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Every single time you do a drift in Mario Kart, you charge up a speed boost that unleashes when you exit the drift. But there's a lot more happening under the hood when it comes to this speed boost: How fast it charges, how long it lasts, and whether or not it's actually going to shave any seconds off your final time. That all depends on what kart you choose and which track you're on.


The Mario Kart World Cup kicks off today, featuring teams from 10 nations competing in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, as well as Mario Kart Wii, a 2008 classic that remains a touchstone for the Mario Kart competitive scene. Both games feature 12-player races, so each nation will put forward its six best players to compete for the highest score.


In my search for the best kart in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I paid almost no attention to the bikes. Neither did any of the build recommendation websites that I cited. That's because a lot of the bikes in Mario Kart 8 didn't used to be viable in competitive play. Turns out, I shouldn't have been so quick to write them off. As of MK8 Deluxe, bikes -- specifically, inside drifting bikes -- have become contenders once more.


There's no question that the Mario Kart's AI is a big cheater. Anyone who plays the game has probably noticed how the computer-controlled racers tend to catch up to you no matter what and always have an item in hand during the race's final moments. But what advantages, exactly, do the robot racers get in comparison to their human opponents? The question has become relevant once more with the new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch, in which the artificial intelligence appears to have snapped the rules of fair play in two. Or it could all be a matter of psychology, as some experts have argued.


You're in first place and the finish line is in sight. Everything is going just fine until you hear that weird electronic whirring coming from behind. Someone's dropped a blue shell and you think you're doomed when all of the sudden it hits the person just behind you instead. Sacré bleu!


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch just got an update that amongst other tweaks changes one of Inkling Girl's animations, which I guess Nintendo didn't realise meant something a little more offensive in Europe than it did in Japan.


Mario Kart has been around for 25 years and the fun has never let up. How has the beloved racing manage to stay so exciting over the years? We take a look in this critical video.