Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass

DLC

released on Mar 18, 2022

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass

DLC

released on Mar 18, 2022

Racers who have an active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership will have access to all of these newly-added courses as they are released at no additional cost. Non-members can access the courses as they are released by purchasing the Mario …


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It's easy to shittalk these tracks for looking mostly sterile and mobile-core, but like, y'all are playing mario kart with friends and family and nursing home residents on oxygen machines. it's a fucking party game - in the grand scheme of things, more content is gonna win over less-but-aesthetically-consistent content every time.
the real problem imo is that most tracks they lifted from tour just suck hard, they have less interesting curvature and bite than even the SNES courses. Cool to have them in a real video game for posterity's sake I guess, who knows when Nintendo's gonna pull the plug on tour and erase millions of kid's mom's credit card dollars from existence

It's more content for MK8, which is on its face great because between the Wii U and Switch versions I have played too many hours of the base tracks and original DLC set to really have fun playing with friends. This brings new tracks which I don't have a near decade of muscle memory with and makes it actually interesting again.
The new tracks are okay, if the mobile ports seem to reveal how uninspired the mobile game was. The new tracks are neat so far though.
Kind of a shame there's no new characters, but I guess that would've been too much to ask for. Reasonable value so far if you just want to inject some more replay value into the venerable Mario Kart 8.

Considering the fact that this is DLC that isn't even finished yet and so far has fluctuated in quality, I'm not sure how confident I am in reviewing this. However, the effort put into these DLC courses when compared to the Nitro and even Retro tracks from 8 is pathetic, and while being ports from a phone game isn't inheritly bad, they don't polish them up enough for me to think this is a well made DLC. However, more tracks is super great of course and they've mostly picked good ones so far so I'll let this slide with an okay review. Might change it later though.

The added tracks may not have the same polish as the base games, but I still had fun with them. With a few exceptions, the new courses are fantastic. My favorites are Ninja hideaway, Coconut Mall, Kalimari Desert, and Shroom Ridge.
Another cool thing about this DLC is that it adds tracks from Tour. Most Tour tracks have a gimmick where the course changes every lap, making them unique.
Overall, I highly recommend this DLC. The tracks may not be as gorgeous as the base games, but they are still just as enjoyable.

Boster Pack Cups 3&4
May be an unpopular opinion here, but I actually think the first wave of dlc was better, alot more varied and fun courses in that one, where as here I didn't find most courses fun or all that memorable. sure courses like mushroom gorge and waluigi pinball are fun as ever, but you also have snow land and new york minute, stages that are just kind of dull or oddly designed. Overall I'd say it's still a good wave of dlc, the good courses definitely make up for the weaker ones.
7/10

originally i was a little bummed we weren’t getting mario kart 9 yet, but then i realized that 8 is probably the best one ever and keeping it alive for another year or two is a pretty fantastic idea.