VGC writes: "Here we go: After iterations on SNES, N64, GBA, Gamecube and DS the Mario Kart series is now heading to Nintendo's Wii, including 32 tracks, 25 drivers and – for the first time – bikes.
First of all: Mario Kart Wii isn't a casual game in the sense that the game is easier to handle than previous versions. It still appeals to all kinds of gamers, from the very beginner to the absolute core gamer – but it also won't satisfy those who were looking for a realistic driving game. The series was never about physics, though, so Mario Kart fans will certainly get what they want.
When I first laid my hands on Mario Kart: Double Dash!! I was shocked - the controls felt like a big let-down from previous versions. The whole game felt somehow slippery and I missed the precision of the SNES and N64 games. Mario Kart DS, on the other hand, impressed with a vastly improved control scheme, drifting felt great and the overall degree of precision was a big step forward compared to what the Gamecube version had to offer. Mario Kart Wii plays like a mixture of Double Dash and Mario Kart DS."