mario kart 8 deluxe is getting a range of new cups, courses and special runners in July 12, 2023when the long awaited Booster Course Pass – Wave 5 releases. This is the biggest expansion for the game yet, with a number of new tracks from Mario kart ride join an all-star lineup from previous games, and a wholly original Deluxe track, known as the Squeaky Clean Sprint.
There are also three returning racers included in Wave 5: Kamek, Petey Pirahnaand wiggler.
Here’s the full rundown of the recently announced cups and their respective tracks:
- Athens Race (Mario kart ride)
- margarita cruise (Mario Kart: Double race!)
- Highway with a view of the moon (mario kart wii)
- Squeaky Clean Sprint (New)
- Los Angeles Tours (Mario kart ride)
- wild sunset (Mario Kart: Super Circuit)
- Koopa Cape (mario kart wii)
- Vancouver speed (Mario kart ride)
You can take a look at these courses in action via the official Booster Course Pass – Wave 5 trailer:
There are some great options in this package, particularly the inclusion of so many Mario kart ride tracks These are courses that mario kart 8 deluxe players are less likely to be familiar, given their origin in the mobile game, so each one will feel like a new inclusion.
As for the debut track, Squeaky Clean Sprint, it looks like a lot of fun. Being shrunk down to miniature size to explore a bathtub and its surroundings feels like a clear nod to the next Pikmin 4 – and there are also some nuances of Gex: Deep Shrouded Gecko‘s Mystery TV stage, for all the Gexheads.
There is only one wave of courses left in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass – and plenty of classic tracks yet to make the cut. For now, we can wait for the release of this last wave and leave the debate about what deserves a place in wave 6 for the future.
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