On this past Thursday, I had the opportunity to check out the Cineplex Mario Kart Wii cross-Canada event discussed last week. It was a fun chance to test out Mario Kart Wii and try the *shudder* plastic wheel device. After a few laps it became rather evident that for a diehard Mario Kart such as myself, that the wheel simply doesn't cut it. I found the controls rather sloppy, and often found I was oversteering the turns.
Thankfully, I finally received my own copy of the game from Dell Canada and had ample time this holiday weekend to try out the Wii-mote + Nunchuk control option. It works wonderfully: giving you the familiarity of the analog stick and allows you to effortlessly perform the speed boost jump tricks.
There was a lot of excitement at the Cineplex event, for both kids, parents, and well, people like me. For the truly crazed fan, you could have your photograph taken and superimposed on a Mario Kart Wii license. As promised, I opted to use the name 'Birdo Blooper Jr.', but realized afterwards that it just made the already silly looking license even more outlandish. Ah well, all in good fun!
For some more pictures of the event, click the thumbnails below: