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How To Keep Mario Kart From Going Stale

Lucas M. Thomas: ''It’s been three weeks now since Nintendo President Satoru Iwata confirmed the development of a new Mario Kart sequel for Wii U, an announcement that shocked absolutely no one. The Kart series has solidified itself as one of Nintendo’s no-brainer franchises – it’s just a foregone conclusion that a new sequel will show up on every new piece of hardware the company puts out.

For some, that regularity has become a comfortable consistency. For others, the series has grow too stale after too many sequels. So how can the upcoming Wii U edition keep the racing feeling fresh? We have a few ideas.''

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PopRocks3591195d ago

My two cents would be simply to keep the online system used in Mario Kart 7 (communities and what have you), make the game with a new engine instead of recycling the Double Dash engine again, make the gameplay a little faster and try to make the item balance a little more effective.

That's really it. Aside from some DLC and new concepts in levels, I'm pretty content with the current formula.

ZoidsRaven1195d ago

I have learned to love all MK games equally......... TAKE THAT F'N BLUE SHELL OUT!

http://electrokami.com/wp-c...

Pozzle1195d ago

Or at least limit it's use...like in Mario 64 where it barely showed up. I would have enjoyed Mario Kart Wii a lot more if it weren't for that damn blue shell showing up so often. Where's the fun in playing a racing game that DOESN'T want you to play well and stay in first place? :(

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1195d ago

I agree.

They should do a little like Smash Brothers and allow for certain items to be turned-off, increased, or decreased in frequency.

I find that many times Nintendo intentionally tries to make the game unsuitable for Competitions and Tournament Play (ironically like they did with the Trip mechanic in Smash Bros).

I think that they want to focus on the Fun buy making OWNing less certain. -

While I see their point-
-OPTIONS are a better choice. Allowing the game to appeal to a broader base.

krazykombatant1195d ago

Make it more like diddy kong racing??

kirbyu1195d ago

They should let us make our own courses.

Theyellowflash301195d ago

I think the move to HD and the online community from Mario Kart 7 is enough for the next Mario Kart game.

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