Hours upon hours upon hours; this is how I can describe my playtime with Nintendo’s long running Mario Kart series. Ever since they have released this stand out series, I have been hooked. Perfect gameplay, a ton of lovable Mario characters and outstanding track design has made this franchise one of Nintendo’s marquee titles and will continue to do so forever. To date, the Mario Kart franchise has sold nearly 90 million units worldwide across all titles and platforms and shows no signs of slowing down. Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Wii continue to dominate sales charts and has been enjoyed the world over by millions of players everywhere.
However, after watching the newly released trailer for Sony’s upcoming LittleBigPlanet Karting and playing ModNationRacers, I believe it is high time to revamp Nintendo’s historic franchise and evolve it faster than a weak Pokemon.