Developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console. It is the eighth main installment in the Mario Kart franchise, and the eleventh overall. The game was released in Japan on May 29, 2014, in Europe and North America on May 30, and in Australia on May 31.
The game continues the traditional gameplay of the franchise, in which characters from the Mario universe race against each other in go-karts, attempting to hinder their opponents or improve their racing performance using various tools found in item boxes. Returning features from previous installments include motorbikes and 12-player racing from Mario Kart Wii, as well as hang gliders, underwater racing, and vehicle customization from Mario Kart 7.
Mario Kart 8's new features include anti-gravity racing, in which certain parts of a track can allow racers to drive on walls and ceilings.
During these sections, players can bump into other racers or special bumpers to trigger a Spin Turbo, which gives them an extra speed boost. New characters include the Koopalings, Baby Rosalina, and Pink Gold Peach. New items include the Boomerang Flower, which can attack racers on its return flight, the Piranha Plant, which attacks nearby racers and obstacles, the Crazy Eight, which gives the user eight items, and the Super Horn, which can be used both to attack nearby opponents and defend against items.
Mario Kart 8 is now available for Wii U; Featured @ RymatiCAST.com