Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii

2008

System
Wii
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo EAD

8.5

Game Rating

User Ratings: 1,382

Our Review: 9/10

Mario Kart Wii News

July2022

  • Poll What's The Best Mario Kart Game?

    Rate them Rainbow Roads

    Some of us here at Nintendo Life Towers are convinced that your favourite Mario Kart game is simply the one you played first with three other players in the same room — or just one other player if you were there at the very beginning with Super Mario Kart on Super NES. We tend to think this because while we can all agree...

June2022

April2022

  • Video This Game Made One Video Producer's Childhood

    The lovely Felix on one of his favourites

    We've all got that video game that we played over and over again while growing up that we just absolutely adore. It might be the first game you ever played. It might be a Christmas or birthday gift. Or it might just be something you spent a lot of time playing with your best friend while sitting on your...

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August2018

  • News Mario Kart Wii Will Soon Be Playable On The Nvidia Shield In China

    Will Wii emulation ever come to Switch?

    You may well be aware that a number of Nintendo's first-party Wii titles have been ported to the Nvidia Shield in China as part of the two companies' growing friendship, with several classics already being available. Now, it looks like Mario Kart Wii is about to drift its way into the action, too. During...

July2018

  • Video “Beta" Version Of Bowser’s Castle Uncovered In Mario Kart Wii

    A technical mouthful

    Mario Kart Wii introduced many new features to the long-running series including motorbikes and 12 racers on-track at once. While the exploitation of the 'wheelie' mechanic was rife back in the day, generally the Wii version is still looked upon as a memorable entry in the series thanks to its online play, accessible nature and...

May2018

January2018

  • Random Mario Kart Wii Made Amazon's Top 100 Games In December

    Did you get the right Mario Kart under your tree?

    Christmas 2017 was a bumper one for Nintendo, with the Switch - and its software - selling impressively. However, it would seem that older Nintendo games have benefited from the increased exposure, as Mario Kart Wii - which is almost a decade old - made Amazon's top 100 video game best seller

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 results...

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...

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...

November2010

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...