If you're one of the many thousands unwrapping a 3DS console and/or Mario Kart 7, you probably want to try out its really rather good online modes.

We've put together not one, not two, but three official Nintendo Life racing communities for you to take part in. Here's how to get involved:

  • Load up Mario Kart 7
  • Install the Mario Kart Channel — this is your best way to keep up to date with MK goings-on
  • Head over to Online Multiplayer
  • Select Communities, then Join
  • Click Enter Code and enter these delightful digits:

150cc — All Items — 00-2104-5343-9763

150cc — Bob-ombs Only — 52-6562-9908-9924

150cc — No Items — 04-0673-3404-8527

You might even run into the odd Nintendo Life staff member online!

Happy racing and Merry Christmas from everyone at Nintendo Life.