Unbalanced, but fun Party game.
This game has it's problems, which can ruin it for some people, but it does offer a great challenge and fun multiplayer.
There are many courses to race on, new and old, with many different ways to control. The steering wheel is the most fun.
You will also find several modes, such as Grand Prix, Vs, Battle & Online. There are also many characters to unlock by getting good ranks on Courses, completing Time Trials and more.
The graphics are good for a Mario game, no need for them to be any better. The tracks look and move better than GameCube or N64.
There are 3 different modes of Grand Prix, 50cc (slow), 100cc (fast), 150cc (turbo rape). You can use Motorcycles or Cars.
Problems with 150cc:
- Computer Racers launch their unavoidable attacks precisely timed just before you jump off a ramp or go over a bridge, 90% of the time.
- If you are hit once by anything, you will lose at least 5 places.
- Less skilled racers in the back will rape the skilled racer in first by launching unavoidable bullet bills and blue turtle shells.
- You will get hit by everything the other players have 5 feet from the finish line and everyone will pass you.
- The games will be rigged where one Computer Racer will be always get more points than anyone else, only once in a while will they fall behind.
- Even if you play your best, you can still be screwed by getting bumped off the edge of the map, leaving you in last place.
- You will get hit by many attacks at the same time. Something like Turtle, then Star, then Bomb, and then maybe get knocked off the edge if your lucky.
- There isn't much to do with skilled racing, it's basically trying to avoid being screwed over by cheap attacks.
And this is not just my opinion, these are the complaints of everyone I've played this game with. This doesn't make the game impossible, I was able to get gold on all but two courses on the 150cc.
I guess learning the shortcuts is the only way to always come out ahead.