About the Game

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a great game that can be fun for the whole family. It's extremely popular with young children, and is a great way to connect with younger family members. Race your friends or family, or battle them in a battle mode on a variety of battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer or online with friends, family, or anyone!

Features include:

  • Play on the go with handheld mode and play anytime, anywhere

  • Play in the same room locally in up to 4-player multiplayer on the same TV

  • Play your friends in local wireless multiplayer with up to 8 players (multiple Nintendo Switches required)

  • Play your friends and family online interstate and internationally


If you're a beginner with this game, we recommend turning on the two assists in the game, and using the motion control option. These 'assistive features' allow the kart to accelerate automatically, help the player stay on the race track. The motion controller option means you can turn the controller left or right to steer the kart, as you would use a steering wheel. These settings are automatically enabled when you play the game for the first time, and can be toggled either when selecting your kart preferences or during a race, by pressing the 'plus' or 'start' button and then pressing the corresponding buttons as shown in the icons.

Racing Wheel

If you find the controller is too difficult to use or small to hold, we recommed purchasing either the Mario Kart Racing Wheel Pro Deluxe, or Mario Kart Racing Wheel Pro Mini for the Nintendo Switch - both are available to purchase from EB Games. These controllers are large steering wheels that come with pedals, and are gerat for beginners and professionals alike. It makes the experience much more alike driving a real steering wheel. For more information on controllers for accessibility or tailoring your game please visit our tips and advice page here.

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