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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tops out this month with Booster Course Pass Wave 6

After a monster post-launch schedule, the Switch’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is finally on the road to wrapping up its Booster Course Pass.

So, Mario Kart 9 then?

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is finally all done with its Booster Course Pass. While the original release was essentially a port of 2014’s Wii U game, MK8D massively lengthened its life span with a robust and ambitious post-launch calendar. That, as you probably know, would be the Booster Course Pass.

A separate purchase, the Pass served up rounds of new cups, courses, and characters for years past launch, just now bringing the total number of race tracks to a whopping 96. That’s double what the game shipped with, and completed by Wave 6’s Acorn and Spiny Cups. Altogether, the two new cups include 8 courses which should be familiar to longtime players.

Fans will find tracks based on Mario Kart Tour, as well as ones lifted from past GameCube, Wii, 3DS, and even SNES installments. Plus if you’re looking for new racers, both Diddy and Funky Kong have finally arrived, along with Tour’s Pauline and Peachette.

Booster Course Wave 6 is out now for the base game, and you can scroll down to see all the specifics.

Actually, forget that, Booster Course Wave 6 hasn’t hit quite yet and is out on November 9th.

  • Acorn Cup
    • Tour Rome Avanti – Ciao! Zip around the Eternal City and navigate historic landmarks as you dash beneath the moonlight in this city course from Mario Kart Tour.
    • GCN DK Mountain – There’s a rumble in the jungle! Keep your cool as you wind up and down a volcano, dodge falling boulders and speed over swaying bridges in this wild raceway.
    • Wii Daisy Circuit – Take the scenic route through a seaside resort at sunset and loop around Princess Daisy and Luigi fountains in this idyllic course originating from Mario Kart Wii, but don’t stop to smell the flowers for too long!
    • Piranha Plant Cove – Ride among the reefs and ruins as you discover what lies beneath the waves in an underwater race filled with twists, turns, Thwomps and other obstacles!
  • Spiny Cup
    • Tour Madrid Drive – Take to the streets of Spain in this lively city course inspired by Madrid. Hit the gas but watch out for any pesky soccer balls on the field that may come between you and your goal!
    • 3DS Rosalina’s Ice World – Bundle up for an icy excursion and try not to slip up as you weave through icicles, snowy caves and frigid waters in a course that draws inspiration from the Super Mario Galaxy™ game!
    • SNES Bowser Castle 3 – Want to prove who really rules the road? Crank up the heat as you drive, drift and glide over pools of lava in Bowser’s signature castle from the Super Mario Kart game.
    • Wii Rainbow Road – Race through space and soar among the stars on a twisty, prismatic path. This colorful and dynamic course is known for removing the guardrails, so make sure you stay on track!

Nintendo press release

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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