ONE OF THE GREATEST GAMES about dangerous driving by skilled labourers is back its eighth-and-a-bit incarnation with an exciting looking new Battle Mode that makes the most of the new Nintendo Switch console.
We have covered the launch of the Switch and we are fans of it, although we do concede that other Nintendo consoles are available. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is all we need to know that this would be money well spent.
The trailer makes it look like the most fun that you could have with a plumber, a princess, a monkey an ape and a toad. Plus, and this may sound unusual, you can share the excitement of this speed and mushroom frenzy with as many as seven linked friends, and three on a telly. Which would make this a virtual orgy of mushroom and speed consumption.
Enough chat. The trailer. Get it in your face.
Look at Mario driving. See how he is sticking with the moustache long after Magnum fell off the television schedules, and gasp as he is still wearing dungarees despite the fact that they are dungarees. He also is bad at choosing friends, and ultra, ultra competitive.
At least he has good relations with his brother, even if his love life is something of a battlefield slash long drawn out game of kidnap and seek. None of the drivers G.A.F about the other road users and it looks like no weapon is out of order.
The Battle Mode, which is what this is all about, looks very exciting and shows how the camera will whip around so that it takes in all the action.
The trailer is short and it is split between promoting the game and the Switch. The game is out on 28 April.
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