Mario Kart 8 Doesn't Have a Blue Shell... Yet.

Tom Mc Shea and Justin Calvert talk about everything new in Mario kart 8.

Discussion

41 comments
evasiveshadow90
evasiveshadow90

Glad I have a Wii U so I can play games like this one but will definitely be interested in getting a PS4 as well!

Demonjoe93
Demonjoe93

I hope there's no snaking. I hate snakers.

faneboogie
faneboogie

Mario Kart will run at 60 frames ..I hope it is in 1080p..They need to make this the standard for all WIIU games.

CptJohnnyRico
CptJohnnyRico

damnit now i have to buy every console!!, this may take a while

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

Mario Kart has always been a blast.... this looks pretty fun 

Nibraybirk
Nibraybirk

Where is the Pikmin news?  Need more Pikmin news.

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

Loved Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 64!   Kind of lost track of it after that. This looks sweet

Mercenary848
Mercenary848

The only raceing game, that im excited for.

PesmergaYuber
PesmergaYuber

Looks like some of the features they had in Diddy Kong racing back in the N64 days, looks pretty good! Maybe Ill buy a WiiU if this does well enough

HomieHesAKlown
HomieHesAKlown

Looks sick, always loved Mario Kart from the 64 days...don't buy Nintendo systems anymore though. =/

Mugzippit
Mugzippit

I really hope they keep the blue shell as an optional choice. in competitive play its a nuisance but when playing with friends its balances players of different skill and means that people in last place can affect the game in a funny way!

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

Please please please keep those damn blue shells out!!!  Mario Kart's become a really unbalanced mess and extremely item and cart based.  Mario Kart Wii really went overboard.  On top of the blue shell, the lightning bolt, and the squid ink they added the POW block... so many cheesy mass items that just punish you to death for being a better racer.  Even the bullet bill item... if you're going to allow something that's going to not only guide a cart safely along but rocket it past everyone then don't have it knock all the other carts that it comes in contact with 60 yards off road.  A solid bump and spin out is plenty.  I know plenty of others have experienced the agonizing frustration of trying to collect every first place trophy and actually being in first on a race only to get cheesed by three or four items in a row at the very end and finish at the tail end of the group because all you had to defend yourself with were banana peels.

ChunkyDrawers
ChunkyDrawers

Last Kart I played was Dash are they on the stupid rubber band thing?

Foppe
Foppe

Heroes in a half shellturtle power!

spank555
spank555

So this is why TOM gave The Last Of Us an 8 because he loves these sort of games. Before people moan I'm also interested in this game and pretty much all games.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

Mario Kart 7. Hit with blue shells 4 times in the same race. Threw 3DS at wall. Apologized to 3DS. Stopped playing Mario Kart 7. It made me hurt the things I love.

Micropixel
Micropixel

I hope the Blue Shell STAYS ABSENT. It's always been a very unbalancing factor in previous Mario Kart games. Otherwise, the game itself looks INCREDIBLE. Waiting until next year to play it is going to be quite painful though... :(

Vegamyster
Vegamyster

Tom looks & sounds super psyched lol.

USAPATRIOT21
USAPATRIOT21

Mario Kart has to be considered the highlight of Nintendo's show. The only game that really looked "next gen" out of all their heavy hitters. 

bksonic123
bksonic123

It appears they've implemented some sort of Windows Media Player menu into the gameplay. This might provide some interesting mechanics.

Adavanter
Adavanter

Best description of a game ever. I want that guy explaining all of the games. It's cute the way he tries!

STrugglingFool
STrugglingFool

Once they slash the price for the WiiU, I would get one.

H4rgen
H4rgen

Blue shell of death!

snugglebear
snugglebear

Driving upside down would mess with me. 

hand4hire
hand4hire

i would not shed a tear for the blue turtle shell

Shadowmax889
Shadowmax889

@horizonwriter i agree only with the blue shell but the other items are not problem. The ink was never a problem to me, the POW and lightning neather. I am ok with items that help the people that are behind (not just mushrooms) but not ok with just punish the one is winning the race.

Shadowmax889
Shadowmax889

@spank555 the problem with Tom is that he reviews not by what the game is but how the game he would like to be. That is why he gave Mario Galaxy a 10, Zelda SS 7.5, and the Last of us a 8.0

TomMcShea
TomMcShea

@spank555 I love games like The Last of Us as well. I like a wide variety of game.

cboye18
cboye18

@Vegamyster He has left M$.....everything looks and taste normal again lol

JoSilver
JoSilver

@hand4hire Like you don't laugh manically when you ruin someones day with one! :D

spank555
spank555

@Shadowmax889 Did he really give Zelda SS 7.5, never read that review on here. What a tool, i still can't get over the fact that Infamous 2 got 7.5 on this site and guess who reviewed that.