Next to Star Fox, my next most anticipated 3DS game was Mario Kart, which after playing it, should have been my most anticipated 3DS game. When it was my turn to play, I was pleased to see that you could select any player. Naturally, I selected the greatest kart racer in Mario Kart, Yoshi. I participated in two races where the game got to show of its fantastic 3D graphics and smooth gameplay. The kart handled just like you would want it to. A cool feature in this iteration of Mario Kart is the introduction of customizing your kart. Now when you play either solo or with friends, you can dictate how you want your ride to look. An even cooler feature is the hang-glider and water propeller. When jumping off high cliffs during a race, your kart will automatically deploy a hang-glider and you glide down to the track below you, pretty neat feature. The second track I raced in was a water race. I was doing my thing racing on the track and fell into the water. I was thinking to myself, “Ah crap, now I’m going to have to wait for Lakitu to pull me out of the water to start racing again!” But wait, I was still driving! We now have a water propeller that comes out of the back of the kart that allows us to keep with the kart action, awesome! I was worried that driving under the water would impede my speed, but fortunately that’s not the case. After getting first place on both tracks, I wanted to continue playing because it was just an appetizer to the main course. Mario Kart was a blast to play and can see myself sinking quality hours into it upon its release.
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