Mario Kart 8's 200cc Mode Looks Kinda Awesome

When Nintendo announced the new 200cc mode for Mario Kart 8 a huge part of me assumed it was an April Fools' joke.

But it isn't. It's real. And I'm pretty excited about it.

Mario Kart 8 was already a brilliant video game. Depending on who you ask, it might have been the best game of 2014. This 200cc mode is genius: it extends the life of the game and it has that 'wow' factor. It's the kind of thing I dreamed about as an 11-year-old Super Mario Kart prodigy.

"Yeah, sure, there's a 150cc mode. BUT WHAT IF THERE WAS A 200cc MODE?"

[gasps of awe]

The clip above is a good example of how the new mode will look and play. My gut feeling is that everything is just gonna be a little more unforgiving at the extra speed.

On another note: I really want a new F-Zero game. When is Nintendo gonna pull their collective finger out on that one?


    Scheduled release date? Or is this supposed to drop with DLC Pack 2? (In which case... Scheduled release date?)

    oh man that looks pretty damn quick! and yes MK8 WAS the game of 2014. In a year full of let downs, it was a damn beauty on all levels.

    I wonder if they will increase the friction degree of the offroad zones? At those speeds it seems as though they'll barely slow you down, specially if you hop.

    Miyamoto has said there will be no new F Zero until they have a new idea about what to do with it, what new contributions could be made. Until then, running F Zero GX at 1080p/60FPS on a PC is an experience to behold!

      Seems legit. Look at Mario Kart 8 that introduced anti-gravity mechanics and an extreme speed class, wait a second that sounds like another game from Nintendo.

    Wii-U The ONLY latest gen console that has a decent library of games.

      *exclusive games
      ** more like a bookshelf than a library.
      ***a small bookshelf

      Last edited 14/04/15 5:07 pm

        Which makes it even more embarrassing for the other cosoles ;)

          How so?

          If you can only fit one console in your house, I’d argue that the WiiU is the worst.
          If you can fit two, I’d argue that that the WiiU is (or was given that it’s aging) the logical second place choice for its exclusive titles

          The WiiU has a couple of very good games, but it shouldn’t excuse the machine from being almost entirely devoid of shooters, racers, anything online, sports games and half a dozen other genres that don’t get the Nintendo 1st party treatment.
          I mean each to their own and all, you’re free to say “I don’t like those games” but it’s hard to deny that the other two major consoles get AAA titles at the rate of 5 to 1 or more compared to the WiiU.

          I’m a MASSIVE Nintendo fan but I haven’t recommended a Nintendo console to anyone who only wants one console since the N64 days. The idea that it’s “the only latest gen console that has a decent library of games” is ridiculous, there’s a reason that it STILL hasn’t outsold the Dreamcast further into its lifecycle than the Dreamcast was discontinued.

    Well, that looks fun. Should give me a reason to boot up the Wii for 10 mins.

    Kinda awesome!? It looks freakin' awesome!

    It's also good that we get this new mode just before we get the next DLC update too.

    As long as they dont go to a 250cc mode. I refuse to have a motorcycle that's only as powerful as a mariokart.

    Also, 200cc mode looks like it'll play an awful lot like Wipeout

    Well there's a shortcut I didn't know about...

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