Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Are You Double Dipping?

Video games is a relatively expensive hobby, it is a luxury for those who can afford. For many, Money doesn’t grow on trees, so we have to be quite selective on what games we purchase. I don’t want to spend my hard earn money on any old title. I tend buy games I know for certain I will enjoy. Personally speaking, I could never justify repurchasing a game that I have essentially played before. Re-releases like HD remakes, HD remasters and Definitive Editions are things I tend to stay away.

With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe around the corner, I have surprisingly found myself with a preorder and the title paid off entirely despite owning the original on the Wii U. What about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that has myself convinced to double dip? I thought this will be a good point of discussion. And before we get started, I’m not a corporate shill for Nintendo.

Value for money

Many may find grievances paying full price for a game that is now around 3 years. In fact, I wouldn’t hold it against you for skipping out on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. From my perspective, Mario Kart 8 holds more than enough value to justify the full price tag. 48 tracks, 42 characters and an extensive multiplayer mode, Mario Kart 8 Deluxed is packed to the brim with content. While the new additions may be on the thin side, perhaps not enough to justify a new purchase for many, I just cannot pass up a chance to replay a refine Mario Kart experience. I’am certain I will kill dozen upon dozen of hours in online multiplayer. More Kart offers a joyous experience that refrains from being stale quickly. It’s fun that lasts and is the sort of game that is hard to put down. For the countless hours that I will get from Mario Kart 8 more than justifies the price I will pay.

Revamped Battle mode

I can attest on behalf of many that the Battle mode in the original release of Mario Kart 8 was dissapointing. The dedicated arena’s of past iterations were replaced by normal courses. The baffling design choice resulted in battles being slowed paced with players frustratingly attempting to find players across the course. Battles were slow, dull and devoid of action. Thankfully, has rectified this in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with an entirely reworked battle mode. The biggest change from the original is the introduction of Battle courses made specifically for the mode instead recycling tracks from the Grand Prix. Fans that were missing the battle mode that we have come to love, rest assure it will be back in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Slim Pickings On The Switch

Switched launched with a small selection. Besides The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of the Wild, there are very few titles to get excited about. I suspect most Switch owners are busily been playing Zelda until something noteworthy comes along for the system. Personally speaking, Mario Kart 8 is that something that is noteworthy. Like Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 is an evergreen title that can stave off gamer’s hunger until the next major release. The extensive content coupled with the addictive online multiplayer, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has the potential to hold off gamer’s for long periods of time.

Does the new inclusions in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe convinced you to purchase Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Will you be double dipping? Let me know by leaving a comment below!