|I've never really got into the Mario Kart series. This one seems okay; I was pleasantly surprised by the smooth animations of the riders on their karts (like how they lean on turns), and by the Mode-7-ish framerate in general. It's all cutsified and garishly colored, as all Mario things must be, but it seems like a really massive kart racing game, for whatever that's worth. You know: the whole "drive around a flat looping course in a buggy, picking up random weapon powerups and throwing them at the other drivers" thing. While it has a ton of tracks and cups, and I'm sure they get challenging as hell, I can't imagine that I wouldn't get sorta tired of the action pretty quickly, especially with those stupid modern Mario voice effects.
And why is the AI always *right* on your tail? AAAAAAA!