Best Game of April 2017: Honorable Mention – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Starting with a couple of honorable mentions, check out the Twinfinite’s Staff picks for our favorite games for April 2017 which includes of course, our Game of the Month!
Associate Editor Hayes Madsen: Mario Kart 8 was already one of the best titles on Wii U however Nintendo outdid themselves when they brought the racer over to the Switch, creating the definitive Mario Kart experience.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe looks and feels better than ever, and the updated hardware of the Switch clearly is working for the title. A couple new control additions also make the game even more accessible. Smart Steering helps guide new players away from edges and walls, while Auto Acceleration means you don’t have to hold the A button down the entire race.
Deluxe is packed with content, both new and already seen. A whopping 48 tracks are featured in the game, including the stellar DLC tracks from Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. The big addition, however, comes in the way of the returning Battle Mode. Battles feel faster than ever, and the new Splatoon stage and characters feel right at home.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the best experiences we’ve gotten from the series to date, and it’s packed with plenty of content to keep players busy for months. While we’re waiting for the Switch to get new games, Deluxe is the perfect title to tide you over.