News MK 8 Deluxe's Wave 6 Adds Thrills and Chills

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Hey there, Mario Kart fans! Buckle up, because the 6th Wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass, which dropped on November 9, 2023, is here to rev up your engines! Let's dive into this thrilling new update with the enthusiasm of a true Mario Kart enthusiast. We've been eagerly waiting for this expansion, and Nintendo has definitely added some zing to our beloved game with a total of 48 courses. This latest wave is a mixed bag of excitement and a few letdowns, but overall, it's a joyride worth taking.

First up is the Acorn Cup. It starts with Rome Avanti from Tour, a pleasant enough track but not quite the standout. However, driving through the Colosseum is a cool twist! DK Mountain from Double Dash!! is a real gem, showcasing Nintendo's knack for creating dynamic, vertical tracks. But brace yourselves, because Daisy Circuit might just lull you into boredom. It was fun back in the Wii days, but now it feels a bit lackluster. Piranha Plant Cove, also from Tour, is a scenic water-based track with some interesting alternate routes. It's beautiful, but it doesn't quite reach the iconic status of some other courses.

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Photo Credit: YouTube, Nintendo of America, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Now, let's zoom over to the Spiny Cup. Madrid Drive is your first stop, a stylish jaunt through city streets and a football stadium—a neat but forgettable experience. Rosalina's Ice World from Mario Kart 7 is a visual treat, filled with sneaky shortcuts and delightful challenges. Bowser Castle 3 from Super Mario Kart makes a grand comeback with a modern twist, thanks to the anti-gravity feature. And of course, the Rainbow Road from the Wii version wraps up the Cup—a classic, though not as visually stunning as others.

But wait, there's more! The update brings in Diddy Kong, Funky Kong, Peachette, and Pauline. Whether you prefer heavy hitters or balanced all-rounders, these new racers add fresh excitement to the lineup. Although, a little note on Funky Kong: his voice might be a bit much after a few races, but that's just a minor hiccup. If those characters don't catch your fancy, there are 18 new Mii Racing Suits to check out, including some quirky ones like the Goomba Suit and Blooper Suit. It's a nice touch, though a bit more creativity would have been awesome.

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Photo Credit: YouTube, Nintendo of America, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Overall, Wave 6 is a fitting conclusion to the Booster Course Pass. While some tracks might not leave a lasting impression, and Daisy Circuit could've been swapped for something more exciting, the new characters and courses still make it a must-play for any Mario Kart fan. So, grab your controller and let's hit these new tracks—the Mario Kart world awaits!
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