Our First Look At Mario Kart 3DS From E3 2011

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Posted June 9, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich

Our First Look At Mario Kart 3DS From E3 2011

Mario Kart is a staple for every Nintendo console to date. Mario Kart for the Nintendo 3DS will be the next in a long line of racing games starring everyone's favorite plumber, princess and dinosaur. One of the new additions in Mario Kart 3DS is a sail for the karts.

"The first track I played had me zipping along green hills with pipes protruding from them and overgrown fungi peppering the aptly titled Mushroom Kingdom. Powerups and controls were as they were on Mario Kart DS, but this isn't a simple rehash.

During several points on the map I encountered booster pads before ramps that would launch me high into the air, at which point my craft would sprout a sail allowing me to guide it's slow decent. Pulling back made the vessel swoop up, and forward made it dive. This simple para-gliding mechanic was extremely responsive and and gave a good deal of variety to the proceedings."

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Our First Look At Mario Kart 3DS From E3 2011


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