Excerpt: Mario Kart Wii is going to be a system seller. As if Nintendo needed to give consumers any more reason to want a Wii. Mario Kart Wii is the kind of a video game that gets gamers, non-gamers, grandma, grandpa, and little kids excited. Nintendo included something for just about everybody in Mario Kart Wii. Hardcore competitive gamers want to go online and get smoked by staffers of FFG - check. Casual gamers want a little fun here and there - check.
Excerpt: I wont be reviewing the wii its self like most of the idiots who dont realize everything in this bundle counts. Mariokart, started for the N64, it was great. And now for the wii its even better! I found the wii its self was okay. A lot of the times, connection from the controller and sensor could be poor, the Graphics are terrible, and WFC isnt very good. And you can also play Gamecube on it! But Mariokart, was great!
Conclusion: Consider your answer to this question, before you bash the game's linearity: If your son, mom, dad, sister, or daughter was hauled away by the military for testing, and subsequently turned to crystal, and you set out on a steadfast mission with people who had the same goals, would you really be all that interested in helping insert-NPC-you've-never-met-before find her scarf for the extraordinary reward of $15? No.
Pros: Jaw-dropping graphics and music, amazing story
Excerpt: I have been playing Mario Kart since its N64 days... It's been more than 15 years since the dawn of the Mario Kart franchise on Super Nintendo and the series is still going strong because of the 32 stages, online play, new controller styles and the motorcycles and the ability to play as your Mii. So, when Mario Kart for the Wii came along I was very excited because of all of the different ways to play and the variety of controllers’ styles available to you.
Excerpt: I have been playing Mario Kart since its N64 days... It's been more than 15 years since the dawn of the Mario Kart franchise on Super Nintendo and the series is still going strong because of the 32 stages, online play, new controller styles and the motorcycles and the ability to play as your Mii.
Conclusion: It’s MarioKart, folks—you know the drill. Where it switches up is in the bikes, which still are pretty much the karts with an extra function of a speed-boost wheelie and a drop in powerslide performance; they’re a great addition, and I routinely default to the bikes. Speed has been given more of a push with linked trick boosts and omnipresent turbo pads quickening the pace.
Excerpt: Mario Kart is a legendary series, for good cause. Since its' debut on the Super Nintendo, it has dominated the sales charts, and enthralled many. The basic premise is this, characters from the Mario universe drive karts, they race, they win, and we play one of the best multiplayer series out there to date.