Monday, March 30, 2009

Mario Kart Review

Mario Kart Wii is a great game for family or solo play. It comes with a game disk and a wii wheel, although you can use the nunchuck or classic controller. When you first start the game, you have 12 characters (Baby Mario, Baby Peach, Toad, Koopa Troopa, Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Wario, Waluigi, Donkey Kong, and Bowser.) and can race on four grand prix’s with four courses each. You can earn new characters and new grand prix’s by gaining a high rank on the grand prix’s you have. For example, if you win at least third place on the flower cup, you will earn the star cup. If you come in first place on the star cup, you will earn a new character.

You can choose between three karts on 50cc, three bikes on 100cc, and either on the 150cc. You can earn the privileges to use karts and bikes on the 50cc and 100cc in addition to earning more vehicles. Karts and bikes also have different special abilities. Bikes can do wheelies, and karts can have extra mini turbo if you drift for long enough. The opposite is the same.

You can also do time trials to see who can get the fastest time. If your wii is connected to Wi-Fi, you can check the rankings of time trials world wide. You can even race rival ghosts, whose time on a certain course is a slight bit faster than yours.

But racing is not the only thing you can do on this game. There is also the option of battle. You pick your battle style (coin runners or balloon battle), your character, your team is picked by the wii, your kart or bike (standard kart and bike only) and finally the course. (Note: Nothing here is unlocked but the characters.)

There is also the choice of Wi-Fi mode, where you can race or battle people from all over the world. The race or battle is chosen by all the players’ vote. When everyone votes, the wii randomly picks a course, and you do that one. After every race or battle you have the option to quit, bit not in the middle of them.

I think Mario Kart is a great game. I became an expert in a matter of months. The characters are cool, the bikes and karts are different, and it is extremely fun!

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8 comments:

Homeschool said...

I love your review, Sugar! It's fantastic! Mario Kart is such a great game...

Sugar said...

thanks ^^ I know its a great game. do you have a wii? or do you have it for another game system?

Homeschool said...

Yes! I have a wii, and a nintendo ds lite. I have Mario Kart for both and love it for both! :D

Do you have Rosalina (the character)yet? She has really good karts, especially the bike!

Sugar said...

Sadly, I don't have rosalina. :( I'm currently trying to earn her and Mii Outfit B. Who is your favorite charachter? I like Toad, Baby Luigi, Baby Daisy, Daisy, Yoshi, Dry Bones, and Funky Kong.

Homeschool Happenings said...

ook, I don't have Funky Kong yet! :o

I love Rosalina, but I also like Baby Peach in her stroller (don't underestimate the baby stroller, it's FAST!) lolz

Ayra StarFlower said...

my dad is awsome and i am okay. my favorite character is rosalina.

Rhea said...

I love Mario Kart for Wii. My boys and I race all the time.

I'm almost always Yoshi. I love the noises he makes as he falls off Rainbow Road. I die a lot...

My youngest is always Rosalina. She's fast.

We don't have Funky Kong or Dry Bones or Daisy yet. How do we get them?

Sugar said...

hello peoples! rhea, you get dry bones by winning first place in the 100cc leaf cup, daisy by winning first place in the 150cc in special cup (the one with rainbow road ^^) and funky kong by earning 4 fast staff ghosts. you get fast staff ghosts by beating the nintendo staff by a certain amount of seconds.