Retro Wrap-Up: Mario Kart Edition

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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Super Mario Kart | Retro Wrap-Up

This past week, the second Mario Kart 8 DLC pack was released, along with an update that features a new 200cc mode. What are your thoughts about the new tracks and new characters? Have you been able to handle the new fast speed?

With these new editions, it’s easy to forget just how far the Mario Kart series has come since its beginnings on the SNES over 20 years ago. Fortunately, the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team–in other words, me–is here to bring you some classic TV moments from some of the earlier games in the long-running series.

Here are the highlights from the past week.




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About Eric Chetkauskas

Eric has been playing video games for longer than he can remember. His interests skew toward retro games with an emphasis on Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series.

  • JDobbs

    Mario Kart 8’s 200 CC has been a mixed bag for me. I like the speed, but it is unfortunately a mess unless your timing is perfect. It also goes against my arcade and kart racing instincts as I am forced to use the brakes while I drift around the turn and if I am off by a second, I will go into the wall or off the track and lose position. It takes practice. It is a bigger problem on the smaller and narrower tracks than it is on the bigger and wider tracks. As for the Animal Crossing DLC tracks, I love Big Blue for all the F-Zero fanservice and Wild Woods has become of my favorite tracks from the latest DLC pack. I don’t care for Cheese Land.