Aug 12 '09
by Snag

Mario Kart sequel vs current generation/download expansion

I have been playing through as much of the Mario Kart games as I can as of late, but it wasn’t long until I wanted more, at least on the Wii. I know the current Mario Kart game on the Wii is not even one and a half years old, so I don’t expect a new game for that platform as soon as I would for the DS (the current version was released in 2005). (And btw, if they make a Mario Kart game exclusively for DSi, I will be pissed that they’d make me drop $170 for the system). So, Nintendo could come up with some sequels for both systems, or offer additional content to be downloaded.

This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while… compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360, the Wii is seriously lacking when it comes to additional content to games that you need to play with a disc or download. Now dont get me wrong, I want the game creators to put out the game they intended to make. It’s ridiculous when creators put out a game, and then make additional content available 3 weeks later. But I feel Mario Kart Wii was the game they intended and after almost a year and a half, it wouldn’t hurt to be able to download an expansion. This could even be more retro tracks, but people would eat them up!

I would totally pay 500 Wii points to get another set of 4 races to add to the current ones. Ideally, I would like to play all tracks from all games on one platform.

Am I asking too much here? Will a sequel be more likely than an expansion?

One Response to “Mario Kart sequel vs current generation/download expansion”

  1. Blueshell Magnet says:

    Well said Paul. Quite honestly, I was not terribly impressed with the selection of tracks found in Mario Kart Wii. I want to be able to play *every* track from *every* Mario Kart. I would love to have things like a “Rainbow Road Cup” where you play through every Rainbow Road track made.

    In terms of downloading, there’s no reason you couldn’t have more downloadable characters or karts. When you play Mario Kart as much as I do, the tracks get stale after awhile. I for one, really would want more variety. I wish Nintendo would do something about this.