Watch Mario Kart Wii played with and without Wii Wheel

More than a month out from the release of Mario Kart Wii, MTV's Stephen Totilo was allowed to take the game for a (literal) spin, first employing the accompanying wheel accessory and then playing without. You can see the differences between the two with the aid of the above video and the sans wheel clip after the break.

For his part, Totilo seems to be more of a wheelman, but we plan on reserving judgment until we put our own mitts around the attachment. How do you think you'll play?

(P.S. Sorry to our friends in Japan, the U.K. and Canada, as these videos won't load for you.)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.