Mario Kart Wii

Classic Controller Lacking Control On Mario Kart Wii

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According to the Nintendo press release highlighting some of the features of Mario Kart Wii (Check HERE). It looks like players who want to play with the classic controller, will …
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New Poll: What feature are you most looking forward to in Mario Kart Wii?
16 years ago

New Poll: What feature are you most looking forward to in Mario Kart Wii?

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Well, it’s been 3 weeks since our last poll, so it’s time for something fresh : ) Our new poll focuses around the new Mario Kart for …
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Mario Kart Wii: Fact Sheet

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Format: Wii™
Launch Date: 04/27/08
ESRB: E (Everyone): Comic Mischief
Game Type: Kart Racing
Accessories: Wii Wheel™ (included)
Players: 1-4 locally or up to 12 on Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection with up to 2 players locally
Developer: Nintendo

The worldwide race is on with a whole new set of tricks, tracks and ways to play.

  • The Wii Wheel transforms the Wii Remote™ controller into a steering wheel that feels natural in anyone’s hands, while the Wii Remote and Nunchuk™ controller offer a classic control style for the Mario Kart veteran. In either configuration, players can perform speed-boosting tricks with a shake of the Wii Remote.
  • Players can race as their favorite Nintendo character, or even as themselves! Mario Kart Wii lets players race with their personalized Mii™ characters. And racers will see other Mii characters they have created cheering from the sidelines on some race courses.
  • Players can compete with up to three friends in their living room. Or challenge up to 11 opponents via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in the biggest Mario Kart race yet. All tracks and modes of play are available via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, and players can visit the Mario Kart Channel to compete in tournaments, check rankings, see when their friends are playing and download ghost data.
  • Cruise new tracks and arenas or tour classic courses from Super Mario Kart™, Mario Kart® 64, Mario Kart®: Super Circuit™, Mario Kart®: Double Dash!!™ and Mario Kart® DS. Tired of riding on four wheels? Bust out one of the new motorbikes for special tricks and techniques.

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IGN Voice Chat Podcast Summary

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Voice chat is the new name for the Wiikly review. It also has a new day. (Thanks Alkaline for the Summary)


Smackdown vs Raw 2008
DS version
– Weren’t able to go hands on with it, but the DS version seems to be turning out great – just needs traditional control and fine-tuning.
– Developed by the makers of Rocket Slime. There’s actually an RPG system with an overworld system where you upgrade certain aspects of your character (eg: arm strength, leg strength, etc).
– Looks great – like No Mercy on DS. Phenomenal 3D models. Lots of cinematic stuff with the camera.
– Single-player only. It’s really only supposed to be an “RPG.” Matt thinks this might piss some people off.
– Needs traditional controls. Touch screen controls work alright but traditional controls really are needed.
– Also contains Create A Superstar for the first time. Hopefully this turns out to be the first good portable wrestling game.

Wii version
– Looks almost indentical to last year.
– Lots of motion used – control recognition has been refined. Uses a lot more motion than most Wii games.
– Still playing catchup, but this year there is over 30 new match types (eg: barbed wire).
– The wonky Success Mode is gone, replaced by Career Mode which is the same as what you will get on PS3/360.
– Online play for the first time on Wii. It will probably be quite bare-bones but it’s a start.
– Interactive entrances and finishes. Sounds gimmicky but it sounds like it could be fun. You can continue to beat your opponent even after a match.
– Create-a-finisher and some other PS3/360 content will not be in the Wii version. The Wii version is an entirely different beast.

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GameFly Top 5

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Nintendo Wii

1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) 2. Okami (Capcom) 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 4. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) 5. Baroque (Atlus)

Nintendo DS

1. Ninja Gaiden …
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Mario Kart Wii Jungle Parkway Vs. N64
16 years ago

Mario Kart Wii Jungle Parkway Vs. N64

Reviled today for Mario Kart Wii the re-birthing of the N64 Jungle Parkway.  Take a look at the comparison screens form the 64 version and the Wii version of Jungle …
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IGN Nintendo Voice Podcast Summary

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Just a reminder “Nintendo Voice” is the new name for IGN podcast.

Rock Band

– Coming out in June, 63 songs (5 exclusive), offline multiplayer, in stereo
– Missing important features – downloadable content, online – yet, still costs the same
– Basically a port of PS2 version
– Rushing the game


– Launching in Japan tomorrow
– Videos, interface, etc. will be available

Final Okami version in office

– 16 X 9 mode is perfect
– Runs at 30 FPS, sometimes dips
– Good, not better than Twilight Princess
– Better looking on Wii than on PS2

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Gamefly Top 5

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Nintendo Wii

1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) 2. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 3. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) 4. No More Heroes (Ubisoft) 5. Baroque (Atlus)

Nintendo DS

1. Ninja …
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Amazon Top 10 For Friday

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1. Nintendo Wii

2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl

3. Nintendo DS Lite (Crimson/Black)

4. MLB Power Pros (Wii)

5. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Xbox 360)

6. Nintendo DS Lite …
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Mario Kart Wii Japanese Opening

Gametrailer has a ton more Mario Kart Wii footage, I mean a ton. Check it HERE

Mart Kart Wii Cast System

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Here is some interesting info taken from Eurogamers review:

Bearing that in mind, it’s odd that Nintendo has structured Mario Kart Wii the way that it has. The entry-level 50cc …
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Mario Kart Wii  Review
16 years ago

Mario Kart Wii Review

This is the first (that I have found) of many Mario Kart Wii reviews. Over the next couple of months we will probably be overtaken by review …
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IGN Voice Chat Summary
16 years ago

IGN Voice Chat Summary

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IGN Voice Chat Summary is the new name for the Wiik in review podcast.

Smash Sales:
-1.4 Million copies in 8 days
-1.8 Wii units produced every month
-875,000 Day 1

Obscure: The Aftermath:
-480i, 4:3, 60fps, $29
-Stiff Animation in parts
-Drop in, drop out 2 player.

Pro Evolution Soccer:
-8.6, “absolutely killer, absolutely sick”
-2 Players, online, great sports game in general, “using the wiimote is badass”

Wii Love Golf:
-Online mode for America with Mii usage.
-Zak and Wiki character.

-The game could be Kid Icarus, they know it exists, but it could not be.
-They hope its not Kirby,Icarus or DK, the games they already know about. Do hope its Pikmin or something else cool, unknown or new

Mario Kart Wii:
-Battle Mode. Fun. Going to be the main draw for people.
-They have a remake of block fort, but its not quite block fort, 70% old block fort.
-They like the DK skate park
-Sand level, Swamp Level, Snes Mario Kart battle level 4.
-Battle mode team based 12 players is badass’d
-Online looks like you’ll be forced either red or blue team

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GameFly top 5

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Nintendo Wii

1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) 2. House of the Dead: 2 & 3 Return (Sega) 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 4. Bully: Scholarship Edition (Take-Two) 5. …
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Wii Game Sells at a Rate of More than 120 per Minute

REDMOND, Wash., March 17, 2008 – After just one week on store shelves, Super Smash Bros.® Brawl for Wii has become the fastest-selling video game in Nintendo of America’s history. Since its launch on March 9, the feature-packed fighting action game has sold more than 1.4 million units in the United States, including more than 874,000 on March 9 alone. It has sold at a rate of more than 120 units per minute between launch and March 16.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl has made the leap from video game to cultural phenomenon,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Game reviewers and the public alike praise its fun game play and extensive, inventive content.”

Super Smash Bros. Brawl features a nearly limitless variety of options for players. Dozens of classic Nintendo characters like Mario™ and Pikachu® are joined by industry icons like Sonic The Hedgehog™ and Metal Gear’s Solid Snake for all-out four-player battles. The endless customization keeps players coming back for more. The previous game in the series, Super Smash Bros.® Melee, became the best-selling Nintendo GameCube™ game of all time with more than 7 million copies sold worldwide, so it’s no surprise to see this latest installment racking up record numbers.

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Snaking Removed From Mario Kart Wii

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Taken from Nintendo Magazine (UK):

The second big difference (in Mario Kart Wii compared to the rest of the series) is the removal of snaking. Ever since the …
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