Mario Kart 8 Video Preview

We recently took Mario Kart 8 for a spin, and we found the series' first entry on Wii U to be solid, speedy and beautiful. In addition to its gravity-defying mechanics – which we sampled at E3 last year – we got to try out plenty of new racers, power-ups and 16 different tracks, including 8 retro tracks pulled from previous Mario Kart games.

Get the lowdown in our video preview, and find a list of the returning retro tracks we played after the break.
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Mario Kart 8 (4/2/14)

  • Moo Moo Meadows (Wii)
  • Mario Circuit (GBA)
  • Cheep Cheep Beach (DS)
  • Toad's Turnpike (N64)
  • Dry Dry Desert (GameCube)
  • Donut Plains 3 (SNES)
  • Royal Raceway (N64)
  • DK Jungle (3DS)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.