The Mario Kart 8 Hype Thread (HYPE: AAAE) (Now Updated!)

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#1 Edited by charizard1605 (76277 posts) -

MARIO KART 8

SYSTEM: Wii U

DEVELOPER: NINTENDO

PUBLISHER: NINTENDO

RELEASE: MAY 30, 2014

  • Mario Kart 8 is the eighth installment in the series, and the first for the Wii U. It is also the first HD entry in the series.
  • The theme for this Mario Kart game is anti gravity- taking a leaf out of F-Zero's book, the game allows players to race courses that loop over and in on themselves, forming some mind bending multi dimensional figures, such as a Mobius Strip.
  • Like Mario Kart 7 (and Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed), Mario Kart 8 will feature racing through the air, and under water.
  • Like Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 8 will feature dirtbikes- these allow for tighter handling and much quicker acceleration, but can be knocked aside much more easily, and cannot powerslide.
  • Like Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 8 will have 12 players per race.
  • Mario Kart 8 will be Nintendo's most extensive online mode ever, Satoru Iwata has promised. Given how full featured Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7 already were, this spells good news for everyone.
  • Mario Kart 8 will feature video sharing over Miiverse.
  • Mario Kart 8 is rumored to have a track editor (this has not been confirmed yet).
  • Mario Kart 8 runs at a full 60FPS; the resolution is 1080p. This holds true for up to two player split screen racing; anything beyond gets bumped down to 30FPS and 720p.
  • The Grand Prix mode can now be co-op completed by one to four players.
  • Mario Kart 8 is going to have full item customization: you can customize what individual items do and do not show up within a race, similar to how Super Smash Bros. handles it.
  • The Blue Shell has been confirmed to have been nerfed, and functions similar to how it did in Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart 7.
  • Mario Kart 8 features kart customization similar to Mario Kart 7.
  • Item usage in Mario Kart 8 has been changed- you can no longer hold one item in reserve. Thus, for example, if you have a Green Shell that you are trailing behind you for defense, it still occupies your item slow until you actually use it.
  • So far, the following courses have been confirmed for this game:

    • Mario Kart Stadium
    • Water Park
    • Mario Circuit
    • Sunshine Airport
    • Shy Guy Falls
    • Electrodome
    • Sweet Sweet Canyon
    • Thwomp Ruins
    • Toad Harbor
    • Twisted Mansion
    • Cloudtop Cruise
    • Rainbow Road
    • Mario Circuit (GBA)
    • Moo Moo Meadows (Wii)
    • Cheep Cheep Beach (DS)
    • Toad's Turnpike (N64)
    • Donut Plains 3 (SNES)
    • Royal Raceway (N64)
    • Dry Dry Desert (GCN)
    • Tick-Tock Clock (DS)
    • Grumble Volcano (Wii)
    • Music Park (3DS)
    • Piranha Plant Side (3DS)
    • DK Jungle (3DS)
    • Rainbow Road (N64)

The bolded courses are the new ones.

  • Mario Kart 8 supports the following controllers: Wii U Pad, Wii Remote/Nunchuk, Wii U Pro, Wii Classic Controller, Wii Classic Controller Pro.
  • Mario Kart 8 supports Off TV Play.

Stay tuned for more!

Stay tuned for more!

(a very special thanks to @_Matt_ for helping with the graphics work in this hype thread)

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#2 Edited by charizard1605 (76277 posts) -

Eurogamer

CVG

USGamer

IGN

Gamespot

More incoming...

Reserved

What will Mario Kart 8 score? You vote, and your hype will be tallied here!

AAAAE:

charizard1605

inb4uall

Zassimick

_Matt_

paksiwin

DJ-Lafleur

AAAE:

GoldenElementXL

Ghost120x

m_machine024

KBFLoYD

PurpleMan5000

darkspineslayer

Life-is-a-Game

lamprey263

CrashNBurn281

locopatho

PrincessGomez92

R4gn4r0k

YearoftheSnake5

Raptor_Herc

Bread_or_Decide

good_sk8er7

Gesyma

Big_Pecks

Desmonic

voljin1987

enzyme36

khoofia_pika

TrappedinaBox91

speedfog

AAE:

93Blackhawk93

Seabas

Basinboy

super600

CountBleck12

nintendoboy16

Solidty

Litchie

T3H_1337_N1NJ4

shinobishyguy

Heil68

Shottayouth13-

ActicEdge

AznbkdX

Infinite_Access

chocolate1325

glimpus

AE:

millerlight89

Phazonblazer

PsychoLemons

dobzillian

DocSanchez

Demonjoe93

g0ddyX

osan0

BELOW AE:

princeofshapeir

yokofox33

Pikminmaniac

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#3 Edited by DropsofJupiter (1439 posts) -

Neat

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#4 Posted by DocSanchez (3669 posts) -

The style reminds me of Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts.

Still, very over familiar by now.

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#5 Posted by charizard1605 (76277 posts) -

I'm gonna go out on a limb, and vote AAAA for this one.

Yes, I am actually hyping this one 10/10/. Bring it on.

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#6 Posted by millerlight89 (18646 posts) -

7 to 8

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#7 Edited by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

11/10, **** chaz and his lack of faith. Sheep king my ass.

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#8 Posted by Seabas989 (12734 posts) -

An 8 but it will be miles better then Mario Kart 7.

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#9 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (8064 posts) -

W.I.P?

AE to AAE.

@DropsofJupiter said:

Neat

You're REALLY hyped for this game, aren't you? :P

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#10 Posted by princeofshapeir (16249 posts) -

4/10

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#11 Posted by charizard1605 (76277 posts) -

@93BlackHawk93: No, I needed to reserve a third post if necessary, and the new Gamespot site won't let a single account post more than two consecutive posts in a thread :P

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#12 Posted by Basinboy (12371 posts) -

Only fulfilling an obligation to Based Pidgeot

8/10

Strong mechanics, but more of the same

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#13 Posted by DocSanchez (3669 posts) -

Kudos to chaz for not doing the whole "oh but it'll be underrated!" thing just so he can claim it met it's hype at 6-7/10.

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#14 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (8064 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@93BlackHawk93: No, I needed to reserve a third post if necessary, and the new Gamespot site won't let a single account post more than two consecutive posts in a thread :P

Oh, ok. What does W.I.P. means?

Still it seems you like Kart more than the main series. :P

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#15 Posted by super600 (32119 posts) -

I bet GS will give this game an 8(AAE).

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#16 Posted by charizard1605 (76277 posts) -

@DocSanchez said:

Kudos to chaz for not doing the whole "oh but it'll be underrated!" thing just so he can claim it met it's hype at 6-7/10.

I mean, it looks awesome, might as well bring out the big guns :p

Gracias, though

@93BlackHawk93 said:

Oh, ok. What does W.I.P. means?

Still it seems you like Kart more than the main series. :P

Work In Progress. I hadn't completed the thread then lol.

And yes, yes I actually do.

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#17 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12008 posts) -

AE, looks like a sub-standard Mario Kart.

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#18 Posted by charizard1605 (76277 posts) -

@PhazonBlazer: No you

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#19 Posted by deactivated-583e460ca986b (7240 posts) -

Put me down for AAAE. The Wii U needs more 9's

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#20 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12008 posts) -

@charizard1605: Just wait

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#21 Posted by zassimick (9706 posts) -

I hype AAAAE.

Game looks like a ripe apple on my counter top.

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#22 Edited by PsychoLemons (2985 posts) -

7/10 for me. And still no news on Battle Mode?

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#23 Posted by Ghost120x (4923 posts) -

AAAE. I think Nintendo has heard all the complaints by now, so hopefully bikes don't get a wheelie boost and elimination battles are back.

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#24 Posted by m_machine024 (15354 posts) -

AAA.

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#25 Posted by KBFloYd (16223 posts) -

9.0

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#26 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (8894 posts) -

Looks like a AAA game to me.

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#27 Posted by darkspineslayer (21928 posts) -

AAAE at the high end.

Though it could get shat on here, and unless we have a Double Dash-esque travesty (I use the term loosely, even DD is pretty alright) on our hands, I'll adore the **** out of it either way.

BTW guys, challenge TC to a game when it comes out. Easy way to bring up your win ratio.

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#28 Edited by Life-is-a-Game (619 posts) -

You know want .. it is boring to play it safe !! .. I'm hyping this one AAAE =)

I won't bother with the score myself and will get this day one :D

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#29 Posted by CountBleck12 (4740 posts) -

8/10

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#30 Posted by lamprey263 (33097 posts) -

I think it'll at least get an AAAE, wouldn't be surprised though if it got an AAAAE score.

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#31 Posted by CrashNBurn281 (763 posts) -

9/10

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#32 Posted by nintendoboy16 (31728 posts) -

AAE. There is no way it's getting any higher on GS. Maybe lower, but still. No higher than AAE.

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#33 Posted by SolidTy (49931 posts) -

I just think AAE for some GS reason, can't talk me out of it.

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#34 Edited by _Matt_ (10232 posts) -

@charizard1605: put me down for AAAAe, I like to live dangerously.

Also nice thread.

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#35 Posted by locopatho (22660 posts) -

AAA. I though Mario Kart Wii was a pretty meh sequel (though still a great game) and that got AA. This one looks much better with more innovations. Koopalings YAY! O and if it actually has a track editor and some way to share them online it becomes AAAAe :3

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#36 Posted by dobzilian (3294 posts) -

A .... it be marked down for bejng unoriginal.

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#37 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (4615 posts) -

AAAE. This is gonna be amazing.

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#38 Posted by R4gn4r0k (23861 posts) -

So far the track design looks awesome. I also really like how the game looks in HD

I'm going with AAAE but it'll depend on how many tracks are in the game and how good they are, we've seen so little.

@charizard1605 said:

AAAAE:

charizard1605

Hahahahahaha

...

no >:(

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#39 Edited by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

6/10

-Too challenging

-More male drivers than female drivers

-When you lose a race, you have to start all over again

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#40 Posted by Maroxad (12532 posts) -

I am curious on how the online works. I want to know how the online has changed from Mario Kart 7. I hope the community system is in and expanded upon. That said, hype level is 7.

@yokofox33: You forgot to mention how there isn't a checkpoint (that you can reload to) after every lap.

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#41 Edited by Litchie (18925 posts) -

I predict this will get, like, 8.5 on GS. I'm also predicting I will fucking love this game.

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#42 Posted by T3H_1337_N1NJ4 (2189 posts) -

AA, with luck.

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#43 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (9041 posts) -

Looks like AAA material to me.

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#44 Edited by Raptor_Herc (330 posts) -

AAAE, considering not even the great Mario Kart DS was able to earn the coveted AAAAE.

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#45 Posted by shellcase86 (2900 posts) -

I wonder if this is the same one I played at Dave and Buster's.

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#46 Posted by paksiwin (659 posts) -

AAAA for me..this is the right time for Mario Kart to win GOTY!

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#47 Posted by charizard1605 (76277 posts) -

Ya'all have done it... hype's now AAAE. Go nuts.

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#48 Posted by DocSanchez (3669 posts) -

Bit of the old fashioned courage going on here. I like it.

It'll be slapped with a 7.

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#49 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (22453 posts) -

Hyped 9.0 score.

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#50 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22924 posts) -

No way is it getting anything above an 8