Mario Kart Wii (マリオカートWii, Mario Kāto Wii?) is a racing game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Wii console. It is the sixth installment in the Mario Kart series (excluding the two arcade games) and the second Mario Kart title to use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The game was released worldwide throughout April 2008, but one year later in South Korea. Every copy of the game is packaged with the Wii Wheel accessory, which is designed to house the Wii Remote to allow more intuitive and conventional steering.
Changes from its predecessor, Mario Kart DS, include motorbikes and support for up to twelve racers online. Like other games in the Mario Kart series, it involves various characters from several Mario games racing each other on tracks themed from locations in the Mario series. Support for the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allows racing against other players from around the world, and online competitions and results are available by installing the Mario Kart Channel to the Wii Menu.
Mario Kart Wii was first shown at E3 2007. It has been positively received by critics; while not revolutionary, the online capability and the large number of tracks, characters and karts has been praised. The game had a commercially successful launch in every region, and sold over a million copies in both Japan and the United States in less than a month.
Nearly two decades after the original Super Mario Kart for the SNES, with Mario Kart Wii it seems that the venerable kart racer showing its age. It doesn't help that its console predecessor, Mario Kart: Double Dash for the Gamecube was just about perfect. So what can Mario Kart Wii do to improve upon that? The easiest way is to use the Wii's technology. The Wiimote is used for steering, by holding the Wiimote horizontally. It's reasonably effective, but feels a little off-balance without the steering … more
Since its inception in 1993, the Mario Kart Franchise has been a fun joyride for many a gamer. With 2005's Mario Kart DS being an incredible game, Mario Kart Wii has a lot to live up to. Unfortunately it doesn't live up. In fact, Mario Kart Wii just might be one of the worst in the franchise due to its ability to make sure no skill can be used. Yep, even Mario Kart has been subjected to making sure it's accessible to everyone (you mean it wasn't before?) but it's done in the absolute … more
Mario Kart Wii is a very fun game. It is when you race against 12 people on it; it goes up to 4 players! Its for Wii and nintendo. With the wii one you move it side to side to move your cart. With the nintendo you use the pad. In Mario Kart Wii, you can unlock places. Example: Maple Treeway. You can also unlock characters. Example: Birdo. I think its a good game if you like car racing. I recommend it. I think its the funest game on the wii!