''The Mario Kart series first debuted in 1992 on the Super Nintendo. Since then sequels have been released on every Nintendo platform bar the Virtual Boy. If there's a Nintendo platform released, then chances are there will be be an accompanying Mario Kart title. Every sequel since Super Mario Kart has divided opinion, with Double Dash considered by most to be the weakest entry in the series. Mario Kart is back on a console in Mario Kart Wii, but is the game a decent addition to the franchise or should Mario Kart fans hunt around for their old SNES?
Mario Kart Wii brings with it a whole new host of new features. For the RRP of a new release title Mario Kart Wii comes bundled with a new peripheral, the Wii Wheel. The Wii remote simply slides into the Wii Wheel on the side and players can use the Wii Wheel to make it a little easier to control the vehicles. Slipping the remote into the Wii Wheel is remarkably simple and what makes the Wii Wheel so impressive is the fact that it feels so sturdy. Sure, it's just a white piece of plastic, but it feels pretty solid. The game does only come bundled with the one Wii Wheel, but additional Wii Wheels are available at the modest price of $19.95.''