Mario Kart Wii
Finally! I was able to pick this game up. It’s all but impossible to find kinda like the Wii itself. It’s funny that when the game was released I had seen many a copy sitting on the Target shelves. Once I decided that I needed one (as well as a friend of mine) it became nonexistent. Over the Labor day weekend, while I was on my way to visit the family, I stopped into Coral Ridge Mall and checked out Gamestop. Lo and behold they actually had a pyramid of Mario Karts. The clerk said that they received a rather large shipment the day before and had already sold over half of them. Boy am I glad that I stopped in when I did. I don’t think the rest of them would have lasted the weekend.
This game is definitely one of the better versions of Mario Kart out there. Over the years, mario kart has somewhat lost its charm but the new control scheme freshens everything up and makes it new again. I love the original on the SNES and this version is actually just as high on my list of the best of the series.
A bonus to this game is that it comes with a Wii Wheel for your Wiimote. Without the wheel, controlling is just uncomfortable and silly at best. Of course you just can’t look cool by driving with just a Wiimote in your hands and not the pimp Wii Wheel.
This game is a pleasure to play and it’s only better with a group of friends (pretty much like any Wii game). For any Wii owner I believe this to be on the list of must haves.
Overall a $50/$50
The free wheel included makes the whole package a steal.