Friday (Least) Favorites: Mario Kart Items

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday, everyone!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch has become the best selling Mario Kart game to date, and it broke that record after only its third day! Rachel and I are really enjoying it, but there are definitely some items that I could do without flying around the tracks…

Lightning

I get so annoyed at this item. No warnings, lose your items, always spinning out… Although the tiny versions of your kart going zoom and the squeakier character voices are definitely amusing!

 

Blooper

I admit that the challenge of not being able to see with the Blooper clouding up your screen with ink is an interesting idea, I feel as if it falls flat. Half of the time, the ink doesn’t hinder your sight enough and it’s just more annoying than a challenge.

Fire Flower

While the Fire Flower is fairly creative when it comes to being added to the Mario Kart games, it’s not my favorite item. I feel as if it’s only useful if an opponent is right in front of you. Otherwise, I just fire them all off as soon as possible to free up an item slot.

Coin

These things are all over the tracks… Why waste an item slot with them? Even if they omitted them and all the players in the first couple of places in the race got banana peels instead, at least that would be another challenge and amusing to see everyone slipping everywhere.

What do you think of the Mario Kart items? Any favorites or least favorites?

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Mario Kart Switch

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday!

When Kris and I talked about Nintendo Direct from last week, we touched upon Mario Kart 8 Deluxe briefly. And it got me thinking.

 

Mario Kart Switch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has some cool new features that 8 on the Wii U didn’t have. I believe there may be a few new characters as well as some new items. There’s also an improved Battle Mode.

Not to mention, the Deluxe version will include all the DLC that came out on Mario Kart 8. This doesn’t sound enticing to the people who have already bought all the DLC, but Kris and I, even though we said we would, never bought any of the DLC. So we’re getting something out of it.

We pre-ordered the game and I’m excited to get my hands on it, even though we’ve basically already played it.

While I’m happy with a deluxe version of the latest Mario Kart game, I think I still would have liked a new version of Mario Kart.

Mario Kart 9 or, perhaps, Mario Kart Switch?

Everyone remember Mario Kart: Double Dash for the Nintendo Gamecube from way back in late 2003? That was a great game!

Kris and I would most always be on a team, her being Daisy and me being Yoshi. She would drive while I tossed the items and hit people with my tongue. We had a lot of fun and had some great memories from that game.

The point of the Nintendo Switch is to “switch” things up, take it with you, and play with friends. I think a remake of a Mario Kart game where the main premise was to be on a team and “switch” drivers and item-throwers in the middle of a race would be a great idea for the new console.

With the technology in the Joy-Cons, I’m sure there are plenty of ways they could have improved the game with new tracks, karts, and characters.

Why remake a game that’s three-years-old when you can remake a game that’s based on teamwork that’s 14-years-old?

Like I said, I’m happy to be getting a new version of Mario Kart 8… but I still would love to see an updated version of an old classic Mario Kart game, Mario Kart: Double Dash.

Sign me on, Nintendo! I have too many great ideas to pass up.

What do you think of this idea? What are your thoughts on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Are you getting the game? Let me know in the comments below!

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Top 5 Mario Kart Courses

Hey guys, it’s Rachel!Rachel Mii Double Jump

I love the Mario Kart series, Mario Kart Wii being my favorite.

I did my top 5 Smash Bros. characters to play and I thought I would do my favorite Mario Kart courses.

5. Moonview Highway (Mario Kart Wii)

I love the idea of racing on an actual highway road. It’s night with lights from the cars’ headlights coming your way making the scenery pretty. This course can be tricky with the amount of cars coming and going, but if you’ve played the course enough times like I have, you’ll learn there’s a pattern to it which makes it a lot easier. I also love the various speed boosts along the way making it seem as though you’re really keeping up the speed as an actual highway.

4. Electrodome (Mario Kart 8)

Fun music and lights everywhere! I love the speed of this course in addition to the flying and hovering. This course is just overall light-hearted and fun.

3. Music Park (Mario Kart 7)

Why else would you love this course if it wasn’t for the music? I love how parts of the ground is a piano and creates music as you ride over it. Plus the giant dancing music notes are just too adorable to pass up.

2. Wario’s Gold Mine (Mario Kart Wii)

The scenery of a mine with the wooden track structure made it feel like a real mine. The best was when you went really fast downhill making it feel as though you’re on a roller coaster. Just like Rainbow Road, this course could be tricky and that’s the way I like it.

1. Rainbow Road (Mario Kart Wii)

The graphics of Rainbow Road alone are enough for me to love it. The road itself was very pretty. I was amazed by the open space as well as the flow of the road. I think I also really enjoyed it because I was the only one who didn’t fall off the road repeatedly. So I won every time!

What are you favorite Mario Kart courses?