Nintendo Is Bringing An Old Favorite Back For Mario Kart 8

Slowly but surely, it looks like Mario Kart 8 is shaping up to be the game it was always meant to be. First, Nintendo delighted fans with the announcement that Zelda and Animal Crossing were making their way into the game. And now they're sweetening the deal with a classic car from Mario Karts past: the B-Dasher. » 9/26/14 11:00am 9/26/14 11:00am

You Can Take This Wheel for More than One 3DS Game

We're a little late reviewing Hori's official Mario Kart 7 Wheel peripheral, but I'm somewhat glad we are, thanks to some of the non-racing games I played with it on a whim. If this was just a piece of plastic meant for one game, the wheel is a $13 novelty at best, a luxury at worst, and not something where any… » 1/25/12 6:00pm 1/25/12 6:00pm

It's Clear That Not Every Reviewer Appreciates a Good Plumber-Based…

Racing into stores to end a fall gaming season filled with shining gems is Mario Kart 7, Nintendo's final shot in the war to make the 3DS relevant in 2011. Does it hit the mark? *eyes chart* Mostly? » 11/29/11 8:00pm 11/29/11 8:00pm

The more a game has the word "new" printed on the back of its game case, the better the chances are that the game…

A Look at Mario Kart 7's Easy-To-Use Online Multiplayer

Looking back, there's an argument to be made that Mario Kart 64 was my first true multiplayer gaming obsession, more so than even Goldeneye 64. It was so much more fun to race against my friends than it was to race against the (frustrating, rubber banding) computer—the idea of online Mario Kart hadn't even crossed my… » 11/29/11 2:00pm 11/29/11 2:00pm

It's Mario Kart 7, not Mario Kart 3DS, Because 7's a Lucky Number

Mario's debut on the 3DS was, appropriately, called Super Mario 3D Land. And never in the series 19-year history has the game had a numbered sequel (well, technically there's Mario Kart 64, but it was not the 64th game in the series.) So why is the franchise's 3DS version, due out in North America next week, called … » 11/23/11 8:30pm 11/23/11 8:30pm