Product Type: Nintendo Wii games
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This is what the Wii was made for!
Mario Kart (Wii)
Member Name: jlaker1992
Mario Kart (Wii)
Advantages: great characters, Online and Multiplayer
Disadvantages: Im far too addicted
I have owned a Nintendo Wii for a few years now and the only game that I enjoy playing on it is Mario kart! to me it feels like the Wii was custom built for this game. I love this game so much and you can have endless fun by yourself, or with 1-3 others! Its a party starter and I would advise you get this game. Mario games are always good, but this tops it. It turns a pretty poor games console into one of the best, the game is that good! Its not about the graphics or the features, its about the enjoyment. You WILL enjoy this. I will now go into more detail on the product and explain why you will enjoy it so much.
You need a Wii remote and a Wii steering wheel (these are not compulsory, but make the game better and easy to use). You can have up to 4 connected and this means in Multi Player games you can play with 3 other people on the split screen. You do not need a nun chuck for this game. Its really nice to just use a steering wheel and adds more excitement to each race.
This games has all of the classic characters you would come to expect, from mario, luigi to peach, bowser and more. They all have different traits and it means you have to be careful about who you pick. One of the best things about this game is the fact that you have to earn more charcters and win trophies to get more. The characters are all created in such detail and its true excitement. They all say there own individual things during races to add a personal touch to each character. I have to say that my favourite character will always be Mario, but its fun to be different people/creatures for a change sometimes. You can also add your own Mii into the game which is different, but I don't do this as it isnt as fun as using the characters provided for the game.
It is a very simple game, You are racing against 12 other characters in different competitions and tracks. There are a total of 30 tracks, you only unlock new ones from winning. There is a constant goal to unlock new things in this game which can get you addicted and happy when you do! It has taken me years to complete the game and have access to everything! I love having everything :) You earn points for each race you win and the winner is the person with the most points at the end. When racing there are 3 options for the speed of the car. You can have 50cc, 100cc and 150cc.
What makes each race exciting is the fact that you never know who is going to win that race! There are special boxes which you collect on your lap, these then give you a weapon to use or an aid to get you closer to the front. The weapons that you can have are as follows - Turtle shell (for firing at opponents), Banana (for making opponents skid and slip), Rain cloud/lightning (makes all the competitors small), mystery box (looks like a weapons box, but is a decoy and makes them crash), pow (spins everyone else round), a large bomb that aims for the person at the front even though you could be in last. All of those mean that you never stay in the lead for long and you are always looking out for attacks.
The aids which you can get on the track are also very useful for helping you catch up or go further into the lead. If you are having a terrible race and are in last, you may recieve a rocket which will launch you near the front and get you back in the race. You may also receive mushrooms which make you go faster. There are also areas which will zoom you forwards! The beauty of the game is that you may be in last, but you will not be there for long. Its a constantly changing race which makes it hard. One race is never easy and sometimes your luck will be in and others in won't be and you will get rather frustrated!
This is where the game is at its best. You can have up to 4 people playing at one time in a Multi player race! Its so much fun and makes all the races amazing. With my mates we tend to play a 10 race championship! this lasts a long time, but also gives time for people to catch up after a few rubbish races. When playing with friends it is more exciting as you can try and get one over on each other and ruin each others races. As there is not a penalty for destroys your opponents it makes it more fun. There is nothing worse than being in the lead on the last lap, then being bombed! This game is great for all ages, my youngest cousin of 5 years old is nearly as good as me and constantly beats me. Its a fun game, even my parents enjoy this.
I got mine for around £25.00 new a long time ago, you can now get it a lot cheaper these days as it is an old game. Second hand stores will have it very cheap so look out for a bargain. Even buying it as new will not set you back too much. You must also buy the steering wheels, at my house I have one of the genuine Wii steering wheels and they 3 cheap ones which were from the pound shop. The Wii ones are the best, but expensive! Look out for some cheap immitation ones as they do a good job. Wii steering wheels are heavy and more solid, they feel very nice to hold too.
you can also play this game online via wifi against other people accross the world. You can play up to 12 players online. This feature is good as you don't play against the computer which means when you win you feel like you have some sort of skill! I love playing online.There is nothing better than playing it with people in the same room as you though!!
This game is so much fun and there are far more things I haven't mentioned such as settings you can change and short cuts on certain tracks! Its the sort of game that you wont get bored of even after completion. Its great when mates are over and passes the time. I don't like my Wii very much, this is the only reason we kept the Wii because we are all addicted to mario kart in my crazy family! I would recommend you buy a Wii just for this. If you have a Wii and haven't got this game then I think your mad. Its brilliant and one of my favourite games of all time. This game gets 5 stars from me, its a classic that I will remember when Im older.
Thanks for reading my review, Hope it persuaded you to give this game a go!!
Summary: One of the best games!