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Default Mario kart 8 - 05-15-2014, 09:56 | posts: 23,572 | Location: Netherlands

So anyone grabbing this ?

Im really thinking about getting a wii-u for this game. (i think i read somewhere they will release a mk8 combo set).
im sure it will be a great experience, online will be awesome (just like on the WII , which was excellent).

reviews have been good so far >> http://www.metacritic.com/game/wii-u...critic-reviews
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 10:05 | posts: 3,473 | Location: UK

I watched the review on Gametrailers, very impressive. Rainbow road never looked so good.
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 10:39 | posts: 10,799 | Location: United kingdom

The original SNES version is still the best version, all the others have been flawed in some way like poor track design or poor AI.
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 10:51 | posts: 23,572 | Location: Netherlands

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The original SNES version is still the best version, all the others have been flawed in some way like poor track design or poor AI.
Somehow i think you will always prefer older version of games. And if there was a amiga or Atari version that would be your choice

For me Mariokart64 was better then the SNES version. I didnt like the gamecube version much, but the wii version was so cool to play online (something that previous versions didnt have).
I also really loved some of the wii tracks. the steering wheel worked great for this game as well.

I dont know what you mean with poor AI , it should be the same if not better. (meaning it will be unfair like always).
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 11:22 | posts: 10,799 | Location: United kingdom

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Somehow i think you will always prefer older version of games. And if there was a amiga or Atari version that would be your choice

For me Mariokart64 was better then the SNES version. I didnt like the gamecube version much, but the wii version was so cool to play online (something that previous versions didnt have).
I also really loved some of the wii tracks. the steering wheel worked great for this game as well.

I dont know what you mean with poor AI , it should be the same if not better. (meaning it will be unfair like always).
Mario Kart 64 had the worst AI, you could do 3 perfect laps and get a huge lead on the opposition but you crash once the opposition overtakes you ie: There always on your tail no matter how well you drive. You can find this information from reviews at the time in gaming magazines.

It didnt stop me playing the game to death though, also back in those days a console from the USA or Japan was much better than the ones in the UK as they ran at 60hz and not 50hz which was like night and day difference. I had mine imported from the USA along with OOT.

I did prefer the Battlecart on Nintendo 64 but the racing and track design is at its finest on the SNES in my opinion. Reason why Namco's Ridge Racer games and the classic games like Outrun are remembered because of there excellent track design which is often overlooked in many modern day titles.

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Default 05-15-2014, 11:25 | posts: 23,572 | Location: Netherlands

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Mario Kart 64 had the worst AI, you could do 3 perfect laps and get a huge lead on the opposition but you crash once the opposition overtakes you ie: There always on your tail no matter how well you drive. You can find this information from reviews at the time in gaming magazines. It didnt stop me playing the game top death though, i did prefer the Battlecart on Nintendo 64 but the racing and track design is at its finest on the SNES in my opinion.
Why on earth would i want to read reviews in magazines ? do you honestly think im new to this game ? i have played all mario kart games to death with my friends. we used to have mario kart evenings. and its something i want to organise again when i get the wii u console.
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 11:28 | posts: 10,799 | Location: United kingdom

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Why on earth would i want to read reviews in magazines ? do you honestly think im new to this game ? i have played all mario kart games to death with my friends. we used to have mario kart evenings. and its something i want to organise again when i get the wii u console.
Just saying incase you didnt, then again when your stoned on cannabis playing games even the poorest games can seem fantastic.
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 11:31 | posts: 23,572 | Location: Netherlands

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Just saying incase you didnt, then again when your stoned on cannabis playing games even the poorest games can seem fantastic.
yeah just because someone else has a different opinion they are high

go figure......
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 11:37 | posts: 10,799 | Location: United kingdom

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yeah just because someone else has a different opinion they are high

go figure......
I dont need to figure anything, i know what im talking about and there is nothing wrong with your opinion if you enjoy the game. Im just giving my experiences from playing all of those games. Dont mean your experience will be the same.
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 11:45 | posts: 3,473 | Location: UK

If I hadn't of bought a PS4, I seriously would be considering buying a Wii-U for Mario Kart 8. Just thinking of what the next Zelda or Mario will be like has me smiling.

Tesco Direct is offering the Mario Kart 8 Premium Wii U bundle for 219.99. Use of the code TDX-JGCV at checkout (as per NeoGAF) brings this down to just 200.

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Default 05-15-2014, 11:55 | posts: 3,054 | Location: UK

Mario kart DS is the best to date imo, awesome tracks including a bunch of oldies great tight controls and amazing lan multiplayer.
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 12:19 | posts: 4,549 | Location: Netherlands

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Somehow i think you will always prefer older version of games. And if there was a amiga or Atari version that would be your choice
Maybe Wacky Wheels for the PC?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wacky_Wheels
http://www.3drealms.com/wacky/
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 12:24 | posts: 23,572 | Location: Netherlands

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If I hadn't of bought a PS4, I seriously would be considering buying a Wii-U for Mario Kart 8. Just thinking of what the next Zelda or Mario will be like has me smiling.

Tesco Direct is offering the Mario Kart 8 Premium Wii U bundle for 219.99. Use of the code TDX-JGCV at checkout (as per NeoGAF) brings this down to just 200.
Hopefully around E3 time we get to see more titles. they wont have a presentation (like usual), but there has been leaked a slide (http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibti.../13/e3leak.JPG) which has some new games showing playable. it also says zelda and the shard of nightmare.
however this could very well be fake.

For the wii - u console i had hoped it dropped price a bit, but overall its still the same price as before. If i order it from germany it will be cheaper then ordering it from my own country even lol
i expect the mario kart bundle to be 300 euro.

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wow , quite a lot of simularities
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 14:35 | posts: 12,219 | Location: England

I've also been considering buying a Wii U for Mario Kart 8, especially now the console has a decent number of exclusives, including Super Mario 3D Land, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, Pikmin 3 and Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.

I'm a bit reluctant to pay the current 250 for one though (such as the Mario Kart 8 bundle) but I would definitely buy one if it is 180 (or less) with a game. HMV have apparently been clearing out their Wii U stock for 150 for the LEGO Undercover and Zelda HD bundles. Very tempting at that price though I doubt my local HMV will have any.
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 15:43 | posts: 1,748 | Location: Pennsylvania

Yeah Mario Kart 8 looks excellent and can't wait to play it.

I have heard of Wacky Wheels on the PC.
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 16:01 | posts: 8,830 | Location: Indiana

I wonder if the 3DS version has all the same features
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 18:15 | posts: 4,153 | Location: Finland

GIB ME MARIO KARTTO NAO! maybe I shall ordaa it
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 20:23 | posts: 7,857

Can you unlock content while playing co-op grand prix mode in this game? I skipped the last due to that feature being removed, it was a major part of the earlier games for me. If it's included I'll buy a Wii U just for this title.
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 22:26 | posts: 137 | Location: Finland

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Somehow i think you will always prefer older version of games. And if there was a amiga or Atari version that would be your choice

For me Mariokart64 was better then the SNES version. I didnt like the gamecube version much, but the wii version was so cool to play online (something that previous versions didnt have).
I also really loved some of the wii tracks. the steering wheel worked great for this game as well.

I dont know what you mean with poor AI , it should be the same if not better. (meaning it will be unfair like always).
M64 was slow, had a cheating AI (they catch up to the player automatically) and was ridiculously easy. To be a good driver in the original you had to have mad skills, you really had to practice.
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 22:31 | posts: 3,473 | Location: UK

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M64 was slow, had a cheating AI (they catch up to the player automatically) and was ridiculously easy. To be a good driver in the original you had to have mad skills, you really had to practice.
The AI cheating on the original SNES version was insane. On the hardest difficulty you could almost guarantee the AI would become faster for no reason, and would start throwing red shells all over the place.
   
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Hopefully around E3 time we get to see more titles. they wont have a presentation (like usual), but there has been leaked a slide (http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibti.../13/e3leak.JPG) which has some new games showing playable. it also says zelda and the shard of nightmare.
however this could very well be fake.
I call fake. Why would Sony have Watchdogs on their list of games when its out in a few weeks?
   
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Default 05-15-2014, 23:04 | posts: 10,799 | Location: United kingdom

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The AI cheating on the original SNES version was insane. On the hardest difficulty you could almost guarantee the AI would become faster for no reason, and would start throwing red shells all over the place.
Fair enough on the hardest difficulty but on the N64 it was from the word GO!
Still a good game for its time, but this is a fact that the game was a flawed classic because of this, had great Battlekart however the N64 i thought.

I remember myself and a friend played the BK first time on N64, we racked up 100 battles each before quitting at 7 am in the morning! Considering you needed to pop 3 baloons for a win, well it took alongtime to hit 200 played rounds. I never played it again after that night, burnt myself out on it but it was good at the time.

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Default 05-15-2014, 23:55 | posts: 1,110 | Location: Chicago

I don't have a Wii U anymore. Won't be buying another until I see a steady amount of games I want. I'd run through Mario Kart 8 in a night or weekend and then the system would collect dust for a year.

I agree with Veteran, snes was the best one. They've been trying to recapture lightening in a bottle ever since. All of them are decent, but the original did everything just right.
   
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I wonder if the 3DS version has all the same features
There is no 3DS version.

So I think it's a safe bet that it doesn't have all the same features.

Looking forward to playing this online though.
   
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Default 05-16-2014, 18:51 | posts: 2,828 | Location: England

I think its called rubber banding when ai is on your tail like in motorstorm doesn't matter how perfect your laps are the ai are up your arse the minute you make one mistake on the last lap.
   
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