Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

With the latest installment of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, many believe for this current version of the game to be the best out of series. Due to the increase of storage capacity from one to two items, the game has become much more competitive as the dependence on item is decreased. Since the supply of items is high, players can no longer rely on the chance of the item boxes in order to win the races.  Despite these new changes, Mario Kart Wii still


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is the winner in my book simply due to the fact that I have much more experience playing it. The nostalgia from playing the game outweighs the new one. Plus, the Wii remote comes more naturally to me than the Nintendo Switch. The memories and familiarity of the Wii game vastly overtakes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Even though I favor the Wii version of the game, the overwhelming support of the players for the new release stays at the back of my mind when I consider the experience both provide me.


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The fact of the matter is that the love for the new installment does not waver my love for the Wii game. It really only comes down to me growing up with this game. My allegiance to the Wii version remains. I remain loyal to this version. Mario Kart Wii is my favorite out of the series.



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Mario Kart

Truly a wonderful game, Mario Kart offers a fun way to drive in little vehicles while using power ups in order to get a lead. Of course, some think of the power ups as unfair, but it provides a whole dynamic to the game which may or may not be the most entertaining aspect of the game. Although these power ups are generally nuisances, the ones that are often criticized are the red shell and the blue shell. With no skill needed, all the player has to do is launch the item for it to automatically aim towards the opponent ahead of you. Therefore, these low skill high reward items cause massive problems with the games balance and induces lots of rage. Purely by chance, the mystery boxes roll out a power up that could make or break a game for a player. So, the game not only relies on skill, but also on chance. And that is the huge issue. No matter your practice with drifts or learning shortcuts, there may always be a chance of a red or blue shell coming your way that totally resets your speed and sets you back to last place. Even with these aggravating aspects of the game, Mario Kart still is an enjoyable game for all ages which provides an amazing experience full of fun. 4965224-mario-kart-wallpapers