Mario Kart 8 badges return for another lap through the Badge Arcade in celebration of the game’s deluxe debut on the Switch tomorrow! Collect your favorite racers and create your very own course with a special theme available this week only. Sadly, none of the badges are new, so those hoping to plaster their home screens with the likes of King Boo are in for a disappointing ride.

Animal Crossing and Mega Man make up the back half of catchers on tap. Whether fishing for chipper beavers or beating down yellow devils, there’s plenty of great options for karting fans who’ve already caught ‘em all.



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None of today’s Mario Kart badges are racing out of the Arcade anytime soon, though fans of the Blue Bomber might want to pick up a bunch of Robot Masters before they beam back to Dr. Wily’s Castle in just two days’ time.


It may have taken a year and a half to make the trip overseas, but North American Badge Arcade collectors finally have an appropriately themed home for all of today’s Mario Kart shenanigans! From now through May 4th at 3:00 a.m. PST, spend $2 on ten plays to secure this sweet Mario Kart 8 themed racetrack.


From now through May 4th at 3:00 a.m. PST, every dollar you spend will nab you one of these four expressive Arcade Bunny badges. You especially won’t want to miss out on the gun show — just $4 a ticket!

That’s all for today! Catch you Thursday!

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.