WGB writes: "Mario Kart, Its retro history dates as far back as the Super NES, and there have been iterations for Nintendo consoles ever since. It is a legend.
Personally I've always held the original way above all others though the DS version comes very close. The only reason I cannot say for sure whether the N64 or GameCube versions trump one or both of the above is because I never had enough friends around to play them with me. It's called getting old I think lol.
One of the first reasons I want to tell you that Mario Kart Wii is superb, then, is because of the silky smooth online mode. Five out of five races and battles I held this today worked perfectly, no lag issues at all, it runs as smooth as any online Xbox 360 or PS3 title."