How does the game look on the Nintendo 3DS?
The game’s visuals are sharp, crisp and colourful but the courses themselves sometime feel a little bare at times. Most of the time you’ll be concentrating on your racing line too much to notice, but if you do decide to glance at the 32 tracks you can’t help but see that there just isn’t much life in the backgrounds. That being said, the character models and the Karts themselves all look top-notch.
How are the 3D effects in Mario Kart 7?
I’ve been playing Mario Kart 7 with the 3D turned on but to be honest nothing has particularly jumped out at me. Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by Super Mario 3D Land or maybe Mario Kart 7 just isn’t the poster child for 3D gaming. Don’t get me wrong, the 3D is a welcome addition but it doesn’t make or break this game and you can play it just as well with the 3D turned off.
Where does this game really shine then?
My favourite part of Mario Kart 7 is the game’s online mode and this is where it really comes to life. You can play in a community or take on eight random players online across the game’s 32 courses. It’s quick and painless to get yourself a game and the set-up is extremely similar to that of Mario Kart Wii. Expect to find yourself wasting away numerous hours in the pursuit of victory.
Is this the definitive Mario Kart game?
That’s hard to say as I’ve enjoyed all the entries in the series. It’s also going to take a while to decide if the new tracks can hold their own against the classics. I feel Nintendo has implemented enough small changes to justify making this the seventh entry in the series. It doesn’t reinvent the franchise, but it’s still damn good fun.
sichr bane this gye for using other names.now!
are you peteriuss using a false namne
Come back here and finish blowing me peteriuss, I didn’t give you permission to met other boys.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha oh I love it when that happens xD haha fail
Billy get back to sucking these nuts, peteriuss is working the shaft.
you took away 2 points because the backrounds weren’t lively? I own the game and give it a solid 9.25!
you know what I say 9.75 instead!
Ha, I didn’t take away 2 points due to the backgrounds, I just didn’t feel the single player was as fresh and invigorating as I was expecting. I love the online mode though.
you never mentioned single player in the review. if your gonna take away points for something that major (to you) it should be in the review.
Well, you’ve only really got single player and multiplayer which includes online.
ok that made ZERO sense…….,
I think that’s called a red herring. I’m just surprised this game didn’t get a 9 like everything else.
What about the single player were you looking for?
As I said before it just didn’t feel fresh and invigorating to me. I kinda felt like I ploughed through the single player and nothing really resonated with me. I didn’t come away as impressed as I though I would. Still, online is great fun.
Ok so please mention these things in the review next ’cause if you don’t you’ll have yourself alot of haters.
I like fielding comments after the review. I keep the review short and sweet and if you have any questions I’m happy to answer them after I’ve published it.
you could have just said that in like a sentence in the review instead of having this long conversation with me.
sickr ban peteriuss hater for using other names.thats not peteriuss.
why? i’ve done no wrong bro.
It’s obviously not peteriuss it’s someone who hates him. He’s not pretending to be peteriuss.
Still here bro.
I used to read Mario Kart 7 reviews…..till I took an arrow to the knee. »»───(#knee)───►
Oh, that’s creative -_-
Rainbow Road in MK7 takes the cake as best Rainbow Road for me
Best overall? Like in terms of difficulty, design, music etc…? That sounds good! Is the SNES one in it too or did I dream that…?
oh its in it and as awesome as ever
I completely agree with this review.
Sickr, could you change your reviews? It’s more like a FAQ…
Sorry for complaining.
I’m happy with the way they are. No problem.
i think many of us would prefer to read more comprehensive review.
Then you’re welcome to read the reviews on sites such as Eurogamer and Edge. I’m not personally a fan of long reviews and generally skip to the bottom for the closing comments.
Me too, but I just don’t like a FAQ
So many games don’t reinvent the series, and get stellar reviews. I don’t really disagree 8/10 is a good review, I just don’t a cart game needs to reinvent. Mario Kart stands on its own 4 wheels!
Great review, very honest. Keep up the good work
I used to be a racer like you. Then I took a blue shell to the kart.
do i wanna know where the kart is?
Do we care?
Replace kart with dick.
A very nice review. Its not the freshest mk game but its still a great new addition. The kart customization is really neat and the online is my favorite too. As for the 3D, I dont think its suppose to be the sterotypical 3D where things pop out. I think its suppose to add a feeling of depth in some games while others its meant to pop out. Sites any one else feel like the 3D also improves the graphics a bit? I feel like when my brain puts the two images together the graphics seem smoother than if they were off. Sorry for the huge comment.
I give it a 9/10. Online is fun. Still stellar gameplay. BUT I like the classic balloon battles more than the this current one (i.e. three times busted and you’re out not respawned).
One thing I would like to know-so, if you ‘ploughed’ through Single Player-how hard is, say, 150cc compared to the 150cc of Mario Kart DS? I’m curious as I beat that recently after not touching it for years, and I’d like to know how the difficulty stacks up in this game in comparison.
I got 3 stars in every cup my first go right out of the box on the 50cc. The 100cc is harder but I didnt have too much trouble. The 150cc though is very difficult to me still no gold. Though it all depends how good you are at playing mk.
don’t forget mirror mode! i tried the same cup like 6 times before i beat it!
I did forget mirror mode!
Snaking is harder to do. I think it’s similar to the learning curve of MKDS.
You’re wrong man. This game’s a 9.5 out of 10 for sure.
He’s not wrong. He’s got an opinion. Don’t agree? Fine, t’is your opinion-not everyone has to think like you however.
i disagree with you’re opinion man. the game for me is a 9.5 out of 10 for sure.
My opinion? It’s his, not mine! Not to mention, yes, it can be a 9.5 for you. Just because you think that doesn’t mean everyone else must think the same.
i disagree with sickrs opinion man. the game for me is a 9.5 out of 10 for sure.
OK. That’s your opinion. You are allowed to disagree with his, but really, it’s not WRONG. It’s just different to yours.
ok man, i see what you’re saying now. true bro.
I agree with peteriuss hater
I had a feeling this is just the same guy… o.o
But it is your opinion it deserves better. Reviews are based on opinions.
The single player portion was weak, but then again it has been since the SNES. I liked on Wii where you got something for each cup in each CC, which they took out of this one. When I beat the 50 CC with all 3 stars and golds, you got like nothing. 100 CC was also a little harder I still have half left to triple star (from double). 150 CC is hard and uncanny amount of AI luck and timing with those Spiny shells. I’ve had solid 3-star runs, but get wrecked on the final lap by getting knocked off the course.
Excellent review! I really don’t know why some people complains about the FaQ style, works great for me.
Super mario 3d land has made this and most other 3ds games look bad. I went out to the store, and considered a new game(cave story 3d, mk7, sonic generations…), but having the knowledge of sm3dl and it’s greatness makes it hard to do anything but wait for free gba games or more aaa games(resident evil, mgs, etc).
I feel like i should want mk7, but this review confirms my thoughts of this game being ‘good’. 3ds needs more ‘holy moly, a little bit of pee came out.’ games.
Mk7 is still pretty friggin good. Id def consider it a must have for any 3ds.
all right peteriuss hater on change ur name or your finished!
u mad bro!
they are probably both peteriuss
Oh god, why, why you have to be so fucking retarded.
Im not finished cock boy im still here.
it is still a high score a 8 so wants with all the moaning. I love the new battle mode (do not forgot if you see skells33 anytime during MK7 you know that is me)
I’m just sad that they didn’t include that custom 8bit icon from MKDS.
I think the backgrounds in the courses. The game deserves a 9/10 at least.
i forgot about that, it was so cool making you’re own icon. would of been great if they included this in mk7.
doh that was a reply to saul goodman’s comment, filled in the wrong box. my bad.
Not a bad score. I still really want this game! But unfortunately, I am forced to wait till after Christmas -__-
you know sickr ive noticed for nearly all of your reviews
youve always given the games less then major publications did
implying that their review was wrong despite their reputation
I think is more realistic, otherwise he would be like that reviewer who gave Mario Kart 7 a 5/10 and then gave Modern Warfare 3 a 9/10, at least he is not on bullshit.
It’s true. I believe some publications are paid to score certain titles higher by publishers. Either that or none of the critics are brave enough to actually… well, do their jobs. Take Game Informer(owned by Gamestop): “oh man, looks like 28/30 games that came out this month are either ‘awesome’ or ‘MUST BUY NOW’, guess i better buy every single one of them.”
I personally love bad reviews. I think they are hilarious, even if i liked the game.
You gave the game 8/10 Sickr? What was it with all the hype with Mags saying Best mario Kart ever 10/10?
He had a different opinion.
In my opinion, Mario Kart 7 deserve 9.5/10, it’s a better and fun version than Mario Kart Wii, not by a lot but is still appreciated, and the fact that Nintendo finally understood how a REAL Online game should be, is say 9.5 is a decent score, at least by me.
I Agree, near perfect multiplayer. The singleplayer part is not for me, i hate plowing through 50 and 100cc. Things got a little more exiting at 150 and mirror but thats because the cpu starts to cheat!
Only game I need
I’m really disappointed that Waluigi is not playable in this one as he is one of my favorite characters! Still anxious to play the game though!
The single player portion kind of backtracked to Mario Kart Double Dash, which was one thing I did not like about that game, however, the gameplay was still fun. The multiplayer is the best thing about this game. The least I will give it is an 8.5/10.
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