Mario Kart 8 Video Previews All 16 Tracks In Beautiful HD

By William Usher 2014-04-03 16:09:39 discussion comments
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Oh my gosh, oh my gosh... oh... my... gosh! This game just went there and opened up the gates of awesome, flooding gamers with a sensory-overload of epicness. What am I talking about? Well, a new video has emerged giving gamers a brief look at all 16 tracks available in Mario Kart 8, the exclusive new racer for the Wii U.

Even though Gaming Blend's own Ryan Winslett rolled out some new details on this highly anticipated upcoming title, it doesn't quite strike home until you see the game in action, and furthermore, until you see exactly how the old tracks from Nintendo's past have been remixed into beautiful HD with all the fancy new mechanics of Mario Kart 8.

Thanks to GameXplain's new video, we get to see a ton of the tracks in action. Honestly, I think the video should have been twice as long so we could have seen even more of the tracks. They say they'll have more footage soon, so it'll be fascinating to see more of the new and retro tracks featured in the game.

One of my absolute favorite tracks out of the entirety of the Mario Kart franchise has been overhauled for today's generation of gaming. I'm talking about one of the most frustrating and fun tracks ever designed in a kart-racing title: Toad's Turnpike.

The video showcases a new and improved way to play old tracks. I was especially surprised to see tracks from past games make the cut and look absolutely stunning. Heck, I don't even like Moo Moo Meadows but it looked gorgeous in that video. Just wow.

What's more is that I've always wanted to see Toad's Turnpike in a new Mario Kart and it's awesome that Nintendo finally did it and then went the extra mile by adding in wall-riding, upgraded track graphics and tons of on-screen vehicles. It's like Nintendo is hitting up both the innovative factors for new ways to kart-race and tapping that nostalgia tank like it was some kind of gold mine.

I honestly can't wait for this game to release on May 30th. It's funny because it's one of the best looking games coming to the market and it's not even using the feces-themed palette that all those other modern-military shooters have been basking themselves in like Charlize Theron taking a milk bath in that Snow White & The Huntsman flick.

If you can't wait to get your hands on Mario Kart 8 like Xbox One fanboys can't wait until they get true next-gen games at 1080p, you can pre-order the game from GameStop or pick up the racing wheel.
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