Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe players won't be able to take advantage of this annoying trick when the Nintendo Switch release date rolls around.
Nintendo has reportedly removed the controversial Fire Hopping technique from the upcoming Switch title, according to GameXplain (via Eurogamer).
Fire Hopping is a technique in which players can gain a speed boost by skidding and boosting on straight sections of race circuits.
Players were able to utilise the technique in 50cc, 100cc and 150cc races in Mario Kart 8 on Wii U.
Nintendo got rid of it in 200cc mode, but didn't remove it elsewhere.
But it looks like Nintendo has removed it completely from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which makes its Switch debut on April 28.
The news comes just days after Mario Kart 8 Deluxe battery concerns were raised.
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According to Game Rant, the kart-racing title is playable for around 3 hours on one charge.
It's about the same as Zelda Breath of the Wild and other more demanding Nintendo Switch releases.
“At a full charge (and with the screen brightness left at around 30%) the Nintendo Switch ran Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for exactly 3 hours, 9 minutes, and 20 seconds – providing this user with a little over three hours worth of play time,” the site confirms.
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“Given the co-op capabilities of the title, which are still present and accounted for when the system is undocked, the desire to detach the Joy-Con controllers for some multiplayer shenanigans is sure to rear its head.
“The revamped Battle Mode in particular is likely to draw the attention of fans, and that could also impact the battery life once players have disconnected the Joy-Con to share the experience with others.”
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe offers local wireless multiplayer for up to eight player and will include all the tracks and characters from the Wii U version, as well as DLC content.
Nintendo has also introduced a selection of new characters, including Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.
Battle Mode has been revamped and includes Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast.
These launch with all-new courses such as Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, as well as returning maps like Luigi’s Mansion and Battle Course 1.