Mario Kart Wii

Published by Nintendo, Developed by Nintendo

Genres: Racing (4 players)

US release date: Apr 26th, 2008 | EU release date: Apr 10th, 2008

Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii comes bundled with a new and intuitive accessory - the Wii Wheel, which makes it one of the most accessible Mario Kart games to date and allows complete novices to compete with ease and comfort, ensuring no one is left in the dust.

For those more familiar to Mario Kart and who are now afraid of getting smoked by their newcomer grandparents using the Wii Wheel, rest assured, Nintendo has you covered! Mario Kart Wii supports five different control options: Wii Wheel, Wii Remote turned on its side, Wii Remote and Nunchuk combination, Classic Controller and even Nintendo GameCube controller. So there's bound to be a configuration that fits everyone's experience, level and style.

Combining all the much-loved features from the series, Mario Kart Wii also sees a whole host of stunning new tracks, characters, weapons and vehicles. Those however looking for world ranking domination can take on up to 11 players simultaneously worldwide using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service which will offer them the chance to race other players across the globe in a nail-biting contest of speed and skill!
Prefer to keep the rivalry a little closer to home? Try the Multiplayer Mode, in which up to four people will be able to challenge each other in the comfort of their own living room, bringing the on screen excitement into a whole new dimension.

Mario and all his much loved pals are planning to make a spectacular return in this definitive version of Mario Kart, providing the most action-packed, adrenaline-filled racing fun ever seen in the series.
Players will have to master a host of 16 exciting new tracks in addition to 16 classic tracks from previous Mario Kart games.

For the first time ever players will have the option of racing with karts or a brand new mode of transport - Bikes. Using bikes as your chosen method will offer up some interesting and different gameplay possibilities such as carrying out a "wheelie", which in turn will give you a small boost that could be crucial and make that all important difference at the finishing line.

Players will also be able to hit the road as their own personalized Mii caricatures in addition to many classic and even some never-before seen characters in Mario Kart games. True to the series, Mario Kart Wii will feature adrenaline pumping racing action, a plethora of power-ups and masses of objects for players to use to slow down their rivals. Also with 10 battle arenas, players are sure to be kept busy between trips around the circuit.

In addition to all this a new Wii Channel, the Mario Kart Channel, will also be launched with Mario Kart Wii. Players will be able to monitor their ranking against others with data compiled from races completed online as well as also access and share Ghost Data to download. Why not see if your friends are playing by checking their status or even better still set up a room in which you can chat to them before a race starts?

Players even have the possibility to join in on their friends races in progress as a spectator and jump into the race when the next course launches. Through this channel, users will be exposed to a host of new online features allowing them to join a community of racing fans from all over the world as well as participate in special worldwide events organised by Nintendo.

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nobody said:

Can't wait for this, the mario kart games were great, I really enjoyed double dash.

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wiiplayer said:

I knew it. Why else have they made a game for every console from the snes until now, and even the arcade.

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Ferox said:

Yes! Hell I play the original on my virtual console, it's a hit when family and friends get together.

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Captain Jamesman said:

Dude, show some screenshots of a Mario game before putting it on Wii's World. But hey, let's hope for some new characters.

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Wii-Worshiper said:

E3 just keeps bringing more good news by the second. MARIO KART Wii FTW!

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r2d2 said:

This is great!

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Master Foot said:

I don't suppose that there will be a garage for tuning the racing carts.

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Ian C said:

The screenshots look awesome.

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darkvic said:

The best mario kart ever.

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Andrew Rudloff said:

I will buy this game, because I am a Mario Kart fan.

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WIIBOY101 said:

Looks like Mario Kart GP 2 and that's a good thing.

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Kareshi is Black said:

This will be the wildest Mario Kart ever. Look at those maps, damn.

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Gonzo said:

I love this! Now I don't have to get Mario Kart 64 for VC.

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lickwid said:

Once again the graphics are nice, but I'm going to miss the team factor that was in double dash. Also I hope these are early early development, because I don't see a leaderboard or map. As said, I really hope these are early development shots.

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jackass said:

This will be better than DD, but I will miss the 2 characters in the kart.

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DragonFoxCoon said:

True, having two racers to a kart was fun, and made for more strategy (always went with the Paratroopa and Toad on the Barrel Train kart). But I'm certain that Nintendo has some Ace up its sleeve for this title.

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Fire Emblem Fan 14 said:

Love the Mario Kart Series! All my aunts and uncles play together with my cousins, siblings and my parents. They're going to be excited for this one.

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Scooby Jew said:

Everything I could expect from Nintendo; quality, new features, innovation, but there is one key factor missing: The title. Mario Kart Wii? Give me a break. I hear it's a working title (thank god) and I severely hope they don't stick with that.

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i need a wiieww said:

Wow posts came in fast- but mario kart games rock. Although I've never played the arcade one, but I have seen it. Pacman is playable? But anyway this is going to be great. Just hope my sister won't lose this one.

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Kitchwa said:

I love the mario kart games. Can't wait to play with the Wii wheel.

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Sonic Phantom said:

I'll definitely get this game, but I just have one question about it: Do you have to play with the Wii Wheel or is it optional?

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PHiRE said:

It's entirely optional, you don't have to use it if you don't want to.

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homerun312 said:

The online mode will rock.

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Dox said:

It was never a question of if they would make this, it was when.

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gorillazhit said:

Hope 12 people can play, since 11 cpus can play, why not 11 people online?

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sam said:

The game is 12 player and it's online. I can't wait.

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Captain Jamesman said:

I like the kart Mario is riding.

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Diddy Kong Lover said:

I like it but I hope it's simpler than Double Dash! On the bright side the gameplay looks like traditional Mario Kart. I hope Diddy and Dixie, and yes even excluded DK Jr, are included along with Kamek who was almost in Mario Kart 64.

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MKW said:

Mario Kart is going to be great, can't wait to get it. Online will be good.

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mario said:

I played on the DS one and that was great. This looks absolutely fantastic.

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p10 chaos said:

Mario Kart Wii will be a great game, espescially with the addition of the Wii wheel.

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Captain Jamesman said:

Diddy Kong Lover, there is a big chance Diddy will be in it. As for the others, I do not know. But they better put Diddy in it or else.

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someone said:

Wow I didn't know there was going to be one for the Wii.

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insultman911 said:

They're going to put the babies in it! Sweet! How did they get their drivers license?

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Wiionme said:

I heard there are going to be secret levels off of the main racing tracks! I cannot wait, I'm going to Wii myself.

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pspdmon said:

This is so sweet. Loved the original mario kart in snes and mario kart 64.

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Little Ifrit said:

Oh my god I can't wait for this. I've loved all the Mario karts and Double dash was so brilliant. I will miss using two characters because when I went to play the DS version, I was a little bit disappointed. I don't think the graphics are that much better than MK:DD but the online mode is going to be awesome.

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Gonzo said:

I love this game. I just want to know when this is coming out. Then I can stop playing other people's Mario Kart DS.

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Lay-Z Boy said:

Makes me wish I had a Wii.

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MJVE said:

I know, this is a SURE game to get.

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WiiNinja said:

Wi-fi Mario Kart= BESTSELLER.

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console kid said:

Oh my god I need to get wireless broadband for this game. Oh and don't be mad warhawk. Looks good.

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Lay-Z Boy said:

I need a Wii! Because I want games like this.

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insultman911 said:

It would me cool, just like in mario kart ds, they could use wi-fi and go to this mode that searches for another player and you can challenge that person.

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Mark R said:

I'm really eager to play this game online, it's going to be awesome.

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TheWingedYoshi said:

Sweet! I'm preety sure Yoshi will be in it.

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Minako said:

Of course Yoshi will be in it. Wow, that third shot looks wild. I can't wait to play! I too shall miss the double player kart racing. Hey, maybe it'll be an additional mode or something?

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divinity boy said:

You can ride choppers in this! I loved the original game so I'm definitely getting this.

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Diddy Kong Lover said:

I like it but I miss the old Go-kart idea.

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WiiNinja said:

Well, at least THIS game hasn't been delayed.

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Koopalingsrock said:

They should put the Koopalings in, come on now people.

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