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Mario Kart Wii Review: Another First Place Finish

I don't have to tell you that I'm a big time Nintendo fan, what with my DS always in tow, and all my Super Mario Bros paraphernalia that litters my bookshelves . . . oh, well, you probably haven't seen that, have you? Anyway, yesterday afternoon, the Nintendo stork dropped a sweet little box on my desk, and I didn't even have time to tell you since I literally "raced" home (get it — raced?) and started playing my copy of Mario Kart Wii! Yes, racing fans, I got the scoop on one of the hottest games to hit the shelves this Spring, and I just had to test it right away. Who wouldn't? As you might be able to tell, I was totally stoked to get the chance to play MKW early, since there is a special place in my heart for racers. But seriously, Mario Kart Wii is just as fun as you'd imagined.

When I first opened the box, the first thing I noticed was that the Wii Wheel was smaller than I expected, but still fits nicely into your hands. It might even fit into your eight year old's hands, if you'd let them have a turn, that is! But unfortunately, the pack only comes with one wheel, so you should keep an eye out for additional ones so you can play nicely with others. After popping in the disk, inserting my Wiimote into the wheel, and doing a little Mario jig, I was ready to race. Isn't it funny how starting up a new Wii game for the first time always brings out the kid in you? To find out more about Mario Kart Wii, and to see more pics, just

The great thing about Mario Kart — and the Wii altogether — is that it brings back fond memories of your old favorites. From the Super NES to the DS, you've probably raced all of the tracks before, just not quite like this. Plus, there are some really awesome new tracks that took me more than a few tries just to get through without falling off the sides! And the Wii Wheel? It's actually very responsive and smooth. I didn't experience any problems or bugs the whole time I played.

The best part about the game is that you can choose from a variety of cars and now bikes, plus even a stroller for when you are playing Baby Mario or Baby Peach. Not just any stroller though, this thing has power! Another cool feature is the online play. Race live on the wireless connection, and play against other racers' "ghost" cars to take the top spot around the world in timed trials. There were only a few active when I took it on, but I'm sure the online play will become one of the best (and one of my favorite) features of the game.

So hold tight! Mario Kart Wii comes out Sunday, April 27, and I definitely recommend adding this title to your Wii Library. Next up? Wii Fit, of course!


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designergirl designergirl 8 years
I bought it on Sunday. The wheel is trickier than I expected. The game is awesome, though.
pixelsugar pixelsugar 8 years
My fingers are sore from playing so much yesterday! I love love LOVE this game! And the Wii Wheel is amazing!
ChicaGeek ChicaGeek 8 years
Well, for once it's great to be at this side of the pond!! We got MarioKart a few weeks ago in Europe and all I can say is that it rocks!!! It takes a while to get used to the wheel, but once you get the knack of it you can't stop racing :D you're gonna love it!
dragonfly79 dragonfly79 8 years
I can't wait to get this!!
loveleighdancer loveleighdancer 8 years
it sounds like a lot of fun! ah i remember the good 'ol days of playing mario kart with my cousin on his or my super nintendo. from time to time i still like to whip it out and play haha
hotstuff hotstuff 8 years
I'm gonna have to pick this one up!
caligirl101 caligirl101 8 years
I want this for my wii. I guess you can't rent it cause you have to have the wheel.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i must seriously be the only one who thinks this looks boring. i have never been into racing games though.
missgnav missgnav 8 years
i just bought a wii yesterday and will be getting this game come sunday!
natali3nguyen natali3nguyen 8 years
i'm jealous! i want to play!!!
MrsSchmitt MrsSchmitt 8 years
Woohoo! Pre-order from Toys R Us and we're picking it up Sunday!
calamari calamari 8 years
I was just talking to my office mates about what we're doing this weekend. And this is what I'm doing this weekend. In college, I majored in Graphic Design & Advertising-and minored in Mario Kart. Really, that's all we did in college was play Mario Kart.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
can't wait to cop mine! i heart mario!
ayanaphil ayanaphil 8 years
Awesome!
heineken67 heineken67 8 years
This is going to dominate my television for the next couple weeks.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
:love: I preordered from Amazon.com and just got email confirmation of shipment. I likely won't get it until early next week though.
pinkmystic pinkmystic 8 years
awww now i want a wii
rcon rcon 8 years
I am so jealous you got it early. Have fun.
ALSW ALSW 8 years
I can't wait! We pre-ordered and we're picking it up first thing on Sunday!
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 8 years
Yay! I will be in line on Sunday morning to get this!!
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