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phil
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Posts: 69
Registered: 05-04-2007

Wii Mario Kart

Afternoon guys
new Mario Kart - I've not picked up a copy yet but am hearing lots of positive buzz about it
Anyone used it on their PlusNet broadband yet? Good or bad? and any word on how it compares to the rest of the world?

Phil
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sourceit
Grafter
Posts: 127
Registered: 08-06-2007

Re: Wii Mario Kart

Played it over the weekend and it was great.  Played 6 international games via my PlusNet Small Business Premier account and it was fine.  No lag at all, or is that a reason I could use for my poor gameplay mmmm Grin
phil
Grafter
Posts: 69
Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Wii Mario Kart

Good stuff - I should be getting a copy in the next week (once the www.justgiving.com/plusnet 10k is finished) then I'll have time to play Smiley
We could have a couple of inter-PlusNet races if interested?
sourceit
Grafter
Posts: 127
Registered: 08-06-2007

Re: Wii Mario Kart

Sounds fun.
EvlMatress
Newbie
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Registered: 17-04-2008

Re: Wii Mario Kart

My friend brought Mariokart Wii over on the weekend. The game took quite a while to load, but once we were racing, the lag was non-existant - even when we were racing against 10 other international players. I've raced against people from Japan, Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands so far without any problems at all.
The graphics are a little disappointing - they aren't much better than Double Dash, but they're definitely shinier. Gamecube controllers are definitely the easiest way to control it as well, but you cant do the cool air jumps without the motion sensors of the Wiimote. And I really miss not having the Baby Park level. That level would be total carnage with the increase to 12 people!
The battles are waaay better than the racing though. Some of the maps are huuuge and when 12 people are fighting, prepare to wreak havok! Smiley
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,653
Registered: 13-06-2007

Re: Wii Mario Kart

got it the other day and I love it! Cheesy no lag or anything!
I'm deffo up for a wee pn tournament!!!
btw does anyone know what the wii traffic is classed as? it doesn't seem to list as gaming on the usage chart!
For anyone who's interested my number for mario kart is - 3866-8243-9273
phil
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Posts: 69
Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Wii Mario Kart

Excellent! You guys will have a head start but when I get hold of a copy then we'll arrange it. Don't practice too much until then Wink
phil
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Posts: 69
Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Wii Mario Kart

Quote from: drunkenmonkey
btw does anyone know what the wii traffic is classed as? it doesn't seem to list as gaming on the usage chart!

PS - I'll give Tommo a pointer to take a look
Pupster
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Posts: 2
Registered: 18-04-2008

Re: Wii Mario Kart

Did someone say Wii Mario Kart tournament?    count me in!!!  Grin
will post my MK friend code later as im at work at the moment (shhh, dont tell the boss!)  Wink
Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Posts: 10,540
Registered: 18-07-2007

Re: Wii Mario Kart

Likewise, as soon as I get home and get a hold of it.
phil
Grafter
Posts: 69
Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Wii Mario Kart

OK - I've buckled Smiley
You're right, Source IT, it works perfectly. Once the game is connected there's no lag, on my PlusNet broadband anyway. I've also not had any dropped connections mid game.
When will we have the tournament?  >:-D
(edited - typo)
James
Grafter
Posts: 21,036
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: Wii Mario Kart

I'd wait and see if you're still breathing after Sunday Wink
sourceit
Grafter
Posts: 127
Registered: 08-06-2007

Re: Wii Mario Kart

So, any more movement on a PN battle on Mario Kart Wii?Huh
James
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Posts: 21,036
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: Wii Mario Kart

I bought myself a Wii at the weekend but Mariokart wasn't in stock Sad
Community Veteran
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Registered: 08-06-2007

Re: Wii Mario Kart

Aha, James joins the ranks of the Wii owners Smiley
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