Mario Kart 8 commercial – The lightning bolt is back, baby! [VIDEO]

Nintendo released a new commercial for Mario Kart 8 today on its official YouTube channel, this time detailing the famous lightning bolt. The lightning bolt returns in Mario Kart 8 and can be used to shrink all of your opponents and make them drop their items (unless they’re invicible), while you barrel over them flattening them to the size of a pancake. It’s one of the best items in the series for getting back at those ahead of you.

Yesterday we launched our favorite items from Mario Kart 8 poll, allowing you to pick your favorite item from the series. We’ll be announcing the results of this poll next week along with a few tips and tricks to get started with Mario Kart 8 when it launches on May 30. Be sure and check out our Mario Kart 8 review as well!