Mariokart Wii

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Victoria, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Victoria

    Victoria Pretzel In Training

    Who has it already? :D

    It's currently sitting by the Wii waiting to get played tonight. We've got one wheel too (which is so mine!).

    Apparently you can play against friends by sharing codes (although we can't find ours right now), maybe if more people have the game we can test this out.
  2. Topher

    Topher allo!

    I got it!

    Pretty good. Bit of learning curve compared to previous versions. Not too sure about the wheel... given how the Wiimote fits into the wheel you don't turn it as you normally would turn a wheel rather you have to tilt it left and right.

    We should set up Team MAP!
  3. Victoria

    Victoria Pretzel In Training

    Well we've got through the Mushroom and Flower cups, I've come 12th in every single one, bar the "Coconut Mall" where I somehow came first :confused:

    Some of these levels are quite creative, and I love the new items you can pick up, and the fact you can pick up items that have been dropped on the road :D

    But yes it is a learning curve...
  4. Topher

    Topher allo!

    That's from Mario Kart DS.
  5. Victoria

    Victoria Pretzel In Training

    Just discovered a few levels from the N64, wicked, tracks I recognise!

    I've given up and whipped out the classic controllers. Must do better than 12th :( That wheel is poo, purely for show.
  6. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    I can't wait to play this.

    I picked it up Friday but not had a chance to play it because I also picked up 'No More Heroes' on the Wii (it has a beam katana people!!!) and Lumines II on the PSP.

    The woman in the shop tried her best to sell me an extra wheel! Bless her, I bet she could smell the comission. :D
  7. Victoria

    Victoria Pretzel In Training

    Phil had this too, she was saying to buy another wheel to play two player, so he explained how you don't need a wheel to play and the Wii remotes are fine. She carried on trying to sell him it so he explained numerous other reasons to not want another wheel, until he said for gods sake just give me the game woman!!

    It is a good game, not as 'busy' as DK Jet Race but much more interesting than N64. And damn hard if you're prone to falling over the edge of the track, like I am.

    Rainbow Road looks amazing too!
  8. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    Got it on Friday and played on it a few times. Serious gaming will be done when an assignment is finished :D
  9. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Is it better than the previous Mario Kart games? I got them all and there's serious funnage to be had there.
  10. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    More fun on single player than GameCube - especially with bikes on it :D
  11. Victoria

    Victoria Pretzel In Training

    Get back to that assignment you! :p
  12. Ad McG

    Ad McG Troll-killer Supporter

    Came home to the pleasing sight of my brother playing on it happily online, lag free. Some real sessions to be had this week I sense :D
  13. Topher

    Topher allo!

    I think MK 64 and MK DS are the best versions.

    My only critique of MK Wii is speed (needs to be faster) and handling, although I've not tried it with the GameCube or nunchuck controller.
  14. narcsarge

    narcsarge Masticated Whey

    Might have to talk the wife into purchasing this for her Wii. She gets upset that I don't play the Wii enough w/ her. (bless her heart :eek:) I love murder and mayhem and she likes colorful, animated kiddy games!

    I guess I should give it a try w/ something that I miss from years gone by like MarioKarts. No More Heros sounds interesting there Chimpy. A beam Katana you say......

  15. Moi

    Moi Warriors live forever x

  16. narcsarge

    narcsarge Masticated Whey

    A bit cheeky of me I know MD but really...........

    Who wants to be swinging around a remote that moves little characters that look like bobble-heads w/ detached limbs when you could be plowing through a bunch of people w/ a machine gun, or laser rifle, or "beam katana". Playing a character that has more scars then Joan Rivers and looks like a mule's backside!

    I don't see the issue? :rolleyes:
  17. Moi

    Moi Warriors live forever x

    I'm with you here. :woo::woo::woo:
  18. Otataral

    Otataral Sapientes Gladio

    i didnt even know this was out yet. When it come out?
  19. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    Last Friday
  20. Chimpcheng

    Chimpcheng Yup... Giant cow head... Supporter

    Could be to do with the PAL conversion. If I remember correctly, when they converted from NTSC to PAL for the European markets games could be as much as 33% slower with huge black borders at the top and bottom of the screen.

    Might not be the case now, what with new technologies, still I'd sacrifice a bit of speed for lag free online play. :D

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