When you start playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, all of the characters (except one) are available, as are all of the tracks — and this includes tracks from all three downloadable content packs for the Wii U’s Mario Kart 8. You’re still going khổng lồ have sầu to lớn collect coins lớn unloông chồng the various karts & parts, though.

In this guide, we’ll Reviews what used to be locked or part of a DLC & show you what’s different now. We’ll also talk about the things we know have been added in the Switch version of the game, lượt thích new characters & karts.

Mario Kart 8 unlockable & DLC characters

Mario Kart 8 locked characters in two ways: 14 of which were baked inlớn the game and several more arrived with DLC.

From YouTube user ShadowMario3 Unlockable charactersOn Wii U, Mario Kart 8 had 14 characters that unlocked in a random order as you completed cups. (Technically, it wasn’t completely random since the eighth character to lớn unloông xã was always the Mii.)

If you’d lượt thích to begin Mario Kart 8 Deluxe cộ with the previously locked characters, you can choose from Baby Rosalina và grown-up Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy, the Koopalings Iggy, Roy, Larry, Lemmy, Wendy, Ludwig and Morton (who doesn’t get a link), Toadette, Laikitu from the general Super Mario universe, Pink Gold Peach & Metal Mario — metallic versions of the classic characters, & Mii.

DLC characters



Mario Kart 8’s DLC added seven playable characters. Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach and Link were part of Legover of Zeldomain authority x Mario Kart 8. The boy và girl villagers & Isabelle from Animal Crossing & Dry Bowser were added with Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8.

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Purchasing both of these DLC packs would also unlochồng eight color variants each for both Yoshi & Shy Guy.

So what’s different in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

Gone are the days of randomly unlocking characters. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has done away with that. Every character is available at the start except for one: Gold Mario (and his gold kart).

New & returning friends

That’s not khổng lồ say that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe doesn’t have sầu any changes to the lineup (racing pun). King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr. have been added to lớn Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as playable characters. Additionally, the Inklings from Splatoon are making their debut for the first time in the Mario Kart series.

How to unloông chồng Gold Mario

From YouTube user ShadowMario3 To unloông chồng Gold Mario, first you’ll have khổng lồ progress through the 50cc, 100cc & 150cc Gr& Prix cups normally lớn unloông xã the 200cc races. Then, you’ll have to take first place in all of those Grvà Prix cups as well. Once you pull that off, Gold Mario will replace Metal Mario on the character select screen.

How khổng lồ unloông chồng karts and parts

Unlockable karts & partsMario Kart 8 started you off with seven bodies — four karts, two bikes and one ATV — four sets of wheels and one glider. You could unloông xã 18 more bodies, 17 more sets of wheels and 10 additional gliders. These were unlocked as you collected coins during races — one would unlochồng every 50 coins until you reached a total of 1,000 coins, at which point one would unlochồng every 100 coins.

There were three more parts — the gold standard body, gold tires and gold glider — that were unlocked while playing. You’d unloông chồng the gold standard body by getting a star in every Grvà Prix cup in every engine class. The gold tires were unlocked by beating the staff ghosts in every time trial. Collecting 10,000 coins would unloông xã the gold glider.

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DLC karts và parts

The three DLC packs added 11 bodies, three sets of wheels, & two gliders.

So what’s different in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

You’re still going to lớn have sầu to lớn collect coins khổng lồ unloông chồng karts and parts, but all of the DLC additions are available to you.

New parts

Three new bodies have been added for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: the Koopa Clown from Mario Kart 7 & the Inkstrider & Splat Buggy from Splatoon.

How to unlock gold parts

You’re going lớn have lớn put in a bit of work khổng lồ unloông xã the gold parts. To unloông chồng the gold standard body, you’ll need lớn get a star rank in every cup in mirror mode (which you unlock by completing all gr& prix cups in all engine classes). The tires will now require you to beat the staff ghosts in all of the 150cc time trials. The glider is still unlocked when you collect 10,000 coins.

Mario Kart 8 unlockable & DLC tracks

Unlockable tracksYou started Mario Kart 8 with only one cup (four tracks) available in the Mushroom Cup. Placing third or better in the cup would unloông chồng the next cup, và then you just repeated that process until everything was unlocked.

DLC tracks

In addition to the 32 tracks — eight cups worth — in Mario Kart 8 by default, there were 16 additional tracks — four more cups — available as DLC. The Triforce & Egg Cups were part of the Legkết thúc of Zeldomain authority x Mario Kart 8 DLC and the Bell and Crossing Cups were added by Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8.

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So what’s different in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

All of these tracks (và cups) are available at the start of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — even the DLC tracks.

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