ?
MK8DX Baby Rosalina Icon.pngLemmy 2.25  ?  ?  ? 4.25 2 4.75  ?  ?  ? 3.75  ?
MK8DX Baby Mario Icon.pngMK8DX Baby Luigi Icon.pngMK8DX Dry Bones Icon.pngMii (light) 2.5  ?  ?  ? 4.25 2.25 4.5  ?  ?  ? 4  ?
MK8DX Koopa Troopa Icon.pngMK8DX Lakitu Icon.pngMK8 Bowser Jr Icon.png 2.75  ?  ?  ? 4 2.5 4.5  ?  ?  ? 4.25  ?
MK8DX Toadette Icon.pngWendyMK8DX Isabelle Icon.png 2.75  ?  ?  ? 4.25 2.5 4.25  ?  ?  ? 3.5  ?
MK8DX Toad Icon.pngMK8DX Shy Guy Icon.png*Larry 3  ?  ?  ? 4 2.75 4.25  ?  ?  ? 4  ?
Medium Cat PeachInkling Girl*Villager (female) 3.25  ?  ?  ? 4 2.75 4  ?  ?  ? 3.75  ?
PeachDaisyMK8DX Yoshi Icon.png* 3.5  ?  ?  ? 3.75 3 3.75  ?  ?  ? 3.75  ?
MK8DX Tanooki Mario Icon.pngInkling Boy*Villager (male) 3.5  ?  ?  ? 3.75 3.25 3.75  ?  ?  ? 3.25  ?
MK8DX Mario Icon.pngLudwigMii (medium) 3.75  ?  ?  ? 3.5 3.5 3.5  ?  ?  ? 3.5  ?
MK8DX Luigi Icon.pngIggy 3.75  ?  ?  ? 3.5 3.5 3.75  ?  ?  ? 3.25  ?
Heavy MK8DX Rosalina Icon.pngMK8DX King Boo Icon.pngMK8DX Link Icon.png 4  ?  ?  ? 3.25 3.75 3.25  ?  ?  ? 3.75  ?
MK8DX Waluigi Icon.pngMK8DX DK Icon.pngRoy 4.5  ?  ?  ? 3.25 4 3  ?  ?  ? 3  ?
MK8DX Wario Icon.pngMK8DX Dry Bowser Icon.png 4.75  ?  ?  ? 3 4.25 2.75  ?  ?  ? 3.25  ?
Metal MarioMK8DX Gold Mario Icon.pngMK8DX Pink Gold Peach Icon.png 4.25  ?  ?  ? 3.25 4.5 3.25  ?  ?  ? 3.25  ?
MK8DX Bowser Icon.pngMortonMii (heavy) 4.75  ?  ?  ? 3 4.5 2.5  ?  ?  ? 3  ?
* Denotes a character with multiple color changes.

Parts' statistics

The number of groups of vehicle parts sharing the same statistics has increased as well when compared with Mario Kart 8.

The statistics are reported as difference with respect to standard parts (Standard Kart, Standard Tires and Super Glider).

Bodies

Kart Speed Acceleration Weight Handling Traction Mini-Turbo
Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity
StandardKartBodyMK8.png
Standard Kart*
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PipeFrameBodyMK8.png
Pipe Frame*
-0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.5 -0.25 +0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.25  ?
Mach8BodyMK8.png
Mach 8
0  ?  ?  ? -0.25 +0.25 -0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25  ?
Steel Driver.png
Steel Driver[24]
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.75 +0.5 -0.5  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
CatCruiserBodyMK8.png
Cat Cruiser
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 0 +0.25  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
CircuitSpecialBodyMK8.png
Circuit Special*
+0.5  ?  ?  ? -0.75 +0.25 -0.5  ?  ?  ? -0.5  ?
TrispeederBodyMK8.png
Tri-Speeder
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.75 +0.5 -0.5  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
BadwagonBodyMK8.png
Badwagon
+0.5  ?  ?  ? -1 +0.5 -0.75  ?  ?  ? +0.5  ?
PrancerBodyMK8.png
Prancer
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.5 -0.25 0  ?  ?  ? -0.25  ?
BiddybuggyBodyMK8.png
Biddybuggy*
Buggybud
-0.75  ?  ?  ? +0.75 -0.5 +0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.25  ?
LandshipBodyMK8.png
Landship**
-0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.5 -0.5 +0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.75  ?
SneakerBodyMK8.png
Sneeker*[24]
Bounder
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.5 0 0  ?  ?  ? -0.75  ?
SportsCoupeMK8.png
Sports Coupe
Sports Coupé
0  ?  ?  ? -0.25 +0.25 -0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25  ?
Gold Standard.png
Gold Standard
Gold Kart
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.5 0 0  ?  ?  ? -0.75  ?
GLA-MK8.png
GLA*
+0.5  ?  ?  ? -1 +0.5 -0.75  ?  ?  ? +0.5  ?
W25SilverArrow-MK8.png
W 25 Silver Arrow
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 -0.25 +0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.5  ?
300SLRoadster-MK8.png
300 SL Roadster
0  ?  ?  ? 0 0 0  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
MK8BlueFalcon.png
Blue Falcon
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.25 -0.5 -0.25  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
Tanooki-Buggy.png
Tanooki Kart
-0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.5 +0.25 +0.25  ?  ?  ? +1  ?
ZeldaMK8Bdasher.png
B Dasher
+0.5  ?  ?  ? -0.75 +0.25 -0.5  ?  ?  ? -0.5  ?
MK8Streetle.png
Streetle[24]
-0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.5 -0.5 +0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.75  ?
MK8PWing.png
P-Wing
+0.5  ?  ?  ? -0.75 +0.25 -0.5  ?  ?  ? -0.5  ?
MK8DX Koopa Clown.png
Koopa Clown**
-0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.5 +0.25 +0.25  ?  ?  ? +1  ?
Bike Speed Acceleration Weight Handling Traction Mini-Turbo
Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity
StandardBikeBodyMK8.png
Standard Bike*
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 -0.25 +0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.5  ?
CometBodyMK8.png
Comet+[24]
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 0 +0.25  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
SportBikeBodyMK8.png
Sport Bike*+
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.5 -0.25 0  ?  ?  ? -0.25  ?
TheDukeBodyMK8.png
The Duke
0  ?  ?  ? 0 0 0  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
FlameRiderBodyMK8.png
Flame Rider
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 -0.25 +0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.5  ?
VarmintBodyMK8.png
Varmint
0 +0.25 +0.25 -0.25 +0.25 -0.25 +0.5 +0.5 +0.5 +0.25 -0.5 +0.25
MrScootyBodyMK8.png
Mr. Scooty
Mr Scooty
-0.75  ?  ?  ? +0.75 -0.5 +0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.25  ?
JetBikeBodyMK8.png
Jet Bike+
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.5 -0.25 0  ?  ?  ? -0.25  ?
YoshiBikeBodyMK8.png
Yoshi Bike+
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 0 +0.25  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
MK8MasterCycle.png
Master Cycle+ (DLC)
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.5 0 0  ?  ?  ? -0.75  ?
MK8CityTripper.png
City Tripper*[24]
-0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.5 -0.25 +0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.25  ?
ATV Speed Acceleration Weight Handling Traction Mini-Turbo
Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity
StandardATVBodyMK8.png
Standard ATV*
Standard Quad
+0.5  ?  ?  ? -1 +0.5 -0.75  ?  ?  ? +0.5  ?
WildWigglerBodyMK8.png
Wild Wiggler
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 -0.25 +0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.5  ?
TeddyBuggyBodyMK8.png
Teddy Buggy
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 0 +0.25  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
MK8BoneRattler.png
Bone Rattler (DLC)
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.75 +0.5 -0.5  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
MK8DX Inkstriker.png
Inkstriker
0  ?  ?  ? -0.25 +0.25 -0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25  ?
MK8DX Splat Buggy.png
Splat Buggy
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.25 -0.5 -0.25  ?  ?  ? 0  ?

Tires

Tire Speed Acceleration Weight Handling Traction Mini-Turbo
Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity
StandardTiresMK8.png
Standard
Normal
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MonsterTiresMK8.png
Monster[24]
0  ?  ?  ? -0.5 +0.5 -0.75  ?  ?  ? +0.5  ?
RollerTiresMK8.png
Roller[24]
-0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.5 -0.5 +0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.25  ?
SlimTiresMK8.png
Slim[24]
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.5 0 +0.25  ?  ?  ? -1  ?
SlickTiresMK8.png
Slick
+0.5  ?  ?  ? -0.75 +0.25 -0.25  ?  ?  ? -1.25  ?
MetalTiresMK8.png
Metal
+0.5  ?  ?  ? -1 +0.5 -0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.75  ?
ButtonTiresMK8.png
Button
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 -0.5 0  ?  ?  ? -0.5  ?
Off-Road.png
Off-Road[24]
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.25 +0.25 -0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.25  ?
SpongeTiresMK8.png
Sponge[24]
-0.25  ?  ?  ? 0 -0.25 -0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25  ?
WoodTiresMK8.png
Wood
Wooden
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.5 0 +0.25  ?  ?  ? -1  ?
CushionTiresMK8.png
Cushion
-0.25  ?  ?  ? 0 -0.25 -0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25  ?
Blue Standard.png
Blue Standard
Normal Blue
0  ?  ?  ? 0 0 0  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
HotMonsterTiresMK8.png
Hot Monster
Funky Monster
0  ?  ?  ? -0.5 +0.5 -0.75  ?  ?  ? +0.5  ?
AzureRollerTiresMK8.png
Azure Roller
-0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.5 -0.5 +0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.25  ?
CrimsonSlimTiresMK8.png
Crimson Slim
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.5 0 +0.25  ?  ?  ? -1  ?
CyberSlickTiresMK8.png
Cyber Slick
+0.5  ?  ?  ? -0.75 +0.25 -0.25  ?  ?  ? -1.25  ?
Retro Off-Road.png
Retro Off-Road
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.25 +0.25 -0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.25  ?
Gold Tires MK8.png
Gold Tires
Gold Wheels
+0.5  ?  ?  ? -1 +0.5 -0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.75  ?
GLATires-MK8.png
GLA Tires
GLA Wheels
0  ?  ?  ? 0 0 0  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
MK8-TriforceTires.png
Triforce Tires
Triforce Tyres
+0.25  ?  ?  ? -0.25 +0.25 -0.5  ?  ?  ? +0.25  ?
Leaf Tires MK8.png
Leaf Tires
Leaf Tyres
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 -0.5 0  ?  ?  ? -0.5  ?

Gliders

Glider Speed Acceleration Weight Handling Traction Mini-Turbo
Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity Ground Water Air Anti-Gravity
SuperGliderMK8.png
Super Glider*
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cloud Glider.png
Cloud Glider
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 -0.25 0  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
WarioWingMK8.png
Wario Wing
0  ?  ?  ? 0 +0.25 0  ?  ?  ? -0.25  ?
WaddleWingMK8.png
Waddle Wing
0  ?  ?  ? 0 0 0  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
PeachParasolGliderMK8.png
Peach Parasol***
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 0 0  ?  ?  ? -0.25  ?
ParachuteGliderMK8.png
Parachute[24]
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 -0.25 0  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
ParafoilGliderMK8.png
Parafoil[24]
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 0 0  ?  ?  ? -0.25  ?
FlowerGliderMK8.png
Flower Glider
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 -0.25 0  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
BowserKiteMK8.png
Bowser Kite
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 0 0  ?  ?  ? -0.25  ?
PlaneGliderMK8.png
Plane Glider[24]
0  ?  ?  ? 0 +0.25 0  ?  ?  ? -0.25  ?
MKTVParafoilGliderMK8.png
MKTV Parafoil
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 0 0  ?  ?  ? -0.25  ?
GoldGliderMK8.png
Gold Glider
0  ?  ?  ? 0 +0.25 0  ?  ?  ? -0.25  ?
MK8-HylianKite.png
Hylian Kite
0  ?  ?  ? 0 0 0  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
PaperGliderIcon-MK8.png
Paper Glider
-0.25  ?  ?  ? +0.25 -0.25 0  ?  ?  ? 0  ?
Bold = Part is available at the start. · * = Changes color, depending on the character. · ** = Changes color for the Koopalings. · *** = Changes color for Daisy, Baby Daisy, Rosalina, and Baby Rosalina. · + = Can perform inside drifts.

New items

The Feather and Boo items make a return in this game, functioning as they had previously. All other items from the Wii U version return as well.

New amiibo compatibility

Some of the Mii Racing Suits and amiibo that can be used to unlock them in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

In addition to all of the compatible amiibo in Mario Kart 8 with their respective Mii Racing Suits, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe adds compatibility with amiibo from the Splatoon line, which unlock a Mii Racing Suit based on Splatoon. Additionally, more amiibo can be used to unlock the returning Mii Racing Suits, such as all Animal Crossing related amiibo being compatible and unlocking the Animal Crossing Mii Racing Suit and any of Link's amiibo from either the Super Smash Bros. or Legend of Zelda lines will unlock the Hylian Suit[25].

The new Super Mario series amiibo characters (Daisy, Waluigi, and Boo) plus Bowser Jr., do not unlock any Mii suit at the time of the game's release.

Graphical differences

  • Motion blur when boosting is present in LAN and online mode. In earlier builds, it was also present in splitscreen.[26]
  • The game now renders in native 1080p when docked in TV mode, instead of the 720p in the original Wii U version; however, it will still render in 720p on Tabletop or Handheld mode.
  • The shadows present are of higher quality in multiplayer.
  • If a Blooper is about to ink the player as they cross the finish line, the player will still get inked.[27] This is unlike the Wii U version, where the Blooper disappears instead.
  • If the Smart Steering mode is on, the player's vehicle will have an antenna sticking out its rear end. The antenna blinks when Smart Steering is active.
  • The course map color on the race tracks is now white instead of blue, including the maps of all three Rainbow Roads and GCN Baby Park, which originally had multiple colors. Some of the Battle stages have colored lines on their maps.
  • Several courses that feature confetti flying around the start/finish line, such as Mount Wario, now have confetti on the ground of the course near the finish line.[28]
  • When using the rearview mirror, the characters will move their eyes just a little bit to the side to look back.

References to other games

Gallery

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

External links

References

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  26. ^ Screenshot of the starting boost in a four-player split-screen VS raceMedia:MK8D Image28.png.
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