Mario Kart Wii Is Out!

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  1. dragonlibrarian

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    Well, I picked mine up this morning at EB Games. But darn it, there's this pesky thing called work I have to endure for most of the day before I can play it! Oh well, looking forward to it tonight.... :p
     
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    cool eh. Ill be playing a lot tomorrow I think. :)
     
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    Yup, just went and picked mine up at lunchtime. I have a sentry set up TF2 style to guard my car and make it impossible for someone to stealth in and nick it.
     
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    LOL, I brought this home and in no time my two kids took over. 5 and 3 year old having a blast. Im glad I decided to buy an extra wheel as it is much easier for the young ones.
     
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    trading in 2 games tomorrow at JB to get this one do you need the extra wheel to play or is it like the zapper ????
     
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    There are a couple of ways to control the carts / bikes. You don't have to have the extra wheel.

    The wheel does add to the fun though :)
     
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    The nunchuk arrangement is probably more precise than the wheel though a lot of people are swearing by it.

    The intuitiveness of the wheel is good for non-gamers and children.
     
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    The wheel is cool, but I found not good for long sessions as your arms get tired (this could just be a reflection on my driving).
     
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    Im happy with the nunchuk, mostly because I find the buttons a bit more convenient.

    I so HATE blue shells. HATE HATE HATE.
     
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    Im on the 150CC and I cant win a cup.

    In one of the 4 races, without fail, I will be nuked within sight of the finish line and drop from 1st to 10th. Then the cup is lost....and you cant restart individual races. Most frustrating game ever.
     
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    Anyone starting a Mario Cart number sticky for online play?

    I have had a couple of goes online now (with friend and random players in Oceanic) and it played very smooth.

    So who is up for a race? :)
     
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    I've managed to win the first 3 cups on 150cc so far. I actually don't think its too bad. It hasn't been the uber items that have done me in (like the blue shells) too often, mostly just very good use of the more common varieties. I've also found that after the first race it quietens down a bit.

    I also find the first four cups harder than the last 4 though, just gotta get through flower cup (can't get through the mall).
     
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    Yeah I went back and did the first cup on Saturday.

    Id diverted into the time trials and found that this is a great part of the game. Unlocking the expert ghosts is a real challenge and beating them takes some serious driving. No shells, no lightning and 3 free mushrooms. You can download other ghosts to see the best in the world. Taught me a lot which I could use in races.

    Key things Ive learned so far:

    1. POW blocks can be dodged by shaking the wiimote when you see them coming.
    2. Funky is the fastest character but the Mii is a good alrounder.
    3. The bowser bike is great for time trial runs though it lacks acceleration which can be important in races.
    4. Jumps often slow you down.
    5. While ramp lips are tempting, holding a tight racing line tends to be faster.
     
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    I tried the time trials a little bit, but got frustrated with it - I played Coconut Mall, and the ghost seemed to travel faster up the down escalators than I did up the up part - not logical at all. I guess they must have used their mushy their or something.
     
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    On coconut mall the escalators change up/down between laps. The ghost might have used thier mushroom up a ramp.

    From what Ive seen, the ghosts are all legit. Done by Nintendo staff.
     
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    blah every where I go sold out I not happy
     
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    I got it OMG how MUCH FUN
     

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