Another quarter in the fiscal year, and another powerhouse Nintendo released. Just this past month, Nintendo unleashed Mario Kart Double Dash for the struggling Wii. With sharp visuals, tight gameplay and an impressive coat of polish, could this be the system seller. Nintendo has been looking for since the launch of the system? Not only is this a must own for hardcore gamers. Mario Kart Double Dash Rom is must-have title for literally anyone with electricity surging in their house. Mario Kart franchise first screeched onto scene with the Super Nintendo back in the early 1990’s. The gameplay was solid, fast, and most of all invigorating for any racing fan. It was easy to play but hard to master. Sequels came and went and usually added more to the overall package. With Mario Kart, there plenty of new ideas but basic fundamental kart racing game we all know and love.
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What Mario Kart Double Dash Iso adds to the formula are anti-gravity sections littered throughout the race track. When I first tested the game at last year’s E3, I wasn’t impressed with the new feature. It just didn’t add anything unique or special to the racing. It felt unnecessary. Boy, what a difference a year makes to development time. Now these portions are the most exciting parts of the track. Your kart’s wheels will transform into their wall-scaling counterparts and when you bump into another racer. Both of you will get a burst of speed. It fundamentally changes the gameplay of classic Mario Kart. You are no longer avoiding other racers but actively trying to slam into them during these sections. Highlight to every new Mario Kart game is the additional items they add. With this iteration, they added an item that counters dreaded Blue Shell; called the Super Horn.
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If you time it just right, the horn’s sound wave will crumble the demonic projectile. Granted, the Super Horn is a rare item to get but it adds more defensive depth. Another new item that’s sure to be a favorite at parties is the Piranha Plant. Once you activate it, the plant will automatically try its luck at snapping fellow racers and spinning them out. You can also manually control the plant, and use it as a poor man’s mushroom speed boost. They also included a new boomerang weapon, which is extremely powerful and acts just like you would expect. Along with new items all of classics are back, giving Mario Kart Double Dash one of biggest arsenals of franchise. Of course, you can’t forget about the insanely detailed tracks you’ll be racing around in. With Mario Kart, they added some of the best speedways since Mario Kart.
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The Nintendo Mario Kart Gamecube was released as the final console in the same generation as the Xbox. As a result of it being the final console to be released in this generation. It had some of the best technology used in it, making it a great console. The Gamecube was designed to be a console that was more social than any others in the current generation. It was still a ridiculously difficult task to take the console online and play with friends. The actual shape of it was more compact and light than either the Xbox. Nintendo Gamecube could be easily picked up by the handle on the back, and simply packed away in someone’s luggage. Thanks to the anti-gravity sections, the courses never lack in variety. Also, just like in Mario Kart, you’ll also find sections in the course that will launch.
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You high into the atmosphere and will activate your kart’s hang glider. Of course, the infamous Rainbow Road is back as well and is every bit as challenging as it ever was. This has been the only game that truly shows off the graphical ability of the Wii U. There were times during gameplay that visuals matched something you’d see on a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One title. The graphics look that stunning. Obviously, the better your TV the more impressive it’s going to look. Do yourself a favor and play on a 1080p television. Mario Kart Wii Characters made it difficult to follow your racer during a local four player split screen match. But Nintendo seems to have fixed this problem. Thankfully, it’s easy for everyone to get a grasp on the action.