Posts tagged mario
Played more of this with my wife over my extended birthday weekend. We’re both utterly hopeless at it, but we have a lot of fun.
We’ve got as far as the first castle in world two, but have died there more times than I care to remember. We did get to the boss once, but we both managed to get ourselves killed. We’ll get him next time, though. (Possibly.)
Wow. My Wii still works after all this time. A fabulous friend of my wife’s gave her this game on an extended loan, so on Saturday morning I checked the Wii, put the controllers on to charge, did the system update, etc. Then in the afternoon we played the game together.
I was Mario, she was a blue Toad. We certainly had a lot of fun with it, but I’m just slightly worried that it might be a bit to difficult for us. It seems to be easier when there’s only one of you playing, which seems wrong. Still, that’s only a minor worry for now and we didn’t stop playing until it was time for Doctor Who.
It’s really nice to have another game where we can both play cooperatively at the same time, too. We don’t do enough of that. Competitive games don’t work too well in our house.
Arrived via the lovely Goozex service yesterday. (That’s my own referral link, by the way. Sign up and I’ll get a trade token, worth one euro.) I didn’t play long – yesterday evening was all about tiding the house – but I had to test it out, so went through the first few minutes. Didn’t actually play an awful lot, as there’s a whole lot of talking to get through, but I like what I’ve seen so far. Looks pretty lovely and I love games that don’t need the nunchuk, because it moves around the house of its own accord during the night and is never where I think I left it. Mischevious little bugger, it is.
Some multiplayer with my wife. I did terribly; I’m very out of practice.
Just a quick go. I died in World 4. As I always do.
So much fun had and I didn’t even go online. I did a fair few time trials – badly – then did some Grand Prixs. It was great, but then my TV decided to show random flashing pixel-high two-centimetre long lines all over the screen, so I had to turn everything off and on again and by the time I’d done all that it was time for the Eastenders Omnibus and too late for more Mario Kart.
Current favourite track is Rainbow Road, but it’s often my least favourite track. Depends on whether I’m in a big heavy kart or on a tiny bike.
I need italics.
This game is brilliant.
The wheel is a great accessory and really adds to the experience, after five or six races of falling off things, bashing into walls and failing to do tricks. I thoroughly enjoyed my time paying through the first couple of 50cc cups.
But where it got the italics was online. Just playing random people was amazing. No visible lag at all, which is incredible. Whether Nintendo have written amazing net code or amazing lag-hiding code I don’t know, but it was just as smooth as playing offline. Except, you know, instead of playing cheating AI characters I was playing real people in the UK, Germany and France. I just thought I’d try out a race or two and ended up playing for an hour. I only stopped because I had to get some potatoes out of the oven.
Did a 150cc cup. Won every race, but still only got a C ranking. I guess I’m out of practice.
I wonder if anyone plays online still? And, if so, do any of them not snake all the way around each course?
Played this for while with my wife. It’s getting very difficult now and I’m seeing the Game Over screen a lot more. (Shut up, deKay.) The Daredevil Comet in Deep Dark Galaxy took me about fifteen tries and when I died deep into a mission on the dreadnought I decided I’d had enough for the day. Not because I hate the game, but just because it requires so much concentration. It’s joyful and wondrous and easily the best game of this year – at least – but when it’s hard, it’s draining.
This seems to be my default “I’m bored and I want to play something but I don’t really want to concentrate on anything” game.