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Re: Mario Kart 8 Thread

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:31 pm
by Ziggy587
Where do you preorder it, the eShop?

fastbilly1 wrote:Just give me one good arena and I can stop having to bring Mario Kart 64 out. One good arena.


This. New characters is one thing. 16 new courses is amazing. But some battle arenas are needed.

Re: Mario Kart 8 Thread

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:26 pm
by BogusMeatFactory
This DLC brings up a really great question for people. People say, "This is it for Mario Kart. They have run out of ideas," when the game came out. Including new characters outside of the franchise opens the world up to some crazy possibilities in terms of what types of courses and the many characters involved.

Would it be a bad idea to make Mario more like Smash Bros. and include a plethora of characters within the Nintendo universe?

For me, I think the more the merrier. Nintendo has built up such a huge roster of characters and worlds that it would seem the natural progression for them to be included in the Mario sub-genres of Mario Party and the ginormous Mario Sports games. Imagine a Mario Party were Link is playable and one of the boards is in Hyrule. Does that cheapen the Zelda franchise?

People say that Mario was cheapened by all the other Mario games, but people do not scoff them as being unplayable or bad. Some, like Mario Kart, are revered as being amazing. Other games, like Mario Golf, are always looked at with high regard.

Like I said, the more the merrier as it would be a nice change. Could you imagine an Earthbound board in Mario Party? Sign me up!

Re: Mario Kart 8 Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:13 pm
by ninjainspandex
wtf they are putting Mercedes Benz's in Mario Kart? it looks so out of place :lol: Thoughts on this? http://mariokart8.nintendo.com/dlc/#freedlc

Re: Mario Kart 8 Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:17 pm
by ZeroAX
I'd rather have them start adding other nintendo characters than have ALL the Koopa kids again.

Re: Mario Kart 8 Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:39 pm
by Hazerd
So let me get this straight, the only way to get the different colored yoshis is by pre-ordering?

Re: Mario Kart 8 Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:51 pm
by BogusMeatFactory
Hazerd wrote:So let me get this straight, the only way to get the different colored yoshis is by pre-ordering?


No. You will unlock the multi-colored yoshi's when you purchase the DLC. If you pre-order it, that just means you get those extra colors right away.
ninjainspandex wrote:wtf they are putting Mercedes Benz's in Mario Kart? it looks so out of place :lol: Thoughts on this? http://mariokart8.nintendo.com/dlc/#freedlc


The Mercedes Benz DLC is already out and is optional. Also, they don't look that bad. It isn't like those karts give you an extra advantage.

ZeroAX wrote:I'd rather have them start adding other nintendo characters than have ALL the Koopa kids again.


Somewhat confused by this statement as the koopa kids can't be added again...they are already there. Also, they are adding other Nintendo characters. And what is wrong with the Koopa Kids? They all are distinguishably different looking and have personality that is unique to them. I could see people being more upset over Metal Mario and Pink Gold Peach than the Koopa Kids.

Re: Mario Kart 8 Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:04 am
by Cronozilla
You have to buy both packs to get the multi-color Yoshi and Shy Guy. But pre-purchase isn't required.

Re: Mario Kart 8 Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:41 am
by Ziggy587
So does pre-ordering get you anything?

Re: Mario Kart 8 Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:13 pm
by Cronozilla
The only advantage to pre-ordering is you can use the multi-color Yoshi and Shy Guys immediately.

Re: Mario Kart 8 Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:40 pm
by Ziggy587
IDK if this was already talked about, so...

Has anyone updated to 2.0 yet? The first thing I noticed was on the main menu you can now press the minus button to bring up a stat window. Of the many stats listed, coins collected is there. This was something I've wished for, and I know a few others have mentioned it as well.