Finally new tracks for Mario Kart, dear fans! Nintendo has them fourth DLC wave with more eight additional slopes released for the highest-grossing racing game of all time. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has grown to an impressive 80 tracks on the Nintendo Switch. A further 16 slopes will be added in the fifth and sixth release waves by the end of the year. The slope replenishment includes this time Fruit Cup and Boomerang Cup as well as a new driver for the first time in the booster route pass!
Again, we took a closer look at the new Mario Kart tracks just in time for release and the new ones DLC slopes on the Switch tried out. Can Nintendo fans look forward to an exciting addition to the route? So far, the quality has fluctuated from wave to wave. After the rather mediocre first wave, a significantly better second followed, and the third was weaker again. Staying true to this logic, the new fourth wave should be all the better again – right?
As usual, the new routes come from the fourth wave of DLC various previous Mario Kart games, one Piste is brand new. Again, tracks from the mobile game Mario Kart Tour make up the largest share. The new additional tracks in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (buy now €48.99 ) Are Amsterdam Exit (Mario Kart Tour), Riverside Park (Mario Kart: Super Circuit), DK Skikane (Mario Kart Wii) and Yoshi’s Eiland (new) in the Fruit Cup, and Bangkok Afterglow (Mario Kart Tour), Mario’s Piste ( Mario Kart DS), Waluigi Arena (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!) and Fast Lane Singapore (Mario Kart Tour) in Boomerang Cup.
The track originally from Mario Kart Tour (Android/iOS) marks the start of the fourth DLC wave in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Amsterdam exit – the ones so far strongest city track in the entire DLC! Why? Well, not only does the architecture and course design create a real feeling for the Dutch capital, the slope is also playful refreshingly varied, at the same time, fortunately, it’s less cluttered and frustratingly chaotic than many other city routes.
Exit Amsterdam is entertaining and packed with small details. Very different from the Tokyo route, for example, which unfortunately remains in your head due to the yawning emptiness over large sections, mainly due to boredom.
Riverside Park is one nice, somewhat short route, originally from Mario Kart: Super Circuit, the first handheld Mario Kart from the Game Boy Advance. Like all tracks from this early era of the racing game series, Riverside Park was also made very heavily revised. The track drives well, but does not offer any gameplay features worth mentioning.
For example, passages with an antigravity feature would have been desirable. Apparently the developers found it unnecessary, so it ended up being one good but inconspicuous route.
One really cool track! DK Skikande originally comes from the popular Mario Kart offshoot for the Wii and should therefore be known to a comparatively large number of players. This slope is noticeably more demanding than many other routes. A beautiful Wii classic, finally on the Switch!
The first of the two new DLC cups ends with the beyond doubt Highlight of the fourth DLC wave: Yoshi’s Island! This all-new track is a throwback to the timeless Super Nintendo classic, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island – and convinced all along the line!
Why? Well, the master developers at Nintendo actually managed to cram an entire game into just a short, crisp stretch. quite a few typical elements from the popular SNES classic here every second the latch in the hand while you at top speed varied and sometimes demanding passages masters.
From question mark clouds to smiley flowers to a number of iconic opponents from the Super Nintendo game, you will find everything here that makes a Yoshi’s Island fan’s heart beat faster. And on top of that, the new Mario Kart track shines with the original sounds from the game, such as collecting coins. Let’s call the child by its name here: Yoshi’s island is the Probably the best DLC series to date – and an absolutely fantastic surprise of the fourth DLC wave!