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Mario Kart 8!

Discussion in 'Games' started by BonBon, 29 May 2014.

  1. GhostlyJunkbot

    GhostlyJunkbot Gibbering Incoherent Rubbish

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    Apparently, you can upload highlight reel vids that are 30, 45 or 60 seconds long, but not full races. :(

    On a more positive note, my first attempt at the new Rainbow Road (Special Cup, 50cc) went better than I had expected.


    So far, I've unlocked Pink Gold Peach, Iggy, Roy, Lemmy, Morton, Rosalina, Toadette and Mii.
     
  2. Thorn

    Thorn Ryuu ga waga teki wo kurau!

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  3. ecmc1093

    ecmc1093 floof

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    That is silly... though I shouldn't complain. The first character I unlocked was Larry, who I was looking forward to the most xD (I used him when I played the Grand prix at MCM, and I was looking forward to the Koopalings in general anyway.) It's a toss up between him and Iggy for my favourite so far.

    I've been finding it difficult to decide. I'd be all over WWHD if I didn't already have it. Haven't played Pikmin before so I dunno about that. Don't really know much about MH or Wonderful 101. I guess Sonic and NSMBU are looking most appealing right now.
     
  4. BonBon

    BonBon Honorary Pony

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    See, I think it's a little excessive to be having all of the Koopalings there... They're basically the same racer. xD

    As for my free game... It was a toss-up between Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101 and Monster Hunter 3. Pikmin is one of those ones I've never been sure whether I'd really be into or not, so I gave it a miss. Wonderful 101 I've been looking forward to for a while, and Monster Hunter just seems really popular, so I wasn't sure what to go for. In the end, Wonderful 101 seems like it'd be more fun with friends, so I went with MH3. It was a surprisingly difficult choice. xD
     
  5. sean retro

    sean retro Honorary Pony

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    8 does seem to have the poor choice of charters to use DS had R.O.B, DD and Wii had Diddy Kong etc. I liked using R.O.B, aside from that the game looks shiny.
     
  6. ecmc1093

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    I'd love to see some DLC, bringing in more characters, more vehicle parts and maybe even a couple of extra cups. Yeah the likeliness of it happening is practically zero, but it seems like a great opportunity, and we can dream right?

    Also, WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL CUP TOUR FROM DD I want that back. It would be fun as hell with a bunch of people online.

    EDIT: Okay I just remembered the Mercedes thing, so that at least backs up the possibility of more DLC in future.
     
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  7. GhostlyJunkbot

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    I would personally love it if Nintendo would release some DLC cups and tracks to go with them.

    Also, while I don't miss All-Star Cup at all (bad memories from my first and only attempt at that - got to the final race; needed to come first to win; got seriously owned and ended up losing BADLY), I actually kinda miss the Boo item. Whatever happened to that? I haven't seen that cheeky apparition in a Mario Kart game (as an item, of course) since Mario Kart DS!
     
  8. BonBon

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    I'm having fun. :p

     
  9. Thorn

    Thorn Ryuu ga waga teki wo kurau!

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    What's Mario Kart 8 squared?

    Mario Kart 64.

    *ba-dum tish!*
     
  10. GhostlyJunkbot

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    It's Kawaii (Baby Rosalina) vs Kaiju (Bowser) in this next one:
     
  11. Dylia

    Dylia Jeune Fille Garnement

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    So I've done all of the cups in 50, 100, and 150cc with gold trophies (the final difficulty with varying star numbers)... but I have a question to ask.

    Is it me, or is the AI far more unforgiving compared to older Mario Kart games? I got hit by a blue shell in Bone-Dry Ruins on 150cc and fell, and fell back all the way into 9th place. On the final lap, no less.
     
  12. ecmc1093

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    I could swear green shells home in on you on 150cc. Can't say that is something I remember from previous games.

    But yeah I've had a few CPUs pulling their obligatory 'leave you alone for the whole race but then throw 4 items at you at once in the last quarter of the final lap', and a couple of cases of me messing up for no reason in the last stretch of the last lap of the last race (still blame the CPU anyway), costing me the 3-star rank and having to do the whole cup again...

    Also, not sure if it's my imagination, but there did seem to be an aggressiveness step-up moving from 150 to Mirror mode. I definitely got a lot less stars on the first playthrough of the cups on Mirror than on 150.

    Speaking of stars, anyone know what that 6/6 stars thing in the top corner at the end of each race is? :confused:
     
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  13. cool110

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    That's the number of replays you have/can save as favourites.
     
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    So I read that if you get 3 stars on a 150cc cup, it automatically give you 3 stars on the 50cc and 100cc version of that cup. Is this true? Have I wasted two days doing the 50cc and 100cc cups? :/
     
  15. Thorn

    Thorn Ryuu ga waga teki wo kurau!

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    I'm still torn over which free game to get. Most of them I have already.

    Monster Hunter isn't really my cup of tea, I played the demo of Wonderful 101 and didn't like it, I've heard pretty bad things about Game & Wario and Wii Party U doesn't interest me.

    Any recommendations?
     
  16. BonBon

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    Which ones do you already have?
     
  17. Thorn

    Thorn Ryuu ga waga teki wo kurau!

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    The rest of them.
     
  18. Alteran

    Alteran Horse Noises

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    Mario Kart 8 looks impressive. Nintendo rarely make bad games and I enjoyed all of the previous Mark Karts (Double Dash) being my all-time favourite.

    My problem here is that I don't have a Wii U. I wouldn't get a Wii U just to play this game, so that's me done.
     
  19. Thorn

    Thorn Ryuu ga waga teki wo kurau!

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    Went with Game & Wario as my free game since it would probably be the one I enjoy the most.
     
  20. FXPON01

    FXPON01 Spreads Peace Through Strength

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    I'm still unsure if luck plays a bigger part in this game but some of the races at 150cc are near unforgiving.

    Of course I wonder if I'll ever beat that one Mario Kart Wii race I did where I got hit by 7 blue shells (came in 2nd, go figure :p)

    Still this game's loads of fun! Will we be organising any races / tournies here?
     

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