Mario Kart Players Are Hating The New Coconut Mall Map

Mario Kart Players Are Hating The New Coconut Mall Map
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Written by 

Joseph Kime


22nd Mar 2022 13:18

The first wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's DLC tracks have finally landed, and it's still just as controversial as it was on announcement.

Of course, players are loving the fact that there's more Mario Kart to enjoy - it is the very best of Karting games, after all. The frustrating thing is, though, as the DLC pack was announced at the last Nintendo Direct, fans were hoping for an all-new entry into the franchise. The pack offers more than enough content to make up a totally new game, but frankly, with the success of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo doesn't really have much reason to focus on an all-new title.

But, the controversy hasn't ended there - players are hating one of the new maps, and it's one of the best maps that has made the return to the franchise.

Mario Kart 8 Fans Hate The Remastered Coconut Mall

While many players are loving the new maps to play, some players have taken aim at one of the best returning maps - Coconut Mall.

The map has returned to a lot of love, being one of the absolute fan-favourites from Mario Kart Wii, but some fans have taken issue with some of the changes made to the map.

The map's escalators have been changed to be a lot longer, making them stick out a little more, and a lot of the map's connections to Super Mario Sunshine and reference to the Wii's Mii characters have all been removed. For the most part, it's still the same map - but a lot of its quirks have been lost in translation. 

It's a shame to see this happen to such an iconic track - but some things would have had to change anyway for it to suit Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the first place.

What Other Maps Have Joined Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

The first wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass comes with two cups - the Golden Dash Cup, and the Lucky Cat Cup.

The first comes with Paris Promenade from Mario Kart Tour, Toad Circuit from Mario Kart 7, Choco Mountain from Mario Kart 64, and, of course, Coconut Mall from Mario Kart Wii.

The Lucky Cat cup comes with Tour's Tokyo Blur, Mario Kart DS' Shroom Ridge, Super Circuit's Sky Garden and another Tour map in the form of Ninja Hideaway.

The Booster Course Pass is still great despite the complaints about Coconut Mall - and we can't wait for 8 Deluxe to practically double its courses. More Mario Kart simply can't be a bad thing, after all.


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