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Nintendo Minute Selects Mario Kart 8 As Its Game Of The Year

The Nintendo Minute team has wrapped up its Game of the Year discussions. Series hosts Kit and Krysta have deemed Mario Kart 8 their favorite game of 2014. The duo praised the title’s first pack of DLC, which includes new courses, vehicles and characters from other Nintendo games like The Legend of Zelda, F-Zero and Excitebike. It also introduces three Mario Kart newcomers: Link, Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach. The DLC can be purchased for $7.99 from the in-game menu or in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

162 thoughts on “Nintendo Minute Selects Mario Kart 8 As Its Game Of The Year”

      1. You would be better off playing the main series first, you’d get to know the characters and references better in Q that way. But if you’re just a big fan of dungeon crawlers you should definitely get this. It can get brutally hard at times though

        1. I love MK8 and the new DLC. But I have to say there’s no way I’d give it GOTY for 1 major reason. MK8 has 2 modes. Racing and Battle Mode. Battle Mode is completely broken, it’s a total mess, I or nobody I know plays it. If Nintendo fix it, which they won’t, then yes it’s a worthy contender but until then it can remain jacked on cavity blocks.

          I’d go with Smash Bros. or Bayonetta 2.

  1. Damn. Its almost like Smash Bros. doesnt exist in many reviewer’s mind for some reason. I have no problem with MK8 and happy its getting more recognition but damn. Its all I hear about. No Smash Bros. 4? Bayonetta 2? Hyrule Warriors?

      1. Well, it is great but its sad that other games are being foreshadowed so quickly. I really wanted Bayonetta 2 to win GotY and I wanted Smash Bros. to push Wii U sales beyond but still nothing. :(

    1. Its not surprising at all. Smash has never really done well COMPARED to the MK series. I’m honestly surprise that anyone thought it would take any awards over MK because, well its freaking MK, it has a broader appeal.

        1. COMPARED to Mario Kart, and no you’re wrong. Mario Kart Wii outsold Smash by a 3:1 margin. Every MK has done better than all the Smash games in each console respectively except for Melee. MK64 did better than Smash 64, Double Dash is/was a few thousand units behind Melee, the 3DS for obvious reasons, and this one will be no different.

          Nope, Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario bros, Wii Play, Wii Fit, Wii Fit plus, Wii Sports Resort, and Mario Kart Wii all sold better than Brawl.

          All I’m saying is that I’m surprise that any one is surprised about MK8 getting awards over Smash.

  2. Overall GOTY’s
    1. DA Inquisition
    2. Far Cry 4 (tough decision)
    3. Smash
    4. Bayonetta 2
    5. Shadow Of Mordor

    Also Earthbound would have been in 3rd place but it’s far from a 2014 game

    1. That’s a decent list. Although I’m unsure of far cry and Mordor. I dont buy ubisoft or WB games anymore. I would exchange far cry with the Halo collection and well..

      1. DA
      2. Halo
      3. MK
      4. Bayonetta
      5. Smash Bro

    1. That’s the problem. I think there will be an even bigger drought next year, especially when Ninty’s top franchises have already been milked for Wii U

      1. I assume you’re completely wrong, triple hater. Nintendo will have more games coming up in 2015. Your comment makes no fucking sense. Look at games like Devil’s Third and Splatoon. Those are a few IPs coming exclusively to the Wii U. Xenoblade Chronicles X, Star Fox and The Legend of Zelda will also arrive for the first time in HD. 2015 will be the Year of X and Z. Believe the hype.

            1. Nintendo Elite Commander Quadraxis

              Unfortunately no, I can’t find it anywhere but I will buy it once I get the New Nintendo 3DS in the future…

  3. Nintendo Elite Commander Quadraxis

    Sorry, although I like Mario Kart 8, it’s highly overrated and Smash Brothers should get that spot, or Bayonetta 2…

    1. ^Wrong! I’ve played many great games published by EA. Just to name a few–Spore, Dragon Age: Origins, Sims 2, and more. Don’t just hate all the games a publisher does just because they have made a couple bad mistakes in newer ones. (I’m not particularily fond of EA myself though, but they’re games usually are good-great)

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  5. Glad. I think MK8 deserves it. I like Smash, but it will always come back to MK8 more. DLC made the game way better. Nothing overrated about it.

  6. there is no space for dedicated nintendo consoles as the high quality software takes a long time to development to release

  7. and nintendo should leave the deadicated hardware and software tyed to nintendo consoles consept NO WIIU SUCKSESSOR AS THERE SOFTWARE TAKES TO LONG TO DEVELOPMENT

          1. Crap, man, you missed a run-on in there too! There will be a Super Mario Galaxy 3; you don’t have to buy Nintendo hardware to buy their software. (that’s better ;) Not really though…)

  8. What the hell is wrong with people? Why they are giving Mario Kart 8 so many GOTY’s? Like if the perfect Bayonetta 2 and Smash Bros for Wii U didn’t come out. This is obviously the most popular Wii U game winning over the ones with the most quality. Sad! And of course that this Nintendo controlled channel is going to pick up the one that is going to make people go buy a Wii U the most. And if people vote, they’re gonna vote for the most popular one, it’s an amazing racing game, but it all about racing the same courses for countless hours, Bayo and Smash are SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT!

    1. *Goes around asking random people what their GOTY is*
      Me: Random stranger, what’s your GOTY?
      Stranger: Uhh… I haven’t played anything besides Call of Duty Advanced Warfare this year, so I guess it’s that!

  9. You are forgetting that it was Kit’s and Krysta’s pick for Wii U Game Of The Year and overall game of the year for each of them. Which is weird that they BOTH voted for it for those both categories, as if Nintendo told them to do so. But you also forgot to mention that Kit’s 3DS Game Of The Year was Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Krysta’s pick was Fantasy Life. Also Kit’s eShop GOTY was Shovel Knight and Krysta’s was Child Of Light. And MOST IMPORTANTLY you forgot to mention that the GOTY according to Nintendo fans who watch Nintendo Minute is Super Smash Bros for Wii U, which they voted for to win.

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