Mario Kart Wii

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Fun family-friendly game that's hard to put down.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 43 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 184 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Don't do it

I would recommend not to go with this game as like a previous reviewer wrote reading time, outside time playing with siblings will all go away. These games are designed to be addictive i would stay away altogether.
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age 10+

I Can't Stop Playing. It's Too Fun!

I can't seem to stop playing this game, there is such a high feeling of achievement when you pass that Finish Line in first, or reach 8,500 versus ranking for the first time, or beat that hacker when racing online with other players around the world. Developing a winning strategy when playing the game over time, is the best part. There are cups, characters, stars, records, etc. to unlock- you'll never be bored with this game. DOWNSIDE: This game causes people to become overly competitive, especially kids, the game is luck-based, which basically means anything can and will happen; you will get completely DESTROYED on the last lap .5 seconds before the Finish Line- when you were totally confident of a win. You can race live with other people around the World via WFC, (which I must admit, is the most addicting part of the game.) the downside of that is, some of the Mii names people use- are well, extremely inappropriate. Including names with profanity, suggestive nature, and just plain cocky. AND DON'T GET ME STARTED on the folks who hack the game and then play online using their hacks- making the race COMPLETELY un-enjoyable, and causing your versus ranking (basically a Mario Kart Wii social, not really.) to plummet lower than Donkey Kong's speed stats. Although, I do believe that this game builds confidence- it certainly has for me. I didn't believe that I could accomplish very much- then I pretty much mastered the game, and now I'm pretty sure I can master ANYTHING (not just video games) that I put my mind to.
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Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: April 27, 2008
  • Genre: Racing
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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