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Mario Kart Wii may be out already, but that doesn't mean we have to stop celebrating it! This week, we're giving away a copy of Mario Kart 64 (1000 points/$10) on the Virtual Console to one lucky reader, to better enable you to compare and contract the past and present of the series. Or, you know,...

April 30th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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With its inclusion of bikes, stunts, and the Wii Wheel, Mario Kart Wii is an almost note-perfect riposte to all of those accusations that Nintendo is reluctant to innovate in its first-party games. In fact, in its bid to simultaneously please both newcomers and veteran players, Mario Kart Wii ends...

April 25th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Mario Kart Wii is only days away -- unless you're lucky enough to be outside of the U.S. and thus already have it -- and our blowout coverage is winding down as our anticipation levels wind up. But what's an entire week of Mario Kart without celebrating one of the most basic elements of the franchi...

April 25th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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What if a bunch of Nintendo's world-famous franchise characters stopped adventuring and just got in a big fight? No doubt that would be an awesome game. You can just imagine the dollar (or appropriate currency) signs in the eyes of the person who came up with a surefire idea like that. That was the...

April 24th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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When you think about a franchise that has been around as long as Mario Kart, you see it's hard to validate each title as the series gets farther along. One of the ways to validate the game for fans has been to offer a complete and full roster of racers. Well, we're going to go through the character...

April 23rd 2008 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Using a baby as a Wii Wheel substitution is not the best idea for either your gameplay or the infant in question. Our sister site Nintendo Wii Fanboy has this and more suggestions for when the Wii Wheel isn't enough. In case you're looking for more Mario Kart Wii-related shenanigans, they've also d...

April 23rd 2008 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/Reinventing_the_Wii_Wheel'; Mario Kart games are all about having a great time racing against your friends -- and yet the Mario Kart Wii package shamefully includes but one Wii Wheel attachment. You could purchase a separate Wii Wheel, but that's a bit c...

April 22nd 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/Alternate_kart_universe_The_future_of_Mario_Kart'; Karts are cool, but they are so sixteen years ago. However, our favorite Nintendo racing franchise is evolving and expanding to include a whole new selection of vehicles. No longer are you limited to th...

April 21st 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It's been nearly two decades since Super Mario Kart, and in that time, the five console releases have turned Mario's hobby into a powerhouse franchise in its own right. And no matter where you started in the series, be it with Super Mario Kart or Mario Kart: Double Dash, you've probably already not...

April 20th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments