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Mario Kart 7 (3DS)

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  Quite good. . .

| | See all eggchip57's reviews (6)

In my opinion, I think that this game is alright but not the best of the mario kart series. Almost like tea with a little less sugar than you'd have hoped, if you catch my drift. I found that the online multiplayer was absolutly fantastic!, and all the courses and new features were great too, but I think that the game would be better if it had the feature to play single player on a regular race, instead of a grand prix.

This game is very good for the price, so I would recommend buying it, as I said, the only fault is the single player feature, but other than this it is a very enjoyable game.

  A thrilling kart ride as always

| | See all thewack's reviews (2)

Mario Kart 7 is what you'd expect from a Mario Kart game. Lots of action, twists and turns, objects flying past you, crazy kart driving and wonderfully constructed courses all wrapped up to make a thrilling ride! All those thrills come in every course too!

The 3D effect is good with some cool popping out effects.

There are some new additions to add to the series aswell. There are 3 new power-ups which are the Tanooki Leaf which is like the Tanooki Leaf power-up from Mario's platforming games. The Tanooki Leaf gives you a tail on the back of your kart which you can use to help you glide (I'll get on to gliding in a moment) but most importantly trip up your fellow karters! Another power-up is The Lucky Seven which you are lucky if you get. It gives you seven power-ups (a mushroom, a star, a green shell, a red shell, a banana, a bomb and a squid) so you can wreak havoc on the course! The other power-up is the Fireball which lets you throw fireballs that trip up other players (provided you hit them, of course). Another new additon is the ability to glide and the ability to dive. You can only glide when you ride on a special gliding booster. You soar through the air and then you glide back down to the ground. You can dive in most places where there is water. The last new addition is the return of coins, which you collect to get a speed boost and to unlock new items for your kart.

All in all this is fantastic Mario Kart game and it has a great online mode to keep you entertained for ages!

  Not for real fans

| | See all SamTheSeed's reviews (1)

Is the best way I can put it. Almost everything abut this game is great, but it has a major flaw. The AI in this game is made so that EVERYONE who plays it has a chance of not coming last. That means that if you're a good player, the game will single you out and pummel you.

If you want to play this game and win because of skill, don't buy it. This game is like a fruit machine; sometimes it LETS you win.

Nintendo have absolutely destroyed it. Nasty, nasty stuff.

  Best Mario Kart for DS yet!

| | See all Kayzie's reviews (3)

This new mario kart introduces some great new items (like fireballs), and also allows you to glide through the air and go underwater. The 3D graphics are great and the game is easy to pick up and play. The online multiplayer feature is good, I'm on a 2mb connection and it didn't even feel like it was lagging at all. You can also play with friends via download play, so even if your friend doesn't have the game they can play along with you (even on the grand prix mode). You can even customise the wheels on your cart and the type of glider you're using. This gives people the chance to not just unlock carts & characters but wheels and gliders too!
This game is good fun and I'd recommend it to anyone who has enjoyed Mario Kart on Wii or the DS. It's a great new addition to the mario series!

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  Good, but....

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A solid title and great addition to the franchise. However some of the more frustrating elements I have experienced on the wii version are still present. Good players are still punished with constant red shells and blue shells from the CPU. I have lost more than one race simply because I was hit by 4 red shells, one after another. Other than this great game and I love the new gliding and underwater segments.

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  Best multiplayer 3DS game yet!

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I really enjoyed Mario Kart 7 :) It's the first game that I believe really captures the essence of the 3DS's pick up and play style Nintendo have been going for. Play a race, put it in my pocket and play another when I have another free moment! The Streetpass functionality is really good and the online play has the same greatness as its Wii cousin. The 3D effect works great in a subtle but good-looking way, it gives more life to the vibrant tracks. Vehicle customisation really adds some replay value, you're going to need to play a lot of races for those coins to get vehicle parts! The new courses are great and the retro ones are well chosen not to mention the underwater and flying sections of the game! Overall a really great package! If you own a 3DS this should certainly be the game to own as of right now!

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  Good but tracks are disappointing.

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Be warned this feel old most of the tracks are recycled from older versions of the game, I can't see how they can call it number 7!

I also can't seem to create a separate profile/save file for my son.

Otherwise excellent.

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  The best Mario Kart game on a hand held console!

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Mario Kart 7 brings back the coins that were used in the very first Mario Kart game on SNES which is now 20 years ago! By collecting the coins your cart goes faster and another intresting fact is the first eight racers are the same ones from Super Mario Kart on the SNES too which are Mario, Luigi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Toad, Bowser, Koopa Troopa and Yoshi. The 3D effect in Mario Kart 7 is excellent and I love the new hang glider sections and the underwater parts of the tracks are pretty cool too. You can use the L or X buttons to fire the weapons and we have got the fire flower at last! The other two new items are the Super Leaf which gives you a tail and you can attack the other drivers with it and the very rare Lucky Seven which equips you with seven different items simultaneously.
You can steer your kart two different ways by using the stick or if you switch the game into cockfit view point by pressing the d-pad button upwards, you are able to steer when tilting your 3DS like Mario Kart on the Wii for intense racing fun. The new tracks are some of the best yet and I get to race the Kalimari Desert track from the classic N64 Mario Kart game at long last again. Another good reason for collecting the coins as you race around the different tracks by the way is that the more coins you have enables you to unlock new kart parts.
Playing Mario Kart 7 is even more fun online or against a friend whom has the game on their 3DS too. Only Nintendo seem to be able to make games that are just as fun 20 years ago again and again, and that really shows how their games stand the test of time unlike many other games over the years.

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  Best Mario Kart yet!

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This racing game allows easy online play, a lot of race courses selected from previous Nintendo consoles. Must Buy!