Today, August 5, Nintendo announced thatmario kart 8 deluxe]We have started delivering the second additional course pass. It seems that certain change in Coconut Mall in update 2. 1.
Coconut Mall is a course that appeared in Mario Kart Wii. The reason is a shopping center in the south of the country where he grew up. There are palm trees, fountains and jumping platforms on the course. Additionally, there are elements unique to shopping centers, such as escalators and boutiques.
And in the latest series “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”, Coconut Mall was implemented with the distribution of the first additional course pass. The course has been redone with brighter colored graphics. The escalator ascending and descending became easier to understand. The “car” that existed in the final stage also changed. The course has been adjusted to make it easier to run.
However, in update 2.1.0, the car underwent a brutal transformation. The official Nintendo Twitter account for the United States has published a video showing the status of the car after the update.
The video begins in front of Hey Ho’s car. As before, the red convertible Heiho was traveling in was enshrined in front of him. The victim of the demonstration was Princess Peach. After hitting the red shell on Princess Peach’s car, the player remains in the correct position. The next moment, when Princess Peach, who started running again, tried to run to Hey Ho’s left. Hey Ho’s car, which had been stationary until now, suddenly started and took a sharp turn. Princess Peach who ran into this crashed again. Furthermore, the player’s car, which he was watching from a height, was eventually crashed by Pac-n-Flower’s attack.
The background of such adjustments is related to the specifications of coconut shopping centers in previous works. Even in “Mario Kart Wii,” there is a red convertible at the end of the course. For some reason, the car driven by a Mii with a big smile kept coming and going down the road. And when I hit this, I crashed and it was a huge waste of time. The Coconut Mall was also redone in Mario Kart 7. The number of Mii cars decreased from 3 to 2, but they were still there.
On the other hand, in “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”, the car driver changed from Mii to Hey Ho. In addition, the cars that were traveling on the road until now stopped completely. On top of that, even the crash sentence at the time of contact was removed. Cars, which until now had been a nuisance to players, have become relatively harmless decorations on the field. However, some people were not comfortable with such course adjustments making execution easier. For users fond of the original course, the unreasonable cars that were an obstacle seemed to be recognized as a feature of Coconut Mall.
This Hey Ho Runaway Open Car appears to have been tweaked in response to feedback from said users. Users who were dissatisfied with the “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” version of Coconut Mall should now be able to enjoy it as a course in which they cannot relax until the end. Also, in the time attack, Hey Ho’s car stops silently, just like before the update.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is now available for Nintendo Switch. The second course complement pass has been distributed starting today, August 5. If you own the main game of “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”, you can play by purchasing an additional course pass (2,500 yen, including tax). Alternatively, if you subscribe to “Nintendo Switch Online + add-on pack”, you can play during the subscription period.