May 10 2008

Mario Kart

Published by at 1:30 pm under Blog

It’s just brilliant. It really is. The Wii is a masterful piece of engineering and it has been marketed by the best.

Apparently, a huge proportion of people who have bought Mario Kart on the Wii are buying a games console for the first time. Think about that. Surely no other game or games system in recent years has seen so many ‘lay people’ turn to geekery. Perhaps the DS, another Nintendo invention, can claim to be the leader that safely guided technophobic people into the promised land of gaming, but the Wii is the machine that will keep them playing.

We have the two wheels for Mario Kart and know how to use them. Gone are evenings of three course meals and a quiet glass of wine as we discuss the highs and lows of unified field theory (It could be true – you don’t know!!!), replaced with shouts and screams from both of us as we try to pass each other on Mario’s frenetic racing courses. And not just each other; the Wii allows gamers to race against each other all across the world, improving the experience even more.

Forget about buying Grand Theft Auto, it will just encourage you to go and kill taxi drivers. Stick with Mario Kart – fun for all the family. :p

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Mario Kart”

  1. B'dum B'dumon 10 May 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I’ll give the standard “super mario kart was better” post…

    super mario kart was better

  2. darraghon 10 May 2008 at 8:29 pm

    i agree. Super mario kart was better. Not that I ever played it, but just because.

    When did Macaris start doing 3 course meals?

  3. B'dum B'dumon 12 May 2008 at 1:25 pm

    I never played it either, it’s just a compulsary reply.

  4. Ray Foleyon 13 May 2008 at 6:10 pm

    I LOVE Mario Kart Wii. Love it. Spend ten minutes playing, go off and do something else. I’ve played around half an hour in total of GTA4 while the Wii has been played every day for at least that.

    Only issue I have with it is the lack of new, original tracks. Lazy bastards are using old tracks with a few new ones thrown in. I’m still pissing around a track I used to play on my SNES back in what, 1994? Making the “original was better” argument void really.

    And remember the first Donkey Kong Country? And Killer Instinct? That was some Christmas.

  5. Darrenon 13 May 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I was more of a Sonic the Hedgehog kid, never had a Nintendo, so all the tracks are new to me.

    MarioKart is PERFECT!!!!

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