All I'm saying is that the differences sort of tipped me off. I also wrote that shortly after reading an article that outright said it was Mario Kart 8, redefining the similarities to fit some sort of "lol Nintendo Switch is just ports" narrative.
Edit: I wasn't expecting or trying to push buttons with my previous post, but it seems that any time I post here without a paragraph's worth of context, I get on people's nerves, lol. I realize what was meant, I just don't think the level of additions being included in the port (or possibly otherwise) constitute it being classified as the exact same game. Is that naive? Eh, I don't particularly care.