Um, I hate to be negative about this but, what exactly did Mario Kart 8 do for racing? I don't understand
Super Mario Kart ;)
However, I'm not really sure what it specifically "did" other than successfully link (and leverage for sales) an established IP into a completely different genre and not suck?
Battle Mode was awesome, but not really anything for "racing". Weapons? Might have been the first racer with weapons? I cba to research lol.