Toad’s Turnpike was probably one of the more memorable courses in Mario Kart 64, given the fact that it took place on a live highway. And now it’s back in Mario Kart 8 looking better than ever–and with a few pretty big changes, such as the addition of hang-gliding and anti-gravity…as well as a few lesser known ones. To show you what I mean, let’s first take a look at the the original Toad’s Turnpike. Because this track actually had some unusual attributes to it, such as how the traffic actually went faster in the higher engine classes. But it’s even more famous for what happened when you raced on the track in Mirror Mode–or Extra Mode as it was called then. Yep, you don’t need me to tell you that the traffic is now heading in the opposite direction, turning every pass into a near-miss with a head-on collision.

And it was awesome for it. Unfortunately, neither of these features return in Mario Kart 8. The traffic always moves at the same speed regardless of engine class, and the traffic doesn’t reverse in mirror mode either. Bummer, right? But don’t despair, as this track has some unusual elements all of its own too. Because even though the traffic may not change speeds, you will find that the traffic pattern is now randomly selected from a few different sets each time you select the course, which helps make it feel a little different each time. And that’s not all. Because at least one of those patterns has the right-most lane travelling in the opposite direction! Yeah, if it may not be the full-on craziness of Mario Kart 64’s Mirror Mode, but it’s at least a little closer–and this time, it can appear in any mode too.

These random elements are a pretty neat touch and are completely unique to this course Thanks for watching and make sure to stay-tuned to GameXplain.com for more on Mario Kart 8 and other thigns gaming too. .

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