By Z. Galaxy
The new entry in the “Mario Kart” series, “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” was released on April 28 to critical acclaim. Garnering a score of 93 on Metacritic, it has the highest score listed for the series since the 2001 entry, “Mario Kart Super Circuit,” for the GameBoy Advance.
Though the new game did not make many changes to the main game it was ported from, it has taken on a life of its own through the little tweaks and one larger addition.
After the original release of “Mario Kart 8” for the WiiU in May 2014, which was equally loved by fans, there still lingered a sour taste from a missing element. The “Battle Mode” that had become known as a series staple was altered, essentially diminished to taking the normal looping tracks and adding a “battle” element to them.