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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Games; Pap/Psc edition (May 30, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804163286
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804163286
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

If you're looking for a cheater book, this does the job.
Jolthammer
Great to help young and old learn what to expect when playing Mario Kart 8.
Noneonrecord
The kiddos always find these Prima guides helpful and fun to read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Randy on June 19, 2014
Format: Paperback
Well, you don't have to be a serious racer to enjoy this book. But if you are, this book is a must have!

All of the karts and their options are explained and reviewed. You can select the best kart (or motorcycle), tire and airfoil for the races ahead of time. If you are competing in a Grand Prix, this gives you the information you need to build the right racer for the tracks ahead.

All the tracks are included with 3-dimensional maps! This is a huge advantage since you know how the tracks twist, turn, go upside down, and sideways. Not to mention underwater or in the air! Some tracks have alternate routes and shortcuts. This book does a great job showing the path using screen shots and arrows for these paths.

For each track there is a separate section for time-trials and Grand Prix. If you are racing in a time trial, using the three boosts at the right time and right spot can dramatically improve your time. These automatic boosts aren't included in Grand Prix racing so your strategy should be different.

The book also gives you a recommended character, vehicle, and options for each track and race type. Personally, I'd rather get good with one car/motorcycle set up and race with it exclusively. You make the call on this one.

So, is this book necessary to enjoy Mario Kart 8? No. I had great fun racing before I got the book. But if you want to see real maps of the tracks, learn about alternate routes, or just want an edge up on the game, this book is for you!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Didelva on July 7, 2014
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I was expecting a better quality of tips and tricks. Compared to the previous Wii Mario Kart Guide format this is a downgrade. Your are better off looking online for free.
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By Michael Sobel on July 13, 2014
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Great guide
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By nyc2pdx on July 12, 2014
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I like the prima guides. Lots of detail and provides all the secrets. Met my expectations. Also liked it included an online code for an electronic copy
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Was pretty happy with this guide. Good description of carts, wheels, gliders, tracks and shortcuts. If you're looking for a cheater book, this does the job.
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The kiddos always find these Prima guides helpful and fun to read. They contain great tips (but not cheats) and show all the unlockables.
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By Geneo on July 2, 2014
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Wonderful guide. Has all the tips and tricks to win (you'll need them).
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By Louis J. Matarazzo on June 29, 2014
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The guide is a big help, it has all the techniques to get the best time and the most coins!
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