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The Nintendo Switch version of Mario Kart 8. The game includes all DLC released for the Wii U version of the game, as well as additional enhancements. Use this tag only for the Deluxe version of the game on Nintendo Switch.

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Race a local user ghost in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Is there a way to race other local user's ghosts in Mario Kart 8 on the Switch? We use three different user accounts, only one has a Nintendo account and none has an online subscription. Is there any ...
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Is there a real advantage using bikes over karts in time trials?

I realized I never beaten staff times on MK8 and I'd like to give them a try. So, I watched several MK8 time trials on Youtube, and I noticed that bikes are often used. Is there a real advantage using ...
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Does the music from mk8dx's Electrodome track appear anywhere else?

When listening to the music from Electrodome, I felt like I had heard it before somewhere in the Mario franchise, but couldn't identify where. Is this just because it fits with the Mario Kart genre, ...
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How do you modify your Mii?

I'm playing MK8 on Switch and everybody seems to have custom Miis. But for the life of me I can't seem to find where the option to customize my Mii is. Pretty sure I'm missing the obvious, but where ...
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What is the "HORI Deluxe Wheel Attachment Mario" product for?

I ordered HORI Deluxe Wheel Attachment Mario a little quickly and without thinking. What is the added value of this product? The steering wheel can be rotated, but the rotation is not recognized. You ...
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What is the percentage of each track coming up when vs, random is selected?

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe when you select VS mode there is an option to have the game choose random tracks for you to race. Some of the tracks seem to come up more often then others so I want to know ...
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Does hopping have an advantage?

I've noticed that in the game Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you can make a little hop by pressing 'R'. Does hopping help you in any way? If so, how does it help you, and how do you use it? I ...
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What is the best character considering the control in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? [closed]

After exhaustive testing of the characters, it was found that the characters that are smaller are the fastest. Baby Mario is an example of this. However, he slides VERY on the track, making it ...
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How are CPU rankings determined in Mario Kart 8?

When playing races offline in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, there can be up to 11 computer-controlled players in a game. After all human players have reached the finish line, the CPUs are put ...
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Is it possible to remove CPU controlled drivers from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

Is it possible to remove CPU drivers from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and if so could you tell me how to do that?
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Same CPU players are always winning at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

After some time playing at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I realized that always (not sometimes or usually, it's always) the two CPU players that obtain the best positions are Toad and Donkey Kong. Although ...
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How do I unlock Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

I've read conflicting information so I'm looking for the truth on what is required to unlock Gold Mario in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch. Most of what I read simply says you need to finish ...
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Are there Amiibo costumes in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

The original Mario Kart 8 on Wii U featured several unlockable Mii costumes for scanning specific Amiibo figures. (Mario, Yoshi, Pac Man, etc) Are these Amiibo costumes still present in Mario Kart 8 ...
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Can other players hear your horn in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online?

When I first played Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I quickly discovered that you can sound your horn by pressing L or ZL when you have no items available. I thought this was a great feature. What's more ...
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Do jump stunts benefit you?

In Mario Kart 8 (I'm playing Deluxe on the Switch but I guess it's the same either way), when you go over a jump, you can also press the jump button, and if you time it right, you get a speed boost. ...
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Is it better to take a hit, or fall off the course to save time?

I started wondering on my 200cc runs if there are times where falling off the course would result in less of a time loss than taking a hit from a shell. For example, if I know a blue shell or red ...
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Is there any way to save defaults for auto/tilt steering, and auto acceleration in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

Basically every time I play Mario Kart 8 - at least after having played anything else - I have to pause immediately after starting the first race to change everyone's settings. I get that part of ...
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Is drifting boost strong enough that I should maximize drifting whenever possible in Mario Kart 8?

It's obvious that drifting around turns gets you speed boosts that can make a big difference a lot of the time. But often, when trying to keep a drift going - especially to get to the 3rd level in ...
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How to perform a quick turn in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

I remember seeing somewhere that in Battle Mode there's a control to quickly "turn on the spot", but can't find the details anywhere. What button(s) do you press?
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Can you easily find friends' ghosts?

I don't currently have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, only the Wii U version. I'm trying to assess whether the deluxe version has some functionality I've been really wanting. On the Wii U, my friends and I ...
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View race times in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Is it possible to view race times in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? I remember being able to view times in Mario Kart 64, which was great for close races because you could see when someone won by only 1/100 of ...
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What are the specific mechanics / rules for smart steering and auto acceleration in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

My (young) children are using the smart steering and auto acceleration in MK8D so they can get comfortable participating with less frustration, etc. But they're curious about what it's doing when. (...
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Can I choose which kind of items are in the boxes?

I remember that in Mario Kart Wii, there was some kind of item settings. The items were divided between aggressive items (shells, bloopers, pows, etc.) and strategic items (mushrooms, stars, bullets), ...
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What are these three options on the kart selection screen?

There are a few new features in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, some of which are enablable on the kart selection screen: I figure the one in the middle is motion controls, but I have no idea what the other two ...
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How do driver choices and kart customizations affect actual play in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

In MK8D There's no (obvious) indication of whether your driver and kart selections (kart body, wheels, glider type) have any impact on how you drive. I'm pretty sure I recall that in earlier games ...
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Is there a downside to driving underwater versus driving on land?

On a map like Cheep Cheep Beach, there's sections with both land and sea driving. The land driving involves several twists and turns when you could make a more direct route through the water. Is ...
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What does "starring" a race do? [duplicate]

After a race, at least a Grand Prix race, you can hit x to star the race. What's unclear is what that does.
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Is it possible to swap the items you're holding?

It's now possible to hold onto two items at once in the Deluxe version of Mario Kart 8. One in the hand of the driver and one in the reserve. Is it possible to swap the items you're holding on your ...
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