Mario Kart 8's New DLC Is Stuffed With Inside Jokes

Mario Kart 8's New DLC Is Stuffed With Inside Jokes

Nobody does self-referential humour quite like Nintendo, that's for sure. Mario Kart 8's new DLC is no exception to this rule.

Ever since the awesome new DLC came out last week, players have been collecting the best easter egg-type findings they have come across in whatever spare time they have between, say, trying not to die from a) cute overload or b) the breathtakingly fast-paced new 200cc mode. Unsurprisingly, some of the discoveries are pretty neat.

Usual suspects for Nintendo content Gamexplain posted a video about five secrets they found in the new DLC, for instance:

My favourite is the grafitti painted on one of the walls in the "Super Bell Subway" track, which shows stage 1-2 from the original Super Mario Bros.:

Mario Kart 8's New DLC Is Stuffed With Inside Jokes

The joke goes even deeper than that though. The video points out that you can also hear the bassline from the original level's soundtrack as you pass by this mural in Super Bell Subway. Neat!

You'll find another musical easter egg if you drive up to the house on the right side of the track right before the finish line in the Animal Crossing-themed track as well:

Mario Kart 8's New DLC Is Stuffed With Inside Jokes

You'll probably want to turn the game's music down to actually hear it, though.

Plus, there are some Mii heads decorating the windows in that house too. Like this Kirby one:

Mario Kart 8's New DLC Is Stuffed With Inside Jokes

Justin Scerbo from The Zero Review also picked up on a bunch of references in the remade "Ribbon Road" track. Such as these three yarn Yoshis, which may have migrated from the still-unreleased Yoshi's Woolly World:

Mario Kart 8's New DLC Is Stuffed With Inside Jokes
Mario Kart 8's New DLC Is Stuffed With Inside Jokes
Mario Kart 8's New DLC Is Stuffed With Inside Jokes

...these stickers from Super Mario 3D World:

Mario Kart 8's New DLC Is Stuffed With Inside Jokes

...and this Kung Fu Panda joke:

Mario Kart 8's New DLC Is Stuffed With Inside Jokes

Nice.


Comments

    Those Yarn Yoshi's are super adorable. The same site that produced this video also has cool track comparisons for the retro ones. Really good way to contrast how the series has evolved.

      Let's hope there is future DLC for MK8 featuring a Woolie World track.

        I'd love a Pikmin track too. Avoiding groups of Pikmin carrying fruit across roads. Olimar as a driver. Good times!

          Would be very cool. So many other Nintendo games to get tracks from.
          Pokemon, Metroid, levels from DKC Tropical Freeze, et cetera.

        And some battle mode arenas!

          Am genuinely surprised that they haven't re-added them. More so with all of the community demand for them.

    Oh my goodness that voice is so annoying.

    Please let there be a pattern for the knitted Yoshi dolls...

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