|Mario Kart XL|
|Release date||Q4 2012|
|Mode(s)||1-8 Players (Local/Online)|
Mario Kart XL is a game made for the Wii U. In this new installment, Mario and his friends again racing for first place. An all-new Story Mode is added, where Mario and his friends has to stop Bowser. Also, a Double Dash mode is added, where the player is able to ride with 2 characters on one kart. There are also new characters and new kart parts. The player is able to glide and dive again, like in Mario Kart 7. Also, all classic modes return. The player is able to race online, and in communities.
In Story Mode, the player has to travel through 6 Worlds. These Worlds have their own theme. A World doesn't have levels. A World is just óne big world, with many areas. You have to clear special missions or battles to continue (a ramp/path appears, which will lead to another area). A World is filled with some characters. Each character has their own mission. The characters are all different, they could be minions of Bowser, who wants to battle you, or friendly characters, who wants to join your team, or just want to test you. If a character joins your team, he or she becomes playable in other modes. Not all battled characters wil join your team or become playable. Only one character in a world will join you team. They can be reached after cleared all of the other missions. When you cleared that mission, the Boss becomes available. The Boss Battle contains a race through the whole world, and the finish is the next world.
In this mode, special courses and characters will become playable in other modes, after unlocking them. In each world, only óne character is playable, each world different. Only the default characters are playable, none unlockable characters.
|World 1- Mushroom Kingdom||Princess Peach||Boom Boom|
|World 2- Sarasaland||Luigi||King Boo|
|World 3- The Jungle||Donkey Kong||Petey Piranha|
|World 4- Mushroom City||Wario||Bowser Jr.|
|World 5- Yoshi's Island||Yoshi||Kamek|
|World 6- Bowser's Lava Land||Mario||Bowser|
Like in the past games, Grand Prix is a mode. Players can play all default courses in this mode.
Race for the best time. All default courses are playable.
This mode is the same as Grand Prix, but now you're able to drive with two characters on óne kart!
In this returning mode, players have to break other's balloons and protect their own using items. The player can select which items can be used.
The player has to get as many coins as he can, and steal from others using items. The player can select which items can be used.
Play all unlocked missions! You can unlock more missions in Story Mode.
It was a shiny day in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario and his Crew were celebrating it. Suddenly, Kamek flies over. He dropped a letter:
Create the biggest Kart Party for me, and FAST!!! Or else I will let my whole troop at the Mushroom Kingdom!!! I've already sended some to you!!!
Mario and Crew were shocked. Peach called all of the Toads together. The Toads immediately started building. Then, Mario and his friends jumped into their karts and set out to fight Bowser, and stop his troops.
After passing through the worlds, and all bosses beaten, Mario and the Crew enter Bowser's Castle. A classic platformer-level starts. Bowser appears, and he seems to be angry. He will challenge Mario for a race. This race will be really hard. All of the defeated bosses will appear, and they will throw obstacles to Mario. If Mario is hit, he will lose a balloon. He has 3 of them, and if he loses all of them, it's over.
When Mario reaches the final goal, a cage will fall on Bowser and his Crew. Surprisingly, Mario challenge all of them for a friendly kart competition. Bowser accept the challenge, and all of them will return to the Mushroom Kingdom, where the Toads just finished the build of the party. 'Let's a Kart!!!'
In the Staff Roll, many photo's of the party were shown.
|Toad||Clear World 1 Mission|
|Princess Daisy||Clear World 2 Mission|
|Diddy Kong||Clear World 3 Mission|
|Waluigi||Clear World 4 Mission|
|Birdo||Clear World 5 Mission|
|Koopa Troopa||Clear World 6 Mission|
|Boom Boom||Beat him in World 1|
|King Boo||Beat him in World 2|
|Petey Piranha||Beat him in World 3|
|Bowser Jr.||Beat him in World 4|
|Kamek||Beat him in World 5|
|Bowser||Beat him in World 6|
|Shy Guy||Clear the 50cc Star Cup|
|Rosalina||Clear the 150cc Star Cup|
|Toadette||Clear the 50cc Lightning Cup|
Get a 1 star rank in 50cc
|Dry Bones||Clear the 100cc Special Cup|
|Hammer Bro.||Clear the 100cc Lightning Cup|
|Lakitu||Clear the 150cc Flower Cup|
|Pom Pom||Get 15 Expert Staff Ghosts in Time Trials|
|Pianta||Get a 1 star rank in 100cc|
|Wiggler||Get a 1 star rank in 150cc|
|Lubba||Clear the Mirror Special Cup|
|Mc Ballyhoo||Get a 1 star rank in Mirror|
|E. Gadd||Buy the Ghost Hunter Pack (5000 coins)|
|Dixie Kong||Buy the Jungle Pack (8000 coins)|
|Geno||Buy the RPG Pack (12000 coins)|
|R.O.B.||Buy the Robotic Pack (15000 coins)|
|Dry Bowser||Buy the Baddie Pack (20000 coins)|
|Mii||Get 30 Expert Staff Ghosts in Time Trials|
Cups & CoursesEdit
|Mushroom Cup||Flower Cup||Star Cup||Special Cup|
|Mario Circuit||Retro Raceway||Yoshi's Island||Peach's Castle|
|Delfino Plaza||Bowser Jr. Boulevard||Skate Survival||Chomp Factory|
|Flower Valley||Western Junction||Comet Observatory||Bowser Castle|
|Pokey Desert||Tanooki Treeway||Mushroom Mountains||Rainbow Road|
|Shell Cup||Banana Cup||Leaf Cup||Lightning Cup|
|SNES Donut Plains 2||Wii Mario Circuit||GBA Ribbon Road||SNES Vanilla Lake 2|
GCN Dry Dry Desert
|DS Cheep Cheep Beach||Wii Moonview Highway||GCN Wario Colosseum|
|N64 Toad's Turnpike||GBA Boo Lake||N64 Yoshi Valley||Wii Grumble Volcano|
3DS Wuku Loop
|N64 Royal Raceway||DS Tick Tock Clock||N64 Rainbow Road|
|Dry Dry Volcano|
|Nitro Courses||Retro Courses||Downloadable Courses|
|Yoshi Park||GBA Battle Course 4||E. Gadd's Lab|
|Diamond City||GCN Tilt-A-Kart||Jungle Japes|
|Thwomp Vulcano||DS Pipe Plaza||Star Rod Stadium|
|Pianta Plaza||Wii Funky Stadium||Robo City|
|Sky Station Galaxy||3DS Wuhu Town||Lava Land|
Like many other games, Mario Kart XL is able to receive DLC via SpotPass. Once in a while, the game receives DLC Packs. These Packs include a character, a new Battle Course and a new Race Course. If a DLC Pack is received, the player can buy it in the Coin Shop, a new way to buy several things. If the player has bought a Pack, he/she doens't lose his/her coins.
|Name||Coins Needed||Character||Battle Course||Race Course|
|Ghost Hunter Pack||5000||E. Gadd||E. Gadd's Lab||Haunted Mansion|
|Jungle Pack||8000||Dixie Kong||Jungle Japes||Jungle Hijinx|
|RPG Pack||12000||Geno||Star Rod Stadium||Nimbus Land|
|Robotic Pack||15000||R.O.B.||Robo City||Future Town|
|Baddie Pack||20000||Dry Bowser||Lava Land||Dry Dry Volcano|