troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
And The Fandom Rejoiced: Mario Kart
Mario Kart 7
  • It's a new Mario Kart for 3DS...Really, didn't the Wii-title prove it's a stupid unfair casual fest-COINS FROM SUPER MARIO KART ARE BACK?! IT HAS GLIDERS?! You can even drive UNDERWATER?! Nintendo, you have outdone yourself again!!!!!
    Lakitu: No, no, no! This has to stop! You're gonna take too much away from my job! First gliders which save you from pits, then propellers that make it possible to drive underwater, when back in the good days I had to be paid for even getting the off-road gone karters back to the track!! What's next?! Traffic lights will be used at the start of the rac-
    Developer: Calm down Mr. Lakitu, to make up for these unfortunate changes regarding your role in this series, we have made suprise for you. *Hands a kart driving license to Lakitu*
    Lakitu: ...WHOOHOOO!!!!
  • The game lets you customize your own kart in advance before the races - big tires ala Monster Trucks, gliders and other karts' parts are yours to command.
  • There's a Donkey Kong Country Returns-based track with Tikis, and even a DS-favorite Airship Fortress is back as a retro track!!
  • Speaking of "retro"... Retro Studios is involved in the game's development. That. Is. All.
  • Hello for ''Luigi's Mansion'' and particularly, ''Maple Treeway''!
  • Waluigi Pinball is back, and it seems the original Blue Shell from Mario Kart 64 (as opposed to the much-hated flying version) is as well! And Lakitu is playable for the first time in a Mario spinoff game.
  • Metal Mario is in! Fire Flower is in! Tanooki Leaf is in! And regarding the Blue Shell one, we now have proof! So SSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLD!!!!!!!
  • Luigi Raceway from the Nintendo64 is in!
  • And we finally get a retro Rainbow Road track here! Prepare yourselves for the return of the SNES's Rainbow Road!!
  • And last but not least, there's the most notable kart among the unlockable retro kart bodies, the Pipe Frame, marking the return of the classic kart not seen ever since Mario Kart Super Circuit back in 2001. Hell. Yeah.
  • Come on, why must everyone insist on playing Maka Wuhu? That shortcut glitch is seriously getting anoyi — WHAT NINTENDO?! DID YOU JUST SAY YOU'RE GOING TO PATCH OUT THE GLITCH?!?! YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

Mario Kart 8
  • Mario Kart 8 was confirmed. Oh great. It hasn't been that long since the last one, and they are already making a new one... Wait, are those cars hovering ? AND DRIVING ON WALLS AND UPSIDE DOWN ?
  • After Waluigi's absence in Mario Kart 7, his fans greatly lamented his disappearence. Some even refused to buy the game because of it. Then, Mario Kart 8's trailer comes in, and guess who appears, just as mean as ever...
  • All 7 Koopalings are playable! Especially a good sign that the Koopalings are coming back.
  • One of the most common grievances when racing was getting knocked off the course and waiting several seconds for Lakitu to put you back on the track, almost ensuring you'll be in last place. Now, if you fall off the track, Lakitu will immediately save you and put you back on the course in just a second. You also don't lose your item anymore.
  • Mario Kart 64s Rainbow Road is a Retro Course. Let me repeat that. Mario Kart 64's Rainbow Road is a Retro Course.
  • Much like the Super Mario Galaxy games and Super Mario 3D World, some of the music will be created with live instruments, making this the first Mario Kart game to do so. This includes some of the retro courses.
  • The fact that they're remaking all of the retro stages from the ground up is a breath of fresh air compared to the last three games' "just port the original version and maybe upgrade/downgrade the graphics" philosophy. A good example would be Moo Moo Meadows.
  • So, what are the new items for this game? What? The Boomerang Flower is in? AS IS THE POTTED PIRANHA PLANT?!?
  • The new Super Horn item can cancel out Spiny Shells! THE NEW SUPER HORN ITEM CAN CANCEL OUT SPINY SHELLS!
  • What's that? Yoshi's Valley is a Retro Course in Mario Kart 8? Oh no, here comes the nightmare-guess what? THE COURSE CAN DETERMINE PLACEMENT NOW.
  • The good, old fashioned Pipe Frame returns once again. But this time, it sports a design closer to Super Mario Kart!
  • Came as a big surprise with the announcement of the feature that you can upload Mario Kart TV recordings to YouTube.
  • Alongside the Mercedes-Benz DLC, there will be features like the "Next Race" button will be placed above the "Watch Highlight Reel" button, online win-loss records, a total number of coins counter, saving kart customizations, editing other player's highlights, improved online stability, and a map display will appear on the TV as well!
Mario & LuigiAndTheFandomRejoiced/Video GamesNew Super Mario Bros.

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
10028
46