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Mario Kart Wii

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Mario Kart Wii
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Boxart for Mario Kart Wii
Developer(s): Nintendo
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Wii
Category: Racing
Players: 1-4 (12 online)
Predecessor: Mario Kart DS
Successor: Mario Kart 7
Release dates
N. America: April 27, 2008
Japan: April 10, 2008
Europe: April 11, 2008
Australia: April 24, 2008
S. Korea: April 30, 2009
PEGI: 3+
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Mario Kart Wii is the sixth main installment in the Mario Kart series, released in 2008 for the Wii. It is the first game in series to include bikes in addition to karts. With 36.75 million copies of the game sold, Mario Kart Wii is the second best-selling game for the Wii as of March 31, 2016.



"Get behind the wheel!

Perform speed-boosting flips and wheelies with the flick of a Wii Remote or grab a Wii Wheel for even more fast-paced fun! Play friends locally on a single Wii, or hop onto Nintendo WFC for the biggest worldwide race yet!"

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"Drivers, start your engines!

The worldwide race is on with a whole new set of tricks, tracks, and ways to play! Place first in Grand Prix circuits or clear skill-based missions.

Wii Wheel: Transform your Wii Remote in to a steering wheel that feels natural in anyone's hands. (Wii Wheel not included) New Wheels and Courses: cruise brand-new tracks and arenas, or enjoy a blast from the past going fender-to-fender on one of the classics. Tired of riding on four wheels? Bust out one of the all-new motorbikes for special tricks and techniques.

Drawing on circuits and battle arenas from every game in the series—not to mention tons of brand-new ones—the true king of the Mushroom Kingdom racing circuits will finally be crowned! Time to get turnin' and burnin'!"


Basic gameplay is retained from the previous games in the series, in that racers race across various tracks while using items to help them in placing first. The game feature eight cups with four tracks each. Single player modes consist of a mode where the player races computer-controlled opponents, a mode where the player battles computer-controlled opponents, a mode where the player attempts to make the best time in which a ghost can be saved and shared online, a mode where the player races such ghosts, and a mode where players compete in online competitions with various challenges. For multi-player modes, players can race or battle with up to four players locally, or race or battle with up to twelve players online. The aforementioned Battle mode is divided into two modes: Balloon Battle, where competitors use items in an attempt to pop the most of their opponents' balloons, and Coin Runners, where competitors try to collect the most coins while using items to steal coins from their rivals.

Technical Details

Technical details
Media: Wii Game Disc
Save data size: 23 blocks
Supported features: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (online play)
Input / compatible controllers: Wii Remote (+ Nunchuk), Classic Controller, Nintendo GameCube Controller

Other releases

Title Cover art Platform Release date(s) Notes
Mario Kart Wii Wii (Nintendo Selects) EU/AUS: 2013
KOR: 2014
A re-release of the game under the Nintendo Selects branding.

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