How is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

How is Mario kart 8 deluxe – is it the best Mario Kart ever?

How is Mario Kart 8 deluxe?  Is it as good as all the other Mario Kart games previously released?  The quick answer is yes, it’s even better than most.  I would even go as far as saying it’s the best Mario kart ever.   I’ve been playing Mario Kart since the super Nintendo days and it’s always been one of my favorite games.  This one is just so damn good though, I can’t think of one I enjoyed more.

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There have been some pretty great ones but most had something missing.  One or two aspects that I wish were better.  Until now my favorite was Mario Kart on Nintendo 64.  It was the most complete in my opinion.  Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has all the best things from all the previous games with improvements, in 1080p resolution.  To make it even better, you only need to buy it once on switch and can play at home or on the go.  Before the Switch you had to buy the game twice to play it both ways.

How is mario kart 8 deluxe

One of the best things about the Mario Kart games is they are so fun to play with family or friends.   You could come in last place and still have fun playing.  Even though Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a blast to play win or lose, Nintendo added something very interesting to the deluxe version for the Switch.  A brand new assist system designed to give those less skilled players a fighting chance against the Mario Kart Vets.  You can turn it on when selecting your character or at any time in the pause menu.

Mario kart 8 deluxe reviews

How is Mario Kart 8 deluxe rated by others?  There’s a ton of reviews out there.  The ratings by both critics and users are very high.  The user rating on Google is 4.9 out of 5.  IGN gives it 9.3 out of 10 and Trusted reviews gives it a perfect 10 out of 10.  As you can see it is well liked by just about everybody.  Here’s my review below:

My Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review

My rating: 9.9 out of 10

Average user rating: 4.9 out of 5

System: Nintendo Switch



Very easy to play even for beginners with new assist system

200cc races if you want a challenge

Extremely fun win or lose

looks amazing on big screen and handheld

Great maps, characters and vehicles

Buy once Play at home or on the go on switch

Battle mode is back

local multiplayer with up to 8 players (2 per console)

How is mario kart 8 deluxe


Frame rate drops to 30 fps when playing local multiplayer with more than 2 players (multiple consoles)


There are just too many great things about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to list them all.  There’s really only one bad thing about it.  As you can see above the frame rate lowers when connecting to multiple consoles.  Honestly it’s not very noticeable.  I consider it a very minor issue.  I just wanted to make people aware.

How is mario kart 8 deluxe

Mario kart 8 deluxe characters

You can play as any of your favorite character including Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, Princess and many more.  All the base characters and DLC characters from Mario Kart 8 are included along with 6 new characters. There’s a total of 42 playable characters, including your Mii.  Please click here for a full list of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe characters.

Mario kart 8 deluxe price


The price is pretty much the standard for new video games these days.  Some may think it’s a little step since it’s basically a remake of the game released on Wii.  I would say to them it’s much better than the original.  It includes all the base and DLC content and has Switch exclusive content.  It’s in 1080p resolution and you can play it on your TV and handheld without having to buy it twice.  This makes it more than worth the price to me.


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How is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to you?  Are you having fun playing it or are you excited to play it?  Let me know in the comment section below.





10 thoughts on “How is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”

  • I love Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I waited in line for this game! It really is the best, and very easy for beginners. I have been playing different versions of this game for many years, when my family gets together this is one of our favorite things to play and its fun for all age groups!

    • It really is the best Mario Kart. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much. This game is a great way for families to spend time together. My family and I love playing it together as well. Thanks for leaving a comment.

  • I had been wondering how this game would be. After so many years of playing drunken Mario Kart in college on the N64 I had been curious if this one would live up to the hype. Thanks for the in depth review, glad to hear it looks as good as the preview information made it look.

    Just curious, who is your favorite character to drive as?

    • Craig, I believe Mario Kart 8 deluxe lived up to the hype and then some. If you enjoyed any if the Mario kart games, you won’t be disappointed. It’s tough to decide my favorite charecter. I’d say it’s probably Toad but I also love playing with Yoshi. Thanks for leaving a comment.

  • I used to be a fan of Nintendo and I played The first Mario Kart. This game seems to be as much fun or more than in the old days. If I can I will try to play it with a friend who owns a Switch. How many players does it support at the same time in one Switch?

    • Ruben, If you enjoyed Mario Kart in the old days you will not be disappointed with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. I think it’s the best one ever and many people agree. 2 players can play on one switch but it supports up to 8 players locally on multiple switch consoles. Thanks for leaving a comment.

  • I read your review of Mario Kart, and I thought I could get my teenager to enjoy something other than violent type of games. You mentioned it being good family fun, and you were right! I even enjoy playing it, and that speaks volumes. I’ll be looking forward to more family friendly game reviews. Thanks Bill!

    • You are welcome Sarah. Mario Kart is just one of those classics that just keep getting better. For the most part Nintendo games published by Nintendo are usually pretty family friendly. That’s part of the reason I had to have the switch. Thanks and have a great day.

  • I love this game , i have been playing since 10 years old and its a great way to have fun with your friends and family , need to check this out thanks a lot !

    • Emma,
      This version of Mario Kart is even more fun than you remembered. It’s even more fun them you rember, I promise. You won’t regret checking it out. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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