Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Pass Wave 1 Review

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is Nintendo’s best-selling game on Nintendo Switch, so it seems like a no-brainer to offer more content for it. On the contrary, it is surprising that it took so long. But the success of the Fighters Pass for Smash Bros. Ultimate has apparently culminated in the Booster Pass for MK8D, doubling the number of tracks in the game over several content drops. The first wave is now live and shows the huge potential to regularly feed karting fans with new content, even if it is not strictly new.

These are remastered tracks, borrowed from the series’ long history on a variety of consoles and handheld platforms. The results are inconsistent, but in a narrow band of quality ranging from “very good” to “absolutely fantastic”. There are no real clunkers here, and even the weakest link in the chain isn’t that weak.