Dedicated Mario fan and reddit user andysaurus_rex went on a virtual walkabout of the various tracks in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, pointing out the various clever touches most people zoom past at 200cc. His leisurely guide is a testament to the amount of love and detail Nintendo puts into its 1st party games. These are just SOME of the highlights they discovered, and we reccommend you also check out the 200+ image tour he posted to imgur.

1. Off in the distance of Toad Harbor, you can see a giant "Statue of Liberty-esque" Princess Peach sculpture

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2. On Mario Circuit, these unique streetlights bend to help illuminate the vertical track surface

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3. At Sunshine Airport, you can read the stickers on the Piantas' luggage to see which tracks they've visited

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4. They applied a special effect to these peapods to make them translucent when the sun shines through them on Cloudtop Cruise

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5. These "ancient" designs on the pottery found in Bone-Dry Dunes are really just sprites from the original Super Mario Bros. first released in America in 1985

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6. Docking into Rainbow Road is this uniquely designed space shuttle modeled after the Big Blooper enemy type

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7. These murals on Dragon Driftway reveal that Lakitu is a master of some deadly Kung Fu styles

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8. While Baby Park has many Mario-themed amusement park rides, this "Luigi's Mansion" has clearly been placed as a sly reference to the game's connection to Disney parks' "Haunted Mansion" attraction.

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9. The Shy Guys of Wild Woods appear to live as familial units in little Shy Guy-shaped houses? Cute! Weird, but cute!

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10. Very progressive to include Birdo on the poster for the Women of Racing Organization, or maybe it's not, I forget if Nintendo finally gave a definitive answer about that...

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11. Many signs and scoreboards confirm that the Mario cast are not just freelance racers, but actually belong to F1-style racing teams

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12. Steamed Hams but it's an unrelated background detail in Ice Ice Outpost

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13. On GBA Ribbon Road Nintendo secretely unveiled the design for the Wooly World Yoshi amiibos, months before the toys were actually announced

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14. This city map on Super Bell Subway reveals the fact that the race is taking place in the same metropolis that sits below the N64 Rainbow Road track

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15. This sign only appears in the Water Park track and might reveal the source of all the animosity between Goombas and Mario

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