Nintendo’s iconic Kart racing series, Mario Kart, is a classic favorite among many gamers. The recently released Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch is an enhanced version of the Wii U’s Mario Kart 8. With updated graphics, new characters and courses, and an array of control options, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is sure to get everybody on the race track.
Control Configuration Options
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe offers players a variety of control options to get the most out of their racing experience. In addition to featuring familiar controls with the Wii U GamePad or Wii Remote Plus attached to Nunchuk accessories, players can also take advantage of steering wheel shells or single Joy Con controllers. For those looking for more realistic steering options, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe supports actual Logitech Steering Wheel peripherals.
The game also has Pro Controller support which provides analogue stick-based accelerated drift control options. The great thing about this controller is that it allows racers to use drifting motions instead of slideways while controlling the kart at a higher level. This creates an engaging and accurate driving experience that feels like actually being on the track.
For those who are newer to racing games or simply want a more accessible experience, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also offers various assistance settings such as Auto Accelerate and Auto Steer settings. The Auto Accelerate setting lets you maintain your speed without having to hit or press the A button all the time for acceleration during races. Meanwhile, Auto Steer allows you to automatically stay in lanes without having to manually steer your kart properly during tight turns in tracks.
These assistance settings are customizable based on your current skill level which can be adjusted anytime during your gameplay session as you become more proficient with your controls