Throwback Thursday: Mario Kart Wii

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday and Happy June!
I can’t believe another month has come and gone… time flies and between that and our Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review yesterday, I started thinking back on some other Mario Kart games.
Throwback Thursday: Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart Wii was my favorite Mario Kart game. I have to say that 8 Deluxe is my new favorite, but I will always have fond memories of the Wii version.
It was the first Mario Kart game with the tilt motion controls and I absolutely loved using the steering wheel. I was much better at using the motion controls than I was using the regular joy-stick controls. I was better than Kris too, which was even more fun.
Mario Kart Wii came out in April 2008. That was the year Kris graduated from high school and she had a large group of friends. I remember she would have the group over from time to time and they would hang out in the basement, play video games, gossip, whatever. Me, being the little sister, usually tagged along with them, and they gladly let me.
Mario Kart was always a big game for them to play. I used to love watching them go head to head in tournaments with one another even though they weren’t big “gamers” it was still all good fun for everyone.
I remember laughing hysterically watching them all play because there were certain people who were good at it and certain others who were not.
Of course, everyone went to off to college, moved to other places, and some are even married now. Still, we keep in touch with a few of them and our closest ones have a Nintendo Switch of their own. I can’t wait to challenge them in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
That’s one thing I love most about Nintendo and video games. It brings people together and we all genuinely have a good time.

Do you have any fond memories of old Mario Kart games? Let me know in the comments below!

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Readers Comments (6)

  1. Agreed, I love Nintendo social gaming philosophy. It’s not enough to be connected online but what’s more important is being together sharing laughs. I’ve lost count of how many Nintendo games still do this. People can say what they want about the Wii U but it had so many games that achieved this.

  2. I don’t have many memories of Mario Kart Wii, mostly because it was during a busy time in my life, and I just didn’t get around to it as much as I’d like. I remember it being a great game though, and although I didn’t play online much, I heard it was pretty good. I’ve had a lot of fond memories with Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, and Double Dash though. And of course, Mario Kart 7 and 8 Deluxe have been some of my favorite in the series thus far. I’m so glad we got to play it recently, and I hope we get to play more together in the future!

    • I know what you mean. I have a lot of fond memories of the other Mario Kart games, especially Double Dash. I can’t remember 64 much, but I think it’s because I was young. I didn’t play 7 as much, though I do like the tracks for it. I just couldn’t get used to it on a handheld.

  3. MK Wii is probably low on my list of favorite MK games. The motion controls though were a bit much and I never got in to them. That said, I did like it at the time. But if I can’t play MK8 or MK DS, I gravitate more to Mario Kart 64 as I have fond memories of playing that with friends (on a 13 inch screen no less).

    • See, I loved the motion controls and it’s actually hard for me to play a Mario Kart game now without them. But of course, there’s nothing wrong with going back to an old school MK game. Those are some of the best.

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