Top 10 Reasons Mario Kart 8 Is Overrated

The Top Ten

1 Roster

If you remove the counterparts in metals/babies/koopalings, you're just left with roster from the last handheld game! Talk about crappy padding.

This is the worst roster in the Mario Kart franchise because some Nintendo staff members chose to come up with 7 pathetic clone characters to replace a veteran's spot like Diddy Kong's. FIRE THE HEAD OF MK Nintendo, HE MUST HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM! Don't tell me that the baby princesses are radical, they are pathetic! BUt, at least Kamek will be introduced to the roster once some better people are hired. They could've replaced those 7 clones with worthy veterans like Dixie and Diddy Kong, Dry Bones, King Boo, Honey Queen, Kamek, and Birdo, but NO, they came up with 7 stupid clone characters for the roster. Oh my god, this roster is horribly redundant.

Half a roster of garbage counterparts and not enough individuals.

Total garbage roster! What was the head of Mario Kart 8 thinking when Nintendo replaced fantastic characters like Honey Queen, Dry Bones, Birdo, King Boo, Petey Piranha, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and Kamek with rubbish ones like Metal Peach, Metal Mario, and the 5 babies? Even Funky Kong is better than those 7.

Pink Gold Peach was traditionally supposed to be replaced by Orange Bronze Daisy.

2 Item Distribution

If I was in 2nd, I would want better items if I was half a lap behind first rather than two feet behind. - greenshyguy

The racer in second recieves 3 red shells while the poor soul in ninth gets coins and single mushrooms?

Unlike previous kart games, now you can only hold the items you receive? What the suck? That is lame because you can't really deploy an item to deflect a red shell item.

The Nintendo staff members who came up with the Spiny Shell item should be fired!

3 Lack of Battle Arenas

Now, the battle mode contains arenas remixed from a regular Grand Prix course and hardly distinguishable from a regular kart race. What the HECK? Nintendo, you're going to take out one of the best features of the game, which would have been easy to replicate or improve upon, and slap the name on a rehashed racing mode? That is just shoddy labor.

Now the battle mode courses horribly redundant. They tried to copy 8 of the Grand Prix courses and paste them into the Battle Mode. UGH! That's just shoddy, boring, and horrifying labor, Nintendo!

MK8 puts more focus on racing than actual fighting. "Battle Mode" is just the ability to drive backwards without Lakitu popping up on the screen. People are racing normally and hitting people as they go by. I love the anti-gravity aspect and the ability to mix-and-match Karts, but Battle Mode is the worst. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

The battle arenas were now remixed from 8 Grand Prix kart courses and are now nothing but a lame copy. What the SUCK?

4 Pink Gold Peach Pink Gold Peach is a character who debuts in Mario Kart 8, where she appears as an unlockable playable character.

Duplicate Reason - greenshyguy

Pink Gold Peach just took up a spot that could've gone to Dry Bones. She is the reason why Mario Kart 8's roster is lanky. I want to kick the 5 babies and the 2 gold characters out and replace those 7 with Honey Queen, Dry Bones, Dixie Kong, Birdo, Diddy, Kamek, and King Boo and that right there is a perfect roster. They could've introduced Kamek and Dixie Kong to the new Mario Kart character spotlight. But NO, Pink Gold Peach instead!

You know how you can change the color of Yoshi and Shy Guy? She should just be a costume for peach instead.

I can't believe Mario Kart 8 is high on the "Top 10 Mario Kart Games That Shouldn't Be On the Worst List" list. And why is "Double Dash" top 1?! Mario Kart 64 should be top 1!

5 Simple Tracks

Simple doesn't mean bad, and the tracks aren't simple in my opinion. - greenshyguy

At least Rosalina's Ice World, Neo Bowser City, Moonview Highway, and DK Summit didn't appear in Mario Kart 8. They are trash!

At least VS Mode is back and Neo Bowser City is gone.

Even the retro tracks were nerfed. Yoshi Circuit is missing a number of piranha plants and the minecarts in Wario's Goldmine are no longer obstacles. The original rainbow road is nowhere near the nightmare it use to be.

6 Blooper Bloopers (Often Referred To Bloobers Until Paper Mario, Though Blooper was in use beforehand) are Squid-Like creatures that are found in the ocean. They made their first appearance in Super Mario Bros., and various kinds of them have appeared in the Mario games since, normally as enemies. Mario Party more.

Why is this useless item still present?

Really stupid. If you've played the course hundreds of times you'll know it like the back of your hand. They are only "challenging" when you first get the game. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

7 Most Frustrating Game In The Series

Sorry, no. - greenshyguy

THAT would be Mario Kart Wii, Double Dash or Super Mario Kart - xandermartin98

It's really easy to play - DCfnaf

8 Nerf Starman

Outside the sucking battle arenas and the bland roster, the head of Mario Kart 8 decreased the Starman power.

9 Re-Reused Tracks

WHO CARES? - greenshyguy

That's only in the DLC packs guys.

Honestly I don't mind this. Plus their going to have to do this anyway if their going to do retro tracks

I still find it weird how DK doesn't have a console track (either new or retro). He just has the track from the last handheld game.

10 Morton's the New Funky

Thank god we didn't have to look at a plethora of Funky Kong on Flame Runner Harleys. That was a large issue in Mario Kart Wii. This setup hacked online. Everybody found that sickening Grumble Volcano shortcut for that course using that combination.

Funky is slang for whoever is way overused for online gameplay.

The Contenders

11 Firehopping

Can't they just return the firehopping trick instead of making this game suck?

Fire hopping is an exploit and it should be removed to make things fairer.

12 Baby Peach Baby Peach is the infant version of the major character from the Mario Series, Princess Peach. She is mostly known for her appearances in the Mario Kart Franchise in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8 as a playable character, but she also appears in other Mario games, including Yoshi's Island DS, in which more.

I think all of the babies eat gum during a race but somehow it is a pacifier.

Sometimes I wonder... is that a pacifier or bubble gum sticking out of her mouth - Katekat123

The babies creep me out and the two gold characters

13 Princess Peach Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is the lead female of the The Mario franchise. She is usually the character who needs saved in most Mario Games, but also has appeared as a playable character in the Main-Series Mario Games, including Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario more.

She Appeared In Every Game! That's It! I'm Starting To Like SEGA! - CuteGirlJigglypuff

Morons. Peach is the main female character. This hate on Peach is DUMB. - DCfnaf

Nobody wants this stupid "damsel in distress" 'character', she is TERRIBLE! - KennyRulz244444

Dear CuteJigglyPuffGirl, go see "Top 10 Reasons Why Sonic Adventure 2 Is Awful" and "Top 10 Reasosn Why Sonic X Is Awful". And the Princess Peach fanbase is so wild that it makes Beliebers look slightly tame.

14 Princess Peach & Princess Daisy's Dresses

So? - yunafreya648

15 People Say This Is Better Than All Mario Kart Games That Are Older Than Mario Kart: Double Dash!!!

Please, calm down, whoever wrote this title. Mario Kart 8 is much better than all other Mario Kart games, but it's just my opinion. NOT because of the ruined Battle Mode, roster, or Coins, but because of the anti-gravity, and the amazing track design.

The best thing about Mario Kart 8 would definitely be the anti-gravity and the worst thing about this game being the Princess characters (Rosalina rocks, though Baby Rosalina is cool) and their clones/baby selves!

Please respect people's opinion. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Nostalgiatards got on this list. It is better than the originals. Graphics, controls, tracks, and music are all better than the originals. - DCfnaf

16 Peach, Daisy, Baby Peach & Pink Gold Peach's Voices

I think the user meant the alternate versions of Princess Peach like Pink Gold Peach (because apparently Metal Mario wasn't enough), Baby Peach and Cat Peach (get it?! Vecause Mario Kart 8 was released shortly after 3D World!. ;-)

Peach clone fanboys must get their faces punched.

17 Baby Rosalina Baby Rosalina is an infant version of the major character from the Mario Bros . Franchise, Rosalina . She first appeared in Mario Kart 8 as a playable character and is now one of 5 baby characters in the roster, alongside infant versions of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Princess Daisy .

Please go away and we could replace Baby rosalina with some clever characters rather than having another clone!

She contradicts Rosalina. - DCfnaf

18 The Controls

The A button is your gas pedal, but the bottom left trigger is for shooting items. What the HECK!

19 Mario Kart 64 Is Way Better Than This

It's not. Cry me a river nostalgiatards. - DCfnaf

No sorry. - DaisyandRosalina

20 Tough Controls

Controls are the easiest in the series! - DCfnaf

Who ever added this to the list, just sucks at Mario kart 8

21 Focused Way Too Much On Graphics

That's a good thing... - DCfnaf

22 Gamerscore Addition/Subtraction System
23 Lightweights Are Nearly Useless

You have to be a fatty for a solid chance of victory.

Poor Toad. He was so useless, thanks to the bastardized Nintendo. - KennyRulz244444

And that's why I made my Mii bigger.

Instead of the 5 babies in the feather class, Dry Bones and Nabbit must take their place in the feather class.

24 Annoying Voices

Only interesting factor of this is how annoying the character roster is!

Shy Guy now has new sound effects in Mario Kart 8 like OH NO!

25 The Box Art
26 It's for the Wii U

Whoever added this is very biased against Mario Kart 8. - greenshyguy

The wii u sucks they stopped making games for it the SAME YEAR THEY CREATED IT! - Katekat123

Wii U is awesome! Stupid Console Fanboys. - DCfnaf

27 Pink Gold Peach Is Extremely Bad-Tempered

What? - DCfnaf

28 Way Too Many Restrictions In The Track Design

The dev team probably wants you to master the track's layout instead of breaking the game. - greenshyguy

29 Toad is Still a Tiny Lightweight Character

Last time I checked, Toad was meant to be a strong character. Peach deserves to be in this category. - KennyRulz244444

30 The Mii Voices

Oh god

31 200cc

There's nothing wrong with 200cc - greenshyguy

32 Online Play
33 Only One Item to Hold
34 The Koopalings are the Worst Mario Characters in the Franchise

And...? - greenshyguy

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