Nintendo stealthily put a demo of Mario Kart 8 in EB Games Swanston Street for the weekend. I decided to head down and see what was on offer. To my surprise, it was the latest build that was shown in the recent Nintendo Direct. This meant that the build had Pink Gold Peach, Baby Rosalina, The Crazy 8 and the Magic Horn.
It’s pretty safe to assume that this is a close to final, if not the final build of the game.
The tracks on offer were Mario Kart Stadium, Mario Circuit, Sunshine Airport, Electrodome, Water Park, Sweet Sweet Canyon, Toad Harbour and Cloudtop Cruise. All of the tracks on show were a really great showcase for the new mechanics. The blend of new and retro tracks is something that the previous Mario Kart games have done exceptionally well and judging by what’s on offer, Mario Kart 8 will not disappoint. All in all, the level design is on par with some of the best that the series has seen.