Mario Kart Wii

I beat Gyruss once.

Moderator: Mods

User avatar
GlennCase
Zora
Posts: 1719
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:41 pm
Instruments: Bass
Submitting as: Glenn Case
Location: Spokane, WA
Contact:

Mario Kart Wii

Postby GlennCase » Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:34 am

Liking it so far, but again with the friend code!

Glenn
0731-5169-2869

ROCK!

Glenn Case
jimtyrrell
Gerudo
Posts: 2236
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:43 pm
Instruments: Guitar/bass/keys
Recording Method: Various. Mostly Garageband these days, actually.
Submitting as: Jim Tyrrell
Location: New Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby jimtyrrell » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:26 am

Got this yesterday morning (deferred birthday present). Haven't gone online with it yet. But the game is great. I like the wheel a lot, and we need a couple more of 'em, 'cause the nunchuck driving is not nearly as cool.
User avatar
Reist
Notable Hylian
Posts: 3066
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:26 pm
Instruments: Drums, Guitar
Recording Method: Yamaha AW1600, Reaper
Submitting as: Therman
Location: Calgary
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby Reist » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:42 am

Next time I play, I'll post my friend code.
jimtyrrell
Gerudo
Posts: 2236
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:43 pm
Instruments: Guitar/bass/keys
Recording Method: Various. Mostly Garageband these days, actually.
Submitting as: Jim Tyrrell
Location: New Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby jimtyrrell » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:42 pm

Just got a second Wii Wheel. The boys are having a hard time with the nunchuck. I'm getting used to it though, so now we can get all three of us on the track. I hope they were good today and didn't punch each other or anything, because that whole 'no video games tonight' business is punishment I frankly don't deserve. :lol:

Also: I've got to better position the Wii so that it catches the wifi signal. Once I get that figured out, I'll do the friend code thing.
jimtyrrell
Gerudo
Posts: 2236
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:43 pm
Instruments: Guitar/bass/keys
Recording Method: Various. Mostly Garageband these days, actually.
Submitting as: Jim Tyrrell
Location: New Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby jimtyrrell » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:25 am

I am such an idiot. I've been trying for MONTHS to find a place for that wireless USB thing to send a good signal to my Wii, right? So finally I give up and unplug the damn thing, and I go to use the Wii, and the signal is better than ever. Why? Because it is picking it up automatically from the wireless router in the other room, of course. I basically paid to buy an item that narrowed the signal broadcast and wasted a bunch of my time. Should have read the manual.

Anyway, I'll post my license number when I get home tonight.
jimtyrrell
Gerudo
Posts: 2236
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:43 pm
Instruments: Guitar/bass/keys
Recording Method: Various. Mostly Garageband these days, actually.
Submitting as: Jim Tyrrell
Location: New Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby jimtyrrell » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:44 am

1075-3087-8310 :D
User avatar
HeuristicsInc
Princess Zelda
Posts: 5193
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:14 pm
Instruments: Synths
Recording Method: Windows computer, Acid, Synths etc.
Submitting as: Heuristics Inc. (duh) + collabs
Location: Maryland USA
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby HeuristicsInc » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:07 pm

this is ours:
3652-2595-2164

i beat all the courses with golds... that was exciting!
-bill
152612141617123326211316121416172329292119162316331829382412351416132117152332252921
http://heuristicsinc.com
Liner Notes
SF Lyric Ideas
User avatar
Generic
Princess Zelda
Posts: 5421
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:45 am
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Accordion, Bass
Recording Method: Cubase 5AI, Cubase 6
Submitting as: Jon Eric, Hunky
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby Generic » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:22 pm

Generic:
2149-0836-0960

Wheeeeeeeeeee
"Warren Zevon would be proud." -Reve Mosquito

Jon Eric - Get your feel on.
Website powered by Spud's Amazing Website Machine.

Circle of Titles!!!!!!
User avatar
Generic
Princess Zelda
Posts: 5421
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:45 am
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Accordion, Bass
Recording Method: Cubase 5AI, Cubase 6
Submitting as: Jon Eric, Hunky
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby Generic » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:01 am

It took me a little while to get the hang of steering by actually steering, but I'm starting to catch on. This is a whole lot of fun. The courses are just crazy this time around; much wackier than either of the three previous Mario Kart games. And I'm also really enjoying the music, which I didn't expect from a Mario Kart game.

Has everyone else gotten bored with it already?
"Warren Zevon would be proud." -Reve Mosquito

Jon Eric - Get your feel on.
Website powered by Spud's Amazing Website Machine.

Circle of Titles!!!!!!
User avatar
HeuristicsInc
Princess Zelda
Posts: 5193
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:14 pm
Instruments: Synths
Recording Method: Windows computer, Acid, Synths etc.
Submitting as: Heuristics Inc. (duh) + collabs
Location: Maryland USA
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby HeuristicsInc » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:55 am

No, although I haven't been on the Wii since you posted your code... I'll add you when I do.
I like the game a lot, although I never played any of the others.
If you like the music, you might enjoy this.
It's a lot! And it's a lot of fun even w/o the gameplay.
-bill
152612141617123326211316121416172329292119162316331829382412351416132117152332252921
http://heuristicsinc.com
Liner Notes
SF Lyric Ideas
User avatar
himynameisntmark
Kokiri
Posts: 134
Joined: Wed May 16, 2007 6:43 pm
Instruments: Bass.
Recording Method: GarageBand
Submitting as: Maggie Kanuka
Location: Calgary, AB
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby himynameisntmark » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:48 pm

I'm one of those people who steers physically with the controls anyway so this makes me look like less of an idiot. I hope. :D
User avatar
Generic
Princess Zelda
Posts: 5421
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:45 am
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Accordion, Bass
Recording Method: Cubase 5AI, Cubase 6
Submitting as: Jon Eric, Hunky
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby Generic » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:20 am

One of my biggest complaints about the Wii when it first came out is that it boils down your every action, which makes many games more exhausting than they would be on a standard controller.

For instance: When I play Mario Kart: Double Dash on the Gamecube, I often swerve my controller in the direction I'm turning. I do this even though it doesn't affect the movement of my character, but it's something of an involuntary reflex that shows I'm getting into it. In fact, you might say I do it because it doesn't affect my character.

On the Wii (games that use the Wiimote, anyway), everything affects your character. In Mario Kart Wii, I often find myself just leaning the wheel one way or the other without intending to steer. Or, worse, I often reach for the d-pad to steer, instead of simply turning the wheel. Slowly but surely, I'm deconditioning myself.

It's a blessing and a curse. It makes games more difficult to reduce to patterns. They made a bowling game for the Gameboy once and it was really easy to find guides that simply said, for instance, "Align your feet with the third dot on the right and hold the button until the arrow aligns with the third dot from the left, and you'll throw a strike." On the bowling minigame in Wii Sports, of course, it's impossible to make such a guide, because it's all in every single little movement of your hand.

I used to not like this about the Wii, but it's growing on me.

Hey, by the way, Coconut Mall is probably my favorite new course. What fun!
"Warren Zevon would be proud." -Reve Mosquito

Jon Eric - Get your feel on.
Website powered by Spud's Amazing Website Machine.

Circle of Titles!!!!!!
User avatar
HeuristicsInc
Princess Zelda
Posts: 5193
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:14 pm
Instruments: Synths
Recording Method: Windows computer, Acid, Synths etc.
Submitting as: Heuristics Inc. (duh) + collabs
Location: Maryland USA
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby HeuristicsInc » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:20 pm

Yeah, I like steering with the whole remote. I got used to that real quick, but I've never been much of a consoler. Heh. Console-gamer. The sensors aren't totally accurate, actually, so e.g. in baseball if you try to do a half-swing (you see them doing it in real baseball) it'll swing all the way through.

The mall one is great!
The course I hate is Rainbow Road. Yuk!
-bill
152612141617123326211316121416172329292119162316331829382412351416132117152332252921
http://heuristicsinc.com
Liner Notes
SF Lyric Ideas
john m
Goron
Posts: 818
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:46 am
Instruments: Drums, guitar, bass, keyboard
Recording Method: tin cans, string
Submitting as: Doctor Worm
Location: ohio
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby john m » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:06 pm

Just picked it up.

All the negative reviews are stupid. This game is a blast. Bikes are awesome.

I'll put up my friend code as soon as I get back on WiFi (tonight?). I totally want to play you guys, since no one ever seems to play me in Smash Bros.
john m
Goron
Posts: 818
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:46 am
Instruments: Drums, guitar, bass, keyboard
Recording Method: tin cans, string
Submitting as: Doctor Worm
Location: ohio
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby john m » Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:14 pm

0130-5601-2668

RACE ME

(I added everyone in this thread.)
User avatar
fluffy
Ganon
Posts: 9406
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:56 am
Instruments: sometimes
Recording Method: Logic Pro X
Submitting as: Sockpuppet
Location: The Plaidlands (also, Seattle)
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby fluffy » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:01 pm

I finally played this at a friend's house a week ago. Best Mario Kart since the original. (I also liked the N64 one a lot but I hated the Gamecube one.)

I'm a bit surprised at how well the tilt controls work. (That is to say they work excellent.)
john m
Goron
Posts: 818
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:46 am
Instruments: Drums, guitar, bass, keyboard
Recording Method: tin cans, string
Submitting as: Doctor Worm
Location: ohio
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby john m » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:04 am

I still can't quite tell how this stacks up to the brilliant DS version, but yeah, it's very good.

I loved Double Dash, though. Even though powersliding with no hop felt so weird.
User avatar
GlennCase
Zora
Posts: 1719
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:41 pm
Instruments: Bass
Submitting as: Glenn Case
Location: Spokane, WA
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby GlennCase » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:43 pm

Reïst wrote:Next time I play, I'll post my friend code.

He has never played the game again, folks!

Me? I'm online right now. Care to join me? Maybe Plat, too?

ROCK!

Glenn Case
User avatar
Plat
Fortune Teller
Posts: 432
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:54 pm
Instruments: teeth and other bones
Recording Method: cubase, native instruments, waves, izotope, ears
Submitting as: The Cow Exchange
Location: Green Bay, WI
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby Plat » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:53 pm

3995-8953-0513
User avatar
Reist
Notable Hylian
Posts: 3066
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:26 pm
Instruments: Drums, Guitar
Recording Method: Yamaha AW1600, Reaper
Submitting as: Therman
Location: Calgary
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby Reist » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:24 am

GlennCase wrote:
Reïst wrote:Next time I play, I'll post my friend code.

He has never played the game again, folks!

Haha, it's actually true.
User avatar
ujnhunter
Zora
Posts: 1278
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:09 pm
Instruments: Bass, Keyboards, Crummy Guitar & Animal Noises (especially Donkeys)
Recording Method: Reaper 5.7x, Tascam FireOne/Behringer UMC202HD/Avid Eleven Rack, Win 7 PC / Win 10 Laptop
Submitting as: Cock, Chth*.*, D.A.H. (Der Alter Hahn)
Location: CT, USA
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby ujnhunter » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:23 am

Know what stinks about this here game... I only play it when someone is over, and you can't unlock all the tracks/racers/cars in multiplayer... lame.
-Ujn Hunter
Photovoltaik - Free 6 Track EP - Song Fight! Liner Notes
Billy's Little Trip wrote:I must have this....in my mouth.....now.
User avatar
ken
Notable Hylian
Posts: 3205
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:10 pm
Instruments: Guitar, bass, drums, keys
Recording Method: BLA modded MOTU 828mk2, Cubase 5, UAD-2
Submitting as: Ken's Super Duper Band 'n Stuff
Location: berkeley, ca
Contact:

Re: Mario Kart Wii

Postby ken » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:50 am

I have this too! I totally didn't realize you could play with people that weren't sitting next to you. Anyone want to meet up and play sometime?

Ken
Ken's Super Duper Band 'n Stuff - Berkeley Social Scene - Tiny Robots - Seamus Collective - Semolina Pilchards - Cutie Pies - Explino! - Bravo Bros. - 2 from 14 - and more!

i would just like to remind everyone that Ken eats kittens - blue lang

Return to “Video Games”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest