I'm a big time fan of mario kart. Mario Kart is one of those games that can be enjoyed by racing fans and mario fans. For me, Double Dash has always been my favorite, and it still is. But 7 is my new runner up. The best game in the series to compare this to has to be Wii. Its mechanics, graphics, sound, and level design choices are all very similar. In simplified terms, the game feels very similar. The battle is disapointing, but the grand prix, VS., online and the rest of the multiplayerare all fantastic. The online is absulutly stunning, much better than Wii's, and the custamization makes this game incredible. Score one for Nintendo.