With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s release on WiiU this week, we have a new game plan to guide you through the first half of the year.
The game’s main challenge is how to take advantage of Mario Kart’s many different courses and stages to earn Mario Kart titles.
There are eight main courses and the best four of them are unlocked by completing certain challenges.
However, if you’re new to the Mario Kart series, you might not know that the game doesn’t just have one course, but eight different courses in total.
Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 64 were two of the first Mario Kart games to introduce the game’s unique mode called “slope”, where you had to race down the sides of the tracks in a horizontal line to reach a finish line.
This mode was similar to Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
where you raced down the track to the end of the track and then finished in a different direction.
In Mario Kart Wii, you raced across six different tracks in Mario Kart DS.
While the two Mario Kart 3 games introduced a different style of racing, Mario Kart 5 and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash were the first to introduce a “dive” mode, which you had complete a series of courses on each of the eight tracks.
This means that Mario Kart 6 has eight tracks that are completely different from Mario Kart 4’s eight.
The only way to earn the “slide” mode in Mario Kong: Double Kill was to complete a “jungle jump” on one of the five islands.
To unlock Mario Kart 10’s “dives” mode on the other hand, you need to complete three tracks in the game.
This makes up a new “slider” that will allow you to complete eight different tracks.
Mario Golf: World Tour on Wii is another “sliding” mode that allows you to do two different types of courses.
However, unlike the original Mario Kart, this “diving” mode does not require you to be on the top of the course, as you can simply hop on and off.
The second and third “diversions” are the only two of these on the WiiU version.
Finally, there’s Mario Kart 11, which lets you take the plunge into a new series of challenges.
To complete these, you have to collect a series a unique star-shaped disc that has been found in each track.
You also need to collect an item called the “purse” to open the “dome” in each of those courses.
Mario Mario Kart is one of Mario’s most beloved racing games and it’s a testament to how well the series is maintained that it has retained the game and series name for a second time on the new platform.
You can read our Mario Kart 9 review for more on the series and its new content.