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Mario Kart 7 To Get Shortcut-Fixing Patch

Posted by James Newton

Part of new update

Nintendo will add the ability to patch software later this month, with Mario Kart 7 due to get an update in July.

Satoru Iwata revealed that Nintendo will release a patch to fix issues with shortcuts that cause problems with online play, though didn't specify which shortcuts would be affected. Previously Nintendo has said it has "no plans" to fix the Maka Wuhu glitch that renders the course virtually unplayable online, but let's hope it'll address that issue.

Other games to get patched will include New Love Plus and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. You'll need to download the relevant patch from the eShop before starting play, just like with Virtual Console and 3DS Download Software games.

[via andriasang.com]

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User Comments (64)

komicturtle

#1

komicturtle said:

Haha, I knew it would happen eventually! So glad it's being patched up! Now we can race happily ever after on Maka Wuhu!

Firejonie

#2

Firejonie said:

That's good news. Have not played the game online yet, but when I do at least Maka Wuhu wont be chosen very often just so some people can cheat to win.

Syrup

#3

Syrup said:

That's good to hear. Of course it's the Maka Wuhu glitch, since there are no other known shortcuts that cause any problems.

Millenia

#4

Millenia said:

This is such good news!!!! People choose Maka Wuhu ALL THE TIME, OVER AND OVER just because of the glitch and it gets so annoying! Finally now I can actually enjoy online play!

Late

#7

Late said:

Just as I thought. Watched the Nintendo Direct but as I don't understand Japanese, I wasn't sure what Iwata was talking about when he said Mario Kart 7.

RR529

#12

RR529 said:

This is good news! I'm actually more curious as to what the glitch in KH is, lol.

Knuckles

#13

Knuckles said:

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so going to laugh my butt off when people try this "trick?, and it doesn't work anymore! Who stays in 1st now cheaters!

GBLUIGI

#16

GBLUIGI said:

All I can say is IT'S ABOUT TIME! Nintendo FINALLY got around to getting this glitch fixed. Hopefully it is the one for Maka Wuhu , but ya. I'm just glad that it's getting fixed.

@Ulala
Yeah! I noticed the Wuhu Loop glitch also about some time before I switched over to play through Kid Icarus: Uprising before. Who knew it was right near the end of the course just to get a cheap win. And that's one of my TOP FAV. courses also in the game.

FyreeTSG

#17

FyreeTSG said:

@KoMiCtUrTlE I HATED the random online match where 6 of the racers ahead of me used the stupid Glitch--and it wasn't even fair....
They BETTER fix it, or I'm considering NEVER playing random people online

Haxonberik

#19

Haxonberik said:

And as such, Nintendo and its 3DS take another step in this world of the unknown that some call "online." What adventures will it find in the future? what problems will they have to face? tune in next week to find out!

shonenjump86

#20

shonenjump86 said:

Have not played MK7 online in a good while because of that Wuhu glitch. It would be nice if it was removed.

cnm_nintendo

#21

cnm_nintendo said:

I'm curious... If I recall correctly, didn't Nintendo say that they did not have the ability to patch Mario Kart 7? They also said removing the glitch in future copies of the game would create an unfair advantage... As happy as I am to hear that they are going to fix the glitches, I'm just curious as to why Nintendo suddenly had a change of heart...

Myx

#22

Myx said:

LOL.. i sold MK7 about 1 week after purchase when it came out due to indiscutable online infrastructure. But thanks for that fix, Nintendo. ROFL.

mamp

#23

mamp said:

The only problem I had was with Maka Wuhu and it was the fact that 7 out of 8 racers picked that stage one time when I raced it's not the stage that bothers me it's the fact that a lot of people choose it all the time.

dizzy_boy

#24

dizzy_boy said:

if the glitch fix is for wuhu i can`t see that the cheaters will be willing to download the fix.
they`ll be at an even bigger advantage because the legitimate players will download it, and there won`t be any chance of making some ground back.

Shock_Tart

#26

Shock_Tart said:

it never says that they are GOING to fix the glitch. but heres hoping that they do. when this update comes out im going to deliberitly test this.

RevolverLink

#27

RevolverLink said:

It would be real nice to see the Maka Wuhu glitch get fixed. I hate it when I'm stuck with a group of 4-7 racers that repeatedly pick that level.

V8_Ninja

#28

V8_Ninja said:

It's nice to see that 3DS games have the ability to get patched. At least it should make glitches that completely break games disappear.

Alienfish

#29

Alienfish said:

Wow, now I might actually have a reason to play that game agian. I'm pretty sure I stopped playing it about the time I learned of that Maka Wuhu shortcut. Glad to see Nintendo is pushing towards perfection with 3DS!

C-Olimar

#31

C-Olimar said:

@dizzy-boy sure, because Nintendo are going to be stupid enough to let people play online without downloading the patch so they can use the glitch against people who did download the patch. Because they do not possess a gram of common sense.

Shirma_Akayaku

#34

Shirma_Akayaku said:

TO EVERYONE:
No Update, No Online Racing. Simple as that. Nintendo won't allow racers without the update

dizzy_boy

#35

dizzy_boy said:

@c-olimar if nintendo doesn`t make the patch download mandatory, then that situation is very plausible.
it will become an unfair advantage if people are given the choice.
the problem with the news peice is that it doesn`t state either way, so it`s up for interpretation on how nintendo are going to handle this.
for everybody`s sake i do hope that everybody is made to download the patch.

HanuKwanzMasBif

#36

HanuKwanzMasBif said:

Ahem...

James Newton wrote:

You'll need to download the relevant patch from the eShop before starting play, just like with Virtual Console and 3DS Download Software games.

I hope that Maka Wuhu will be fixed. It looks like the sort of thing that would be very hard to, um, fix.
Maybe they'll just wall up the lake. XD

GazPlant

#37

GazPlant said:

Maka Wuhu has to be on that list. I played MK7 online for an hour the other night and must have played the level 5 or 6 times. And every time everyone cheated. It's not fun

Spoony_Tech

#40

Spoony_Tech said:

You guys did read that this might not happen for another 3 months right! I wonder why it will be July and not now. I guess they still haven't figured it out yet. Hears hoping they do before then. It wouldn't be the first time a date for something slips!

Sonic1994CD

#41

Sonic1994CD said:

Finally I been complaining to Nintendo to fix this big glitch and all those people who told me the glitch would never be fix. In your faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaccccccccccccccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was smarter than the Nintendo Tech Support hmm maybe I can get a job there.

Luffymcduck

#43

Luffymcduck said:

That clitch didn´t make Wuhu Mountain Loop unplayable. It just made it shorter, and shorter usually means less Blue Shells which is always a good thing.

Knuckles

#44

Knuckles said:

Hey, Am I the only one who thinks they just might "Patch" Star Fox 64 3D with online multiplayer?
Nintendo said This not going to happen with this game(MK7), but look at what they are saying now!

cammy

#46

cammy said:

I wonder will the patch bring other fixes with it too. I haven't managed to play MK7 online since I got it (I tried every solution online that I could find).

Emaan

#47

Emaan said:

Thank you Nintendo! Now I can actually play this game online without going insane :p

shinesprite

#48

shinesprite said:

Even though I'm one of the better Maka Wuhu time trial glitchers in the area, I far from exploit other racers online. Unless I know my opponents are going to use the glitch, I usually just fall back, watch what they're doing, and try to catch up.

NintyMan

#50

NintyMan said:

Wow, with all the news today, I feel overwhelmed! New Super Mario Bros. 2? A Kirby 20th Anniversary Edition? And now a patch for these pesky Mario Kart 7 glitches? Talk about a day!

AVahne

#54

AVahne said:

If the patch has to be downloaded from the eShop, can Nintendo at least do like a forced redirect to the eShop when starting up Mario Kart 7? So people who want to continue cheating won't be able to get around it?

X-145

#56

X-145 said:

Oh, will I be able to actually play online after this update? Or are you guys at Nintendo still gonna prevent me from doing that, too?

Lyndexer

#58

Lyndexer said:

I love that they're taking the glitches/shortcuts off. They've made me rage, but I know how to do the shortcuts. Players who do the glitches show they suck at the game so they find ways to cheat into the game winning.

tripunktoj

#59

tripunktoj said:

I just hope that by "shortcuts" they mean all the glicthes and ONLY the gltches (not every shortcut). And that they either allow the use of glitches in time trials, or reset the records for tracks with glitches, otherwise the current world records would become unbeatable

HADAA

#60

HADAA said:

@7ATalavera They do mean glitches - the so-called Latiku shortcuts. All the other shortcuts are fair play (like flying straight across a curve)

metafaniel

#61

metafaniel said:

Mmmm I wonder... If this patch will remove the famous glitch, if we update our console but many others don't, this means they can cheat even more than before? 'Cause we'll loose the ability to do the glitch and so, we'll loose every time in that track if those people doesn't update their consoles! I doubt everyone in the entire world will patch it's Mario Kart 7!! SO? We'll loose no matter what against those foes?? U_U
If this patch it's not mandatory or automagically downloaded, this is NOT a solution but an even worse situation than before ¬¬

Satans_Therapist

#62

Satans_Therapist said:

It should me mandatory like when Microsoft
sign you out of Xbox live if you don't update.

That's the most fair thing to do.

Onett

#63

Onett said:

@ metafaniel

It is mandatory if you try to load the games online feature. You must update to play.

I haven't touched that game in several months. I believe it is inferior to Mario Kart Wii in almost every aspect and the item aggressiveness is out of control. This makes the game uncompetitive and is more reliant on luck rather than actual skill thus making it feel like a Mario Party mini-game. I've only scraped the surface on the list of problems with this game and I'm not surprised that Shigeru Miyamoto wasn't satisfied with the development of this game either. Now only if they would patch Mario Kart Wii so those pesky hackers will be forced out of the community.

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