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Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo 3DS)

by Nintendo
Nintendo 3DS
 Ages 3 and Over
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo 3DS
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B004JHY3ZI
  • Release Date: 2 Dec 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Mario Kart 7 for Nintendo 3DS delivers more than just a glasses-free 3D racing experience. Mario Kart 7 delivers frenetic racing fun by air, land and sea. Longtime fans of the franchise will encounter new features and customisation options, while newcomers will love racing with their favourite Mushroom Kingdom characters against opponents near and far.

At the heart of Mario Kart is multiplayer racing. Using a broadband Internet connection or local wireless built into the Nintendo 3DS, players can race against their own friends or even against opponents worldwide. The new Community feature allows players to create groups with other Mario Kart fans while setting up specific rules to make customised racing environments. Easy setup allows players to quickly create a community and share with others via the StreetPass feature. Community leaderboards will also show the most up-to-date information from recent races. Solo players can race through the Grand Prix and Time Trial modes using either the Circle Pad layout or the motion-sensitive gyro controls of the system to steer their karts. The gyro controls also allow players to control their karts in a first-person perspective, a feature never before seen in the Mario Kart franchise.

Mario Kart 7 will also use StreetPass and SpotPass features built into the Nintendo 3DS system. Walking by other Mario Kart 7 players in real life with StreetPass enabled allows gamers to exchange racing scores, win/loss records, number of collected coins and other game data. With SpotPass enabled, players will be able to receive ghost data to race against. Up to seven ghosts can be downloaded at the same time, allowing for a full eight-player race. Additionally, a Mario Kart channel will be a central location for players to view information collected through StreetPass and SpotPass.

Every iteration of the Mario Kart series introduces new twists and turns, and this newest Mario Kart game is no different. New playable characters include Metal Mario from the Super Mario 64 game and Lakitu, the spectacled cloud-riding Koopa. Players can also choose to race as their own Mii characters. New power-ups include the Fire Flower and Super Leaf. The Fire Flower allows players to throw blazing balls of fire at other drivers, while the Super Leaf makes the Tanooki Tail appear on the back of karts to knock other drivers and items out of the way. And, of course, the karts come equipped with gliders for manoeuvring through the air and propellers for underwater propulsion.

The Mushroom Cup and Flower Cup introduce eight new courses, including ones on Wuhu Island and one created by Retro Studios set in the jungles from the Donkey Kong Country Returns game. The Shell Cup and Banana Cup feature eight classic courses, including Luigi's Mansion from the Nintendo DS and Koopa Beach from the Nintendo 64. There will be 16 new courses and 16 classic courses in total.

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mario Kart 7 is awesome. 10 Feb 2012
By Thomas
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Not only does Mario Kart 7 stay true to form with it's awesome gameplay, it innovates with new kart design, new terrain and a new way to play. The 3D adds to the game using minimal but effective use of 3D, creating awesome atmosphere and depth. A must have for 3DS owners.
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saviour to the 3DS! 3 Dec 2011
By Gregory
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've had the 3DS since release and after much waiting, have finally received this game! Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land have brought the 3DS to life instead of those not so good 3rd party games.

Mario Kart 7 is an AMAZING game, it's bright, vibrant and will have your mouth wide open when you race on your first course. The graphics aren't as good as the Wii's but the 3DS produces quality lighting and shading effects which make it look much better than on Mario Kart Wii.

The glider is a nice way to cruise through the course and you'll feel like a fan boy remembering all the GameCube, Wii, N64 and SNES courses. The music on this game is also very appealing, has me turning my volume way up.

With every game like this though, I believe that playing with other people (friends and online) is what pushes the game to it's peak. With a Mario game you never know when a blue shell will come and hit you right at the finish line or a lightning bolt striking you down from your glider at the worst possible moment and this adds to the excitement... As well as frustration when you know victory was in your almighty grasp!

The only downside I'd say is that there's a lack of characters. I'd of loved to see the baby characters, Dry Bones, Toadette, Diddy Kong etc. But it makes up for it in a sense with new characters and your own Mii Character which looks far better than the Mii racer on Mario Kart Wii, so treat yourself, siblings or children for Christmas.

Get gliding, diving and screaming; enjoy all the courses, new and old, but for those that fear Rainbow Road beware, there are two Rainbow Roads in this game - MWUHAHAHAHA.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 250+ Hours and still playing! 3 April 2012
By Ollie
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Okay, okay... I'm a a huge Mario Kart fan! Give me a break! But I'm here to discuss the features of this slick racing game with you.

SINGLE PLAYER MODE

Grand Prix - Race in various cups, consisting of four different courses. There are 8 cups in total which means (if you do the maths) there are 32 tracks in total to play. The good thing about Grand Prix is that it's basically a tournament, competing in an attempt to grasp that 1st place position with that grand total of 40 points (10 for each win) we all crave so much!

Time Trials - Choose your best Kart, Wheel and Glider combination to perform a record-breaking 3-lap wonder which you can share with your friends via Streetpass and Online rivals via Spotpass. This is also a brilliant way to master those courses that you always seem to crumble on in Online races against those dreaded Japanese racers!

Balloon Battle - This was first introduced on Mario Kart 64, I believe. The aim of balloon battle is to hit your opponents with as many items as possible. Each item which successfully hits your opponent will remove a balloon from their collection of three. Your only opponents available in single player are the CPU players.

Coin Battle - Collect as many coins as possible and protect yourself from enemy attacks but also sneakily fire items at your opponents to steal their coins. Once they're hit, coins will jump out of their kart (given that they have some)

LOCAL MULTIPLAYER

Local multiplayer is available for 2-8 players simultaneously. From this mode you select 'Create a Group' and wait for your friends to join your group. Once your friends have arrived, you're ready to go!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Mario Kart Yet! 13 Jan 2012
By CowMoo
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game really does all the other Mario Kart games justice, and the 3D function works really well and looks lovely! Although one downside is that when using the gyro feature it makes 3D gameplay quite hard to see as you need to be straight on, but that's really nothing at all as the 3D feature can easily be switched off!

The new levels stick to the typical Mario Karts style, there are also some new weapons along with the old ones.

The online feature is also great to race other people!

I would advise anybody to also buy the 3DS wheel to use with this game Mario Kart 7 Wheel (Nintendo 3DS)

All in all another great game from nintendo!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awsome 27 May 2012
By yuyuyu
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
this game is totaly amazing the graphics are way better than ds light it has way better movement and sound lolz
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Late comer to Mario Kart 19 Dec 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is the first of the Mario Kart games that I have ever played, and I'm beginning to wonder why it's taken me this long! The controls and objectives of the game are very simple so it is easy to pick up and get straight into. Even for a complete beginner like myself!

The 3D effects are wonderful and the colours very rich and bright.

So far I've competed in lots of Grand Prix's, updated my Go Kart and completed in a couple of online races...of which I came firmly last!

All in all one of the best games I've played on the 3DS, or any console for that fact! Due to it being very fun and easy to get into it will be one of those games I always come back to.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent game as always from the Mario Kart collection
Great game for the kids hours of fun and plenty of levels. I think some of levels are like the old classics
Published 12 hours ago by Mr. Simon Newell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game!
Great fun game and love racing online against my friends, love the new tracks and like some of the older ones that have made a return (e.g. From SNES and N64)
Published 4 days ago by Abigail Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
This was for my daughter who is a huge Mario fan, she loves it and plays on it a lot.
Published 6 days ago by J. Belkacem
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
my two boys (6 & 8) love this game and have enjoyed the many different characters included and the different race locations. Highly recommend
Published 7 days ago by lena gathercole
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Game!
Any 90's kid can remember the mario kart games on the SNES and how popular they were and how loved they were and still to this day, people, including me still love mario kart, its... Read more
Published 19 days ago by E. Crane
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better
Good game and looks good. But could be better. It hasn't changed too much but the hype about the game when it came out made it look better than it was.
Published 21 days ago by Alusine
4.0 out of 5 stars smart kart
Good game which has kept my grandson entertained for a while. The game has reasonable graphics and sound. It was competitively priced on Amazon.
Published 29 days ago by Grandad Pete
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
just like any other mario kart its heaps of fun. Very nice graphics and gameplay, multiplayer functions are fun as well. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jay Star
5.0 out of 5 stars Mario Kart 7
My son loves this game and is very chuffed that he brought this. the arrival excellent along with the price. would recommend to a friend.
Published 1 month ago by Michelle Daniels
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
I bought this for my 7 year son for his birthday. He loves this game. He says it is his favourite game for the ds.
Published 1 month ago by Ian
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