Saturday, December 5, 2015

Mario Kart 7 Review

Recently I have reviewed two of Nintendo's biggest games this year Skyward Sword and Super Mario 3D Land. But there is still one left and that is Mario Kart 7. Read after break to find out what I think:
Mario Kart 7 is great plain and simple. I'm not going to focus on the gameplay mechanics because I think we all know how well it plays. Instead I'll be focusing on all the new stuff. There are many new additions to Mario Kart 7 that make this a worthwhile purchase. First off is kart customization. This new feature allows you to tailor make how you want your kart to perform and look. Though the feature is not extensive it does add a nice touch to the Mario Kart experience and makes it feel more personal. You unlock new parts by collecting coins throughout the races. Next up is the underwater and gliding segments. While not huge in the game it does change up how you drive. Depending on whether you are in the water or the sky you have to adapt to how you handle your kart. There are a few new characters and items in the game. The new characters are Wiggler, Metal Mario, Honey Queen, and Lakitu. You can also play as your Mii which almost makes infinite possibilities.

Yes Mii, get excited for this game.

Mickey Mouse vs. Mario here I come. While not as many characters as Mario Kart Wii it is respectable since it is not a console game. There are 16 new tracks and 16 old ones. The old ones have been updated with better graphics, 3D, and gliding and underwater segments. So far my two favorite tracks are the two new Wuhu Island ones. I have always been a fan of Wuhu Island (maybe I'll have to write why sometime) and these tracks are good at showing the enhanced capabilities of the 3DS. The 3D in the game looks good but does not compare to the 3D in Super Mario 3D Land. The graphics in general are pretty though. One of the biggest parts of the game is online and boy is it great! The frame rate remains the same while online keeping the game looking spiffy (I have said great to many times). Online matchmaking is quick and painless and as always the races are quite fun. In total this is a must-own game for a must-own system.
My Score: 9/10

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