This is the page for the beta elements for Mario Kart 8 Wii U. These were originally planned but were scrapped, mostly due to time constraints but some were for unknown reasons.
CharactersAs seen in the picture on the right, 10 characters and a different appearance of the selection screen were not included. These were
- Feather - Toadsworth
- Light - Hammer Bro
- Medium - Monty Mole, Kamek, Noki
- Cruiser - Tanooki Mario, Pokey
- Heavy - Ludwig von Koopa
- DLC (presumed as they were next to the Mii's) - Goomba, Cheep Cheep
Artworks of Penguru and Pom Pom were found, along with a C icon , presumed as Mii C. Also artworks of Toadsworth and Noki were found in the game files. They were presumed to have been removed at the last moment as game details were also found.
A beach type course which then travels under the sea into a cave and many mining creatures can be seen and this is followed by a cannon and goes back to the start. It can be accessed by ROM Hacking.
A course that starts in a tunnel and then travels on to moving sand dunes. This is followed by a cannon and a giant sand slide with sand boulders falling down. A right turn then takes you back into the tunnel. It can be accessed by ROM Hacking.
A kart with similar looks to the Tiki Tripper named the Tiki Trekker was in the game files, this was presumed an early version of it. One kart part had been rumored over many sites, this was named the Rabbit Roller. Two sets of wheels were in the game files. One was named Egg, it had a similar look to Yoshi's Egg's but had the driver's icons all over it and the other was a spherical orb with a Power Star inside, named Orb. It looked similar to the Rolling Star Ball from Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.