Mario Kart Wii Review by: mlb789Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii is the sixth installment of the Mario Kart series. This game features sixteen new maps and new characters such as Rosalina, Funky Kong, and your very own Mii! The basis of this story is, as usual, to race around the Mario world and collect cups to unlock more maps. Not only that, but you get to play online against other players. This adds a whole new dimension to how you play the game. The game also introduces a new function called tricks. These tricks will give you a speed boost upon landing the trick, making it easier to win a race. This is also the first Mario Kart game where you get to have the experience of driving a car with the new Wii Wheel attachment.
Graphics 10: The graphics are very good for this game. They surprised me very much in how good they are, which earned them this very deserving 10.
Sound 8: The sound in this game is definitely not the best sound that the Wii has to offer, but it is still very good. I appreciate how they kept the old music from the older tracks while still adding a new feel to the sound.
Addictiveness 9: This game is one of the most addictive games on the Wii (even though most Wii games are not that good). I like how you have the ability to race while being able to crash into each other and not spin out (that is, unless they manage to throw a banana right when you make impact, spinning you out).
Story : There is no story affiliated with this Mario Kart game, which is something that I think they should do. They could make it so you buy parts for your Kart as you go along in the game, thus eliminating the need for unlocking various parts throughout the game.
Depth 10: Basically, you get to play a Grand Prix mode, Time Trial Mode, Versus Mode, Battle Mode, and Online Mode in this game. This provides hours of fun for you and your family as you play this game.
Difficulty 4: Now you may disagree with me, but I thought this game was pretty easy. The computers really don't know what they are doing, leaving the only challenge to Time Trial and Online modes. Nevertheless, you should still be able to beat this game in only a few sittings, unless you play for one Grand Prix a sitting, making it absolutely impossible to beat in a few sittings.
Overall 8.2: This game is a very good game, not only for us, but for Nintendo and the Wii. Many thought that the Wii was not doing so well at the time this game came out, but this game changed that. Not only did it do that, but it reinforced Nintendo's status as one of the top companies in the video gaming world. I would recommend this game to basically everyone, because it offers so much fun even if you do not know who Mario even is.