Blend Games writes: "The new Mario Kart for the Wii is good, and I guess that's my biggest complaint with it, as Mario Kart's not supposed to be good, it's supposed to be great. And too many factors-a few so-so tracks, a busted peripheral, and the greatest sin of all, rather lackluster multiplayer-make this racing adventure a slight wrong turn in the revolutionary series.
Let me get my biggest complaint with the game out of the way early. The new steering wheel that comes packaged with the game is an utter piece of garbage. What might seem like an innovative new way to play your favorite kart racer, turns out to be a tremendous misfire on Nintendo's part, as it's too cumbersome and twitchy to use in any competition outside of the easy as Pong 50cc cup."