Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review

Nintendo puts the finishing touches on an already excellent game.

Latest Mario Kart 8 Guides

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Unlockables, Characters and Tracks - Gold Mario and Gold Kart

Gold Mario is brand new to Mario Kart 8 in the Switch version of the game. Here’s how to unlock Gold Mario, the gold kart parts, and avoid those pesky blue shells.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tips - Items, Battle Mode Guide, Weapons

We'll teach you how to drift, how to use every type of boost, and how to best utilize every item in the game in this Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tips Guide. Also how to unlock every track and character in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Boost Tips - How to Slipstream, Jump Boost, Trick Boost

How to reach maximum speed in the Switch version of Mario Kart 8, including the starting boost, trick boost, and coin boosts.

Nintendo Switch Cleans Up Over Thanksgiving With Its Best Sales Week to Date

The Switch sold 830,000 units over a single week. Damn.

Nintendo Needs to Actually Support Its Games For Longer Than a Year

Smash benefits from healthy ongoing support, but where is the love for the rest of Nintendo's games?

The Switch Topped Black Friday Even Without Price Cuts

It's also a top trend on Cyber Monday, too.

Nintendo Has No Plans to Reduce the Switch's Price Point

President Furukawa says they'd like to sell the Switch at its current price point for as long as possible.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Unlockables, Characters and Tracks - Gold Mario and Gold Kart

Gold Mario is brand new to Mario Kart 8 in the Switch version of the game. Here’s how to unlock Gold Mario, the gold kart parts, and avoid those pesky blue shells.

Mario Kart 8 is the Switch's Most Successful Game. So Why Isn't it Getting Updated With New DLC?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe drives down a lonely road, and it makes no sense.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets a Free Breath of the Wild Update

Link's got a fresh new bike.

Nintendo Promises More Updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Surprisingly, Nintendo does seem to be done with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Heavy-Duty Paper Mario as Mario Kart 8 Becomes Mario Kard Thanks to Labo

You Can Now Play Mario Kart 8 With Your Labo Motorbike Toy-Con.

Switch Sales Near 18 Million, with Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the Most Popular Titles

Nintendo's still someway off the Wii's 101 million units sold and Mario Kart Wii's 37 million units sold, but it's on its way.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tips - Items, Battle Mode Guide, Weapons

We'll teach you how to drift, how to use every type of boost, and how to best utilize every item in the game in this Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tips Guide. Also how to unlock every track and character in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Boost Tips - How to Slipstream, Jump Boost, Trick Boost

How to reach maximum speed in the Switch version of Mario Kart 8, including the starting boost, trick boost, and coin boosts.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Best Kart, Best Character Build Combo

The character, kart frame, tires and glider needed to build the best kart/character combos in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Nintendo Switch Has Sold 4.7 Million Units Worldwide, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at 3.5 Million

Nintendo is making great money this quarter on the Nintendo Switch.

Inkling Girl No Longer Gestures "Up Yours" in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Squid ladies who make rude gestures get sent back to driving school.

What Do You Drift For?: Meeting the Fastest Mario Kart Racers in the World

All across the decades Mario Kart, there are dedicated players racing to be the fastest they can be.

Baby Park Encapsulates the Chaos of Mario Kart

There is no better track than Baby Park, for better or for worse.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sells Crazy Fast, Morrowind Turns 15, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

ENDING CREDITS | Taking a look a back at this week's headlines and everything else you might have missed on USgamer.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's New Features Remind Us That Optional "Easy Modes" Are Important

A redditor shares his story about how auto-accelerate and smart steering lets his entire family have fun with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Starting Screen | Starting Screen: Why Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is Already the Fastest Selling Game in the Series' History

Why Nintendo's racer is more important than your typical next-gen port. Plus: Morrowind's 15th anniversary, American Gods, and more!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is the Fastest-Selling Mario Kart in US History

Nintendo made the right call bringing back Mario Kart 8.

Strangers Bond over Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch

Mario's kart brings all the boys and girls to the yard -- with some caveats.

Are the Miis in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Less Expressive?

Players are noticing some stark changes to the Mii racers in Nintendo Switch's latest game.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review

Nintendo puts the finishing touches on an already excellent game.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Kills Fire-Hopping For Extra Mini-Turbo

The technique higher-level players used to get ahead seems to be gone in Deluxe.

Nintendo Switch Has Mario Kart 8, Minecraft, Rayman, and Payday 2 Coming This Year

Looking for more to play on your Switch? Nintendo is ready for you.

Nintendo's Russian Store Leaks Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch Bundle

The leak is coming from inside the house!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Impressions: The Glorious Return of Battle Mode

Nintendo has finally done right by Mario Kart 8, with a proper battle mode and more.

Video Outlines New Features for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch

This April: Urchin Underpass will know no mercy.

Opinion: Don't Fuse Zelda Breath of the Wild's DLC into a Season Pass, Nintendo

So I have to buy the Cave of Trials and new Hard Mode if I just want more story content? Awww come onnn...

Nintendo's Commercial for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Raises Some Eyebrows

Nintendo knows you're going to play the Switch on the toilet, and it approves.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Not A Switch Launch Game, Coming April 28

The improved version of Mario Kart 8 was missing from the Nintendo Switch Presentation.

Tuesday Stream: We #RaceForIwata in Mario Kart 8

We'll be paying tribute to the memory of Satoru Iwata with our streams this week. First up: Mario Kart 8.

Mario Kart 8's Second Shot of DLC Hints at the Series' Possible Future

Instead of a once-per-generation event, could Nintendo's long-running racer be a platform itself?

Mario Kart 8 DLC Opens the Door for Super Smash Kart

Nintendo is bringing The Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, and Animal Crossing to Mario Kart 8.

Video Highlight: Mario Kart 8 Goes Retro

We put together a side-by-side comparison of Mario Kart 8 and a recent retro demake. Check it out!

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Local Multiplayer

For a while, it looked like online gaming had completely killed off the joy of having people over for a friendly game or two. But, it seems, couch gaming is back in a big way.

Bob & Kat on Living Their Lives a Quarter Mile at a Time through Mario Kart 8

Two of USgamer's Mario Kart veterans take on Nintendo's newest installment to see how it stacks up against its predecessors.

USgamer Community Weekend Discussion Thread: Watch_Dogs or MK8?

How will you be spending your weekend? Driving funny karts with Mario, or stealing your wheels from the innocent? Let's talk!

May 2014 Editor's Choice Award: Artificial Intelligence (and Nazis)

This month we highlight the fascinating indie Transistor, and the silly (but delightful) Wolfenstein: The New Order.

The Best New Tracks in Mario Kart 8

We take a look at five of the standout tracks in the new Mario Kart.

Our Favorite (and Least Favorite) Mario Kart Tracks of All Time

USgamer rings in the release of Mario Kart 8 with a discussion of the highlights and lowlights of racing, Nintendo-style.

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Review: Where We're Going, We Don't Need Gravity

Nintendo's new Mario Kart will leave you wondering which way is up, and that just might be what the Wii U needs.

JPgamer: The Fine Art of the Earworm

One of the most readily apparent ways in which Western and Eastern games differ is the matter of musical soundtracks. We take a look at how they differ, and some favorite examples of music from Japanese games.

Mario Kart 8: More Characters, Karts, Courses, and the Fall of the Blue Shell

Nintendo's new Direct video is a deep dive into Mario Kart 8's new features. Watch and learn, folks.

Wii U Mario Kart 8 Bundle Confirmed for Europe

And we'll be very surprised if we don't see it here in the near future, too.

Nintendo Direct Round-Up: Little Mac, Mario Kart and More

All eyes were on Nintendo for the new Direct. Did Iwata deliver the goods?

2014 in Preview: The Sky is the Limit for Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's new anti-gravity mechanic gives designers the chance to make the best Mario Kart yet.

Hyrule Warriors, Dr. Luigi, Mario Kart 8 and More: Nintendo Direct Round-Up

Today's Nintendo Direct gave us a swathe of news on new and upcoming 3DS and Wii U titles -- including one or two genuine surprises.

Nintendo Direct at E3: Business as Usual

Nintendo's E3 presentation was this morning - was it enough to make the Wii U a contender against the might of next-gen?