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Fun to play

posted by LtCupcake (Revere, MA) May 10, 2008

Member since May 2008

Definitely an upgrade from the DS version which I love. The online play is a bonus and so quick to load up...

Game is entertaining for all ages, it takes some getting used to playing with the wheel, but watching others try to play with it is hilarious. Some people really really get into the controls...

But all in all a great game that will definitely get lots of play time!!!

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Very Good

don037's review

posted by Don037 (DUPO, IL) May 9, 2008

Member since Aug 2007

Mario kart wii is a racing game with a twist, there are items to attack the other cars with. This game is fun like the others in the series. This version brings online play to the console, before mario kart DS there wasn't any. The big deal seems to be the wheel you get with the game, but it controls fine with the nunchuk. This game does have some problems, though. First of all, the item system isn't consistent. The person in first can't get all the items other positions get. This is fine if you're in eighth, but not for first. Being a racing game and wanting you to win races, ultimately this leaves the player with lousy items and no way to defend against his opponents with the good stuff. This makes coming in eighth in a race you lead since the start a very good possibility. Also, about the online play. They give you points for winning and take them away for losing. This makes no sense to me. How can you gain points this way, and the more you have the less you gain and the more you lose. It seems like they couldn't think of a better way to do it or something. Anyway, the game is fun but can make you angry at times. I rated this game an 8 because it's a good time but does have some issues.

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This is better

posted by JCDRAC (TOWNSEND, TN) May 8, 2008

Member since Sep 2003

This has to be the most fun game I have ever played. Similar to the other Mario Cart games but more levels and more characters to earn and the playability is enjoyable. I have played other racing games on the WII but no other has the control that this game has and the fun factor, like turning into a bullet (with a power up)and passing all of you opponents. It is just lots more than the old version on the game cube. GREAT GAME!!

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