First Play: Mario Kart 8

First Play: Mario Kart 8

In all possibility it won't matter what I write up here because you already hurried down there and pressed play, probably even skipping past forward the Wii U boot sequence. Too bad, I could tell you many secrets of the universe, the twelve words that will make anyone fall in love with you and the eight you need to let them go without pain. I could even tell you the secret of life (spoilers: it's strawberry & mint ice cream) Oh well...

Record for future generation who maybe playing Mario Kart 24 in their fancy VR brain implants, this is my very first time playing the amazing Wii U exclusive Mario Kart 8. Will the humble Koopa Troopa win on it's very first time the 100cc Mushroom Cup? Start your engines!

Jumped on this one without reading the instructions. I assumed (correctly) they keys were mapped the same as Mario Kart 7 on 3DS so that went well. It took me about 10 seconds to get comfortable with the difference of grip when running on anti-gravity segments. After that, all the pieces came together to form ever beautiful Tetrises. It's everything I was hoping for and much , much more! I'm already in love with Mario Kart TV as you can guess from the highlights above. So, should you put down those coins on this?

First Play: Mario Kart 8

Make no mistake: This is the reason you own a Wii U. If you don't own a Wii U, think carefully about getting one soon. Mario Kart 8 is an absolute masterpiece, everything I wanted from an HD upgrade of a Nintendo franchise. If you loved 7, you will love 8 as much or more! It's beautiful to look at, it's a joy to hear, the characters expressions are just spot on and perhaps above everything else: it makes me happy. Not that many games out there can hold my imagination quite like this one, it even channels and calms my F-Zero needs. I have a feeling this will be inside my Wii U tray disc for weeks (months?) to come!

If you're still in doubt, don't just take my word for it, take Giant Boy Detective's instead. Don't hate me too much for getting this early, I promise I have something good coming for everyone.

Well, that's all from me today. I think I will go try the bikes now. Maybe the online mode? Maybe 150cc? Maybe a different cup and oh boy, so many characters to try out! It's already unlocking new ones! Ah, Nintendo... despite all the hate, all the bad press, all the bad financial results, you still got it!

Play Hard, PLAY LOUD! ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ

*OMAKE* If it makes you feel any better, I am very unlucky at love and a terrible dancer. Don't hate the player, hate the game. Just not this game though, because it's lovely.

First Play: Mario Kart 8

*EVEN MORE OMAKE* Donkey Kong versus 100cc Shell Cup.