Can you be a pro at Mario Kart? Well, you might be a pro among your friends for knowing the secret to avoiding a blue shell or knowing all shortcuts in Mario Kart: Double Dash. Is that really a pro though? Is there any way to really let the world know who the best Mario Kart players are? Probably not, but there are record holders.
Nintendo UK recently had Sami Cetin and Leyla Hasso, UK record holders in Super Mario Kart, try out Mario Kart 8 for the first time to let us know what they think. While the game has drastically changed since Super Mario Kart, their experience and expertise give them the kind of insight necessary to judge Mario Kart 8 better than just about anybody else.
So, what did they think? For starters, they both agree that it's a beautiful game. Mario Kart 8 has been one of the prettiest upcoming Wii U games since it was first shown and those who play it reiterate the sentiment. They also note that Mario Kart 8 controls a little differently compared to the past games. Granted, they also note that this is par for the course. They feel that the different weight classes will allow for some experimentation, but have found that lighter characters like Yoshi outperform the heavies like Donkey Kong.
As an added bonus, Nintendo had Sami Cetin share some tips on how to score some record breaking runs in Super Mario Kart. Those who want to pursue the competitive world of Super Mario Kart will want to listen to what the man says.
Mario Kart 8 is set to launch May 30 exclusively for the Wii U.
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