The only Mario Kart game I've played is Mario Kart for the GBA. I loved the crap out of that, but I was, like, 8 or 9. I'm almost 25 now. I barely remember anything about how to play, except that there are powerups and toad is fast.
I bought this and it should arrive tomorrow. What do I need to know going in? Gameplay tips, characters, anything you think is relevant. Oh and what should I get for a second controller? I don't have any Wiimotes.
P.S: Weird story. Nintendo Official Magazine had a competition for track times on the GBA, and I had an incredible time. I was a dumb ass kid at the time and I couldn't get my polaroid camera to get a picture of my time so I tried to mail the cartridge to them instead with a note telling them to check my time. Of course, my mum caught and stopped me. I threw a tantrum, but looking back at it I'm glad she did. Obviously.
I do remember, however, seeing the results of that competition and the prize winners. My time blew theirs away, so I got even more mad.