Jan 17th, 2012, 1 Comment
An iOS Mario Kart clone has made it to the App Store. The similarity between the Mario Kart series is staggering. The graphics, items, courses and even some of the characters look similar to their Mario Kart counterparts.
You can see items such as lightning and even bullet bill. Heck, the item boxes even look identical. The courses that are shown in the trailer also imitate Peach Beach, Bowser’s Castle (even with Thwomps), Shy Guy Beach, Mushroom Gorge, Sherbet Land and Peach Gardens, in look and actual track design.
Jan 17th, 2012, No Comments
A glitch that allows players to skip half of the course on Wuhu Mountain Loop / Maka Wuhu, will not be patched stated Nintendo on StickWiddlers. This of course gives an unfair advantage to those who exploit the glitch.
This is an interesting situation, since Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword last month had a game breaking glitch, that forced players into starting the game from scratch. However in this instance, Nintendo created a patch that was downloaded via a special channel.
Nov 18th, 2011, No Comments
Famously known for the “Pimp My Ride” series, Nintendo have commissioned West Coast Customs to develop real life Mario Karts to promote the release of the upcoming Mario Kart 7. Mario and Luigi’s Bumblebee kart life size replicas were developed and showcased at the LA Auto Show. Nintendo plan to give both of these karts to two lucky Gamestop customers, although it looks like Reggie ( president and COO of Nintendo of America) in the photo above won’t want to.
They are fully functional and can be driven. View a video of the unveiling here: http://eon.businesswire.com/multimedia/eon/20111117006146/en/2484288/.
Nov 15th, 2011, No Comments
Nintendo World Report have again posted videos showcasing the new tracks featuring in Mario Kart 7.
Nov 5th, 2011, No Comments
Nintendo World Report recently posted two videos showing footage of the Flower Cup and Banana Cup in Mario Kart 7.
N64 Koopa Beach as you can see has changed quite a lot, nevertheless its nice to see one of my favourite tracks make it into the Retro Cup.
Nov 1st, 2011, No Comments
Nintendo are releasing a wheel to accompany the release of Mario Kart 7. The wheel at this time will only be available in Japan from December 1st. The wheel itself will cost around 1,280 yen (£10, $16) and snaps into place behind the 3DS. Players will be able to use the wheel in 1st person view (gyro mode).
Source: Official Nintendo Magazine UK.
Oct 23rd, 2011, No Comments
A new Mario Kart 7 trailer has been released showing some new footage, as showcased by Official Nintendo Magazine UK.
In addition to this, the Japanese Mario Kart 7 website has released information on the tracks, characters and items in the game: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/amkj/. They are keeping 2 characters secret.
Information on the blue shell and Lucky 7 powerup has also been cleared up. The blue shell moves along the ground hurting everyone in the way until it reaches the player in first position and then flies into the air and explodes them. The Lucky 7 on the other hand surrounds the player with 7 different items; however the player can only use one item at a time.
Oct 22nd, 2011, No Comments
Nintendo announced at their recent 3DS focused press conference about Mario Kart 7′s online features. The game will support 8 players whilst retaining 60 FPS. Also, players will be able to create “communities” to allow groups of friends to race against. The StreetPass feature will basically collect data from other players when passing them. This includes their win/loss records and ghost data. You will then be able to race against their Mii ghosts. Players will also be able to race against 7 ghosts at a time, instead of the usual 1.
SpotPass will allow players to download daily ghost data. In addition to this, similar to the Wii’s Mario Kart Wii channel, there will also be a Mario Kart 7 channel, where you can select a player’s data and then race them online.
Similar to Mario Kart DS, players who do not have their own Mario Kart 7 game will be able to race via Download Play, restricting players to choose Shy Guy and only offering a limited number of kart customisations.
Oct 15th, 2011, No Comments
I have just released a new video showing you how to dodge a blue shell in Mario Kart DS. Once mastered, its easy to perform.
A successful blue shell dodge can be accomplished by doing the following:
- When you hear the blue shell, get ready by performing a powerslide
- Wait for the blue shell to circle and listen to the noise it makes carefully
- Once the blue shell starts to home in – it quietens, indicating the moment where you should release the boost and hop
Oct 13th, 2011, No Comments
Welcome to the new Mario Stadium. As you can see a lot of changes have been made in appearance and interactivity with the site. I hope you like the new changes. Sorry for the long delay, but with Mario Kart 7 lurking around the corner, it was important to get Mario Stadium back on course.