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Pre-Order Mario Kart 8 and Get A $25 Dell Promo eGift Card

By Viet . May 7, 2014 . 2:30pm

Pre-order Mario Kart 8 from Dell.com and get an incentive in the form of a $25 gift card for your trouble.

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Super Mario 3D Land Coming In November, Mario Kart 7 In December

By Spencer . July 28, 2011 . 1:29am

Eager to bring Nintendo fans to the 3DS, Nintendo’s upcoming first party line up is packed with familiar franchises.

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I Made An Off-Roader And A Glider With Mario Kart’s Kart Customization System

By Spencer . July 26, 2011 . 1:18pm

Mario Kart for Nintendo 3DS has a slot machine style reels where you pick a body, wheels, and glider before a race begins.

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Retro Studios Is Making Tracks For Mario Kart 3DS

By Spencer . June 8, 2011 . 12:16am

Or as Shigeru Miyamoto likes to call it, Mario Kite.

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Mario Kart Remade With Miniature Race Cars

By Spencer . January 19, 2010 . 2:27pm

Takara Tomy made an actual Mario Kart toy. The Choro Q Hybrid! Mario Kart Wii Vs. series has cars, a racetrack, and a system where you can use items during the race.

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Super Mario Kart Snakes Into Virtual Console

By Spencer . May 29, 2009 . 6:17am

The game that started the Mario Kart series will be available on Japan’s Virtual Console next month. Since Nintendo plans to release Super Mario Kart in Japan it will probably come to North America too.

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Mario Kart Wii tournaments tweak race tracks

By Spencer . May 1, 2008 . 10:38am

A neat feature Nintendo just announced for Mario Kart Wii is rotating online tournaments on the Mario Kart Channel every few weeks. Players can match their tournament time against the world, which should add a decent amount of replay value to Mario Kart Wii.   Currently, the tournament has players drive on Mario Circuit, but […]

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Mario Kart Wii (sort of) has achievements

By Spencer . April 22, 2008 . 4:48pm

I’m not sure if this has been mentioned at all, but Mario Kart Wii takes note of your Grand Prix victory. When you complete all of the cups with at least a third place finish the credits roll and a photo is taken with your Mii in a racing suit next to Mario and Princess […]

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The Mario Kart Wii leaderboard glitch in ghastly action

By Spencer . April 13, 2008 . 7:24pm

Online play in Mario Kart Wii is smooth. Only a tiny bit of lag effects twelve player races. However, the world ranking system has issues. A glitch allows players to drive a single lap then wait by the finish line while sitting in reverse. Glancing through the rankings, it looks like Nintendo is actively removing […]

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First drive with Mario Kart Wii and the WiiWheel

By Spencer . April 11, 2008 . 5:37pm

I was thinking what to initially write about Mario Kart Wii because the game is explained in a single sentence: Mario Kart with motion control and Nintendo Wi-Fi play. I’m fairly certain people who read Siliconera are familiar with Mario Kart and Mario Kart Wii doesn’t deviate from the formula. Nintendo even took the time […]

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Wii Wheel incompatible with Wii Remote wrap

By Spencer . April 10, 2008 . 5:23am

I picked up Mario Kart Wii and when I unpackaged it I noticed the Wii Wheel has a little sticker explaining you need to remove the plastic wrap sent by Nintendo before inserting the remote. Guitar Hero III’s shell and the zapper require players to remove the wrapper, but I wanted to see if I […]

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Waggle required for some Mario Kart Wii maneuvers

By Spencer . April 1, 2008 . 10:29am

Mario Kart Wii supports four kinds of control schemes: tilt control with the remote, nunchuck/remote combination, Classic Controller and the Gamecube controller for purists. Before you dust off a Wavebird, Nintendo’s updated Mario Kart Wii fact sheet explains “some maneuvers cannot be performed.” The Classic Controller has the same warning. Nintendo has yet to disclose […]

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Mario Kart Wii zooms into North America in April

By Spencer . March 12, 2008 . 7:08am

There are only seventeen days between the worldwide debut of Mario Kart Wii in Japan and its corresponding launch in North America. We get Mario Kart Wii on April 27. On the same day Nintendo will also release the Mario Kart Wii Channel, which lets players join tournaments, see when their friends are online, browse […]

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Mario Kart Wii Wheels also sold separately

By Spencer . February 27, 2008 . 9:56am

If you need additional Nintendo branded Mario Kart Wii steering wheels you won’t have to buy shell out for another copy of Mario Kart Wii. Nintendo plans on selling extra Wii Wheels on April 11, the same day Mario Kart Wii debuts in Japan. Each extra plastic steering wheel runs for 1200 yen ($11). Of […]

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Watch: Mario Kart Wii

By Spencer . July 12, 2007 . 7:27am

It’s the announcement everyone saw coming, Mario Kart Wii in 2008, bundled with a steering wheel. Like Mario Kart DS, you will be able to race online in Mario Kart Wii through Nintendo Wi-Fi. On top of races Nintendo is bringing battle mode online, a first for the series. See a video of Reggie introducing […]