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Mario Kart 7 Now Has Wheel

Mario Kart 7 Now Has Wheel

by Jeff SmithOctober 25, 2011

Mario Kart Wii was designed to be the most accessible Mario Kart. The power-ups are plentiful, the rubber-banding is obvious, and the controls were simple. Part of that design was the Wii Wheel. It wasn’t the first time a racing game used a plastic add-on for the Wii controller, but it caught on much better than Ubisoft’s odd cel-shaded experiment.

In an apparent attempt to replicate the success of the Wii version, the 3DS’s Mario Kart will also have a complementary wheel. The wheel will be manufactured by Hori and will cost ¥1,280. In the US, that would be approximately $16. It will release the same day as Mario Kart 7 in Japan, December 1. We don’t know when it will launch or what it will cost for everyone else, but it will probably be similar to the Japanese launch.

So, fanatics, what do you think? Are they trying too hard? For those purchasing Mario Kart 7, will you think about this? Let us know what you think below.

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  • skillz

    Ok now Christmas is soon coming up and i asked my mum to buy buy a nintendo wii game and she said yes (only because i went good in my examstests). I need to choose betweet 4 games. I dont have wii balance board (have to wait till next summer), i have a little 7 year old brother who likes games, is a mario fan, likes to do things that i do etc so i want a game with seperate save files so he doesn’t mess up mine. If you say “it depends on what type of games you like” I like mario games, i have never played Metroid games (they look fun though). That’s it the games are:

    Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter games
    New Super Mario Bros Wii
    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
    Mario Kart Wii (with wii wheel included)
    Btw i have wifi if that counts