Today after nearly a decade from release, Mario Kart 8 got a brand new update. It's nice to see Nintendo are releasing newer updates of their older games. I hope they continue to do more of this in the future. But is the new "Boost Pack" worth it?
Upon release, today - there are only 2 available cups to play on. The rest come out at the end of 2023. That's a really unusual timeframe to release all of these tracks over the next two years instead of releasing them over a period of a couple of months. Looks like Nintendo really want to hold off the release of Mario Kart 9, which is a shame. I highly suggest if you haven't signed up to Nintendo Switch Online service yet, do so - because that way you can get these cup updates for free.
Nintendo have spanned out strange updates like this on other games such as Animal Crossing New Horizons and the upcoming Wii Sports Club too. The first one is called the Gold Boost Cup. The four new stages it features are:
- Paris Promenade (Mario Kart Tour)
- Toad Circuit (3DS)
- Choco Mountain (N64)
- Coconut Mall (Wii)
- Tokyo Blur (Mario Kart Tour)
- Shroom Bridge (3DS)
- Sky Garden (GBA)
- Ninja Hideaway (Mario Kart Tour)