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Mario Kart 8 Box Art
System/s: Wii U
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Kart Racing
Players: 1-12
GD Score: 88
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Release Date:
N. America: May. 30, 2014
Europe: May. 30, 2014
Australia: May. 31, 2014
Japan: May. 29, 2014
ESRB: Everyone (Comic Mischief)

Mario Kart 8: Characters Guide

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Author: Nora Bartel  

Mario Kart 8 is finally here, and everyone with a WiiU is snatching it up. The newest entry in the racing game series features some all new characters. Check out all the Nintendo favorites you can race as in the new Mario game. 

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Default Characters

There are 16 characters that you can play as from the start. Each character has a weight class for their vehicle. Check out the starting 16 and their karts.

  • Baby Daisy – Light

  • Baby Luigi - Light

  • Baby Mario – Light

  • Baby Peach - Light

  • Bowser - Heavy

  • Daisy – Medium

  • Donkey Kong – Heavy

  • Koopa Troopa - Light

  • Mario – Medium

  • Luigi – Medium

  • Peach – Medium

  • Shy Guy - Light

  • Toad – Light

  • Waluigi – Heavy

  • Wario - Heavy

  • Yoshi – Medium

Unlockable Characters

There are 14 unlockable characters in the game right now. Many of these characters are making their first appearance in the Mario Kart series, and two of them are new to the Mario universe in general. To unlock these characters, you need to play Grand Prix mode and get Gold. As you get Gold on different levels, you'll unlock the characters in a random order. Here's all the characters you can get. 

  • Baby Rosalina – Light (New to Mario series)

  • Iggy – Medium (New to Mario Kart)

  • Lakitu – Light

  • Larry – Light (New to Mario Kart)

  • Lemmy – Light (New to Mario Kart)

  • Ludwig – Medium (New to Mario Kart)

  • Metal Mario – Heavy

  • Mii – The weight is dependent on the height and weight of your personal Mii character. 

  • Morton – Heavy (New to Mario Kart)

  • Pink Gold Peach – Heavy (New to Mario series)

  • Rosalina – Heavy

  • Roy – Heavy (New to Mario Kart)

  • Toadette – Light

  • Wendy – Light (New to Mario Kart)

DLC Characters

There aren't any additional characters at the moment, but it is possible that Nintendo will release downloadable add-ons for the game. Future DLC could include new characters, and it has been hinted that Diddy Kong may be one of them. 

Posted on 06/09/2014 | ? COMMENTS
Nora Bartel

Nora has been writing for over a decade and playing video games for even longer. She has a special penchant for JRPGs, horror games, and Steam sales.



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