Target Turned Its Shopping Carts Into 'Mario Karts'

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The stores are decorated with Mario theme, the shopping cart depicts the game vehicle, and the theme music is played. And, is it fair to the wide-eyed new cashier who must suddenly contend with 8 overly-caffeinated grown people with Go-Pros driving the Mario Karts wildly through the aisles?

An absolute treat for the young ones and the young at heart: Target and Nintendo are teaming up to spread the iconic Super Mario fever nationwide, just in time for the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch on April 28.

Fire Hopping or "Frogging" has always been in the race arsenal of Mario Kart 8 players, but in the new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, this technique has been removed. This may be disappointing for fans that were supporting Nintendo through its Wii U days because there simply isn't that much new on the racing side. "We're working hard with Nintendo to keep these crazy-popular consoles flowing in to Target stores throughout the year", Target added.

The Deluxe version includes all the tracks, karts and downloadable content from the original, while "there are also a few new characters to choose from". But with various play modes and controller schemes, the numerous combinations of the two can get confusing.

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Look I'm not one to bash someone when they make a mistake, but when it happens for the second time? Overall, the maps were larger than I expected, allowing for a great amount of maneuverability, but cozy enough to where battles were still chaotic.

Despite having launched almost two months ago, the Nintendo Switch is still incredibly hard to find in many areas. In a cooperative mode like Renegade Roundup, it felt imperative to communicate with other teammates. But there's a reason Mario Kart 8 Deluxe brings back elements not seen since the GameCube's Mario Kart title, and their return only serves as a reminder that Double Dash! got a lot right amid its reinventions. Most of the surprises as fun, but Polygon has discovered a pretty weird restriction when playing the game in Wireless Play mode.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe supports several different play modes on the Nintendo Switch, thanks to the console's portable nature.

You have to win all the 200cc cups in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to unlock Gold Mario, making this the only character that's not available off the bat.

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