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Pro Fun, varied gameplay
The game has multiple game modes, various vehicles, bunch of usable items, an array of tracks, lots of customization options and fun gameplay mechanics, including anti-gravity, gliding and underwater driving among many other features to keep the game fun.
Pro Up to 4 player split-screen
You can play all game modes locally with up to 4 players.
Pro Multiple game modes
There are 4 game modes in Mario Kart 8. There's Grand Prix, the main game mode where you compete in 12-player races using various items found in the level, Time Trial, where you fight against the clock, VS Race, where you can set up your own rules, and Battle, a variant on a typical race with 3 balloons added to each player, allowing you to pop your opponents balloons for points.
Pro Quick games
Races don't take too long (a typical race takes about 5 minutes) so you can play on your lunch break.
Pro Helps new players
While this makes it a worse competitive game, it makes it more accessible in the office for everyone to be able to play. A game where a few players can just dominate everyone else won't be fun for everyone, and will discourage people from playing in the first place.
Pro Supports up to 12 players online
In online mode you can compete with up to 11 other players.
Pro Glorious 60fps gameplay
The game runs at stable 60 fps with the exception of 4-player split screen, where the framerate is halved.