MediaKick: "Nintendo is often accused of rehashing the same ideas over and over again. No single franchise escapes this air of familiarity, but one that is guilty of this more often than not is Mario Kart. The last Mario Kart game to really change the dynamic of the series was Mario Kart: Double Dash for the Nintendo Gamecube, with the inclusion of a second driver and the new power ups that really pushed the gameplay element fully. Years have passed and apart from input differences the series hasn’t really changed at all, certainly from a graphical stand point. Being the first numbered installment in the entire series, Mario Kart 7 aims to impress with new attachments for the karts that open up the seas and the skies. I got to take a quick peek at the game prior to release."