Video game review: Mario Kart 8

marioKartA new game will be added to the Mario Kart Universe.  It’s called Mario Kart 8 for the wii u,and I think it might be a smash hit in the Kart series. It has the same common characters as the past Mario Kart games. The game will be arriving in spring 2014. Some of the cool innovations are the cars and bikes.

The vehicles can be customized to your preference. This feature is almost identical to the one in Mario Kart 7. The wheels have a neat, new feature that allows them to switch into anti-gravity wheels. This feature is enabled when a player goes over a special blue ramp. It’s a little like Mario Kart 7, with the whole mix and matching parts to go fast or whatever.

They also added five new tracks, Mario 8 Circuit, Candy Land, Little America Island, Ghost House, and Ruins. All these tracks have a little Mario history in them. They also added three tracks from the past games. They are Dry Dry Desert, Piranha Plant Slide, and Music Park. The three tracks could use the dust blown off of them but it’s still very cool.

All the characters that will be in the game-that I know of are: Mario, Peach, Daisy, Luigi, Bowser, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Koopa Troopa, Toad, Toadette, Wario, and Waluigi. All of these links are clip art of the character and tracks in the game. To see the trailer go to www.ign.com. Well that’s all for now but wait for my next review on Super Mario 3D Land.

By Michael Figueroa