Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii

2008

System
Wii
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo EAD

8.6

Game Rating

User Ratings: 173

Our Review: 9/10

Mario Kart Wii News

May2017

  • Video The Complete History Of Mario Kart

    From SNES to Switch in 25 years

    In light of the recent launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, we at Nintendo Life have been reminiscing about the celebrated history of the Mario Kart series. From the SNES to the new Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart has provided players around the globe with countless hours of shell-tossing entertainment.  In this...

February2016

December2015

  • Feature How Mario Kart Brought Two Soul Mates Together

    The road to true love is littered with red shells

    From now until the start of the new year we're going to be republishing some of what we feel are our best features of 2015. Hopefully this will offer the chance for newer readers to catch up on content they might have missed and allow long-time fans to reacquaint themselves with features they enjoyed...

September2015

  • Mario History Mario Kart Wii - 2008

    Filling the world with plastic wheels

    In this series of articles we'll write about one or more Mario game per day, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. Mario Kart: Double Dash! on GameCube played its part in shaking up home console racing in the iconic karting series, while Mario Kart DS...

July2015

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December2014

  • Poll Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?

    Will you go retro, HD or portable?

    It's a time of year in which plenty of time is spent with friends, family and fellow web gamers debating all manner of topics. Is Kirby Nintendo's cutest mascot? Has Mario's moustache become bushier in the HD era? Will F-Zero ever return? It's a time of opinions, and having checked out the Game of the Year...

August2014

  • Video This Drake-Inspired Mario Kart Rap is For Champion Racers

    "Got all these races looking like they're just time trials"

    There are only a few Nintendo franchises that can bring on very real trash talk; no, that Nintendo E3 press conference attempt for Wii Sports Resort back in the day does not count. One of these franchises that'll have friends and family boasting red shell success is Mario Kart, to this day...

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January2012

  • News Mario Kart Wii Races Past 30 Million Sales Milestone

    No brakes

    Mario Kart Wii has sold a whopping 31.9 million units around the world. The Wii racer has shifted 4.9m copies worldwide since April, standing as the biggest-selling Wii game of the financial year so far. It's not the only Mario game hitting milestones: perhaps due to its inclusion in the Nintendo Selects range, Super Mario Galaxy has...

November2011

  • Feature Keeping Mario at the Top

    A never-ending icon

    Mario is the face of Nintendo, a fact that is clear to most. As a character, however, he lacks any depth or back-story. Although some titles, such as the Mario & Luigi RPG titles on the Game Boy Advance and DS, apply a simple and humorous story to Mario and his world, he is often simply rescuing a Princess from a giant turtle creature. In fact, games writer James Leach said..

March2011

February2011

  • Podcast NLFM Episode 17: Love Fest 2011

    Love is in the air for this Valentine's Day special

    Ho ho ho! Happy Valentine's Day, citizens of Earth! Let Nintendo Life be your love muffin this year with a very special NLFM dedicated to all things lovey-dovey-goo-goo. If the music of this episode doesn't melt your ice-cold heart even a little then we'll only be hurt just a tad. 1. Shōgo Sakai — Theme of Love (Mother 3, GBA)2. Sam Hart —..

November2010

  • News Shopping Malls to Bring Gamers Together as Part of Nintendo's Tour

    Sample some of the top Wii and DS games of the year

    With Christmas only a few weeks away, shopping malls are already getting crammed with people wearing a ridiculous amount of layers and all rushing about, reluctantly spending an amount of money that's even more ridiculous. Well, if you want to take a break from all that gift-buying, or even if you have nothing else to do, why not see if there's a..

  • News Limited Edition Mario Kart Wii Bundle Under Starter's Orders

    Wii, Remote Plus and the game

    Want a Wii this Christmas but not interested in the red machine with New Super Mario Bros. Wii? This dark beauty might be of interest to you, then. Nintendo Europe has just announced a limited edition black Wii bundle featuring racer Mario Kart Wii, a black Wii Wheel, Wii Sports and Donkey Kong pre-installed on the...

September2010

  • News Nintendo Shows Who's Boss of the August Sales Chart

    It's them, taking ten of the top U.S. spots

    The month of July saw Nintendo dominating the U.S. sales charts, shifting more machines than its competition and moving over 192,000 happy homes for copies of Super Mario Galaxy 2. Additionally, nearly 142,000 copies of Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 to 4 were sold, making it the top-selling handheld title. So how was the month of August? Once again, Mario's..

May2010

January2010

  • News Nintendo Doubly Outsold Everything Else Combined In US Last Month

    Wii alone stomped the might of Sony and Microsoft

    We had already heard from Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata that the Japanese giant was looking at record December console sales figures this year in the US, but now we've got cold hard NPD sales numbers to see just how many Wiis and DS's were shifted. Turns out that Iwata's "approaching 3M sold" Wii estimate earlier this month was conservative..

  • News Wii Dominates 2009 Sales

    Amazon reveal the bestselling video games products of last year

    Amazon.com have revealed the best selling products in the field of video games for 2009 and hardcore Mario fans will be pleased to learn that the Nintendo Wii has taken the top spot. 2009 was clearly Nintendo’s year with the Wii taking the top eight positions and nine of the top ten...

May2009

  • News Mario Kart Wii Used As a Driving Education Simulator

    Mirror, signal, red shell

    Distractions can be a real killer on the roads; when you're driving the last thing you need is an unwanted phone call or pesky text-message. With this in mind, we're happy to report that students at Vail Christian High School in Colorado are being educated in road-safety by simulating the act of driving via the...

April2008

  • News Wii're On Top, Again.

    Gone are the days when a successful Nintendo release was as regular as spotting a flying pig. Seems to me Nintendo are smashing sales records for fun these days. Good on them.

    Mario Kart Wii currently sits upon the top spot of the charts in the "All formats, all prices, all singing, all dancing" charts after insanely huge demand following it's release on Friday (of last week). Not only..

  • News F-Zero Wii Hint In Mario Kart?

    Maybe we're reading way too much into things but we like to get ourselves excited.... I mean-?! SPOILERS.

    As self indulgent gamers from across the world start posting videos of themselves playing Mario Kart Wii onto the interweb - one particular unlockable kart has caused a bit of Internet babble. Depicted in the video above is the "Blue Falcon" - best known for it's appearances in the..

  • News Mario Kart Wii Available In Europe Now!

    The morning has been a good one for most of us Europeans as we all (hopefully) got to grips with the latest in the Mario Kart series and Nintendo's new "Wii-Wheel" controller extension.

    With (what I deem to be) the first major Nintendo Wii title to feature online gaming (and let me tell you now - it works very well) I thought it was prime time for the members of NintendoLife.com to get togther and..

  • News German Stores Selling Mario Kart Wii Early?

    Our humourless European friends get to play it first

    A poster on respected forum NeoGAF has claimed that some German stores are selling copies of Mario Kart Wii early, and has posted a photo to prove it. It would appear that the game comes packaged in an oversized cardboard box in order to accommodate the Wii Wheel, so you'd best make some extra room available on your shelf. The poster has also..

March2008

  • News Nintendo Unleashes A Cavalcade Of Mario Kart Wii Info

    Control details and much more - GET

    Nintendo has issued a press release regarding the forthcoming Wii megahit Mario Kart Wii, confirming that the game will offer a wide range of control options (just in case you find the bundled Wii Wheel too silly to even consider using) and that online play will offer Mii support. Here's the official info-steam direct to your goggle-box: This year, the typical..

February2008

  • News Mario Kart Wii Will Have Text Chat But No Voice Chat!

    Which means you don't get a bunch of rowdy Americans asking if you're "Australian" or if you've "brushed your teeth today"?

    You will not be able to chat in the actual games themselves (well you wouldn't be able to anyway unless you had 15 arms right?) but you will be able to create "lobbies" in which you can chat amongst your mates while you wait for other racers. Pretty cool? USB..

  • News Mario Kart, Wii Fit And Smash Bros. Dated

    Deciding to get their arse into gear for once Nintendo of Europe actually made some announcements the people wanted to hear.

    Mario Kart will be released on April 11th in Europe, one day after the Japanese version gets a release. The game will take the Mario Kart series onto Nintendo Wi-Fi for the second time (Mario Kart DS being the first to feature online play). Including in this iteration of the..

  • News Mario Kart Wii To Hit Europe On April 25th?

    Online store seems to think so

    Online retailer Play.com has sparked a shockwave of excited fanboy chatter by listing Mario Kart Wii’s European release date as April 25th. Nintendo’s previous date for the game was the somewhat vague “Q2 2008”, and a spokesperson for the company has insisted that Play.com is merely guessing at a possible launch date. However, we’re not totally convinced..

  • News Mii In Mario Kart?

    Some new scans from "Japanese-games-press-giant" Famitsu show Mii compatibility in the new Mario Kart game.

    You will be able to import your Mii into your game and then take them online thanks to Nintendo Wi-Fi which is a really awesome touch in my opinion. It's all well and good having an avatar and gamertag in XBOX Live but how about having your whole crafted persona actually sitting in the..

December2007

  • News Fresh Mario Kart Wii Details Emerge

    Cunning stunts are now included!

    UK site Eurogamer has recently picked up on some more Mario Kart Wii details, thanks to US magazine Nintendo Power. We already know that the game will feature online play for up to 12 participants, but the big news here is that some kind of stunt system will also be included to spice up proceedings. Performing tricks during the race should also result in some kind..