Last year we had a couple of rather fun community sessions playing Mario Kart 7, where the Nintendo Life community did battle with each other and some of the humble writing team. They were blood-baths of shell and banana skin-related tumbles, while tears were shed along with some choice curse words as podium places were lost. It was intense, dramatic, and a lot of fun.

Well, it's back. We had fostered a dream of a Wii U game that most owned with a similarly robust online community setup, but such a game hasn't quite hit the heights of good old MK7.

So, the event will start on Friday 22nd February at the following times: 9pm UK time, 10pm Central European, 4pm Eastern US, 3pm Central US and 1pm Pacific US. If you're in school or work at those times, don't worry, as there should be players available for a good while, with various members of the Nintendo Life staff ready to join in and get red-shelled into oblivion.

Like last time, we're going to run two community rooms, one Battle and one Grand Prix. Even better than that, we want you to decide on the items and criteria.

Below are two polls, and we'd like you to vote for your favourite in each to determine which items will be used; we're keeping the options simple as this is at short notice, but in future we plan to get more creative. We'll take the results at 5pm (UK time) on race day (that's 22nd February, remember); we'll then post an article with instructions of how to join and confirm the winning votes, giving you those all important codes to join the action.

Naturally we'll be following it all in the comments of the race day article, and getting up to shenanigans on the Nintendo Life Twitter page. If you want some practice, meanwhile, Nintendo UK has also set up a community — for players around the world, of course — so just add 41-9704-3518-5514 to your list.

So, make your Battle and Grand Prix choices below, and we look forward to seeing you on the track soon!

Choose Your Grand Prix Community Room (131 votes)

No Items


All Items


Bob-ombs Only


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Choose Your Battle Community Room (121 votes)

All Items


Bob-ombs Only


Bananas Only


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