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Mario Kart 8 Wii U
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Developer(s) Moonlight Studios Logo
Publisher(s) Nin
Platform(s) Wii u
Genre(s) Racing
Release Date(s)
25px-Flag of Europe Winter 2012/2013

25px-Flag of USA Winter/Spring* 2012/2013*
25px-Flag of Japan Winter/Spring 2013
25px-Flag of Australia Spring/Summer 2013

Mode(s)
Single Player

2-4 Player
16 Player (Online Only)

Rating(s)
3Rating

Mario Kart 8 Wii U is a new game for the Wii U. It features new elements such as customizing bikes and designing your own tracks. It is the sequel to the game Mario Kart 7. The game is set to be released between the times of Winter 2012 and Spring 2013.

Features

Retro Features

The coin collecting from Mario Kart 7 returns. This time, you are able to collect as many coins as you can, but only the first 10 will give extra speed. Tricks from Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7 will also return. Gliders, Driving Underwater, and Kart customization returns from Mario Kart 7. Bikes return from Mario Kart Wii. Two drivers on one kart return from Mario Kart Double Dash.

New Features

New features of the game include the possibility to customize your bikes, design your own custom tracks, and the addition of a Story Mode.

Modes

  • Single Player
    • Grand Prix - Race for 1st place in cups of 5 courses
    • Time Trial - Race alone to acheive your best time
    • Custom Race - Race against opponents on Custom Created Cups
    • Battle - Battle against your opponents. As a new feature, you can now set a time limit.
      • Balloon Battle - Pop your opponents' balloons.
      • Coin Runners - Collect as many coins as you can!
      • Star Bit Showdown - Gather as many of your opponents' Star Bits.
    • Story Mode - Play as your Mii and complete Mario Kart themed missions (Unlockable Content)
      • Mission Mode - Play missions you have previously completed (Unlockable)
      • Boss Battles - Play Boss Battles that you have previously completed (Unlockable)
    • Double Dash Mode - Drive through the courses with 2 people on the same Kart! (Unlockable)
    • Stadium - Design your own Mario Kart Tracks using the content available
  • Multiplayer
    • Vs - Race against your friends in Custom Cups or Custom Created Cups
    • Battle - Battle against your friends.
    • Double Dash - Drive against your opponent with 2 people on the same Kart! (unlockable)
  • Online Mode

Selection Screen

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Selection Screen

The final selection screen

*Row 1 - Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Baby DK, Toad, Toadette, Shy Guy and Penguin
  • Row 2 - Peach, Daisy, Koopa Troopa, Paratroopa, Dry Bones, Dragonia Koopa, Blooper, Boo and Lakitu
  • Row 3 - Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Birdo, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, Tiny Kong, Bowser Jr and Tiki Goon
  • Row 4 - Waluigi, Donkey Kong, Funky Kong, Kritter, King Boo, Wiggler, Rosalina, Cosmic Spirit and Pianta
  • Row 5 - Wario, Bowser, Dry Bowser, King K. Rool, Petey Piranha, Queen Bee, Lubba, Boom Boom and Metal Mario
  • Row 6 - Mii A, Mii B

Characters

In the game there will be a total of 47 characters: 15 from default, 27 Unlockable and 5 DL. Moonlight Studios has confirmed that 14 new characters will also appear. This time, characters are split into 5 weight classes, instead of the usual 3. Those 5 classes are: Feather, Light, Medium, Cruiser and Heavy.

Default

Image Name Description Stats Weight Special Item
Baby Mario Artwork Baby Mario The infant form of Mario returns once again to the race track. Baby Mario possesses good handling and acceleration, but lacks in drift and speed Speed: 2.75
Acceleration: 3.5
Drift: 2
Handling: 3.5
Off-Road: 2.75
Feather Triple Electricitiballs - Baby Mario fires three electricitiballs at the same time, that will make spin any driver that'll get hit by them.
Baby Peach Artwork 2 Baby Peach The infant form of Peach is ready to race again. Baby Peach has good handling but bad acceleration Speed: 3
Acceleration: 1.75
Drift: 3.5
Handling: 3.75
Off-Road: 3
Feather Triple Bullet Bill - Baby Peach fires three Bullet Bills at the same time, targetting players in front or behind the user.
ToadMK7 Toad Toad is Princess Peach's faithful servant and hero of the Mushroom Kingdom. Toad has good speed and off-road but bad handling Speed: 4
Acceleration: 3
Drift: 2.25
Handling: 2
Off-Road: 3.75
Feather Golden Mushroom - Toad gets a mushroom that grants him 15 speed boosts. He can use them to get further ahead or to get on shortcuts.
PeachMK7 Peach Peach is the Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, kidnapped very often by Bowser. Peach has quite balanced stats with handling being her downfall Speed: 3.5
Acceleration: 3.5
Drift: 2.5
Handling: 2
Off-Road: 3.5
Light Triple Heart - Three hearts surround Peach's Kart. Every time she's get hit by an item, one of the hearts will absorb it.
MK7 Daisy Daisy Daisy is the Princess of Sarasaland and Peach's best friend. Daisy had a very good drift stat and averagely low handling, speed and acceleration stats. Speed: 2.5
Acceleration: 2.5
Drift: 4.5
Handling: 2.5
Off-Road: 3
Light Blossom Bomb - Daisy throws a bomb into the air. When it explodes, flowers will fall all over the other drivers' screens.
Koopa MK7 Koopa Troopa Koopa Troopa is the main minion of Bowser's Army. Koopa Troopa has quite balanced stats but has very low speed. Speed: 1.5
Acceleration: 3.5
Drift: 3.25
Handling: 3.75
Off-Road: 3
Light Seven Green Shells - When activated, Koopa Troopa will have seven Green Shells surrounding his vehicle. As normal or Triple Green Shells, he can either fire them or use them as protection.
MarioMK7 Mario Mario is Nintendo's main mascot and hero of the Mushroom Kingdom. He has balanced stats. Speed: 2.5
Acceleration: 2.5
Drift: 3
Handling: 2.5
Off-Road: 2.5
Medium Fire Flower - Mario can fire up to 10 fireballs from his kart, making the hit drivers to spin around.
LuigiMK7 Luigi Luigi is Mario's younger brother and hero of the Mushroom Kingdom. Luigi has balanced stats Speed: 2.5
Acceleration: 2.5
Drift: 2.5
Handling: 3
Off-Road: 2.5
Medium Poultergeist - Luigi temporarily equips his vehicle with a Poultergeist 5000, sucking all vehicles in front of him and sending them behind
YoshiMK7 Yoshi Yoshi is a green dinosaur, ally and hero of the Mushroom Kingdom. Yoshi has good acceleration but lacks in drift and off-road Speed: 3
Acceleration: 3.75
Drift 2.5
Handling: 3.25
Off-Road: 2.5
Medium Triple Yoshi Egg - Yoshi fires three Yoshi Eggs, which roll around the course until they hit a driver, making it spin.
Waluigi Artwork 2 Waluigi Waluigi is Wario's Partner and Luigi's rival, back for some more racing rivalry. Waluigi has very good acceleration but has the lowest off-road stat in the game, making him the worst off-roader Speed: 3.5
Acceleration: 4.25
Drift: 3.25
Handling: 3.25
Off-Road: 0.75
Cruiser Triple Spiny Shell - Waluigi's vehicle gets surrounded by three Spiny Shells, that will target three different drivers: either forward or behind
Donkey Kong Artwork Donkey Kong The King of the Jungle is ready to race again, with more of his family. Donkey Kong has bad acceleration but one of the best speeds in the game. Speed: 4.5
Acceleration: 2
Drift: 3.25
Handling: 2.5
Off Road: 2.75
Crusier Five Bananas- Donkey Kong gets five banana's behind his vehicle, which he can use to protect himself or throw ahead, making whoever hits them to spin.
King Boo Artwork King Boo The King of the boos and Luigi's Nightmare. King Boo is ready to burn some rubber. King Boo has quite balanced stats with acceleration being his downfall and speed being his best stat. Speed: 3.5
Acceleration: 2.25
Drift: 3.25
Handling: 3
Off-Road: 3
Cruiser Bomb Boo- King Boo materialises a Bomb Boo from his vehicle. The Bomb Boo will spin around the kart, exploding every time it hits another driver. The effect ends, when the Boo has hit 5 drivers.
Bowser Artwork Bowser The King of the Koopa's and Mario's worst enemy. Bowser is back for revenge on the track. Bowser has one of the lowest speeds in the game but he has the best drift stat in the game. Speed: 2
Acceleration: 3.25
Drift: 5
Handling: 2
Off-Road: 2.75
Heavy Triple Bob-omb - Bowser's vehicle gets equipped with Three Bob-ombs. He can use them to protect himself or he can throw them against the opponents
Wairo MK7 Wario Wario is Mario's main rival. Wario is strong and has a huge love of money. Wario has good speed but lacks in handling. Speed: 4.5
Acceleration: 3.25
Drift: 2.75
Handling: 1.75
Off Road: 3.75
Heavy Garlic Bulb - Wario's vehicle gets temporarily equipped with a garlic bulb that produces a green gas. The gas will prevent drivers that get inside it to see where are they going.
Petey Piranha Artwork Petey Piranha Petey Piranha is a walking Piranha Plant and an enemy fought many times by Mario. Petey Piranha has quite balanced stats with acceleration being the best but speed and handling tied for the worst. Speed: 2.5
Acceleration: 3.75
Drift: 3.25
Handling: 2.5
Off-Road: 3
Heavy Piranha Chomp - Petey Piranha's vehicle is equipped with a Chain Chomp with petals like Petey. The Piranha Chomp pulls him along, whilst knocking other drivers out of its way.

Unlockable

Image Name Description Stats Weight Special Item
Baby Luigi Artwork Baby Luigi Baby Luigi is Baby Mario's brother and the infant form of Luigi. Baby Luigi has averagly balanced stats with good speed and handling. Speed: 3.5
Acceleration: 2.5
Drift: 3
Handling: 3.5
Off-Road: 2.5
Feather Boo Ball - Baby Luigi rolls the ball and whoever it hits gets attacked by Boo's
Baby Daisy Artwork Baby Daisy Baby Daisy is Baby Peach's best friend and infant form of Daisy. Baby Daisy has good acceleration but lacks in speed. Speed: 2
Acceleration: 4
Drift: 2.5
Handling: 3.75
Off-Road: 2.75
Feather Blossom Block - Baby Daisy throws some seeds into the sky. Then, after falling on the track, they grow into giant flowers, acting as hazards.
Baby Dk Artwork Baby DK Baby DK is the infant form of DK and helps Yoshi out on his island. He is a balanced driver but has averagely low off-road. Speed: 3
Acceleration: 3
Drift: 3.5
Handling: 3
Off-Road: 2.5
Feather Giant Banana - Baby DK pulls out a giant banana, throwing it onto the track. Any player who hits it will spin around.
Toadette Kart Artwork Toadette Toadette is a pink, female toad who is friend's with Toad. Toadette has good acceleration but most of her other stats are quite weak. Speed: 2.5
Acceleration: 4
Drift: 3.5
Handling: 2.5
Off-Road: 2.5
Feather Toad Brigade Cannon - Toadette summons the Toad Brigade. They'll pull her into their cannon and blast her up the track.
Shy Guy MK7 Shy Guy Shy Guy's are a troublemaking enemy of Mario. Shy Guy has an above average speed stat and a below avergae handling stat. Speed: 4
Acceleration: 2.5
Drift: 3
Handling: 2
Off-Road: 3.5
Feather Shy Charge - Shy Guy summons an army of different coloured Shy Guys. These Shy Guys will randomly charge around the track, making all the hit players to spin around. They'll also be pushed away.
Pneguin Artwork Penguin Penguin's are friendly, blue creatures that inhabit many different places and terrains. Penguin has above stats for acceleration and drift. Speed: 2.5
Acceleration: 4
Drift: 4
Handling: 2.5
Off-Road: 2
Feather Snowball - Penguin is supplied with a round of 15 snowballs. He can throw them at another driver, making them spin. If a thrown snowball doesn't hit anything after a certain amount of time, it'l melt on the track, performing as a slowing hazard.
Paratroopa Artwork Paratroopa Paratroopa is a winged version of the minion, Koopa Troopa. Paratroopa has a good off-road stat and a bad speed stat. Speed: 1.5
Acceleration: 3.5
Drift: 3
Handling: 2.5
Off-Road: 4.5
Light Five Red Shells - Paratroopa's Kart gets surrounded by Five Red Shells. Paratroopa can fire them on other drivers or use them as protection from opponent's items.
Dry Bones Artwork Dry Bones Dry Bones is a skinless version of a Koopa Troopa and minion of Dry Bowser. Dry Bones is has average stats with a slight gain in handling. Speed: 2
Acceleration: 2.5
Drift: 3
Handling: 4
Off-Road: 3.5
Light Triple Dry Shell - Dry Bones kart gets surronded by Three Dry Shells. If thrown, any Dry Shell will explode upon impact with the opponent's kart.
Dragonia Koopa Artwork Dragonia Koopa Dragonia Koopa is Bowser's ever youngest Koopaling. She is good at drifting but bad at off roading. Speed: 2.5
Acceleration: 2.5
Drift: 4.5
Handling: 3.5
Off-Road: 2
Light Magic Bolt - Dragonia pulls out her Magic Wand and fires a giant magic bolt. The bolt explodes on each driver, shrinking them as it does so.
Blooper Artwork Blooper Blooper is an aquatic enemy of Mario and often helps Bowser in his plans. Blooper has averagely balanced stats but has a low speed stat. Speed: 2
Acceleration: 3.5
Drift: 3
Handling: 3
Off-Road: 3.5
Light Bloop Bomb - Blooper throws a gloop bomb into the air. Then, the bomb explodes, covering the screen of all the opponent's for some time.
Boo Artwork Boo Boo is a white ghost and minion of King Boo. Boo has averagely balanced stats with acceleration being his best stat. Speed: 3
Acceleration: 4
Drift: 2.5
Handling: 2.5
Off-Road: 3
Light Ghost Hunt - Boo turns him and his kart invisible, immobilizing other kart if he passes through them. The effect lasts until another driver hits Boo on the back of him kart.
Lakitunkart mk7hfczs Lakitu Lakitu is an enemy which resides in clouds, and throws Spinies to defend itself. Lakitu is a averagely balanced driver with a higher speed stat. Speed: 4
Acceleration: 2.5
Drift: 3
Handling: 2
Off-Road: 3.5
Light Dark Cloud - Lakity surronds all the other drivers with Dark Cloud's, thatìll trap them for 10 seconds.
Birdo Artwork Birdo Birdo is brightly coloured being, who has a friendship with Yoshi. Birdo has a above average handling stat with her downfall being her speed stat. Speed: 2
Acceleration: 3.5
Drift: 3
Handling: 4
Off-Road: 2.5
Medium Triple Birdo Egg - Birdo's vehicle is surronded by Three Birdo Eggs. She can roll them onto other drivers to encase them inside an egg. While inside the egg, the drivers are out of control.
Diddy Kong Artwork 2 Diddy Kong Diddy Kong is Donkey Kong's nephew and always is ready to help his uncle out. Diddy Kong is quite a balanced driver with acceleration being his best and drift being his worst. Speed: 3
Acceleration: 4
Drift: 2
Handling: 3
Off Road: 3
Medium Peanut Popgun - Diddy Kong equips his peanut popgun on the front of his kart and fires up to 10 peanuts. Those peanuts will race along the track to hit other drivers.
Dixie Kong Artwork Dixie Kong Dixie Kong is a member of the Kong Family and friend of Donkey Kong. Dixie Kong has averagely balanced stats. Speed: 3.5
Acceleration: 3.5
Drift: 2
Handling: 3.5
Off-Road: 2.5
Medium Fake Coins - Dixie Kong drops fake coins on the track. Anyone else that'll pick up those coins will end up spinning.
Tiny Kong Artwork 2 Tiny Kong Tiny Kong is a member of the Kong Family and Dixie Kong's younger sister. Tiny Kong has averagely balanced stats. Speed: 2.5
Acceleration: 3.5
Drift: 3.5
Handling: 2.5
Off-Road: 3
Medium Feather Bow - Tiny Kong's Kart goes on autodrive and she pulls out her Feather Bow. For some time, she can directly shoot at the opponents, making them spin if hit.
Bowser Jr Artwork Bowser Jr Bowser Jr is the youngest Koopaling and son of Bowser. Bowser Jr has very balanced stats. Speed: 3
Acceleration: 3
Drift: 3
Handling: 3
Off-Road: 3.5
Medium Magic Paintbrush - Bowser Jr picks up his magic paintbrush and turns the other drivers screens crazy, making impossible for them to see clearly.
Tiki Goon Artwork Tiki Goon Tiki Goon is an enemy in the Donkey Kong series and a common minion of Tiki Tong. Tiki Goon has a high handling and drift stat but lacks in acceleration. Speed: 2.5
Acceleration: 2
Drift: 4
Handling: 4
Off-Road: 2.5
Medium Bongo Beats - Tiki Goon summons the Panpipe Tiki to play on his head. The Panpipe emits high power notes, that spin any hit p'layer.The Panpipe produces 15 notes.
Funky Kong Artwork Funky Kong Funky Kong is a friend of the Kong Family and is often seen on surfboards. Funky Kong has one of the best drift stat's in the game but one of the worst speed stat's in the game. Speed: 2.5
Acceleration: 1.5
Drift: 4.5
Handling: 3.5
Off-Road: 3
Cruiser Barrel Rocket - Funky Kong's vehicle turns into the barrel rocket (from Donkey Kong Country Returns), which emits a high power blast to speed him up and spin any driver on his way.
MK7 wiggler Wiggler Wiggler is a long, millipede like enemy which sometimes appears as a boss. Wiggler is quite a balanced driver with a downfall in his speed stat. Speed: 1.5
Acceleration: 3.5
Drift: 3
Handling: 3.5
Off-Road: 3.5
Cruiser Flutter Jump - Wiggler summons a Flutter, that'll pick him up and throw far ahead of the position he was previously in.
Rosalina Mk7 Rosalina Rosalina is the princess of the stars who looks after the Luma's in the Comet Observatory. Rosalina is a good all-round driver but her off-road technique is lacking. Speed: 3
Acceleration: 2.5
Drift: 4
Handling: 4
Off-Road: 1.5
Cruiser Luma Swarm - Rosalina summons a swarm of Lumas to annoy all the other drivers.
Kritter Artwork Kritter Kritter's are green crocodile like enemies, who are the minion's of King K. Rool. Kritter is a balanced driver with a above-average off-road stat. Speed: 2
Acceleration: 2.5
Drift: 3
Handling: 3.5
Off-Road: 4
Cruiser The Chomper - Kritter's vehicle gets temporarily equipped with a crocodile head, that will make any hit driver go spinning. It also steals their item, if they have one.
Cosmic Spirit Artwork Cosmic Spirit Cosmic Spirit is a Rosalina look-alike spirit who helps the player pass some galaxies in Super Mario Galaxy 2. She is averagly balanced driver with good acceleration and drift stats. Speed: 2
Acceleration: 4
Drift: 4
Handling: 2
Off-Road: 3
Cruiser Cosmic Blast - Cosmic Spirit radiates a high amount of Cosmic Energy, that freezes all the other drivers for 15 seconds.
Pianta Artwork Pianta Pianta's are living palm trees which often reside in beach terrain locations. Pianta is averagly balanced driver. Speed: 3
Acceleration: 4
Drift: 4
Handling: 2
Off-Road: 2
Cruiser Triple Shine Sprite - Pianta throws three spinning Shine Sprites at the same time, that'll spin any player they'll hit.
Dry Bowser Artwork Dry Bowser Dry Bowser is the bone version of Bowser, who commands a army of Dry Bones. Dry Bowser is a very good drifter and off-roader but not a very good speeder or handler. Speed: 2
Acceleration: 3
Drift: 4
Handling: 2
Off-Road: 4
Heavy Throwing Bones - Dry Bowser throws twelve bones which spin anyone on impact.
Lubba Artwork Lubba Lubba is a member of the Luma family and helps Mario on his second space adventure. Lubba is a good off-roader but lacks in speed. Speed: 2
Acceleration: 3.5
Drift: 3
Handling: 2.5
Off-Road: 4
Heavy Star Spin - Lubba gains the power of Star Spin. Anytime Lubba gets near another driver, he will automatically Star Spin and spin the driver.
MK7 queenbee Queen Bee Queen Bee is the queen of the bee's who resides on the Honeyhive Kingdom. She is a slow driver but she makes very quick recoveries. Speed: 2
Acceleration: 4
Drift: 3
Handling: 3.5
Off-Road: 2.5
Heavy Honey Drop - Queen Bee shoots a blast of honey in front of her, which acts as a slowing down hazard that effects all the other drivers, but not Queen Bee.
King K. Rool Artwork King K. Rool King K. Rool is the enemy of Donkey Kong and commands a fleet of Kritter's. King K. Rool is a quite balanced driver, he is a very good accelerator but lacks in drift. Speed: 3
Acceleration: 4
Drift: 2
Handling: 3.5
Off-Road: 2.5
Heavy K. Rool Missiles - King K. Rool fires twelve missiles which spin the driver on impact.
Boom Boom Artwork Boom Boom Boom Boom is a minion of Bowser, who has a female counterpart named Pom Pom. Boom Boom is very speedy but doesn't recover well. Speed: 3.5
Acceleration: 2
Drift: 3
Handling: 3.5
Off-Road: 3
Heavy Bowser's Shell - Boom Boom pulls out a Bowser's Shell and throws it ahead. The shell will target all of the driver's making them spin and lose their items.
Metal Mario and Kart MK7 Metal Mario Metal Mario is the metal form of Mario and is often a boss. Metal Mario is a balanced driver but his speed lets him down a little. Speed: 2
Acceleration: 3.5
Drift: 3.5
Handling:3.5
Off-Road:2.5
Heavy Triple Metal Shell - Metal Mario fires three metal shells, which encase the driver hit in metal for 7 seconds.

Unlocking Criteria

Unlocking Criteria
Baby Luigi Unlock 10 Expert Ghost Data's
Baby Daisy Get a 1-Star Rank on all 50cc Cups
Baby DK Unlock in Christmas Advent Calendar
Toadette Attempt all Time Trials
Shy Guy Create 1 Cup
Penguin Buy for 500 Coins in the shop
Paratroopa Buy for 500 Coins
Dry Bones Unlock 30 Expert Ghost Data's
Dragonia Koopa Get a 1-Star Rank on all 150cc Cups
Blooper Get a 1-Star Rank on all 100cc Cups
Boo Create 8 Cups
Lakitu Unlock in Christmas Advent Calendar
Birdo Get a 1-Star Rank on all Double Dash 150cc Cups
Diddy Kong Buy for 500 Coins in the shop
Dixie Kong Unlock all Expert Ghost Data's
Tiny Kong Collect 25 Star Coins
Bowser Jr Get a 1-Star Rank on all Double Dash 100cc Cups
Tiki Goon Unlock in Easter Egg Event
Funky Kong Get a 1-Star Rank on all Mirror Mode Cups
Wiggler Attempt 25 Time Trials
Rosalina Get a 1-Star Rank on all Double Dash 50cc Cups
Kritter Unlock Double Dash Mode
Cosmic Spirit Buy for 500 Coins in the shop
Pianta Unlock in Christmas Advent Calendar
Dry Bowser Create 20 Custom Tracks
Lubba Get a 1-Star Rank on all Double Dash Mirror Mode Cups
Queen Bee Unlock 1 Expert Ghost Data
King K. Rool Collect all the Star Coins
Boom Boom Buy for 500 Coins
Metal Mario Unlock in Halloween Pumpkin Event
Mii A Complete Level 1 on Story Mode
Mii B Get a 3/5 Stars or more on Story Mode

Alternate Costumes

~ = Karts Only # = Bikes Only

Character Alternate Costumes How to Unlock
Baby Mario Fire Baby Mario Play as Baby Mario 5 Times
Ice Baby Mario Play as Baby Mario 10 Times
Propellor Baby Mario Play as Baby Mario 15 Times
Baby Luigi Fire Baby Luigi Play as Baby Luigi 5 Times
Ice Baby Luigi Play as Baby Luigi 10 Times
Penguin Baby Luigi Play as Baby Luigi 15 Times
Baby Peach Baby Peach Sports Outfit Play as Baby Peach 5 Times
Baby Peach Gymnastic Outfit Play as Baby Peach 10 Times
Baby Peach Biker Outfit # Play as Baby Peach 15 Times
Baby Daisy Baby Daisy Sports Outfit Play as Baby Daisy 5 Times
Baby Daisy Gymnastic Outfit Play as Baby Daisy 10 Times
Baby Daisy Biker Outfit # Play as Baby Daisy 15 Times
Baby DK Baby Diddy Kong Outfit Play as Baby DK 5 Times
Baby Dixie Kong Outfit Play as Baby DK 10 Times
Donkey Kong Outift Play as Baby DK 15 Times
Toad Fire Toad Play as Toad 5 Times
Ice Toad Play as Toad 10 Times
Tanooki Toad Play as Toad 15 Times
Toadette Eskimo Coat Toadette Play as Toadette 5 Times
Tanooki Toadette Play as Toadette 10 Times
Fire Toadette Play as Toadette 15 Times
Shy Guy Blue Shy Guy Play as Shy Guy 5 Times
White Shy Guy Play as Shy Guy 10 Times
Gold Shy Guy Play as Shy Guy 15 Times
Penguin Purple Penguin Play as Penguin 5 Times
Coach Outfit Play as Penguin 10 Times
Golden Penguin Play as Penguin 15 Times
Peach Peach Sports Outfit Play as Peach 5 Times
Peach Biker Outfit # Play as Peach 10 Times
Tanooki Peach Play as Peach 15 Times
Daisy Daisy Sports Oufit Play as Daisy 5 Times
Daisy Biker Outfit # Play as Daisy 10 Times
Daisy Winter Outfit Play as Daisy 15 Times
Koopa Troopa (Red Shell) Green Shell Koopa Troopa Play as Koopa Troopa 5 Times
Spiky Shell Koopa Troopa Play as Koopa Troopa 10 Times
Gold Shell Koopa Troopa Play as Koopa Troopa 15 Times
Paratroopa (Red Shell) Green Shell Paratroopa Play as Paratroopa 5 Times
Spiky Shell Paratroopa Play as Paratroopa 10 Times
Gold Shell Paratroopa Play as Paratroopa 15 Times
Dry Bones Blue Dry Bones Play as Dry Bones 5 Times
Spiky Shell Dry Bones Play as Dry Bones 10 Times
Dark Bones Play as Dry Bones 15 Times
Dragonia Koopa Dragon Wing Dragonia Koopa Play as Dragonia Koopa 5 Times
Stealth Dragonia Koopa Play as Dragonia Koopa 10 Times
Gold Dragonia Koopa Play as Dragonia Koopa 15 Times
Blooper Blue Blooper Play as Blooper 5 Times
Gooper Blooper Look Play as Blooper 10 Times
Stone Blooper Play as Blooper 15 Times
Boo Green Boo Play as Boo 5 Times
Pink Boo Play as Boo 10 Times
Bomb Boo Play as Boo 15 Times
Lakitu (Red Shell) Green Shell Lakitu Play as Lakitu 5 Times
Blue Shell Lakitu Play as Lakitu 10 Times
Giga Lakitu Outift Play as Lakitu 15 Times
Mario Boomerang Mario Play as Mario 5 Times
Fire Mario Play as Mario 10 Times
NES Mario Play as Mario 15 Times
Luigi Fox Luigi Play as Luigi 5 Times
Ice Luigi Play as Luigi 10 Times
NES Luigi Play as Luigi 15 Times
Yoshi Red Yoshi Play as Yoshi 5 Times
White Yoshi Play as Yoshi 10 Times
Gold Yoshi Play as Yoshi 15 Times
Birdo Red Birdo Play as Birdo 5 Times
White Birdo Play as Birdo 10 Times
Gold Birdo Play as Birdo 15 Times
Diddy Kong Paper Diddy Kong Play as Diddy Kong 5 Times
Funky Kong Outfit Play as Diddy Kong 10 Times
Donkey Kong Outfit Play as Diddy Kong 15 Times
Dixie Kong Paper Dixie Kong Play as Dixie Kong 5 Times
Diddy Kong Outfit Play as Dixie Kong 10 Times
Tiny Kong Outfit Play as Dixie Kong 15 Times
Tiny Kong Paper Tiny Kong Play as Tiny Kong 5 Times
Dixie Kong Outfit Play as Tiny Kong 10 Times
Funky Kong Outfit Play as Tiny Kong 15 Times
Bowser Jr Hammer Jr Play as Bowser Jr 5 Times
Boomerang Jr Play as Bowser Jr 10 Times
Shadow Mario Play as Bowser Jr 15 Times
Tiki Goon Green Tiki Goon Play as Tiki Goon 5 Times
Red Tiki Goon Play as Tiki Goon 10 Times
Blue Tiki Goon Play as Tiki Goon 15 Times
Waluigi Wario Outfit Play as Waluigi 5 Times
Paper Waluigi Play as Waluigi 10 Times
NES Waluigi Play as Waluigi 15 Times
Donkey Kong Paper Donkey Kong Play as Donkey Kong 5 Times
Diddy Kong Outfit Play as Donkey Kong 10 Times
Funky Kong Outfit Play as Donkey Kong 15 Times
Funky Kong Paper Funky Kong Play as Funky Kong 5 Times
Diddy Kong Outfit Play as Funky Kong 10 Times
Donkey Kong Outfit Play as Funky Kong 15 Times
Kritter Brown Kritter Play as Kritter 5 Times
Red Kritter Play as Kritter 10 Times
Blue Kritter Play as Kritter 15 Times
King Boo Boolossus Look Play as King Boo 5 Times
King Boo 2nd Crown Play as King Boo 10 Times
King Bomb Boo Play as King Boo 15 Times
Wiggler Green Wiggler Play as Wiggler 5 Times
Blue Wiggler Play as Wiggler 10 Times
Gold Wiggler Play as Wiggler 15 Times
Rosalina Rosalina Biker Outfit# Play as Rosalina 5 Times
Rosalina Gymnastic Outfit Play as Rosalina 10 Times
Rosalina Gold Dress Play as Rosalina 15 Times
Cosmic Spirit Green Cosmic Spirit Play as Cosmic Spirit 5 Times
Red Cosmic Spirit Play as Cosmic Spirit 10 Times
Gold Cosmic Spirit Play as Cosmic Spirit 15 Times
Pianta Red Pianta Play as Pianta 5 Times
Green Pianta Play as Pianta 10 Times
Purple Pianta Play as Pianta 15 Times
Wario Waluigi Outfit Play as Wario 5 Times
Paper Wario Play as Wario 10 Times
Warioman Play as Wario 15 Times
Bowser Morton Koopa Sr Outfit Play as Bowser 5 Times
Mecha Bowser Play as Bowser 10 Times
Giga Bowser Play as Bowser 15 Times
Dry Bowser Blue Dry Bowser Play as Dry Bowser 5 Times
Green Dry Bowser Play as Dry Bowser 10 Times
Dark Dry Bowser Play as Dry Bowser 15 Times
King K. Rool Brown King K. Rool Play as King K. Rool 5 Times
Red King K. Rool Play as King K. Rool 10 Times
Blue King K. Rool Play as King K. Rool 15 Times
Petey Piranha Yellow Petey Piranha Play as Petey Piranha 5 Times
Fiery Petey Piranha Play as Petey Piranha 10 Times
Icy Petey Piranha Play as Petey Piranha 15 Times
Queen Bee Paper Queen Bee Play as Queen Bee 5 Times
NES Queen Bee Play as Queen Bee 10 Times
Queen Bee Biker Outfit # Play as Queen Bee 15 Times
Lubba Red Lubba Play as Lubba 5 Times
Green Lubba Play as Lubba 10 Times
Yellow Lubba Play as Lubba 15 Times
Boom Boom Koopa Troopa Look Play as Boom Boom 5 Times
Dry Bones Look Play as Boom Boom 10 Times
Pom Pom Outfit Play as Boom Boom 15 Times
Metal Mario Moonstone Metal Mario Play as Metal Mario 5 Times
Topaz Metal Mario Play as Metal Mario 10 Times
Sapphire Metal Mario Play as Metal Mario 15 Times
Mii A (Male) /B (Female) Yoshi Outfit Play as Mii A/B 5 Times
Koopa Troopa Outfit Play as Mii A/B 10 Times
Mario Outfit Play as Mii A/B 15 Times

Vehicles

Main Article: Mario Kart 8 Wii U/Vehicle Parts

Like in Mario Kart 7, in Mario Kart 8 Wii U, you are able to create your own vehicles using the parts available. You are now able to create bikes as well as karts.

U = Unlockable

Karts Wheels Gliders U Karts U Bikes U Wheels U Gliders

Standard Kart
Cosmic Spike
Shy Driver
Boomobile
Moo Moo Rider

Standard
Sparkle
Coin
Candifloss
Standard Glider
Birthday Balloon

Tiki Tripper
Tanooki Rider
Spider Spectre
Blazing Beast
Spiny Shell
Wire Frame
Golden Frame

Standard Bike
Bone Cycle
Petal Pedal
Tot Tyke
Bee Booster
Goomba Jet
Golden Bike
Dirt-Track
High-Tech
Metal
Stone
Diamond
Shy Glider
Banana Parachute
Goo Goo Glider
Count's Cape
Cheep Cheep Cape
Spiky Shell Balloon
Professor's Jet
Mario's Cap

Standard 7
Wild Wing
Dragonetti
Boo Pipes
Shooting Star
Growlster

Roller
Monster
Wooden
Flower Glider
Parafoil
Royal Ribbon
Bolt Buggy
Super Fire
B Dasher
Koopa King
Aero Glider
Blue Seven
Bowser Bike
Phantom
Torpedo
Bullet Bike
Rapide
Magikruiser
Bubble Bike
Red Monster
Mushroom
Sponge
Slick
Golden
Standard 7
Ghastly Glider
Peach Parasol
Swoop
Golden Glider

Unlocking Criterion

Name Type How to Unlock Name Type How to Unlock
Standard Bike Bike 50 coins Blazing Beast Kart 4500 coins
Cheep Cheep Cape Glider 100 coins Phantom Bike 5000 coins
B Dasher Kart 150 coins Bone Cycle Bike 5000 coins
Aero Glider Kart 200 coins Tiki Tripper Kart 5500 coins
Dirt-Track Wheels 250 coins Mushroom Wheels 6000 coins
Bullet Bike Bike 300 coins Shy Glider Glider 6500 coins
Spiny Shell Kart 350 coins Super Fire Kart 7000 coins
Goo Goo Glider Glider 400 coins Banana Parachute Glider 7500 coins
Stone Wheels 450 coins Metal Wheels 8000 coins
Koopa King Kart 500 coins Wire Frame Kart 8500 coins
Bolt Buggy Kart 550 coins Swoop Glider 9000 coins
Rapide Bike 600 coins Blue Seven Kart 9500 coins
High Tech Wheels 650 coins Peach Parasol Glider 10 000 coins
Tot Tyke Bike 700 coins Petal Pedal Bike 10 500 coins
Tanooki Rider Kart 750 coins Spider Spectre Kart 11 000 coins
Standard 7 Glider 800 coins Ghastly Glider Glider 11 500 coins
Count's Cape Glider 850 coins Mario's Cap Glider 12 000 coins
Spiky Shell Balloon Glider 900 coins Red Monster Wheels 12 500 coins
Royal Ribbon Kart 950 coins Diamond Wheels 13 000 coins
Bee Booster Bike 1000 coins Magikruiser Bike 14 000 coins
Slick Wheels 1500 coins Bowser Bike Bike 15 000 coins
Goomba Jet Bike 2000 coins Torpedo Bike 16 000 coins
Bubble Bike Bike 2500 Coins Golden Glider Glider 17 000 Coins
Professor's Jet Glider 3000 Coins Golden Wheels Wheels 18 000 Coins
Sponge Wheels 3500 Coins Golden Bike Bike 19 000 Coins
Wooden Wheels 4000 Coins Golden Kart Kart 20 000 Coins


Courses

Wii U Cups

Mushroom Cup Flower Cup Star Cup Special Cup
Birdo Circuit Wiggler Grove Alpine Temple
Rock Rock Temple
Baby Mario Palace
Xananab Ruins Pianta Palms Diddy Park Chompworks Sea
Cheep Cheep River Honeyhive Circuit
Honeybee Circuit
Rocket Reef~
Rocket Road~
Koopa Assault-Course~
Koopa Dirt-Track Circuit~
Cookie Courtyard Sledge Bro Pier Supermassive Sprint Bowser's Castle
Lakitu Stadium Yoshi City Koopa Loop~
Neo-Bowser Loop~
Rainbow Road~


Retro Cups

Shell Cup Banana Cup Leaf Cup Lightning Cup
Wii Mario Circuit N64 Royal Raceway Wii Daisy Circuit SNES Mario Circuit 4
DS Tick Tock Clock 3DS Melody Motorway
3DS Music Park
N64 Toad's Turnpike N64 Yoshi's Valley
GCN Sherbet Land Wii Wario's Gold Mine 3DS Shy Guy Bazaar GBA Sunset Wilds
SNES Donut Plains 2 SNES Ghost Valley 1 GBA Riverside Park Wii Dasiy Circuit
3DS Wario Galleon
3DS Wario Shipyard
DS Shroom Ridge GCN Wario Coliseum 3DS Wuhu Island Loop~
3DS Wuhu Loop~

Buyable Cups

Coin Cup Cloud Cup Bob-omb Cup Star Bit Cup Rainbow Cup
Pokey Dunes
Pokey Desert
GBA Boo Lake Penguin Highway Good Egg Grange GBA Rainbow Road
Kritter Valley GCN Bowser's Castle Sherbet Glacier Honeyhive Mountain GCN Rainbow Road
Baby Peach School~
Baby Peach College~
DS Mario Circuit Bob-omb Factory Beach Bowl Boulevard DS Rainbow Road
Fluzzard Dive Wii Grumble Volcano Mario Palace Clockwork Court Wii Rainbow Road
Wuhu Lagoon
Wuhu Sands
3DS Wuhu Mountain Loop
3DS Maku Wuhu
Thwomp Savannah Flip-Swap Path 3DS Rainbow Road

Battle Courses

New Retro
Western Station
Western Junction
N64 Double Deck
Comet Observatory GBA Battle Course 1
Cosmic Dome
Cosmic Arena
GCN Tilt-a-Kart
DK Raft
DK Float
DS Twilight House
Rolling Green Galaxy Wii Funky Stadium
Koopa Airship 3DS Wuhu Town


Unlocking Criteria
DK Raft Play 5 Coin Runner or Unlock in Story Mode
Rolling Green Galaxy Play 5 Balloon Battles or Unlock in Story Mode
Koopa Airship Play 5 Star Bit Showdown's or Unlock in Story Mode
DS Twilight House Play 10 Coin Runners or Unlock in Story Mode
Wii Funky Stadium Play 10 Balloon Battles or Unlock in Story Mode
3DS Wuhu Town Play 10 Star Bit Showdown's or Unlock in Story Mode

Items

On Track Items

Retro Items

New Items

New Item Description

Item Description
Boomerang Flower Three Boomerangs surround the drivers vehicle, they can either be fired or used as protection
Dash Pepper The Dash Pepper gives the driver a 15 second burst of speed, but it won't work if the player goes off-road.
Ice Flower The Driver can shoot out ice balls for 15 seconds. Hit drivers will freeze.
Spiny The driver drops a Spiny on the track, that runs on the opposite way. Any hit driver will spin around. The Spiny will disappear after completing one Lap.
Tail Thwomp The Driver launches a Thwomp which targets the player in 1st position. After that, for 20 seconds, it'll stay on the falling position, spinning its tanooki tail.

Story Mode

Team Mario
Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Penguin, Pianta*

Team Peach
Peach, Daisy, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Toad, Toadette, Queen Bee, Dragonia Koopa

Team Yoshi
Yoshi, Birdo, Rosalina, Cosmic Spirit, Lubba, Wiggler, Tiki Goon*

Team DK
Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Funky Kong, Dixie Kong, Tiny Kong, Kritter, King K. Rool, Baby DK*

Team Wario
Wario, Waluigi, Boo, King Boo, Petey Piranha, Shy Guy, Blooper, Lakitu*, Metal Mario*

Team Bowser
Bowser, Bowser Jr, Dry Bowser, Koopa Troopa, Paratroopa, Dry Bones, Boom Boom

Levels

  1. Mushroom Plains
  2. Peach Gardens
  3. DK Jungle
  4. Yoshi Mall
  5. Wario Galleon
  6. Luigi Mansion
  7. Daisy Cruiser
  8. Diddy Kong Playground
  9. Birdo Hills
  10. Waluigi Factory
  11. Bowser Jr Boulevard
  12. Bowser Lava Fortress
  13. Winter Kingdom (Unlock as a bonus gift)

Double Dash Mode

Double Dash mode is a mode which allows you to ride two on a vehicle. It returns from Mario Kart: Double Dash, but unlike its previous game, there are no set partners. The characters, vehicles and tracks don't change but the item box changes to double item box to accompany each driver. It can be unlocked as a mode after playing 4 hours on the game.

Mario Kart Shop

Item Type Cost
Penguin Character 500 Coins
Paratroopa Character 500 Coins
Diddy Kong Character 500 Coins
Cosmic Spirit Character 500 Coins
Boom Boom Character 500 Coins
Choco Egg 1 Kart 100 Coins
Chocolate Chip Bike 200 Coins
Sweety Wrapper Glider 250 Coins
Choco Eggs Wheels 50 Coins
Pumpkin 4 Kart 100 Coins
Candle Rider Bike 200 Coins
Flickering Flame Glider 250 Coins
Speedy Spooks Wheels 50 Coins
Coin Cup Cup 1000 Coins
Cloud Cup Cup 1000 Coins
Bob-omb Cup Cup 1000 Coins
Star Bit Cup Cup 1000 Coins
Rainbow Cup Cup 1000 Coins

Bonus Gifts

Christmas Advent Calendar

Date Name Type
1 December Claus Carriage Kart
2 December Snowballs Wheels
3 December Ice Bullet Bike
4 December Turbo Yoshi Kart
5 December Lakitu Character
6 December Snowy Sledge Kart
7 December Frozen Dream Kart
8 December Snow Torpedo Bike
9 December Golden Bow Glider
10 December Snowfalke Bike
11 December Baubles Wheels
12 December Snowriken Item
13 December Purple Ribbon Glider
14 December Tiki Goon Character
15 December Bell Balloon Glider
16 December Pine Spear Bike
17 December Chocolate Rocks Wheels
18 December Goo Goo Buggy Kart
19 December Snow Shard Bike
20 December Angel Wings Glider
21 December Christmas Present Kart
22 December Parade Kart Kart
23 December Winter Kingdom Story Mode Location
24 December Pianta Character
25 December Special Event Races Races

Easter Egg

Item Type How to Get
Choco Egg 1 Kart Buy for 100 Coins in the shop
Chocolate Chip Bike Buy for 200 Coins in the shop
Sweety Wrapper Glider Buy for 250 Coins in the shop
Choco Eggs Wheels Buy for 50 Coins in the shop
Baby DK Character Free Gift
Special Event Race Race Free Gift

Halloween Pumpkin

Item Type How to Get
Pumpkin 4 Kart Buy for 100 Coins in the shop
Candle Rider Bike Buy for 200 Coins in the shop
Flickering Flame Glider Buy for 250 Coins in the shop
Speedy Spooks Wheels Buy for 50 Coins in the shop
Metal Mario Character Free Gift
Special Event Race Race Free Gift

Special Event Cup

Special Event Cup
Yoshi Snows
Waluigi Chocolate Factory
Pumpkin Farm
Pinewood Square
Boo Moon Motorway

Track Customisation

Main Article : Mario Kart 8 Wii U/Track Customization Parts

Other Artwork

Remake

Mario Kart 8 Wii U was remade for the Neptune Z. The ga
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Neptune Z Box
me was one of the first games to be released and came free with the Neptune Z. The graphics have been updated and there is 5 new characters and 1 new cup.

Characters

Courses

  • Robot Jungle
  • Airship Temple
  • Bubble Alley
  • Mace Palace
  • Orb Straights

Credits and Copyright

Made by Baby Yoshi

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  • Some sprites in my CSS are made by TOM.V.12
  • Other orginal arts by Nintendo ©

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