Tag Archives: mario kart wii
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 | 20:08 BST
Famitsu’s scored Mario Kart Wii 37/40, probably crushing news for those expecting the ultimate super-40 for the cartoon racer. UK NOM scored it 94 percent, while Eurogamer’s given the only proper online score so far, as far as we’re aware, with another “good” 8/10. It’s coming out on April 27 in the US and April 11 in Europe.
Sun, Mar 23, 2008 | 09:19 GMT
Eurogamer’s published what appears to be the first online review of Mario Kart Wii. The site’s given it an 8.
The UK’s Nintendo Official Magazine published the first review of the racer, which got scanned earlier this week.
Just goes to show.
Tue, Mar 18, 2008 | 13:25 GMT
Nintendo UK’s marketing director Dawn Paine reckons Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii are going to set Wii on course for a massive April likely to further expand the machine’s user-base.
“We think Wii Fit is a very catalytic title for us and we think it is the next chapter in the true broadening of the marketplace,” she said. “We’ve achieved that already to some extent with both Wii and DS but with Wii Fit we think it’s going to be explosive in terms of the breadth of the appeal of the product – and retail is very excited by that. With Mario Kart we think that there is a huge opportunity to appeal to both the core Mario Kart and Nintendo gamers – so we have very high expectations.”
Wii Fit launches in Europe on April 25, following the April 11 launch of Mario Kart Wii.
Mon, Mar 17, 2008 | 14:23 GMT
Poor old magazines. There really is no keeping the good bits off the internet, is there? Hit this for the UK Nintendo Official Magazine’s review of Mario Kart Wii, the first in the world. The cartoon racer gets 94 percent. Apparently it’s a “strong contender for the best Mario Kart ever”. Also, on the subject of the Wii Wheel: “Turning is simply a matter of turning the wheel.” Nice. One piece of information in the piece that may interest you is that snaking’s been removed completely. Important stuff.
Go ahead and read it so you don’t have to give Future any money. Mario Kart Wii launches in Europe on April 11 and the US on April 27.
Thu, Mar 13, 2008 | 08:31 GMT
Thu, Feb 28, 2008 | 07:47 GMT
Unfortunately, word is spreading from playtests that the Wii Wheel designed for use with the game is essentially rubbish. You can still play it with the Classic pad or even a GameCube controller though, so never fret.
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 | 18:53 GMT
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 | 11:44 GMT
Both Gamespot and IGN have posted extensive playtests of Mario Kart Wii today, so if you’re up for ploughing through about 20,000 words on a Nintendo racer, you’re in luck. Gamespot got very excited about the whole thing, saying it was “pleased” with the game. There’s no solid release date from either site other than “later this year”.
Wed, Feb 06, 2008 | 17:36 GMT
Scans just popped up of the latest Famitsu, showing pretty clearly that there’s nothing rumour-like about information that surfaced overnight. As previously reported, the game will feature 12-player online support, 32 tracks (16 old and 16 new), will hit Japan on April 10 and other stuff listed here. There are plenty of new shots to look at, so off you go.
Update: More info. Sounds like Nintendo’s putting plenty of weight behind this. Online leagues, global rankings, downloadable ghosts, yada yada.
Wed, Feb 06, 2008 | 11:15 GMT
Wed, Feb 06, 2008 | 17:35 GMT
According to this, fresh details on Mario Kart Wii are in the latest Famitsu. Don’t blame us if this is bollocks. If true, the game’s out on April 10 in Japan and will include:
- Bikes in cup mode
- Special actions for bikes, such as “wheelies”
- 16 remakes and new courses
- Wi-fi 12 players
- Play as Miis
“Wi-fi 12 players” leaves us a little confused, unless it just means it’ll have 12-player online races.