Now here is some gaming news that is pretty fun. I think that you could easily say that after the Nintendo Switch launch last March. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the first big game that was released for the console. For me, it is the best Mario Kart game so far and still one of my favorite games on the Switch. Well, Nintendo has just dropped an update and it is pretty cool.
This new update allows you to use your Nintendo Labo set in its motorbike form as a controller. I think this is a really fun idea and for people who have both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit, you can now use them together for some arcade style racing fun.
I have not had the opportunity to do this as in all honesty, Nintendo Labo did not appeal to me so I do not have one. My son is 10 and even he was not too excited by it so we actually passed on it. However, seeing people play it on YouTube it does look pretty cool and it appears to work really, really well. To be fair the motion controls in the Mario Kart series since they were introduced in Mario Kart Wii have always been great.
One thing I want to know is if there are any plans to introduce a first person mode to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as I am sure that would make it even more fun. Mario Kart 7 had it, but they took it out of the original Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U and never implemented it into the Deluxe version either.
So if you love Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and think you have done all you can with it. Maybe you should have a think about picking up a Nintendo Labo and playing some arcade style racing with it.