The ILG Coint & Plick Awards

Coint & Plick 2008 #8b: Mario Kart Wii

Posted in 2008, Wii Exclusive Games of the Year by trdn89 on February 23, 2010

60 points, 6 votes

Official game site

CraigG: Aside from Pro Evolution Soccer, this is the best fun to have with a bunch of friends round. It outdoes Pro Ev in that I can get my girlfriend to play this with me and my friends without ending up shouting at her for not knowing the controls. 🙂

Webber: I find it very difficult to use the wheel and prefer to use a gamecube controller. The only problem with the gamecube controller is that it is almost impossible to do tricks/wheelies.

Zappi: After the initial disappointment, I really got into this. The single player is kinda useless and annoying inthat you have to play through it to unlock some stuff, but the online works really well. Downloading ghost data that other people have posted to race against is a great idea. I think the biggest change is the addition of trick jumps and ledges which you can get a boost from if you time it right – some are worth it and some aren’t, so you really start thinking about different routes around the track. Oh and, yet again, fuck a blue shell… though the new thundercloud item is genius.

Forksclovetofu: Nintendo’s notion that giving the public what they want means reissuing the same game a zillion times over the course of a decade has rarely paid off better than with Mario Kart Wii. The minor improvements add up. To have more fun with a group of four people, you need to be high or naked. It’s good times.

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