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  • Hi everyone, it’s Gabe from CGRundertow. When I was younger, my brother had his SNES

  • out, playing a copy of Super Mario Kart. From then on, I was hooked. The series seemed to

  • be made for me. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s incredibly easy to pick

  • up and play, and you get to throw freaking koopa shells at your opponents. It’s also

  • been one of the few series in gaming that really hasn’t had a misstep. Now, I wasn’t

  • a big fan of the motion control aspect of the Wii version, and I know that some, although

  • this list doesn’t include me, were not a fan of Double Dash. But for the most part,

  • this series has been one of the best, from beginning to present, in all of gaming. Of

  • course, with a title like Mario Kart 7, some might infer that this latest entry in the

  • series may be more of the same, but this is actually the freshest entry in the series

  • in a very long while. Mario Kart 7 features the Grand Prix mode

  • that weve all come to know and love from past entries in the series, and yes, as far

  • as this goes, we have seen it before. There’s still the 50, 100 and 150cc cups, and youll

  • still be going across a variety of themed tracks. The difference, however, is that these

  • tracks no longer force you to stay on the ground. For the first time in a Mario Kart

  • game, Mario Kart 7 allows you to fly off of special ramps and soar into the air with a

  • glider. Couple this with the 3D effect that the 3DS does so well, and the series gets

  • flipped on its head. In addition to these segments, which are very common, there are

  • less common underwater sequences. Now, it may just be because the air sequences give

  • so much control, but the water ones feel a little sluggish. That isn’t necessarily

  • a bad thing, though, as this change of pace helps to keep things interesting.

  • Controls in Mario Kart 7 are some of the best I’ve ever played on a handheld. A or Y is

  • accelerate, R is jump and drift, and X or L is the item button, and with steering being

  • handled by the circle pad, this means that youll have access to every button at all

  • times. The 3DS feels like it was just made for this game, it’s really astounding. Now,

  • the not as astounding thing is that a first-person mode can be used by pressing up on the d-pad,

  • but if you have the 3D effect on, youll have to literally spin in your chair to keep

  • the effect working properly, and with 3D, that will probably lead to some vomiting.

  • Of course, multiplayer is the best aspect of any Mario Kart game, and Mario Kart 7 is

  • no exception. 8 person races are now available, and I experienced absolutely no lag in my

  • time with this mode. I did get booted from a few races, but this should go down after

  • the game is out for a little while. Racing against people from Japan, Germany, England

  • and France at the same time is cool. Visually, Mario Kart 7 is one of the most

  • impressive games I’ve ever seen on the 3DS. From rain effects to the tremendous environments,

  • this game looks like a Gamecube game, maybe even a little better. Sound is what you would

  • expect, with all of your favorite tracks, for each track, returning. I hate the Rainbow

  • Road song, though. It’s not the actual music. It’s the fact that it’s the soundtrack

  • to me falling off of the edge. Mario Kart 7 is a fantastic game, and if you

  • own the 3DS, this is an absolutemust purchase.” This will get played for more time than just

  • about anything on the 3DS, I guarantee it. So what are you waiting for? Go get it!

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CGRundertow MARIO KART 7 for Nintendo 3DS Video Game Review

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    阿多賓 posted on 2013/04/11
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