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Mon 12th November, 2012

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mandlecreed commented on Review: Super Mario Kart (Wii U eShop / Super ...:

I've had the US version since Christmas '92, played it on a PAL SNES for a couple of years then on my US SNES when I finally invested in one. Moving to the PAL version was horrific. Sure, they 'optimised' it so it was about as fast as the NTSC version, but they ruined most of the mechanics in the process. the hop landed quicker, the steering was fudged, and the tight looseness of the whole thing seemed off. Okay, they toughened the CPU up to provide a bit more of a challenge but also took most of their ability to screw up with it, leaving a much less FUN game in its place.

Also : there is no rubber banding what-so-ever. Now, when I hear the term rubber banding, I think of it as the CPU against the human. Sure, knocking a CPU kart from second to last will result in that kart going extraordinarily fast to get back up to 2nd if that's where it is "meant to be" but they certainly don't rubber band up to and way past the human player, Which is good.

The controls are the simplest yet most satisfying of any of the Karts I've played (all bar DS), the track designs are all nice and tight and none of them over-long, and the battle mode has yet to be beaten.

But that's my opinion.



mandlecreed commented on Hardware Classics: Nintendo Super Famicom:

I have the US version (a minor cart slot modification with a stanley knife allows for use of SFC carts), and UK one, and 99 games in total. To this day the library of games I have for the SNES beats that of any other console I own :)