Play Mario Kart 8 and enjoy the possibility of playing with the new characters the racing game comes with.
We first got to play Mario Kart back in 1992 with the first entry of the game and now it is time to enjoy the 8th version of the game. The new Mario Kart 8 racing game comes with new characters such as Pink Gold Peach ( it is a metallic character like Metal Mario), Baby Rosalina and then there are the characters you can unlock: Bowser´s Koopalings, Roy, Iggy, Larry, Lemmy, Ludwig, Wendy and Morton. In Mario Kart 8 you can also play as your Mii and you can choose from 16 drivers but you will have to work and get gold trophies in the Cup Series in order to unlock the remaining 14.
How can you unlock goodies in Mario Kart 8? With coins and the tracks will have them but you can only collect 10 per race. When you have collected 50, the game will give you a new kart, hang glider or tire but once you hit 1000 coins, the new features will only be unlocked with every 100 coins. Be careful that you don´t loose any coins, so you will have to be careful not to get hit by anything, not running off the edges and trying not to run into things. If you do any of these things, you will loose 3 coins every time.
One feature that you will definitely love is being able to use the Wii U GamePad as a screen, so if you kids keep bugging you that their favorite show is about to start, you can keep the peace in your home by continuing the game on the GamePad. You can either play with the standard controls or go ahead and turn on the tilt controls.
A new features that you will love in Mario Kart 8 is the anti-gravity racing where the track itself twists, goes vertical and turns upside down. Thanks to the anti-gravity racing, bumping into other players can be a good thing since it gives you a small boost but you can also get a boost by hitting the glowing blue bumpers. pressing the jump button or flicking the controller at the right moment when going off the ramp.