225 Comments
Posted by MattBodega

No Moo Moo Farm? NO SALE.

Posted by Fratteker

7th.

Posted by gerp

Nooo god damn you Bodega

Posted by Xsnipd

Mario FTW. Also fuck you Matt.

Posted by andrew2696

It's probably sad that I waited for this video but dammit I'm bored!

Posted by ShadowConqueror

What in the god damn!

Posted by leejunfan83

fuck outta here cuz

Posted by Milkman

I haven't clicked play yet but I'm already appalled by how much Giant Bomb hates Nintendo. Or something.

Posted by Levio

@MattBodega said:

No Moo Moo Farm? NO SALE.

Worst track ever, Yoshi Valley was the best one.

Posted by mlarrabee

... I love you, Matt Bodega.

Posted by Wes899

@Levio: Banshee Boardwalk. Sorry.

Posted by hagridore

No mission mode!? Damn it.

Posted by Landon

Im up at 2am, watching your quicklooks

Posted by Ne0teric

I'm giant bombing

Posted by Fratteker

There was definitely a blue shell in the 64 version, guys.

Posted by GorillaMoPena

They didn't hire someone that loves Nintendo for this quick look?

Posted by LiK

BLUE SHELLS CAN DIE

Posted by noby_guy

Mario Kart 7 TNT!! WHO'S WITH ME?!

Posted by BloodEmblem

God, I want this NOW!

Posted by Milkman

Audio is a little out of sync, by the way.

Posted by Orange_Pork

The blue shell was in Mario Kart 64, that's where it came from.

Also, since Double Dash you've been able to dodge blue shells by braking the moment it hovers over you, and then boosting immediately.

Posted by Xsnipd

Mario Kart + No Blue Shell mode = Level Playing Field

Posted by tmarg

You could dodge blue shells in doubledash. I haven't played a MarioCart game since, so I don't know if you can in later versions.

Posted by kerse

Its so bizarre that this is the one they finally decide to start numbering them with this one and then go with 7.

Posted by paulunga

Two things:

1) Double Dash is one of the best Mario Karts, it's definitely up there with DS and (depending on how much nostalgia you have for it) Super Mario Kart.

2)There was a blue shell toggle in SOME Mario Kart game(s). At least I think there was.

Posted by The_Reflection

No Baby Park?

Fuck this game.

Posted by test0r

Mario Kart 3D would have worked for 7 as well, since d is the fourth letter.

Posted by TurtleRecoil

"They haven't exploited Mario Kart"

Sure, I mean the game hasn't changed since 1997... and Mario is the most "exploited" character in the history of video games, but sure sure.

They need to number these games properly, Mario 132: Yet another kart racer.

Posted by mason20

@TurtleRecoil: You completely speak the truth.. I'm kinda getting tired of the "free pass" in terms of mario titles...

Posted by bkbroiler

Sooner or later, everyone gets hit with the blue shell, and everyone gets to use it. Let's all move on from the blue shell hatred!

(this post coming from someone who has played about 1 hour of total Mario Kart)

Posted by Velamo05

I always played as Bowser, mostly just because I wanted to make my gamer tag "Monstar" :P

Posted by Landon

@mason20 said:

@TurtleRecoil: You completely speak the truth.. I'm kinda getting tired of the "free pass" in terms of mario titles...

What "free pass"? Despite Mario probably being in the most video games ever, Nintendo knows how to make a quality game.

Posted by Afroman269

Never not Toad!

Posted by AndrewB

"Clearly the importance of battle mode has diminished over time."

You guys have no idea what you're talking about on this one. All battle mode, all the time. Balloon battle!

Posted by TehJedicake

Meh.

Posted by freakin9

The thing that has always annoyed me and eventually made me just hate the series was the insistence of forcing you to play the 50cc Cup.

Posted by outerabiz

@denshuu said:

The blue shell was in Mario Kart 64, that's where it came from.

Also, since Double Dash you've been able to dodge blue shells by braking the moment it hovers over you, and then boosting immediately.

that

Posted by Daveyo520

I like Double Dash :(

Posted by g6065

SHOOT THE FUCKING SHELL RYAN!

Posted by dagas

It's Mario Kart on the SNES or nothing as far as I'm concerned.

Edited by manbot47

Blue shells were in the N64 one but they didn't have wings and would take people out on the way to first place. And you can dodge the blue shells. They float above you for a second and if you have a mushroom or some other kind of boost you can outrun it.

Posted by NickL

@TurtleRecoil said:

"They haven't exploited Mario Kart"

Sure, I mean the game hasn't changed since 1997... and Mario is the most "exploited" character in the history of video games, but sure sure.

They need to number these games properly, Mario 132: Yet another kart racer.

Mario kart has been around for 19 years and there have been 7 of them. That is one mario kart game every 3 years almost. They said it isn't exploited compared to how most companies would handle it. If activision had their hands on mariokart you would see a new one every 9 months until they stopped selling(which might be never with how crazy some people are about mario games).

ps: I hate most mario games and don't even own a wii or 3ds so you can't say im just some "fanboy" defending his console of choice.

Posted by chickdigger802

Is it just me, or for someone right off the heels of reviewing mario kart... Ryan's abilities in this game is... somewhat lacking?

Or do I give actual skill too much credit for modern mario kart games, and it's more about pleasing whatever deity you believe in before a match?

Posted by mason20

@Landon: I'm sorry but regardless of said quality, this mario kart title doesn't seem to have improved or grown much. Sure, there are a few more items (Of which, I'm glad for) but how much was reused? Tracks, items, and gameplay modes?

Just saying for someone who has a mario fatigue this or the last few titles seem passable. But, hopefully they'll fix this when they make a new mario with the (wretchedly named) Wii U.

The last intriguing and fun titles I found were the 25th anniversary and Mario Sunshine which isn't a good sign in my eyes. Some people may be tired of it and some may not. Just opinion.

Posted by Cirdain

@g6065 said:

SHOOT THE FUCKING SHELL RYAN!

Posted by Fungiefips

@The_Reflection said:

No Baby Park?

Fuck this game.

Sometimes everything that needs to be said, has already been said.

Posted by mortal_sb

@chickdigger802 said:

Is it just me, or for someone right off the heels of reviewing mario kart... Ryan's abilities in this game is... somewhat lacking?

Or do I give actual skill too much credit for modern mario kart games, and it's more about pleasing whatever deity you believe in before a match?

why lacking? he's playing totally fine. just because he reviewed the game doesn't mean he has to be a pro in mario kart. the thing about mario kart was always if you were lucky when it came to the items. i didn't play the wii version because of that: 12 players and so many super shitty items that can hit you from ANYWHERE. also: that dude got pretty big hands and these controls are tiny.

Posted by Lunar_Aura

grr...

Posted by NekuCTR

It's sad that Nintendo releases are only exciting because they're the only ones that make fucking games for their systems. Honestly these games are completely average compared to the entire industry. It's also sad that Nintendo will never make changes to their already average games because everyone buys them as a result of not having anything else to play for these god damn bricks of gaming consoles. I wish there was a way to vote with my dollar, in a way that tells them to change their games. Unfortionately my only option is to hurt an already struggling company by not even bothering.

Posted by ptys

I kind of want a 3DS, but also kind of not...