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Mario Kart Driving School, First stop San Diego

LaMeRz

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Went to Horton Plaza in San Diego today in order to play Mario Kart a little bit earlier. This is primarily a picture post but here are some quick comments.

The wheel works an feels way better than I expected. Making turns feels good although after just a few plays it was a little hard to judge when my kart would begin to drift. (I just noticed there is an automatic and manual selection for drifting)

In terms of level design, the new tracks feel much wider than previous games, even with 12 characters for each race. Even the battle level I played (Delfino Pier) felt very large.

Here come the pics







We got a driver's license with our favorite character and weapon...I got Luigi and the red shell












I had no idea there was an automatic or manual selection in Mario Kart








Pictures of some workers in their uniforms


 

LaMeRz

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I saw someone else playing funky stadium. It looked cool but when I was playing I let the girlfriend choose the tracks to play.
 

Nabster92

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Where in San Diego is this? Near UCSD by any chance?

Edit: nvm looked up where horton plaza is. About 20 minutes away... how long is this thing going on for here?
 

Phife Dawg

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Thanks for the impressions and the nice pics. How are the bikes handling?



Ah the expensive blue ring (laughs).
 

Windu

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Looks great, I forgot this was coming out so soon. I love the Menus too, very slick.
 

LaMeRz

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Nabster92 said:
Where in San Diego is this? Near UCSD by any chance?

Edit: nvm looked up where horton plaza is. About 20 minutes away... how long is this thing going on for here?


As a recent UCSD grad i know your pain of nothing cool close to the school. It was only in Horton on friday but is at Wavemont Plaza Belmont Park on Sat and Sunday.

The schedule can be found at http://www.mariokart.com/wii/
 

Wes

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Nice touch Nintendo. I love the look of the game. Gimme it already!
 

richman555

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I like the shared track map on the split screen mode. I don't recall if Double Dash was like this or other racing games for that matter, but in any case very nice use of the real estate.

**Correction - Double Dash had this too, except the track seems more visible on the screen on the Wii. :D