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Artemus avatar 3:52 AM on 05.09.2008  (server time)
* Dtoid crew... Let's play some Mario Kart Wii online!

Mario Kart Wii, less than a few weeks opened, is already one of my favorite games, and one of the best in the go kart racing Mario series. The racing is tight, fast, furious and competitive as hell! The online racing even more so...

Being somewhat new to this massive, sick site and not knowing everyone yet, I'd like to meet some of you guys online for some serious Mario Kart racing competition!

Who's with me?!

Destructoid faithful, let's do this!

My Kart code is:

Very few flaws aside, the game's an instant Nintendo classic and a gold cup trophy winner.
It really shines in bringing the beloved "Mario Kart" universe alive. From the familiar sound effects and catchy music, to characters and retro tracks, this gem masterfully delivers everything Mario Kart should be... Well, almost everything.
The game, although not perfect, does have its flaws:

-Time limit in BATTLE MODE?! Are you freaking kidding me? Come on! Let us decide, Nintendo.

-Your own BATTLE MODE items don't affect you?! What?! You're killing me Nintendo.

-Two player Grand Prix races for trophies removed! Why?! Got dammit.

-The Blooper item: Cool idea? Yes. Annoying? Yes.

-The Wii-eel... No comment. You decide.

To name a few... Any others that piss off the diehard, Nintendo fanboy in you?!

The series has blossomed immensely since 1992, when the original was released for the SNES. It's been that long?! Damn. Who can ever forget playing marathon BATTLE MODE sessions that lasted through the night? I never will. Never. Ever.

Super Mario Kart - SNES 1992

Mario Kart 64 - Nintendo 64 1996

Mario Kart: Super Circuit - Gameboy Advance 2001

Mario Kart: Double Dash - Nintendo GameCube 2003

Mario Kart DS - Nintendo DS 2005

Mario Kart Wii - Nintendo Wii 2008

In Mario Kart Wii, powersliding the tight corners of the Mario Circuit 3(Super Mario Kart) while holding a banana peel to avoid a red shell attack will make any Mario Kart fan smile. Passing Goombas strolling the roadside and seeing Hammer Bros. sitting on raceway fences next to Shy Guys are super awesome sights. The game induced me into a nostalgic coma of joy.

Beautifully done Nintendo!

Who's with me?! Let's get online and race...

*Do I use the "Wii-eel"?! Not so much... I did the first few days, but stopped when I was getting smoked by players not using it online. It's a cool idea that works well, but it's not for me. Being a seasoned Mario Kart veteran, I knew I was better than what the wheel was letting me be. So, I ditched the wheel and now play with the Wii-mote and nunchuck... I couldn't be happier!*

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