The best tracks from the series missing in Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has the most available tracks, with DLC doubling the number of playable tracks.Some iconic tracks from previous Mario Kart games...
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has the most available tracks, with DLC doubling the number of playable tracks.
Some iconic tracks from previous Mario Kart games are missing in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, such as N64 Moo Moo Farm and Double Dash Dino Dino Jungle.
Players would love to see popular tracks like DS Rainbow Road and Wii Daisy Circuit in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
When it comes to Mario Kart games with the most available tracks, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is far ahead. At the time of its release, the game already included all the base tracks and DLC tracks from the original Wii U title, but the Booster DLC would double the number of playable tracks.
Although many of the tracks in this booster pack come from the mobile game Mario Kart Tour, there are also numerous tracks from previous Mario Kart games that have been given a fresh coat of paint. However, there are still some fantastic tracks missing, so here are a few omissions that should be added.
8 N64 Moo Moo Farm
You might see the name of this track and be confused, as Moo Moo Meadows is already present in Mario Kart 8 and is one of the most well-known tracks carried over from Mario Kart Wii. However, Moo Moo Farm is a similarly named track that is completely different.
Although Moo Moo Farm may not be as iconic as its younger counterpart, it is still just as fun to race on. The track was also featured in Mario Kart DS, where it influenced another generation. While having another track with the Moo Moo theme may seem excessive, the theme itself is entertaining, and it would be great to see it in the style of 8 Deluxe.
7 Double Dash Dino Dino Jungle
Although Double Dash is considered one of the more obscure Mario Kart games with its unique gameplay style and release on the less popular GameCube, it is a cult classic for good reason, and one of those reasons is the variety of tracks. One of the best tracks that only appeared in this game resurfaced in console Mario Kart games in Dino Dino Jungle.
The prehistoric level has many unique obstacles and an interesting track layout that has only appeared in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Tour since its original release. It would be fantastic to see how it looks and plays when it is ported to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
6 Double Dash DK Mountain
Undoubtedly, one of the most iconic tracks in Double Dash is DK Mountain, and for good reason, as it is one of the most thrilling tracks in the game.
The track was popular enough to be ported to Mario Kart Wii and Tour. However, it hasn't been seen in a console Mario Kart game since Wii, which is unfortunate because the track would be even more fun in 8 Deluxe with its unique gameplay mechanics. The track starts with being catapulted up the eponymous mountain and then racing down through unique landscapes and past dangerous obstacles.
5 DS Rainbow Road
Although Mario Kart DS didn't have the graphical capabilities of other games like Double Dash, Wii, and 7, it's impressive how many unforgettable tracks the portable classic produced. One track that will almost always be remembered with great affection is Rainbow Road, and the version on the DS is among the best.
Although it doesn't have the extravagant theming seen in later Rainbow Roads, the strength of this track lies in its design. The curves and chicanes make this track chaotic, and it would be fantastic to see how it could be reimagined if introduced in 8 Deluxe.
4 DS Delfino Square
One of the classic tracks that make Mario Kart DS an unforgettable game is Delfino Square. The track is relatively simple as it appears early in Mario Kart DS. However, it has an entertaining layout and a unique environment. The track is clearly inspired by Delfino Plaza in Mario Sunshine and cleverly utilizes it to create a fun atmosphere.
The track made its way into Mario Kart Wii but hasn't been featured in any other Mario Kart game since then. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, there are many stunning tracks based in cities, so it would be a great opportunity to relive a classic track.
3 Wii Rainbow Road
One of the most requested tracks in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is arguably the Wii version of Rainbow Road. This track is considered one of the best Rainbow Roads in the long-running series, and similar to Rainbow Road in Mario Kart DS, it stands out with its unique track layout that utilizes all the features of Mario Kart Wii.
The course still looks impressive in the original Mario Kart Wii; however, it would be even more breathtaking in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
2 Wii Daisy Circuit
One aspect in which Mario Kart Wii excelled was in creating a unique atmosphere for many tracks, making them unforgettable, and one of the best examples of this is the breathtaking Daisy Circuit. The track has a simple enough layout that is fun to race on, but where it truly stands out is in its aesthetics.
The stage drenched in the evening sun offers enchanting architecture, a more down-to-earth road design, and statues of Daisy and Luigi as focal points. This track already looked fantastic on the Wii, but it could become one of the most impressive showcases of the graphical capabilities of the Switch if it is ported to 8 Deluxe.
1 Mario Kart 7 Wuhu Loop
One of the best features introduced in Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS, and often overlooked, due to gliding and driving underwater, is the longer tracks. Some of the tracks featured in 7 use a single extended track instead of repeating three times. This continued in Mario Kart 8, and the tracks that utilize this feature, while slightly more challenging to memorize, always prove to be some of the best.
An outstanding example of this is the Wuhu Loop. The track celebrates the now nostalgic setting of Wii Sports Resort. Even though the theme has lost some relevance now, it would be great to see it in 8 Deluxe and have an entertaining track.