What is your Mario Kart?
I’m not a fan of the site (Double Viking) but this is pretty sweet:
On oldie but goldie: Wario Gives an Account of a Mario Kart Race for Strangers at a Bar.
I HATE Rainbow Road with a burning rage.
You want to get your peace-loving GTA IV on. She wants to violently throw blue shells at anthropomorphic kart riders. Who wins out? If you’ve got a big enough widescreen with POP (Picture-out-picture), you both do!
via Perfectance’s Flickr stream
So who gets the surround sound?
While we were playing Mario Kart on the Wii this evening, my brother-in-law mentioned how he really liked the SNES version of Mario Kart, or as he called it, “old Mario Kart.” My daughter asked how you played the “old Mario Kart.” We explained that you played it pretty much the same way you play Mario Kart on the Wii, only with a different controller.
Then she asked what it looked like. Again, we said it looked a lot like Mario Kart on the Wii. She followed that question up with, “was it in black and white?”
How old does she think I am?!
This picture says it all:
When a game can produce “the smile” (parents of young kids will know what I mean by “the smile”), it is okay in my book.
A lot of Mario Kart was played this weekend. It was played by kids 5 years old and 65 years old. Everyone had a great time. They say Nintendo has “dumbed down” Mario Kart for the Wii. They’re wrong. They didn’t dumb anything down. They distilled an already great game to its essence and made it accessible to the masses.
This is not a bad thing.
Nat and I will have more Mario Kart thoughts later.
(Look how much concentration this game takes!)