*Opinion* What should Nintendo add to Mario Kart Switch (Wii U Port)

It should be more than just the Wii U base

As we all know in the Nintendo Switch introduction video three Nintendo games were shown, Mario, Splatoon, and yes Mario Kart. In the trailer we saw two new things, one being that King Boo was a playable character, and two each character had two item slots compared to the one you have in Mario Kart 8 as of now. If Mario Kart wants to sell well it needs to attract both thr people who bought 8 on the Wii U and the people who either didn’t buy it on the Wii U or just didn’t buy the Wii U. What’s one way to attract the consumer who already bought 8? New content!

New characters are a must when it comes to a port. Even though there were many characters in the original roster, some of which felt like filler and were very lack luster, Pink Gold Peach and Metal Mario come to mind in that category. New characters could be either new or returning Mario series racers or could go in a more “Nintendo Kart” way and add characters such as Fox McCloud or maybe even a Pokémon? The possibilities are limitless!

Rumors are also going around that there will be around 64 stages included. That’s an increase compared to the 32 in the original games and the 48 with all the DLC. Like characters, Nintendo has the possibility of making both new and old tracks, some could even be based off of other Nintendo series if Nintendo wants to continue in that direction. mk-switch-64-track

Before I list off some of my hopes for additions to game we have one more point of discussion; the battle mode. Rumor has it that the battle mode will be revamped and hopefully will be better to what most would call Mario Kart 8’s lack luster mode with unoriginal arenas that were too big and just weren’t very fun to play.

Now to the fun part. Here’s what I would like to see added to Mario Kart 8 Switch:

Characters:

  • Professor E. Gadd
  • Nabbit
  • Olimar
  • Samus
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Fox McCloud
  • Inkling
  • Paper Mario
  • Captain Toad

Stages: (both new and old)

  • Coconut Mall (Wii/7)
  • Wuhu Island (7)
  • Maka Wuhu (7)
  • Waluigi Pinball (DS/7)
  • DK Mountain (DD/Wii)
  • Mushroom Bridge (DD/DS)
  • Koopa Cape (Wii/7)
  • Peach Gardens (DS/Wii)
  • Toad’s Factory (Wii)
  • Pikmin Stage
  • Comet Observatory (Super Mario Galaxy)
  • Splatoon  (one of the battle stages)

Battle Mode:

Modes:

  • Balloon Battle
  • Coin Runners
  • Bob-omb Blast
  • Ink Splatters

Stages

  • Block Plaza
  • Delfino Pier
  • Skyscraper
  • Cookie Land
  • Wuhu Town
  • Inkopolis/Splatoon Stage
  • Garden of Hope (Pikmin)

Well that’s everything I can think of as of now. Let me know what you want added to Mario Kart Switch. I would love to know!

-Deven (HylianHero 98)

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