Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Page 38

  • Zerobob 5 Jul 2017 23:27:37 2,252 posts
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    I've been looking to pick up MK8 Deluxe on Switch for weeks now, but I'm mainly going to be playing single player and it still doesn't seem to be available for less than 40 anywhere yet.

    Given that all the game's content is unlocked from the start, it bothers me the game probably won't provide me 40 worth of single player entertainment. I'm hoping the price will drop to nearer 30 soon, but being a popular Mario-related game, I doubt it. Just need to keep an eye out for good offers I guess.
  • y2rich 6 Jul 2017 00:15:48 3,496 posts
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    Seeing as the Wii U version took forever to go Sun 30 and the general high price of Switch software I wouldn't hold your breath on it dropping any time soon.

    I've been playing the single player a fair bit and there is still stuff to unlock (vehicle parts, golden characters etc.)
  • CompetitiveDad 6 Jul 2017 05:51:04 8,168 posts
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    ChiefGB wrote:
    Dunno why I bought this, had it on wiiu, bought it on launch day, don't think I've played it since. Lost a lot of purpose by having unlocked all the cups from the start. I get it that it's a mp game longer term but felt like dejavu from the moment I "switched" it in.
    Sell it to Zerobob! :)
  • the_milkybar_kid 6 Jul 2017 05:59:44 8,036 posts
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    Seems the best bet is to take a gamble on Switch games as deals only happen pre-release. Managed to get Zelda and Mario Kart for just over 30 quid and Spalatoon for 25. That's a thought, are very still doing the money off for new customers? Could be worth looking there. Otherwise eBay or Gumtree.
  • rice_sandwich 6 Jul 2017 06:21:26 5,610 posts
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    @Zerobob

    You have to bear in mind that for many people unlocking the 50 and 100cc cups is simply a chore and a waste of time. Even the 150cc races against the AI are only moderately challenging. I'd rate it as: 50cc (super easy), 100cc (easy), 150cc (standard difficulty), 200 cc (hard). You might not get first position 100% of the time but you will the vast majority of the time on 150cc. MK is a mp focused game at heart. 200cc is crazy fast though.
  • CompetitiveDad 6 Jul 2017 08:40:01 8,168 posts
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    Tbh I've enjoyed having everything unlocked. Probably due to me playing local MP with the family so it's been nice to have access to everything plus there's still the cosmetic stuff to unlock. Owned it in the Wii U as well but I've no regrets buying again.
  • Zerobob 6 Jul 2017 08:49:44 2,252 posts
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    @the_milkybar_kid Are who still doing money off for new customers? Very?

    I think I can get Prime Now in my area so I could take out an Amazon Prime trial membership and get 10 off my first order using a code apparently, so 32 for MK8.

    Could do with ordering some joy con joystick grips from Amazon too because the joysticks feel very rubbery, like they'll easily wear down over time.
  • Derblington 6 Jul 2017 08:57:49 31,908 posts
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    Yeah, the cups are difficulty levels. There are still plenty of kart parts to unlock, and getting 3 stars on the 150 and 200CC cups are where the SP challenge lies. But that obviously won't give you the same longevity as the MP suite, as you state.
  • the_milkybar_kid 6 Jul 2017 10:17:49 8,036 posts
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    @Zerobob Yeah sorry, Very. They were giving 25 to new customers. Looks like it's expired now though.
  • Zerobob 6 Jul 2017 10:22:51 2,252 posts
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    @the_milkybar_kid Yeah I noticed a fair few people on HUKD had taken advantage of the Very offer a while ago. Wish I managed to get my hands on a Switch earlier!

    Just took out a free Amazon Prime trial ordered MK8 Deluxe from Prime Now with the 10 off, getting delivered this afternoon :)
  • the_milkybar_kid 6 Jul 2017 10:33:56 8,036 posts
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    @Zerobob Nice. Can't argue with that.
  • binky Moderator 8 Jul 2017 19:58:59 10,970 posts
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    Discovered Renegade Roundup today. What a great mode. We played 2v2 with our kids (7&3) and the screams of laughter were brilliant. Worth the upgrade from Wii u for sure.
  • DangerousDave_87 9 Jul 2017 00:24:47 6,329 posts
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    In 40 hours I've only put a little time into the battle mode. I've always liked Bob-omb Blast. That's quite crazy. It's definitely more suited to local multiplayer, though!
  • Kay 12 Jul 2017 11:25:34 20,164 posts
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    https://twitter.com/pizzadinosaur/status/884856928534278144
  • BigOrkWaaagh 12 Jul 2017 11:27:46 8,852 posts
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    GLOL :D
  • Duffking 17 Jul 2017 13:58:48 16,313 posts
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    Had a bit of a go online at this at lunch. For some reason it put me ina lobby against people of 8000+ vr only, while I'm on a measly 1500.

    Every single race seems to have me getting in front on the first few corners then getting shit all items wise for the rest of the race and finishing 8th or something.

    Gee thanks, another piranha plant, thanks game. How about a turbo or something? At least something to defend myself with!

    Haven't had much chance to play online but I preferred it when I got matched against people my own rank when I won every race :p

    Edited by Duffking at 14:05:34 17-07-2017
  • macmurphy 17 Jul 2017 14:21:44 3,944 posts
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    @Duffking

    If you get the double boxes every time you're guaranteed a defensive item to go with coins. Maybe you get the odd mushroom but it's never double coins.
  • Duffking 17 Jul 2017 14:40:03 16,313 posts
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    Weirdly, while playing SP I've never gone through a double item and had double coins, but racing online I've had double coins several times... Not today though, to be fair. Just not enough defensive items at a frequency high enough to not get fucked.
  • Thingy 17 Jul 2017 16:30:28 7,471 posts
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    @macmurphy Yeah, I've had double coins from the double item boxes when in first place online. It's rare, but it definitely does happen and is really annoying.

    They were also supposed to have squashed the bug that occasionally prevented the spinning wheel of items from being stopped quickly. It seems better, but it is still there.
  • macmurphy 17 Jul 2017 16:45:40 3,944 posts
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    Thingy wrote:
    @macmurphy Yeah, I've had double coins from the double item boxes when in first place online. It's rare, but it definitely does happen and is really annoying.

    They were also supposed to have squashed the bug that occasionally prevented the spinning wheel of items from being stopped quickly. It seems better, but it is still there.
    You deserve it for being half a lap ahead of the field.

    Ok, so it's just rare then.. I have very little experience of being first online, I bow down to Thingy's hard won experience.

    Also, for anyone that's not done shine thief, that's my favourite battle mode by a stretch.
  • Jono62 17 Jul 2017 17:19:02 22,693 posts
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    Haven't done battle mode yet but I'd like to.
  • Thingy 17 Jul 2017 17:27:13 7,471 posts
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    The only Battle Mode I've tried was with you guys the first week of release. It was all very confusing. I'd be up for a night of it if anyone is interested.
  • Thingy 18 Jul 2017 19:46:31 7,471 posts
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    @Jono62 You playing Battle Mode?

    Scratch that, I'm trying to join you in Regional race now. Connection issues ahoy!

    Edited by Thingy at 20:02:57 18-07-2017
  • Jono62 18 Jul 2017 20:23:22 22,693 posts
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    @Thingy Yeah have it a go. It's fun but will be better in a group.
  • brigadier 18 Jul 2017 20:26:46 1,036 posts
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    SW 5730 1244 4044

    I'd be up for a game or two... or twelve?
  • Jono62 18 Jul 2017 20:45:37 22,693 posts
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    That was a weird game. Couldn't stop the rotation on the items and all I got was mushrooms.

    Cheers for the games. I hope I get Splatoon tomorrow.
  • Jono62 18 Jul 2017 20:47:08 22,693 posts
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    @brigadier Added you.
  • Thingy 18 Jul 2017 20:49:27 7,471 posts
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    I thought it wasn't out 'till Friday?
  • Jono62 18 Jul 2017 20:56:45 22,693 posts
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    My order is about to be shipped so I'm hoping to get an email saying it's being dispatched.
  • Thingy 18 Jul 2017 21:04:25 7,471 posts
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    Ah ok. I'm going digital download.
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