Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

System: Nintendo Switch Release date: 28/04/2017
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Play Mario Kart wherever you go!

Enjoy the biggest Mario Kart yet and race anytime, anywhere, with anyone in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, only on Nintendo Switch!

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Whether you’re racing your family on the big screen in your living room, playing in the park, or visiting a friend’s place, Nintendo Switch lets you play Mario Kart any way you like!

Up to eight players can connect for local multiplayer fun via Wireless Play. If you're playing in TV mode or tabletop mode, up to four players can enjoy split-screen multiplayer!*

You can also challenge racers from around the world! Up to 12 players can take part in online races**, and two local players can even play online together from the same Nintendo Switch.

It’s the biggest Mario Kart yet!

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Mario, Luigi, Peach and other favourites from the Super Mario series are joined by new and returning drivers like King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser. Jr. Even the Inklings from Splatoon are joining in the racing fun!

Once you’ve picked a racer, choose a vehicle and customise it with different tyres, chassis and gliders before taking them for a spin.

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A record-breaking 48 courses to race on!

Race head-to-head on land, underwater, through the skies and even on walls and ceilings in a whopping 48 courses. All the tracks (and characters!) from Mario Kart 8 on Wii U return in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, including previously-released downloadable courses inspired by The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, Excitebike and more.

You can choose from five different speed classes, such as the expertly challenging 150cc Mirror Grand Prix and ultra-fast 200cc Grand Prix. New to Mario Kart? Activate Smart Steering to help you get to grips with the game and prevent you from going off course.

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Turn the tables with items!

You can now carry up to two items at once, allowing for new strategies in both races and battles! As well as the mainstays like Bananas, Dash Mushrooms and the notorious Spiny Shell, there are two items returning from previous Mario Kart games – use Boo to turn invisible and maybe steal another player’s item, or jump to dodge incoming attacks with the Feather***.

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Battle mode is bigger than ever!

There are loads of different ways to face off against rivals in the newly-revamped Battle mode. Cause chaos in classic Balloon Battle, Bob-omb Blast, Coin Runners and Shine Thief modes, or jump into all-new cops and robbers-style carnage in Renegade Roundup.

However you choose to do battle, there are eight dedicated courses for you to settle scores on. Blast your mates sky-high on classic courses like (GCN) Luigi’s Mansion or avoid getting caught as you careen around Urchin Underpass from Splatoon.

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You can unlock more with amiibo

If you tap a compatible amiibo (sold separately), including Super Mario, Splatoon and Animal Crossing amiibo, Mii characters can wear all sorts of character-themed outfits! You can use amiibo on Nintendo Switch by tapping them to the NFC touchpoint on the right Joy-Con or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately).

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Mario

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Luigi

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Peach

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Daisy

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Rosalina

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Tanooki Mario

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Cat Peach

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Yoshi

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Yoshi comes in eight different colours!

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Toad

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Koopa Troopa

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Shy Guy

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Shy Guy comes in eight different colours!

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Lakitu

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Toadette

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King Boo

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Baby Mario

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Baby Luigi

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Baby Peach

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Baby Daisy

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Baby Rosalina

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Metal Mario

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Pink Gold Peach

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Wario

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Waluigi

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Donkey Kong

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Bowser

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Dry Bones

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Bowser Jr.

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Dry Bowser

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Lemmy

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Larry

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Wendy

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Ludwig

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Iggy

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Roy

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Morton

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Inkling Girl

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Inkling Boy

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Link

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Villager

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You can choose the boy or girl Villager.

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Villager

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You can choose the boy or girl Villager.

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Isabelle

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Mii

If you tap a compatible amiibo (sold separately), including Super Mario, Splatoon and Animal Crossing amiibo, Mii characters can wear all sorts of character-themed outfits! You can use amiibo on Nintendo Switch by tapping them to the NFC touchpoint on the right Joy-Con or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately). See compatible amiibo

Banana

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Send opponents sliding with a well-placed banana skin.

Triple Banana

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What’s better than one slippy banana skin? Three slippy banana skins!

Green Shell

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Lob this tough shell to smash rival racers.

Triple Green Shell

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Dole out three times the damage with three tough shells.

Red Shell

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Home in on the rival right in front of you with this driver-seeking shell.

Triple Red Shell

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Cause triple the trouble with three driver-seeking shells.

Spiny Shell

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Watch out in front! This menace zooms up to the track to attack the driver currently in first place.

Bob-omb

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Blast any driver nearby with this explosive item.

Dash Mushroom

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Get a quick burst of speed with this tasty treat.

Triple Dash Mushroom

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Three speed bursts to use just when you need them.

Golden Dash Mushroom

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Boost as much as you like for a limited time.

Bullet Bill

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Crash through other drivers with this foe-turned-friend.

Blooper

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Splash ink all over other drivers’ windscreens to obscure their view.

Lightning

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You’ll be everybody’s worst enemy after a blast of this speed and size-reducing lightning.

Super Star

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Become unstoppable for a limited time! Unless you fall off the edge…

Fire Flower

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Fling flames at anybody in your way.

Boomerang Flower

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Throw this boomerang up to three times to send drivers spinning.

Piranha Plant

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Attach this to the front of your vehicle and let it chomp away at items and drivers.

Super Horn

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Send items and vehicles flying with a high-volume honk.

Crazy Eight

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Get eight items at once with this chaotic game-changer.

Coin

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Get two extra coins – remember, the more you have, the faster you’ll move.

Feather

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Do a high jump to dodge bananas or shells.

Only available during battle mode.

Boo

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Turn temporarily invisible to dodge bananas or shells. You might even be able to steal an item from a rival!

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Multiplayer requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required.

Play Mario Kart wherever you go!

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TV mode

Whether you’re racing your family on the big screen in your living room, playing in the park, or visiting a friend’s place, Nintendo Switch lets you play Mario Kart your way: anytime, anywhere, with anyone!

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Tabletop mode

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Handheld mode

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Up to eight players can connect for local multiplayer fun via Wireless Play. If you're playing offline in TV mode or tabletop mode, up to four players can enjoy split-screen multiplayer!

Offline play requires one compatible controller per player. Additional controllers (sold separately) may be required. Wireless Play requires one copy of the software per player.

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Connect to the internet and take on players from around the world. Up to 12 players can take part in each online race, and two local players can even play online together from the same Nintendo Switch!

*Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership. Find out more about the paid membership subscription.

Compatible with

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After a free software update, you can race your way to victory using Toy-Con Motorbike!

Available after a free software update. To find out more about software updates on Nintendo Switch, please visit our Support section. Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit, which contains Toy-Con Motorbike, sold separately.

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Joy-Con Wheel**

You can connect a Joy-Con to a Joy-Con Wheel for a more authentic driving experience.

**Sold separately.

The largest roster of drivers in Mario Kart to date!

40+

characters

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A record-breaking 48 courses to race on!

Includes courses inspired by Animal Crossing, Excitebike, The Legend of Zelda and more!

48

courses

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Mushroom Cup

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Flower Cup

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Star Cup

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Special Cup

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Shell Cup

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Banana Cup

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Leaf Cup

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Lightning Cup

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Egg Cup

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Triforce Cup

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Crossing Cup

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Bell Cup

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Perfect for beginners!

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Just activate the Smart Steering function to prevent you careering off the track!

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200cc Time Trials!

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In addition to the familiar 150cc speed category, really rev things up and aim to smash records in 200cc!

Mario Kart Stadium

Water Park

Sweet Sweet Canyon

Thwomp Ruins

Mario Circuit

Toad Harbour

Twisted Mansion

Shy Guy Falls

Sunshine Airport

Dolphin Shoals

Electrodrome

Mount Wario

Cloudtop Cruise

Bone Dry Dunes

Bowser’s Castle

Rainbow Road

Wii Moo Moo Meadows

GBA Mario Circuit

DS Cheep Cheep Beach

N64 Toad’s Turnpike

GCN Dry Dry Desert

SNES Donut Plains 3

N64 Royal Raceway

3DS DK Jungle

DS Wario Stadium

GCN Sherbert Land

3DS Melody Motorway

N64 Yoshi Valley

DS Tick-Tock Clock

3DS Piranha Plant Pipeway

Wii Grumble Volcano

N64 Rainbow Road

GCN Yoshi Circuit

Excitebike Arena

Dragon Driftway

Mute City

Wii Wario’s Gold Mine

SNES Rainbow Road

Ice Ice Outpost

Hyrule Circuit

GCN Baby Park

GBA Cheese Land

Wild Woods

Animal Crossing

3DS Koopa City

GBA Ribbon Road

Super Bell Subway

Big Blue

Turn the tables with items!

New items added!

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You can carry two items at once!

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Holding two items at once gives you completely new strategies in both races and battles!

Battle mode is bigger than ever!

5 types

of battle

Balloon Battle

Dodge items and protect yourself while trying to burst your rivals’ balloons.

Renegade Roundup

Catch players or avoid getting caught in a cops and robbers-style battle!

Bob-omb Blast

Blow up opponents’ balloons with Bob-ombs – and avoid explosions yourself, of course!

Coin Runners

Race to collect the most coins within the time limit!

Shine Thief

Steal the Shrine Sprite and try to keep hold of it until the countdown finishes!

Do battle on eight thrilling new dedicated courses!

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Categories

Racing, Party

Multiplayer mode

Simultaneous

Players

1 - 12

Publisher

Nintendo

Age rating

TBD

Download version (Nintendo Switch)

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

28/04/2017

Age rating

TBD

Controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian

Download size

7059.00 MB

Nintendo Switch Game Card

System

Nintendo Switch

Release date

28/04/2017

Age rating

TBD

Controllers

  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese