How Mario Kart 8's New Items Can Lead You To Victory

Tired of being blasted with blue shell? Wondering what the new piranha plant pigs out on? Check out our tips for making the most of Mario Kart 8's four new powerups.

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Lykanthropie
Lykanthropie

items can destroy the whole game - shells are to heavy now, other items too, item selection feels stupid for most time.

The game is still not really bad, but it completely doesn't make a difference if you are good or not, its just luck and thats a bit unfair, sure you need to know how to drive but even if you made completely perfect rounds on 1st place it easy could end with 2-3 red sheels a blue shell and or even more that comes in the last round and you may end up on last place after staying 1st place for 90% of the time.

Thats just stupid ...

mcgif
mcgif

Well, the 8 power up item thingy isn't new. There was a similar item in Mario Kart 7, called lucky seven afair.

locknuts84
locknuts84

This looks amazing. Could be my GOTY depending on how Watch Dogs turns out.

ddogbritt16
ddogbritt16

 The one for the N64 is definitely better than this one.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@ddogbritt16  

Because you can totally judge a game before it's even released right?

locknuts84
locknuts84

@ddogbritt16 @abHS4L88  Based on videos it looks like the best one since the SNES original. I never really liked any of the others. The handheld ones were ok though.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@ddogbritt16

So by that logic, a reviewer can simply give their review just by watching videos right?

ddogbritt16
ddogbritt16

 @abHS4L88 I was just judging it by what I have seen but you are right, it is idiotic to judge a game before it is released.This game does look really cool though and would make me want to get this system, this and the new smash bros.

Darksimm
Darksimm

The new weapons are nice, but MarioKart 64 was still the best in the series. Wish they would bring back the spiked shell from that one..Hate the blue shell (that took the spiked shells place) flies over everyones head to go to the first place contender. Was much better when it went along the road and knocked everyone out of the way that was dumb enough to stay infront of it while it was going for the first place driver.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Darksimm  MarioKart 7 changed the blue shell, in that it flies low and knocks down any racers in its path. If you watch footage of the blue shell in this game, it's doing the same thing.

jrcast84
jrcast84

Im excited for this game, if they release a bundle version I will probably pick it up, although I am waiting for E3 to see if they have a new Mario game (Sunshine 2 omg please).

Celsius765
Celsius765

@jrcast84  you mean a console bundle? yeah there is one , I'd go for a sunshine 2 if Mario can punch when without fludd

jrcast84
jrcast84

@Celsius765 @jrcast84I saw a bundle for WiiU and MK8 but I didnt see any info on it coming to the U.S. I would be so excited to see a Mario Sunshine 2, the first game was epic.

locknuts84
locknuts84

@Celsius765 @jrcast84  Yeah one where you can take FLUDD off. Punching seriously needs to come back too. Leave the spinning to Rosalina.

translucent17
translucent17

I haven't used my wii u since launch, but once a new zelda is released I'm going to dust it off and grab this, along with the other half dozen games I missed.