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.
Conclusion: All in all, this is an excellent title that every game enthusiast should own. If anyone tells you they don't like the game, then they probably don't like chocolate, the Superbowl or comedies either. There is so much fun packed into the title that all but the most "alternative" of core gamers are bound to love it.
Conclusion: The Wii’s enormous "casual" gamer base will eat Mario Kart Wii up with its accessible pick-up-and-play controls. Veterans aren’t left out either with online play they’ve been clamoring for well over a decade. Small nagging flaws aside like the use and defense of items and no voice chat, Mario Kart is once again is one of the better titles available on a Nintendo console.
Pros: The formula still works, Online play(ed) to perfection, 32 total tracks
Cons: Graphics starting to look dated, Item use detracts from racing skill, No voice chat
Summary: Mario Kart Wii is a fantastic addition to the franchise and the Wii Wheel gives it a breath of fresh air. With online matches and a myriad of options, gamers can be sure that there’s more than enough reasons to be playing this game over and over again. If you don’t already own Mario Kart Wii, do yourselves a favor and pick this one up ASAP.
See you on the track!
Excerpt: Here we go: After iterations on SNES, N64, GBA, Gamecube and DS the Mario Kart series is now heading to Nintendo's Wii, including 32 tracks, 25 drivers and – for the first time – bikes. First of all: Mario Kart Wii isn’t a casual game in the sense that the game is easier to handle than previous versions.