Mario Kart 8 Deluxe adds an Ultra Turbo boost to the vehicles

Bring on the purple sparks of that Ultra Turbo

Remember the time when we covered all the new features of the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch? Well, apparently Nintendo still has some surprises for us when we discover the game on April 28th. And they’ve just unveiled one of them: a third “Ultra Turbo” boost level for our vehicles.

Up until now, Mario Kart 8 was known to have “only” a two-level boost, called Super Turbo. For those who haven’t tried it yet, it occurs when you start drifting with your kart/moto/quad and you keep drifting long enough to see yellow sparks coming out of your wheels. Now in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Switch, if you’re able to sustain this drift long enough you’ll see purple sparks after the yellow ones. That’s the Ultra Turbo boost.

Nintendo shared a video to show how that’s done. In this short footage, they measure how much time of drift it takes to trigger each level of boost: Simple Turbo = 0.621 sec; Super Turbo = 1.674 sec; Ultra Turbo = 2.633 sec.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe comes out on 28 April worldwide, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

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