Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 ( Japanese:マリオ カート8, Mario Kato Eito ) is a Funracer, which is on May 30, 2014 appear for the Wii U. It is the total eleventh part of the Mario Kart series, the miteingerechnet three games for arcade machines, and the eighth part of the main series.

  • 3.1 characters
  • 3.2 routes


The game is based on the classic gameplay of the Mario Kart series, where characters from the Mario universe against each other unsubscribe race and help procure various items that can be found in item boxes, which are scattered on the road, benefits. The game contains some elements from Mario Kart Wii - including motorcycles and number of runners - and some elements from Mario Kart 7; this includes sections on water and in the air, and the collectable coins, which increase the speed of the karts. Plans include sections in which it is possible to go upside down on walls or. To this end, the wheels are folded under the vehicle and serve as anti-gravity jets. There are also new drivers who have never before seen in the Mario Kart series, namely the Koopalinge.

Another planned feature is called Mario Kart TV and allows the recording of the race. Can be played with the Wii U gamepad, the Pro controller, a Wii Wheel inserted into the Wii Remote or a Wii Remote with Nunchuck.



Mario Kart 8 is the Software Development Department no. 1 of the developed Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development (EAD ); the team that is responsible for the series. Unlike its predecessor, the game is only developed by this team, another studio is not involved. The development did not begin until mid-2012. Responsible producer is the team manager Hideki Konno. The role of the director Kosuke Yabuki clothed, who already held the same position in the development of its predecessor.


2011 was announced by Hideki Konno in an interview that a Mario Kart for the Wii U is in the works. During a Nintendo Direct webshow on January 23, 2013 Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed a Mario Kart for the Wii U again and promised a revelation and anspielbare version on the E ³ 2013. At the fair, which was held on June 11, 2013 finally unveiled Nintendo Mario Kart 8 and let it allude visitors. In addition, in selected Best Buy Filliale in the U.S. is a demo version of the game available for testing.

Characters and tracks


The following riders have been announced for Mario Kart 8:


Of the new tracks in Mario Kart 8 following sections by German names are known so far:

  • Mario Circuit
  • Toads port city
  • Gruselwusel villa
  • Sugar Sweet Canyon
  • Block of stone ruins
  • Sun airport
  • Bone-dry dunes
  • Cloud road

The following retro routes have been announced by Nintendo or are to be seen in the official trailer for Mario Kart 8:


On the game show gamescom in August 2013 Mario Kart 8 was awarded an in-house award in the categories of Best Family and Best Wii U game.


  • The 8 in the logo represents a Mobius strip