‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ Updates: Controversial ‘Fire-Hopping’ Trick Removed From Nintendo Switch Version

By RG Ferrer, Posted: 04/20/17 08:32AM EDT

One of the popular speed techniques found in an earlier "Mario Kart" version will not be available in "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe." It appears that game developers nerfed the said trick from the upcoming Nintendo Switch gaming title.

The controversial trick in "Mario Kart 8" that allowed Wii U gamers to enjoy a quick speed boost appears to have been removed from the game's upcoming Nintendo Switch version. A "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" clip released by GameXplain, as obtained by Eurogamer, showed the player's inability to replicate that said speed technique.

Dubbed the "Fire-hopping" trick, several "Mario Kart 8" gamers considered the said technique as a game exploit since Nintendo did not include it in its official speed boost moves. Discovered by avid players in 2014, the said hard-to-master technique requires gamers to use a mushroom speed item coupled with a series of skids and kart hopping moves to gain more momentum.

In the said "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" clip, performing the same action no longer resulted in the expected "fire-hopping" speed increase. At this time, it is unclear whether game developers tweaked the upcoming Nintendo Switch gaming title to prevent players from using the said exploit or if the said GameXplain gamer has yet to fully master the speed trick.

In other news, the Nintendo Switch will be able to accommodate the digital copy of said upcoming racing game without the need for an SD card. The said game's file size was revealed to be 6.75GB, according to a product listed posted on Amazon Germany, as cited by VG247. Given the Nintendo Switch's 32GB internal storage, new owners of the said hybrid console can delay buying an SD card if they plan to get a digital copy of "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" as their first game.

"Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" will be released on April 28, Friday, for the Nintendo Switch.

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