Launch Guide: Aussie Mario Kart 8 Bargains and Midnight Launches

It’s Mario time!

Mario Kart 8 is almost here and it’s the biggest release this year for the Wii U (so far). Mario Kart being the huge monstrosity it is requires more than just a simple bargain guide so we’ve gone beyond that to bring you something cool.

Below you’ll not only find the latest bargains but also information on the free Wii U game promotion and a list of all the events and midnight launches that are going on for Mario Kart 8.

As always if you see a cheaper price below let us know in the comments, two games for the price of one doesn’t happen often!

Bargains (Last updated 28/5/14)

Big W

  • This Saturday and Sunday Big W have 10% the entire store (with exceptions) and 20% off clothing and shoes and some other nonsense. But the key here is the 10%.
  • You’ll can pick up Mario Kart 8 for a mere $52.20. – Use this voucher in store
  • Mario Kart 8 standalone – $58.00Link
  • Wii U Mario Kart 8 Bundle (includes physical copy) – $398Link

mk8sideEB Games

  • Mario Kart 8 standalone – $79.95 – Link
  • Wii U Mario Kart 8 Bundle (includes physical copy) – $429 – Link
  • EB Games Special Bundle Wii U Basic (white) + Mario Kart 8 + Skylanders: Swap Force + Free Game redemption – $279 – Photo


  • Mario Kart 8 standalone – $64.00 – Link

JB Hi-Fi

  • Mario Kart 8 standalone – $79.00 – Link
  • Wii U Mario Kart 8 Bundle (includes physical copy) – $399 – Link


  • Wii U Mario Kart 8 Bundle (includes physical copy) – $399 – Link (Thanks Aaron!)


  • Mario Kart 8 standalone – $54 with ‘Welcome’ code online and click and collect – $64 in store – Link


  • Mario Kart 8 standalone (AU Version) – $67.99 – Link
  • Mario Kart 8 standalone (Euro Version) – $62.99 – Link

Please let us know in the comments if you see a fresh bargain we can update.


Free Game Promo

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Buy a copy of Mario Kart 8 before the end of July and you’ll be entitled to a free download of one of ten games.

Games  included in the promotion are Nintendo Land, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Sonic Lost World, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Wii Party U and New Super Mario Bros U.

All you have to be is a member of Club Nintendo, register the code included in the game (or from the eShop) and you’ll be given the choice of one of those games for free.

For full terms and conditions see Nintendo Australia’s website.

Super Mario Kart Virtual Console Promo

Purchase Super Mario Kart on Nintendo eShop any time before Friday 30th June 2013 can get a discount of AU$10.40 (NZD$13.60) on Mario Kart 8 if you purchase Mario Kart 8 on Nintendo eShop from the release of the game until 30th June 2014, providing the purchase takes place on the same Wii U console.

Launch Events

EB Games Swanston Street Midnight Launch

There’s only one midnight launch for Mario Kart 8 so far and you guessed correctly, it’s at EB Games Swanston Street in Melbourne. The event kicks off at 10pm May 30th and will have a live DK, frozen slushies, Nintendo themed balloon twisting and more.

You will need to preorder the game at the store to be able to attend. Find out more information here on the event’s Facebook page.

If other stores open up we’ll update this article.


Gamesmen’s Mario Kart 8 Race Day Competition

Gamesmen are holding a Mario Kart 8 launch day event. Simply preorder the game at the store (which is a cheap $64) and go into the competition. If you’re the a winner of the competition you could take home the game for free. There’s three age divisions and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Mario himself will be the there too!

Find out more information on the Facebook event page.


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