|ESRB PEGI CERO|
Changes in Mechanics
The players can now hold two items in a racer either by hitting another Item Box while holding an item or grabbing a Double Item Box. Boo returns as well, giving the players an opportunity to steal an item from the players in front.
There are now Purple mini-turbo Sparks, which activate after a couple seconds of drifting and give a much larger mini turbo boost. However, since it takes so long to generate them, it is only good on long curves. Also, The controversial fire hopping trick no longer works.
During a race, the displayed course maps are now white instead of blue.
In the menu, there are now options for Smart Steering and auto-acceleration. The former helps prevent the player from falling off the edge and the latter keeps the acceleration always on though not very fast.
The game includes all thirty-six racers from Mario Kart 8 including the DLC and the following new ones:
- King Boo
- Bowser Jr.
- Dry Bones
- Inkling (Boy)
- Inkling (Girl)
- Gold Mario - unlocked by completing all courses at 200cc
All 48 tracks from Mario Kart 8 will return as official courses, maintaining their cups and orders.
The game features 5 modes with 4 returning from earlier Mario Kart games. They are as follows:
The game will feature eight battle stages:
- Battle Stadium
- Sweet Sweet Kingdom
- Dragon Palace
- Lunar Colony
- 3DS Wuhu Town
- GCN Luigi's Mansion
- SNES Battle Course 1
- Urchin Underpass
The game supports all the amiibo the previous game supported as well as new ones. These unlock Mii Costumes for the game. There is only one new costume this time, the Inkling Mii Costume, unlocked by scanning a Splatoon series amiibo.