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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: news, characters and how to unlock Gold Mario

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available a few days ago exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Our review of the latest Triple A of the Kyoto house is coming, in the meantime we have created this guide to highlight all the news of the "re-edition" in question ...

And also to help you unlock the most interesting items in the game, as well as the gold components dei kart e Gold Mario, the rarest playable character ever. Start your engines!


A fully updated Mario Kart

After having dabbled for over a month with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, another great title designed to Wii U lands on the new Nintendo flagship. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe it is in fact the definitive edition of a game that we have already had the opportunity to flesh out for good at the time on the previous console. It comes naturally in the latest version possible: new characters, new tracks, all the contents of the previous DLCs arrived on Wii U, a completely new mode (the Battle Mode) and finally a decent technical update. Let's see together all the main news and also how to unlock the most interesting characters and karts.


From the beginning you will have ben available 42 playable characters in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: all those of the former standard version for Nintendo Switch, with the addition of additional characters arrived in the three DLCs published by Nintendo in the summer of 2015. Similarly, you will immediately have the opportunity to compete in all the tracks. released so far (including those of the DLC). What is there to unlock then? Don't worry for collectors: Mario Oro and all parts of karts selectable will be accurately found within the game, completing challenges, races and collecting coins scattered around the tracks.



What did we have on the Nintendo Wii U?

On Wii U we had available 14 characters to unlock and we could find them almost completely randomly. “Almost” completely, because the eighth player that was unlocked was always our Mii. Instead in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe we will have, as we mentioned before, available immediately 42 characters: among these also Baby Rosalina, Rosalina, all the Koopalings (Iggy, Roy, Larry, Lemmy, Wendy, Ludwig and Morton), Toadette, Lakitu, Peach Oro-Rosa and Mario Metallo, finally our Mii.

With the DLC more interesting characters had arrived on Wii U, which were going to rebalance the multiplayer mode of the title: Mario Tanooki, Peach Cat and Link had been introduced in the expansion dedicated to The Legend of Zelda; the Villagers (male and female) of Animal Crossing and Bowser Skeleton had instead arrived with the expansion dedicated, in fact, to the world of Animal Crossing.

If you remember well also, the purchase of both DLCs had introduced 8 colored variants for both Yoshi and Shy Guy. All this goodness will be in your hands immediately, as soon as you insert the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe cartridge into your Nintendo Switch console.

What's new in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

We've left behind the days of unlocking random characters by collecting coins along the tracks, as we now have all of our heroes right away. Indeed, we have them all except one: Mario Oro is missing. To unlock him too you will have to sweat a few shirts. But it doesn't stop there! The team has been joined, as playable characters, Re Boo, Tartosso e Bowser Junior. And if that's not enough for you, for the first time they also arrive in a title of the Mario Kart series Inklings from the famous new IP Splatoon.




How to unlock Gold Mario

We were talking just above Gold Mario, or Mario Oro. How do you unlock it? Soon said! First you will have to complete the Cups 50cc, 100cc e 150cc to have access to the new superfast mode 200cc. At this point you will have to place yourself in first place in the latter as well and subsequently Mario Gold will replace Mario Metal in the character selection screen.

How to unlock karts and components

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe delivers right from the start 7 base vehicles between motorcycles and karts, 4 sets of wheels e a glider (yes in short, that tarpaulin to glide with our vehicle from great heights). You can unlock other 18 basic pieces per card / moto, 17 wheel sets e 10 tarps. To do this you will need to collect coins during the races: each new piece will require 50 glittering pennies, until you get to 1000 coins. From there on for each new piece you will need more 1000 coins.


But it doesn't stop there! There are others 3 interesting components, all of them entirely of gold. It is basis for karting, alliances e golden wheels. Since we are good we also tell you how to unlock them and make a great impression online! To have the gold kart you will need to get a star in each single cup for each speed class. The gold wheels instead will be unlocked by winning against the ghosts of the staff in each time trial. Finally, by collecting 10.000 coins, you will also have the glider for you.

I DLC included in the package still add new vehicles and accessories, in detail 11 vehicles, 3 sets of wheels and 2 gliders. Of completely new in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe we find the Koopa Clown (coming directly from Mario Kart 7), theInkstrider (Splatoon) and also from Splatoon lo Splat Buggy.

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