Top 10 characters Nintendo should add to Mario Kart 8 DX instead of Gold Mario

With the upcoming Nintendo Switch version of Mario Kart 8, we are seeing a brand new chance for Nintendo to add exciting new characters from their vast portfolio. With DLC characters for the core game in the form of Link from the Legend of Zelda and Isabelle from Animal Crossing as well as stages from F-Zero, Nintendo has finally cracked the seal on Mario Kart's universe and blown it into a love-letter to the entire storied Nintendo franchise, much like the popular "Smashed Brothers".

So what new characters can we look forward to seeing in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

Motherfucking Gold Mario
Motherfucking Gold Mario

Sure, MK8DX will also add Inkling Girl from Splatoon as well as non-canon-and-probably-some-kind-of-bootleg-character-that-nobody-will-ever-pick "Inkling Boy", but another Mario? Are you serious Nintendo? I thought "Mario Kart 8" meant that it was the 8th game and not an indication of how many Marios are in it.

It's easy to just go "Well, just add Star Fox and F-Zero characters", but if Nintendo just added the obvious characters, wouldn't that be a little bit boring?

I think it's time Nintendo dug deeper into their catalogue and brought back some of their best classic characters, so like Charles Martinet, the voice actor of Paarthurnax once said: "Here-a we go!"

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