Mario Kart with Wheel Wii

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Drivers, start your engines! Compete in Mario Kart Wii tournaments.
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Product Title Mario Kart with Wheel Wii
Manufacturer Computers America
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Power Score 4.5 | 23 Reviews
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Best Wii Racing Game
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - May 27, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Mario Kart with Wheel as a best pick for the Best Wii Racing Game. This product has also been rated as a best pick for the Best Wii Party Game and Best Wii Family Game. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Mario Kart
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

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Mario Kart Wii | Game w/ wheel
4 Star Review  productwiki.com - Apr 2, 2009

Mario Kart Wii is the sixth installment of the Mario Kart series of racing games, and the sequel to Mario Kart: Double Dash!! for the GameCube. All copies of Mario Kart Wii will ship with a Wii Wheel accessory that houses a Wiimote for a more intuitive way to steer your kart. Mario Kart Wii was released on April 11th, 2008 in Europe and was released in North America on April 27th, 2008 for $50. Mario Kart Wii tracks There are 32 tracks in total broken down into 8 cups, four of which feature new tracks (Mushroom, Flower, Star, Special), and four of which are comprised of tracks from previous Mario Kart games (Shell, Banana, Leaf, Lightning). Each circuit can be played in one of three speed classes: 50cc, 100cc, or 150cc. This 2-hour video demonstrates each of the tracks: New tracks: Mushroom Cup: Luigi Circuit Moo Moo Meadows Mushroom Gorge ... PROS: (1) Includes a Wii Wheel accessory with the game (2) Excellent visuals, graphics, and overall presentation (3) Fun and solid driving physics (4) Return to more traditional gameplay found in SNES version (5) Team modes can be fun ... CONS: (1) Battle mode does not have a last man standing option like N64 (2) Full range of maneuvers are accessed only with the Wiimote + Nunchuck control scheme (3) No two-player grand prix mode

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User Reviews
Another great Mario Kart game with a few twists
4 Star Review   By member 0wen - Aug 11, 2008   

Strengths: Online gameplay, variety of controller choices, and bikes.

Weakness: The Wii Wheel takes some time to get used to. Graphics could be better.

Mario Kart Wii follows the long tradition of previous Mario Kart titles by giving you the heroes and villains from the Mario games racing it out go kart style with many devious weapons at their disposal. The addition of the Wii Motion controls and the Wii Wheel for steering will take some time to get used to but it does and a new layer of that racing feeling as you turn the wheel to steer. Online play and a lot of courses give great replay value to Mario Kart as you can go up against friends online to see who is the fastest. The addition of motorbikes adds a new twist but many fans will probably stick to their favorite characters and Karts like they are familiar with. If you own a Wii, Mario Kart Wii will make a great addition to your gaming library.

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Mario Kart (Wii)
5 Star Review   By member eau697 - Aug 7, 2008   

Strengths: Online gaming

Mario Kart is a great family game with support for up to 4 players using the Wii remote locally. Online gameplay is very playable with no observable lag. There are many courses to choose from. Besides karts, there are motocycles to play. The game is bundled with one steering wheel in which you can mount your Wii remote. It does add a new level of fun using the wheel. This game is easily among the top games that my family would choose to play together to have a fun, enjoyable time.

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Mario Kart Wii
5 Star Review   By member mojave - Jul 31, 2008   

Strengths: The classic Nintendo franchise makes a fine debut on the Wii

I'm not one of those hardcore Nintendo fans who likes to put down Mario Kart Double Dash - the last console Mario Kart game that came out for the Gamecube in 2003. I thought it was an excellent game that remains a classic today. However, Mario Kart Wii takes the series to the next level with the same excellent gameplay but the added benefit of online play. Of course there is also the obligatory motion control (you steer the remote using the included plastic wheel accessory - or just steer the remote by itself) but I found that the least interesting aspect of the game. I prefer to play with as before - but using the nunchuk controller for steering. If you use the Wii remote/nunchuk combo you do get to perform tricks using a flick of the Wii remote and this works well enough as a very minor addition of motion control. It is this trick system which is one of the true new additions to the game, though. When going over a jump you can flick the remote to start a trick and you will get a speed boost upon landing. The second change is even bigger - you can now ride motorcycles. The same trick system can be used on jumps but you can also perform wheelies for a speed boost (at the expense of steering). And of course the final addition is a huge one: online play. You can race against friends (yes, you will have to enter their game-specific friend code but there is a way to send an invite to someone on your Wii's friend list so that is at least a small shortcut). But you can also just jump into a world-wide race against anyone. These are surprisingly lag-free and are a great deal of fun. So, while the core gameplay is classic Mario Kart (racing on relatively short tracks and nailing the other players with all sorts of attacks that you pick up from ? boxes) the added features for this version make it the definitive console Mario Kart experience. This is simply a must-own game for any Wii owner.

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Mario Kart Wii
5 Star Review   By member GameCubeGirl - Jul 28, 2008   

Strengths: Huge number of courses and great online play. Motorcycles provide a great alternative to go-karts.

Weakness: I have not found any weaknesses.

Whether offline or on, players choose a character, a vehicle and a set of courses and try to beat the opposition through skillful driving and the use of classic power-ups. It is fun to play with four people locally. The online play works amazingly well. When you go online you can use your friend code or find a random game for you to join and you can race with up to 12 people. Mario Kart Wii is a must have title for anybody with a Nintendo Wii.

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Mario Kart (Wii)
5 Star Review   By member t_flor - Jul 19, 2008   

Strengths: Able to play friends/family over the Internet! Great fun!

Weakness: I should handicap players with lesser ability.

We spend several hours a week playing this game. We play our family in Washington state and on the other side of St Louis. We lose, but still have fun doing so! This is a lot of fun to play. It's great for all ages, however, don't play your grand kids...you will lose every time!

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Great single and multiplayer gaming
5 Star Review   By member vherub - Jul 18, 2008   

Strengths: online gaming works

Weakness: no voice chat, no ghost item

This is a fantastic game, I wouldn't pay above retail for it (as of this writing, demand is huge vs supply), but it is a solid addition to the wii library. Online racing works beautifully without lag. And while friend codes are annoying and only having preset text messages to send make it feel quiet, it is great to race online. When playing the computer, it can seem that a race can be won or lost on a single item, but after logging online racing time, items or not, the good racers win more often than bad racers- skill is rewarded. That said, when racing online with splitscreen, I would have liked both racers to use their profiles. And when playing 2p tournament, it would have been nice to make things unlockable as in double dash. Also, there are so many great courses from the previous games, and I know everyone has their favorites, but I think there were better choices that could have been made. I have held mario 64 as my favorite racer, and like the course designs better (as well as item selection and skill vs item breakdown), but the solid online plays make mario kart wii the best in the series. Easily.

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Best Mario Kart yet?
4 Star Review   By member botticus - Jul 14, 2008   

Strengths: Vehicle variety, excellent online play

Weakness: rubberband AI

Mario Kart Wii might be the best game in the series yet, even if only due to the fantastic online implementation. Allowing you to race friends and strangers at any time, with up to 12 people per race, fun is always at your fingertips. While some of the powerups and hazards are more annoying than necessary (blue shells in particular), making many race results dependent on luck more than skill, this even matching makes most matches intense.

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For Better or Worse
5 Star Review   By member zmonkay - Jun 25, 2008   

Strengths: Classic Mario Kart gameplay, flawless (in my experience) online play

Weakness: Some odd course choices for the retro courses

Another Nintendo system, another Mario Kart. The series has not drastically changed in its many iterations, but this is very much of case of "if it's not broke, don't fix it". The motion controls (even the admittedly gimmicky Wii Wheel) are very well implemented, and it is a blast to play with four people locally and see everyone quite literally lean into the turn. The new bikes are also a welcome addition, as instead of being an afterthought, there is sufficient risk/reward to choosing them that bike/kart combo races are still fun. A lot of items are still cheap (Blue Turtle Shell), and there is the unfortunate addition of a new item that when you get it, speeds you up, but if you don't bump another player in time to pass it off, zaps and shrinks you. The problem is that there are many instances where you will be in a solid first place, and get this item. There's nobody to tag to pass it off to! I also wish they would have chosen the retro courses a little more carefully (do we really want 3D incarnations of the GBA tracks?). Still, I rate this a solid second place to DS, which is in my opinion the pinnacle of the series.

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Lots of fun, but has it's pros and cons.
5 Star Review   By member suziebee20 - Jun 20, 2008   

Strengths: Fun to play with Wii Wheel. Many new characters, tracks, and now there's bikes too. Online play is great and works really well.

Weakness: Cannot play two players to one car like double dash (Gamecube version).

I have been excited for this game since I heard they were going to make it. My fiance and I both loved double dash. When I heard it was going to be single karts- i.e. everyone has to drive their own and there are no backseat riders like Double Dash, I was really dissapointed. I am terrible at driving in Double Dash so we beat the game with me riding back seat. - With this version, there are many new characters. We only have two unlocked. One of the characters in a character from Super Mario Galaxy that I found out we unlocked by having a savefile of the game. There are also motorbikes, which I like driving more than karts. You can choose between manual (holding the button and drifting yourself- you still get speed boosts, but this time you get the boost by holding the button and you do not have to move the gamepad back and forth) or automatic (drifts corners for you without having to hold the button, however you do not get speed boosts). You can do tricks by jerking the wii wheel up as you go off a ramp or large bump. The tricks give you a small boost of speed when you land. You still gain speed driving behind someone like the DS version as well. - Some things that have changed are being able to drag items behind your kart. You have to hold the button to drag the item. You can no longer drop it behind you and forget about it. Also when you grab three shells, you can make them spin around your kart and grab another item, but you must use the shells before you can use the other item. At least I haven't found a way around that, but it's possible I am incorrect. - As soon as we got the game (and purchased 2 additional wheels to use), the first thing we did was go online to play. The online play works amazingly well. When you connect it finds a game for you to join and you can race with up to 12 people. Depending on the time of day, there's usually at least 5 people playing and I've played a few games with 11 others and was surprised there was no lag. When you play online you get to choose your kart (or bike) and character and vote for a track (or have it pick a random track). The system then goes through the list of votes and randomly stops on one. The one downside of online play is that many people choose the same 2 or 3 tracks over and over. This is rather frustrating when you have to race on Mushroom Gorge for the 5th time. - Moving onto the regular gameplay- it looks like there is a lot of stuff to unlock. Way more than what was in double dash. The unlockables are a little more difficult to do as well. In the GameCube version, everytime you won a cup you would get a new item. This time you have to do things such as unlock staff ghosts, win Wi-Fi matches (or do something similar to make it fair to people without Wi-Fi), and win cups. There's also the battle mode like the previous Mario Kart games. - One other fun addition I feel I should mention is the Mario Kart online challenges where you are given a task to complete and then you can submit your time and see how you rank amongst other players. It seems like every week or two we get a Wii message saying there is a new one. - I really like this game, despite not being able to play backseat rider. Because of this I had to learn to drive and I find it a lot easier than Double Dash. The Wii wheel makes it feel really smooth and it's easier to steer than I expected. In fact, many times I do a lot better than my fiance- I think possibly because he's used to driving in Double Dash with the gamecube controller. I would defenetly recommend this game to anybody. Even our two-and-a-half year old has a blast trying to drive. Because of the online play, the game is still a lot of fun even after you complete the regular gameplay and beat all the cups- which I foresee taking quite some time. Tracks like Moonview Highway where there's cars everywhere, and the new Rainbow Road, will keep you on your toes.

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mario kart wii
4 Star Review   By member gh0zt - Jun 14, 2008   

Strengths: great multiplayer, very fun game play, can be enjoyed by everyone, plenty tracks

Weakness: graphics aren’t that great

I’ve always enjoyed the Mario Kart series and this game did not disappoint. All the memories and things I enjoyed about previous titles are back in Nintendo’s latest installment. The addition of online multiplayer adds much more playability to this game. I no longer have to wait to play with friends as I can just connect online and have a blast playing competitively with strangers. The graphics aren’t looking so hot, but the Wii wasn’t meant to be a graphical powerhouse. Lastly, the vast amount of tracks makes this game that much more enjoyable. I absolutely recommend this game to anyone that enjoyed previous Mario Kart games.

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Drivers, start your engines! Compete in Mario Kart Wii tournaments.
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Product Title Mario Kart with Wheel Wii
Manufacturer Computers America
Lowest Price $35.88 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.5 | 23 Reviews
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Expert Reviews
Best Wii Racing Game
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - May 27, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Mario Kart with Wheel as a best pick for the Best Wii Racing Game. This product has also been rated as a best pick for the Best Wii Party Game and Best Wii Family Game. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Mario Kart
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 63 expert reviews for Mario Kart and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Mario Kart Wii | Game w/ wheel
4 Star Review  productwiki.com - Apr 2, 2009

Mario Kart Wii is the sixth installment of the Mario Kart series of racing games, and the sequel to Mario Kart: Double Dash!! for the GameCube. All copies of Mario Kart Wii will ship with a Wii Wheel accessory that houses a Wiimote for a more intuitive way to steer your kart. Mario Kart Wii was released on April 11th, 2008 in Europe and was released in North America on April 27th, 2008 for $50. Mario Kart Wii tracks There are 32 tracks in total broken down into 8 cups, four of which feature new tracks (Mushroom, Flower, Star, Special), and four of which are comprised of tracks from previous Mario Kart games (Shell, Banana, Leaf, Lightning). Each circuit can be played in one of three speed classes: 50cc, 100cc, or 150cc. This 2-hour video demonstrates each of the tracks: New tracks: Mushroom Cup: Luigi Circuit Moo Moo Meadows Mushroom Gorge ... PROS: (1) Includes a Wii Wheel accessory with the game (2) Excellent visuals, graphics, and overall presentation (3) Fun and solid driving physics (4) Return to more traditional gameplay found in SNES version (5) Team modes can be fun ... CONS: (1) Battle mode does not have a last man standing option like N64 (2) Full range of maneuvers are accessed only with the Wiimote + Nunchuck control scheme (3) No two-player grand prix mode

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User Reviews
Another great Mario Kart game with a few twists
4 Star Review   By member 0wen - Aug 11, 2008   

Strengths: Online gameplay, variety of controller choices, and bikes.

Weakness: The Wii Wheel takes some time to get used to. Graphics could be better.

Mario Kart Wii follows the long tradition of previous Mario Kart titles by giving you the heroes and villains from the Mario games racing it out go kart style with many devious weapons at their disposal. The addition of the Wii Motion controls and the Wii Wheel for steering will take some time to get used to but it does and a new layer of that racing feeling as you turn the wheel to steer. Online play and a lot of courses give great replay value to Mario Kart as you can go up against friends online to see who is the fastest. The addition of motorbikes adds a new twist but many fans will probably stick to their favorite characters and Karts like they are familiar with. If you own a Wii, Mario Kart Wii will make a great addition to your gaming library.

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Mario Kart (Wii)
5 Star Review   By member eau697 - Aug 7, 2008   

Strengths: Online gaming

Mario Kart is a great family game with support for up to 4 players using the Wii remote locally. Online gameplay is very playable with no observable lag. There are many courses to choose from. Besides karts, there are motocycles to play. The game is bundled with one steering wheel in which you can mount your Wii remote. It does add a new level of fun using the wheel. This game is easily among the top games that my family would choose to play together to have a fun, enjoyable time.

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Mario Kart Wii
5 Star Review   By member mojave - Jul 31, 2008   

Strengths: The classic Nintendo franchise makes a fine debut on the Wii

I'm not one of those hardcore Nintendo fans who likes to put down Mario Kart Double Dash - the last console Mario Kart game that came out for the Gamecube in 2003. I thought it was an excellent game that remains a classic today. However, Mario Kart Wii takes the series to the next level with the same excellent gameplay but the added benefit of online play. Of course there is also the obligatory motion control (you steer the remote using the included plastic wheel accessory - or just steer the remote by itself) but I found that the least interesting aspect of the game. I prefer to play with as before - but using the nunchuk controller for steering. If you use the Wii remote/nunchuk combo you do get to perform tricks using a flick of the Wii remote and this works well enough as a very minor addition of motion control. It is this trick system which is one of the true new additions to the game, though. When going over a jump you can flick the remote to start a trick and you will get a speed boost upon landing. The second change is even bigger - you can now ride motorcycles. The same trick system can be used on jumps but you can also perform wheelies for a speed boost (at the expense of steering). And of course the final addition is a huge one: online play. You can race against friends (yes, you will have to enter their game-specific friend code but there is a way to send an invite to someone on your Wii's friend list so that is at least a small shortcut). But you can also just jump into a world-wide race against anyone. These are surprisingly lag-free and are a great deal of fun. So, while the core gameplay is classic Mario Kart (racing on relatively short tracks and nailing the other players with all sorts of attacks that you pick up from ? boxes) the added features for this version make it the definitive console Mario Kart experience. This is simply a must-own game for any Wii owner.

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Mario Kart Wii
5 Star Review   By member GameCubeGirl - Jul 28, 2008   

Strengths: Huge number of courses and great online play. Motorcycles provide a great alternative to go-karts.

Weakness: I have not found any weaknesses.

Whether offline or on, players choose a character, a vehicle and a set of courses and try to beat the opposition through skillful driving and the use of classic power-ups. It is fun to play with four people locally. The online play works amazingly well. When you go online you can use your friend code or find a random game for you to join and you can race with up to 12 people. Mario Kart Wii is a must have title for anybody with a Nintendo Wii.

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Mario Kart (Wii)
5 Star Review   By member t_flor - Jul 19, 2008   

Strengths: Able to play friends/family over the Internet! Great fun!

Weakness: I should handicap players with lesser ability.

We spend several hours a week playing this game. We play our family in Washington state and on the other side of St Louis. We lose, but still have fun doing so! This is a lot of fun to play. It's great for all ages, however, don't play your grand kids...you will lose every time!

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Great single and multiplayer gaming
5 Star Review   By member vherub - Jul 18, 2008   

Strengths: online gaming works

Weakness: no voice chat, no ghost item

This is a fantastic game, I wouldn't pay above retail for it (as of this writing, demand is huge vs supply), but it is a solid addition to the wii library. Online racing works beautifully without lag. And while friend codes are annoying and only having preset text messages to send make it feel quiet, it is great to race online. When playing the computer, it can seem that a race can be won or lost on a single item, but after logging online racing time, items or not, the good racers win more often than bad racers- skill is rewarded. That said, when racing online with splitscreen, I would have liked both racers to use their profiles. And when playing 2p tournament, it would have been nice to make things unlockable as in double dash. Also, there are so many great courses from the previous games, and I know everyone has their favorites, but I think there were better choices that could have been made. I have held mario 64 as my favorite racer, and like the course designs better (as well as item selection and skill vs item breakdown), but the solid online plays make mario kart wii the best in the series. Easily.

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Best Mario Kart yet?
4 Star Review   By member botticus - Jul 14, 2008   

Strengths: Vehicle variety, excellent online play

Weakness: rubberband AI

Mario Kart Wii might be the best game in the series yet, even if only due to the fantastic online implementation. Allowing you to race friends and strangers at any time, with up to 12 people per race, fun is always at your fingertips. While some of the powerups and hazards are more annoying than necessary (blue shells in particular), making many race results dependent on luck more than skill, this even matching makes most matches intense.

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For Better or Worse
5 Star Review   By member zmonkay - Jun 25, 2008   

Strengths: Classic Mario Kart gameplay, flawless (in my experience) online play

Weakness: Some odd course choices for the retro courses

Another Nintendo system, another Mario Kart. The series has not drastically changed in its many iterations, but this is very much of case of "if it's not broke, don't fix it". The motion controls (even the admittedly gimmicky Wii Wheel) are very well implemented, and it is a blast to play with four people locally and see everyone quite literally lean into the turn. The new bikes are also a welcome addition, as instead of being an afterthought, there is sufficient risk/reward to choosing them that bike/kart combo races are still fun. A lot of items are still cheap (Blue Turtle Shell), and there is the unfortunate addition of a new item that when you get it, speeds you up, but if you don't bump another player in time to pass it off, zaps and shrinks you. The problem is that there are many instances where you will be in a solid first place, and get this item. There's nobody to tag to pass it off to! I also wish they would have chosen the retro courses a little more carefully (do we really want 3D incarnations of the GBA tracks?). Still, I rate this a solid second place to DS, which is in my opinion the pinnacle of the series.

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Lots of fun, but has it's pros and cons.
5 Star Review   By member suziebee20 - Jun 20, 2008   

Strengths: Fun to play with Wii Wheel. Many new characters, tracks, and now there's bikes too. Online play is great and works really well.

Weakness: Cannot play two players to one car like double dash (Gamecube version).

I have been excited for this game since I heard they were going to make it. My fiance and I both loved double dash. When I heard it was going to be single karts- i.e. everyone has to drive their own and there are no backseat riders like Double Dash, I was really dissapointed. I am terrible at driving in Double Dash so we beat the game with me riding back seat. - With this version, there are many new characters. We only have two unlocked. One of the characters in a character from Super Mario Galaxy that I found out we unlocked by having a savefile of the game. There are also motorbikes, which I like driving more than karts. You can choose between manual (holding the button and drifting yourself- you still get speed boosts, but this time you get the boost by holding the button and you do not have to move the gamepad back and forth) or automatic (drifts corners for you without having to hold the button, however you do not get speed boosts). You can do tricks by jerking the wii wheel up as you go off a ramp or large bump. The tricks give you a small boost of speed when you land. You still gain speed driving behind someone like the DS version as well. - Some things that have changed are being able to drag items behind your kart. You have to hold the button to drag the item. You can no longer drop it behind you and forget about it. Also when you grab three shells, you can make them spin around your kart and grab another item, but you must use the shells before you can use the other item. At least I haven't found a way around that, but it's possible I am incorrect. - As soon as we got the game (and purchased 2 additional wheels to use), the first thing we did was go online to play. The online play works amazingly well. When you connect it finds a game for you to join and you can race with up to 12 people. Depending on the time of day, there's usually at least 5 people playing and I've played a few games with 11 others and was surprised there was no lag. When you play online you get to choose your kart (or bike) and character and vote for a track (or have it pick a random track). The system then goes through the list of votes and randomly stops on one. The one downside of online play is that many people choose the same 2 or 3 tracks over and over. This is rather frustrating when you have to race on Mushroom Gorge for the 5th time. - Moving onto the regular gameplay- it looks like there is a lot of stuff to unlock. Way more than what was in double dash. The unlockables are a little more difficult to do as well. In the GameCube version, everytime you won a cup you would get a new item. This time you have to do things such as unlock staff ghosts, win Wi-Fi matches (or do something similar to make it fair to people without Wi-Fi), and win cups. There's also the battle mode like the previous Mario Kart games. - One other fun addition I feel I should mention is the Mario Kart online challenges where you are given a task to complete and then you can submit your time and see how you rank amongst other players. It seems like every week or two we get a Wii message saying there is a new one. - I really like this game, despite not being able to play backseat rider. Because of this I had to learn to drive and I find it a lot easier than Double Dash. The Wii wheel makes it feel really smooth and it's easier to steer than I expected. In fact, many times I do a lot better than my fiance- I think possibly because he's used to driving in Double Dash with the gamecube controller. I would defenetly recommend this game to anybody. Even our two-and-a-half year old has a blast trying to drive. Because of the online play, the game is still a lot of fun even after you complete the regular gameplay and beat all the cups- which I foresee taking quite some time. Tracks like Moonview Highway where there's cars everywhere, and the new Rainbow Road, will keep you on your toes.

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mario kart wii
4 Star Review   By member gh0zt - Jun 14, 2008   

Strengths: great multiplayer, very fun game play, can be enjoyed by everyone, plenty tracks

Weakness: graphics aren’t that great

I’ve always enjoyed the Mario Kart series and this game did not disappoint. All the memories and things I enjoyed about previous titles are back in Nintendo’s latest installment. The addition of online multiplayer adds much more playability to this game. I no longer have to wait to play with friends as I can just connect online and have a blast playing competitively with strangers. The graphics aren’t looking so hot, but the Wii wasn’t meant to be a graphical powerhouse. Lastly, the vast amount of tracks makes this game that much more enjoyable. I absolutely recommend this game to anyone that enjoyed previous Mario Kart games.

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wii kart
4 Star Review   By member joenlis - Jun 9, 2008   

Strengths: Very fun

I love this game so much. But i am not good at it yet, i will have to take more time playing the game. But, so far it is good. Everyone will love it like me.

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Mario Kart
5 Star Review   By member myblubu - Jun 9, 2008   

Strengths: 4 players, play across the internet, comes with steering wheel

Great game! Fun to play and can play with up to four people! I never played the others in this series, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but this version is awesome. I would highly recommend it to people of all ages. I would recommend the steering wheel for play. The game comes with one steering wheel, but others can be purchased. You have to remove the jacket from the remote before putting it in the steering wheel, so if you switch back and forth between games that use the remote, it can be a little bit of a pain to remove/install the jacket, but it's worth it.

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Essential Wii Game for Everyone
5 Star Review   By member Supercop007 - Jun 2, 2008   

Strengths: New Wii Wheel control scheme is fun, supports gamecube controllers for Mario Kart veterans, online functionality, new bikes add a twist to kart and character strategy

Weakness: Bikes can be a bit overpowered vs. karts, Co-op Grand Prix was removed

Mario Kart Wii is simply one of the must-own games for the Wii. Alongside the blockbuster Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros. Brawl games, MKWii fits right in and fills a missing niche in the Wii library. Overall, the formula is basically the same going back from the original Mario Kart on the SNES up until the recent DS version. The introduction of bikes and tricks add even more fun to the equation along with new power-ups like the Mega-Mushroom and POW block. Skeptical players might dismiss the Wii Wheel, but after a few races it becomes very intuitive and interactive.

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Mario Kart Wii- The best in series
5 Star Review   By member bunty7 - May 31, 2008   

Strengths: Online play is so much fun. Lot of tracks available

Weakness: Not much different in gameplay with previous versions

This is one of my most played games on Wii. You can have hours of fun running all those races with Nintendo characters. Besides the characters, You also see lot of locations specific to them. The real shining part of the game is online where you can race against local players or even against international player. No lag whatsoever & the fact that there is no voice chat actually makes it more fun, with no foul mouthed stuff spoiling a good game. The fun never ceases even in single player where the difficulty is pretty well laid out. You start easy but it gradually keeps getting tougher as you race in higher "cc" categories. For controls - I have only tried the wheel & it works great. The graphics & sound are great. If you own previous Mario Kart games & were expecting a lot of new content, you may be a little dissappointed. But overall, this is not a game to be missed.

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Mario Kart (Wii)
5 Star Review   By member exstudent - May 17, 2008   

Strengths: FUN for ALL AGES! Up to 4 home players. Able to play others on-line. Many tracks.

Weakness: NONE!

Its a game best for gatherings w/ friends/family because you can play upto 4 people at once (assuming you have 4 Wiimotes). The online capability is a nice plus if you are playing by yourself and want some human challengers. You can also play your 4 home players w/ other players online. Bottom line, FUN, FUN, FUN! If you get this, I'm sure you'll come to see what I mean.

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Mario Kart Wii
5 Star Review   By member Tricky02 - May 3, 2008   

Strengths: The addition of bikes and online racing is great.

Weakness: I have not found any.

In Mario Kart Wii offline and online players get to choose a character, a vehicle and a few courses. Try to beat the opposition through skillful driving and using those classic power-ups. The addition of motorbikes is most welcomed. Mario Kart Wii is a solid game which offers excellent gameplay. Red shells will fly, turbo boosts will pop and you'll have a lot of fun ruling the roads of the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario Kart Wii is a must have game for any Nintendo Wii owner.

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Mario Kart Wii - Another Great Party game for a Great Party Machine
5 Star Review   By member mjallemand - Apr 30, 2008   

Strengths: 12 Player Online, including online battle mode, a first for the series. The Wii Wheel is a freebie. Great Multiplayer Fun! You can use your favorite Mii as a driver!

Weakness: Wii Wheel is a novelty. Great for new players but most may want to consider sticking to a more standard control scheme.

Mario Kart Wii continues the tradition of quality that Nintendo is known for in all their software and in the Mario Kart series as well. 32 courses: 16 new and 16 from previous kart games; all are amazing, but some are better than others. Quite simply some of the most fun you'll have with your Wii.

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A "Must Have" for Nintendo Fans
5 Star Review   By member danjris - Apr 30, 2008   

Strengths: Online play with both friends and random people. It has many options for driving styles, which include the wii-mote and nunchuck, the Gamecube controller, or you can use a driving wheel.

Weakness: Online play may be somewhat "laggy" but other than that, nothing.

If you are a Nintendo fan who has loved the Mario Kart's in the past, you need to pick this up whether it be for you, your kids, or a friend, this is a must buy!!!

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Same Mario Kart Goodness
5 Star Review   By member Rig85 - Apr 29, 2008   

Strengths: Multiple controller options Online play Tons of game modes/courses

Weakness: Graphics may be a tad blurry/grainy Some weaker character choices (Baby Peach?)

If you have enjoyed Mario Kart in the past, you will love this one too. All of the great modes and options are here. Plus, you can now ride bikes, which handle differently. Online matches are also available, for up to 12 players! If you own a Wii, you must own this game!

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Great Game like usual
5 Star Review   By member laocoon_9758703338 - Apr 28, 2008   

Strengths: Ability to use Remote like a steering wheel. Still being able to use the classic controller or even a gamecube controller for the game.

Weakness: None so far.

This game exceeds my expectations that I had before the release. I would recommend this game to any person that has liked previous versions of Mario Kart. Nindendo has done it again.

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