Special | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Wave 1 of the Booster Course Pass – On March 18, the option appeared to purchase the Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, for the Nintendo Switch ( OLED ). From March 2022 to 2023, there will be six waves of additional content, adding 8 new tracks at a time to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. In this article we briefly discuss which courses were added with the first update via the Booster Course Pass and from which previous Mario Kart games they came. The 8 lanes are divided into two cups: The Golden Sprint Cup (Golden Dash Cup) and the Lucky Cat Cup (Lucky Cat Cup). Below is a brief overview.
This circuit debuted in 2019 during the Paris Tour. The Mario Kart Tour (mobile) game was all about Paris and it is therefore not surprising to see the Eiffel Tower prominently on this track, which is the first in the Golden Dash Cup. But make no mistake, just like Paris, driving here is chaotic. The roundabouts and busy atmospheric streets are very enjoyable, you actually want the red wine, cheese and baguette, but don’t be distracted. At a certain point you even drive against the traffic and you should not let yourself be put off the map.
First appeared in the Mushroom Cup in Mario Kart 7. You can race on the track regularly in Mario Kart Tour and the nice thing about this track in relation to the mobile game is that it is the track you race on while the game is running. is still downloading on your smartphone. Still the main track in many ways for Mario Kart Tour and therefore very important for the Mario Kart franchise. The circuit is eminently accessible due to its wide bends. The atmosphere is also nice and festive with a flying Toad as a balloon. A typical Mario Kart track!
It takes the undersigned back in time. On the Nintendo 64, we’ve had enough rolling rocks on our heads and we’ve often run into flying bats. Yet it is incredibly impressive to see this circuit renewed. On the Nintendo 64 this track was very gray because of the ‘foggy’ distances and especially… brown, because of the Choco mountains. Now Choco Mountain is a very fresh track to race on due to the renewed color palette.
An incredibly colorful circuit that is very compact. The shopping center offers you various alternative routes, such as the choice to go down an escalator or to continue on the current floor. You will also visit the outdoors for a while to tear past the parking garage on the beach, back into the Coconut Mall through the entrance. A case of short but sweet. This track was first playable on Nintendo Wii in 2008 in Mario Kart Wii and is now sunnier than ever.
Where the Paris Promenade is the first circuit of the Golden Dash Cup, Tokyo Blur is the first circuit of the Lucky Cat Cup. A track taken from Mario Kart Tour of 2019. As the name suggests, you drive through Tokyo and that is very pressed on your nose. A large lantern, Japanese-clad Shy Guys and in the distance you can see Mount Fuji with the Japanese radio tower in front. With each lap you are presented with a different route through the city, so you experience something different all the time while racing.
This track reminds us a lot of Toad’s Turnpike on the Nintendo 64, but this track has a lot more twists and turns. A highway along the ravine is the best way to describe Shroom Ridge. There are Sunday drivers on this track that you should avoid, otherwise you will have an accident. Although you can also use this to your advantage: if you drive behind a car you get a slipstream, with which you can build up a boost. The mainly green view with the sun high in the sky makes this a very cheerful course.
Now we are high in the clouds. We could already play Sky Garden on the GameBoy Advance in Mario Kart: Super Circuit in 2001. Here too, with the updated graphics, we can better see the clouds and large plants with a grandiose mushroom here and there. It’s a fairly simple course, with a boost ramp every now and then to enjoy the fresh air even more. This track could also be found in Mario Kart DS and Mario Kart Tour, so its simplicity has remained attractive over the years to make Mario Kart 8 Deluxe playable again.
There are a number of tracks available from Mario Kart Tour. Not really surprising, because that game offers a lot of different tracks. For example, Ninja Hideaway is a fairly complex circuit, which first appeared in 2021 during the Ninja Tour. What’s great about this track is that you will also feel like a ninja: you can race on the ground floor of a large Japanese house, but you can also visit the upper floors and find your way on the roofs of the building. So you have the choice to race low but also high on this track which makes you very unpredictable as a real ninja. A beautiful course with rose blossoms, bamboo and ninja versions of Shy Guys.
Briefly, we went through all the circuits that are now available through Wave 1 of the Booster Course Pass. If you want permanent access to these circuits, you can purchase the Booster Course Pass here. As soon as the next Wave is out, you can expect an overview here on PlaySense. The following cups are in any case called the Turnip Cup and the Propeller Cup. It already sounds promising.