While Battle Mode has been seen in the Mario Kart series prior to Deluxe’s release, Nintendo has opted to listen to player feedback and revamp the popular mode. In 2014’s Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, players had to battle it out on the standard racing tracks of the game. However, these were far too big and sprawling to really allow for the fast-paced chaotic action synonymous with Battle Mode.
That’s why, in Deluxe, Nintendo has opted to include eight Battle Mode-specific levels for players to duke it out on. There are also five different modes to choose from, too. From fan-favorites like Balloon Battle to the all-new cops and robbers-style Renegade Roundup, there’s a chaotic mode of fun for everyone. If you owned the Wii U version and are looking for a reason to pick it up again on the Switch, the revamped Battle Mode is most definitely it.