Super Mario Kart is the first video game in the Mario Kart series, released originally in 1992 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Well over a decade later, Mario Kart is one of the most successful racing franchises ever, and a Mario Kart title has appeared on every major Nintendo console since then including the Wii itself.
Mario Kart is back on a console in Mario Kart Wii, but is the game a decent addition to the franchise or should Mario Kart fans hunt around for their old SNES?
I for one, do not think so. This is what you most likely expected, a kart racing game with, you guessed it Mario himself. The latest version for the Wii is in many ways more of the same, but when a series has historically done so many things right, why change the formula. Mario Kart is a trademark of Nintendo and they sure do live up to their reputation of producing some very fine consoles and games. This one is a great game that Nintendo brought out specifically for the Wii console and also includes a Wii steering wheel and the control that you have with it is just great.
This is fun when you have friends over, or when you want to play online as it is a truly great multiplayer Wii title. The reason why this particular game is so great is because its caters for all types of gamers. Beginners, for example, can use the wheel and auto drift, whilst veteran gamers have more choice by using a GC (GameCube) controller from the nun-chuck combo and manually drifting or boosting around each corner.
I just have to say that fifteen minutes of Mario Kart is better than the strongest antidepressants. With the cast of Nintendo characters and the great graphics, this Mario Kart for Nintendo Wii is guaranteed to please the kidlets and the adults alike.