Toad Harbour is typical of the fresh tracks, offering multiple routes, some of which go up walls or round hidden corners, none of which offer a particularly huge advantage unless they're taken absolutely perfectly. And more than anything else, Nintendo knows how to do scale. Sunshine Airport, for example, has you hopping from bend to bend, screeching around each corner only to land on a straight where you're "racing" the shadow of a plane taking off overhead. Grind around one more long, curving corner and your kart launches into the air and flies towards the ground, just as another aircraft takes off and heads just above you. … [Read more...] about Mario Kart 8 review – the best drive ever?
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