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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Been Updated To Version 1.2 On Nintendo Switch

A new update has gone live for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, bringing the Nintendo Switch racing game to version 1.2. Among the notable additions include more amiibo functionality, tweaks to online matches, item regulations and various bug fixes. The complete list of changes in version 1.2 is as follows:

  • Players can use Pikmin-themed amiibo to unlock a Pikmin Suit for the Mii driver.
  • Race rules and course name are now displayed on loading screens for online and wireless play, as well as Mario Kart TV.
  • Players who are behind in online matches will receive items geared toward catching up more frequently.
  • In online matches, no more than two Piranha Plants will be granted as items at the same time.
  • Controls are no longer unresponsive when the timer runs out when choosing a Mii racing suit for online matches.
  • When a player uses an item right after the Super Horn in online matches, that item will now remain available for other players.
  • Item wheel no longer spins continuously in online matches.
  • Online matches now end as intended 30 seconds after the first place racer finishes.
  • The Boomerang now returns to the first slot, if possible, after a player catches it.
  • Items shown in a player’s item slots now display correctly when holding an item behind them.
  • No longer possible to use an item after it has been used to block an attack.
  • Communication errors no longer occur frequently while spectating or after spectating online matches.




    1. So we have to pay even more than the original price for dlc? How does that increase its worth? If it’s free then yea but payed? Hell no .

      Excuse my language.

      I hope for a new switch exclusive Mario kart not a “deluxe” wiiu port that will have you buy dlc that takes away from it being titled “deluxe.

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      1. I’d like to see the next MK skip the 9 (because 9 is bad luck in Japan anyways) and make it a successor to Double Dash and just call it Mario Kart: Double Dash Switch. It would be perfect because of all the “Switching” involved!


    2. If you are speaking in terms of free DLC, hell yeah! I’ll gladly buy Mario Kart 8 on my Switch for 60 bucks then. But the DLC has to add at least 50% more to the game before I pay another 60 bucks for roughly the same game.

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      1. You have a stronger will than I, then- I caved and got Deluxe the day it came out just cuz I wanted something else to play on my Switch that wasn’t Breath of the Wild or Shovel Knight or FAST RMX lol.

        Not that any of those are bad or boring- far from it.


      2. It’s easy since I got my PS4 & my backlog of games on it, so the lack of games that interest me on Switch is no longer an issue.


    1. Nintendo is mixing the audio / sound effects to their liking. The usually don’t offer any sound option to the user.


      1. If they would have given us audio options for Breath of the Wild, they could have used more field music in the game for those that don’t mind hearing the same 30-second or longer tunes. But if someone plays Zelda & they hate the music tracks, get the hell out of Zelda as music is one of the things that make Zelda so great. I could forgive the lesser dungeons that were the Divine Beasts if there was a lot more varying kinds of field music to listen to while exploring.


      1. Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, & King K. Rool make a lot of sense, though, since Super Mario & Donkey Kong share the same world. Naruto & Trump would make no sense at all & aren’t in the same category as Donkey Kong characters. That’s like putting Ridley into the same category as anime based & non-video game based characters when someone asks for a playable Ridley in Smash: it’s beyond stupid & something only haters of the idea would do.


      1. Wait? Seriously!? Or are you pulling his leg?

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  1. Free DLC that adds 50% more to the game & I’ll gladly pay another 60 bucks for Mario Kart 8. Otherwise, I’m gonna continue to ignore it.


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