|Mario Kart Hot Pursuit: Unleashed|
|October 29th, 2013|
|Genre(s)||Action, racing, Sandbox|
|Series||Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit (series)|
|Predecessor||Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit 3|
|Successor||Mario Kart Hot Pursuit: Crew|
Bowser's army is causing chaos in the streets of the Mushroom Kingdom. They are split into 3 crime gangs. They're greatest weapon: Their cars. There cars are customized so that they can be used as weapons of destruction. Many people don't know Mario was once a street racer, and quit that job a long time ago. However, with the rise in crime, he is forced to go back to his old ways to put a stop to the chaos. But, he's going to need cars...and lots of them.
When we first did the original Hot Pursuit, we wanted to take the classic Mario Kart and bring it to the next level. Now, we want to continue to revolutionize the Hot Pursuit franchise. We have brand new ideas. Instead of a single open-world environment like the previous games, now it is multiple large open-world environments.
The game includes the latest cars on the road today for the player to unlock, purchase and drive. The multiplayer mode in this one is bigger than ever. Now, you have the option of chatting with people through a wireless headset. Not only that, you can roam the environments with other players, tearing through traffic at 90 MPH, and you can create or join gangs with other players. They have the option of ambushing enemy racers and racing with them in teams. You basically rule the city.
You can smash through the streets of the city, and for the first time, the destructible environments can actually be used to help you win the race. If you ram into a traffic car, it can flip over and cause another racer to crash. All your favorite Mario characters are back as well. Each Mario character you choose actually has a certain affect on your car. If you choose Mario, your car is well-rounded. If you're Bowser, your car's strength increases 10 times its normal strength. If you're Yoshi or Luigi, your car is even faster.
Not only that, there is also the brand new Wii U Steering Wheel, to make it feel like you are actually driving the car. It makes racing a whole lot easier. If you want to drift, press the X button on the controller and turn the steering wheel in any direction to drift around tight corners.
A brand new feature is added as well. The single-player gameplay is not seperate from the multiplayer. You can still play offline, but you can also run into other players while cruising or rampaging through the streets.
You have to race to the finish line. Be sure to be the first to get there to get the most cash and rep. Some races are restricted to a certain type of car. So be sure to collect as many different kinds as you can. Getting a bronze, silver, or gold medal depends on whether you're in 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
This is a mode where you have to go around the track 3 times before everyone else to win.
Destroy as much property and traffic cars as you can before time runs out. If you destroy enough property before a certain time limit, you can get either a bronze medal, a silver medal, or a gold medal.
You are being chased by Bowser's minions. Destroy their cars that they're driving to defeat them. Power Ups, such as Koopa Shells, Banana Peels, EMPs, and Spike Strips and more are also there to help you defeat them.