Journal Entry: Wed Aug 27, 2014, 4:54 PM
As i'm sure you all know, folks, for those who own Mario Kart 8 and a Wii U, the update that features the Mercedes-Benz car models are now available, as well as a Boutique option, that allows you to download those car models for free... ALONG with two new downloadable packs that contains six new characters total and four new cups and more race tracks for the game in mind, that sees Link (from the Zelda series), as well as Isabelle AND the Villager (both from Animal Crossing) making their Mario Kart debut, thus crossing over with Mario and company, as well as seeing Mario's Tanooki form (that redebuted in Super Mario 3D Land) and Peach's cat form (that debuted in Super Mario 3D World) make their debuts in this game, as well as seeing the return of Dry Bowser.
The good news is that i've downloaded all of that, thus i got new colors for both Yoshi and Shy Guy. The bad news? I have to wait until their official releases, despite having downloaded the packs, thus for pack #1, it'll come during November of this year, while for pack #2, it'll come on May of next year.
Oh well, at least i got the car models, which is good. However, getting the two packs costed me some money from my eShop account (8 bucks for an individual pack and 12 bucks for both packs as a bundle), while the car models were free of charge. Hey, i got to get my game at full power here at least... though i've replunged myself in the original game that started it all: Super Mario Kart on Super NES, so i have to readjust my kart driving, since i went retro in the kart handling of the original here.
Nevertheless, who among those who own Mario Kart 8 have gotten the update and the downloads of the car models and both packs? Let's see now, shall we?
-Eric B. (Shnoogums)
Playing: Super Mario Kart & Mario Kart 8