Edge review: Mario Kart Wii

Having sacrificed racing integrity in Double Dash to side with social silliness, Nintendo has turned 180 degrees into an awkward halfway house.

There are few gaming locations as lonely as first place in Mario Kart Wii. Pitched as a chance to spend a day at the races with your favourite Nintendo mascots, at the front of the pack you find you've left the gang behind, aside from the occasional blue shell flung by the cruel AI. Where the grand adventures that spawned the cast pride themselves on discovery, storming ahead here is rewarded with nothing more than eerie stretches of tarmac, made all the emptier by their bloating to accommodate the 12-kart starting grid.

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wiizy5639d ago

edge has no idea what they are talking about on this one.. i just got the game and its great. the best mario kart yet.

Supa5639d ago

You're right, I rated this game with a 9 out of 10 fun factor.

I really don't understand why these Edge people still even play games, they clearly hate most of the funnest games, it's getting ridiculous.

Brian52475639d ago

I think alot of people are going to pass up on this one because they're still enamored with Super Smash Bros (Like me), but it will still sell well in the long run.

bewarned5639d ago

I wasn't really that excited about this game, cos Double Dash was pants, but having played this game it truly is the best version yet, have the old track is an awesome edition. Edge reviewers are just morons, truly stupid losers

bootsielon5639d ago

10 to Halo and 6 to this? I'd give them the same score = 8. Edge are sellouts.

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15 Years Later, Mario Kart Wii Remains an Absolute Blast

For a lot of people, Mario Kart Wii was their introduction to the franchise, and what a terrific introduction they had.

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badboyz09163d ago

Lego 2K Drive next month looking‎️‍🔥 ‎️‍🔥 ‎️‍🔥


2023 Game Anniversaries To Keep Note Of

Major 2023 game anniversaries include The World Ends With You, Mario Kart Wii, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, among many others

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has overtaken Mario Kart Wii, now series' best-selling entry

Nintendo has provided a sales update on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and it's confirmed that the game has now outsold Mario Kart Wii.

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ZeekQuattro684d ago (Edited 684d ago )

Always remember Polygon's take on MK 8 and how it would end up being worse selling entry in franchise history. Oof. MK 8 deluxe is going to have one hell of a holiday. You know that Switch bundle is coming back.

Sgt_Slaughter684d ago

Polygon having a bad take? Sounds 100% accurate to me.

Inverno684d ago

Baffles me that they haven't made any new dlc for this, and yet they focus on the mobile game smh

meganick684d ago

I can only imagine that the Mario Kart devs have been hard at work on the follow-up to 8, hence why it got no dlc.

Inverno684d ago

We can only assume that they'll show something next year if they are working on the next game. With the way Ninty has been announcing games close to their release they don't leave room for any leaked info

--Onilink--684d ago

Its not like its the same developer. The one working on the mobile game isnt even a Nintendo developer