Seeing as the game is still a runaway success almost a decade after its initial release, it may also be the last Mario Kart game to be made. As unfortunate as that would be, it also wouldn’t be the end of the world. Mario Kart 8 is genuinely that good.
Part of the game’s strength lies within the tracks and circuits that round out its roster. Most are incredibly enjoyable and pleasing; only a handful I groan in response to their selection during online play.
Part of what made Toad’s Turnpike so enjoyable was the required weaving in and out of traffic. Especially in reverse, no lead felt safe because a big 18-wheeled semi-truck was waiting for you around the bend.
The track weaves through multiple paths constantly, yet fails to make your decisions matter. No matter which way you go, you don’t feel like you’re at an advantage or disadvantage against other racers.