It’s no secret that a new Nintendo console will at some point bring us a new iteration of Mario Kart. The franchise has been a staple of my gaming life for as long as I can remember, starting with the Super Nintendo version and continuing on to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is essentially a beefed up version of the game that released on the Nintendo Wii U three years ago.
The fundamental difference in regards to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch is that you can obviously play it anywhere, due to the portability of the Nintendo Switch. This is an absolute game changer, for me at least. It’s these short-burst type of Nintendo games that I want to take with me on the go. The ability to have 2-3 races during a short commute is perfect. In-fact, it’s one of the main reason I hardly played the game on Wii U. Turning my Wii U on to have a few online matches before dinner seemed like a major chore in comparison to the fact that you’re able to turn your Switch on and be racing within seconds.