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Mario Kart

Mario Kart
alaScore 89

168 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the story and usability. The gameplay and design are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the value for money.

graphics, design, gameplay, usability, story

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Mario Kart is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Mario Kart Wii (Wii)

 

One may wonder why Nintendo would add motorcycles and dirt bikes to the game series that popularized, if not invented, the genre of weapons-based go-kart racing. If you're one of the fans who balked at the inclusion of two-wheeled vehicles, a midair...

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Mario Kart Wii

 

Being a video game hero must not be the best paying job in the world. Look at Mario – undoubtedly the biggest icon in the history of the industry; forced...

Amazingly fun gameplay ; Wii-Wheel is solid ; Online/Multiplayer better than ever

The cheap AI is still there ; Retro tracks feel boring compared to new ones

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Mario Kart Wii (Wii)

 

 Rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

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Mario Kart Wii Review

 

Gameplay

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Mario Kart Wii Review

 

Mario Kart Wii literally puts you behind the wheel for more fast paced racing fun

Although the game hasn't evolved much in the last fifteen years it still tends to fall into the "don't fix what isn't broken" category. It's a fast and fun racing game that is easy enough for beginners to pick up and enjoy while still a challenge for...

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Mario Kart

 

It all started back on the SNES. Mario and friends hopped into their karts and took to the tracks for what turned out to be a landmark experience. Mario Kart was born and ever since every Nintendo system has offered some iteration of the series. From...

There's a lot to love about the Mario Kart franchise and the Wii version embodies just about every one of those ideals. It's a straightforward and fun racer that's easily accessible to many people, the power ups are crazy and add an insane element to...

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Review: Mario Kart Wii

 

The name "Mario Kart Wii" is perfect for Mario Kart Wii, because Nintendo just took everything you know about Mario Kart, put it on a Wii disc and packaged it as a Wii video game with a lame Wii Wheel. If you are reading this review you are probably...

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Mario Kart Wii (Wii) Review

 

Start your engines and shine up those red shells because it's Mario Kart time all over again!

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Mario Kart Wii

 

Find out whether the world really needs another Mario Kart game.

Great local and online multiplayer racing ; Bikes and tricks fit smoothly into the formula ; New track designs are creative and more dynamic

Missing features from, and less balanced than, previous games ; Lacks any personality or true affiliation with other Mario games ; Grand Prix mode is an absolute mess

People with a different opinion from me should be arrested, so you should modify that.

gamespy - EDITORS' CHOICE

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Mario Kart Wii

 

Nintendo's classic karting franchise takes to the Wii in style.

Addition of bikes is great; online racing is amazing; great leader boards; familiar gameplay; crisp graphics, great sounds

Some disappointing unlockables; a few bland tracks; the "chance" element can frustrate; Wii Wheel is only okay

Product Specifications

The acclaimed Mario Kart series has gone wireless! Race and battle with up to eight karts at once, regardless of whether or not everyone has a Game Card. The all - star cast includes Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Wario, Bowser, and Toad. With courses drawn from every Mario Kart game - Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Kart: Double Dash - players may tour many of their favorites as well as all-new tracks and battle arenas. The game has a new dimension of fun, since players can battle others around the world by connecting to Nintendo's new wireless gaming service, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, via Wi-Fi. With over 30 courses and all the crazy items and frantic speed players would expect, this game is a Mario Kart fan's dream!

Game

Elements:Racing / driving - kart
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)
Max Number of Players:8

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Nintendo
Model:Kart
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mario

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Distribution Media:Game cartridge
Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - racing / driving