GamesRadar plays Mario Kart 7's Balloon Battle, Coin Battle, and Rainbow Road

It's midnight on Saturday night/early Sunday. If the Mario Kart madness hasn't taken hold and you're not at home feverishly unlocking the game's tracks, let us give you a glimpse into the goodness of Nintendo's new kart racer's multiplayer offerings.

Here at GamesRadar, we're not only fans of Mario Kart, but of cramming a large group into a room to record footage of me beating most of the staff. Well, more the former than the latter, but you get our drift (get it? drift?). Without further ado, enjoy a look at what Mario Kart 7 has to offer, and check out our review to find out what we thought of the rest of the game. 


Mario Kart 7

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  • Jrymanz - December 5, 2011 3:48 p.m.

    I like how they made the racing levels longer and crazier but I don't like the new way they do battle mode. You lose all your balloons but respawn? Makes having the balloons pointless. I like N64 Mario Kart.
  • klecser - December 5, 2011 10:31 a.m.

    Thanks for the vid Hollander! I am enjoying the game as well and this video was monumental in me feeling better about how much I suck at this game. Because, ya know, your rainbow road performance was.....yeah. I'm sure you were just distracted by all the questions. ;) @HankVenture: The game does have worldwide online multiplayer. I know that isn't always as fun as battling people you know, but there is an option for people who live in small towns so long as you have WiFi. I can't remember if Balloon Battles and the Coin Battle are also available on worldwide or if its just races.
  • D0CCON - December 4, 2011 12:36 p.m.

    I cannot wait for Christmas. Even if I don't directly get it, the yearly 30 dollars I get from an uncle will go to it. It really looks fun (and how did Cooper fall off for that third time on Rainbow Road. It looked intentional).
  • GR HollanderCooper - December 4, 2011 8:26 p.m.

    Yes. Intentional. For show. Not because I'm a ditz.
  • WTeen8 - December 4, 2011 12:33 p.m.

  • SveedishFeesh - December 4, 2011 10:25 a.m.

    I'd seen videos before, but hot damn, that framerate seems to run as smooth as a buttered pig. Good to see that the online/local multiplayer works well with the same old voting system. Glad that I'm picking this up soon.
  • Conservative_Gamer - December 4, 2011 9:19 a.m.

    I still have the snes version. I wished that nintendo could release an updated version of that on their eshop. I would happily pay $10 for that.
  • HankVenture - December 4, 2011 9:19 a.m.

    I really want this now, BUTTTT... I am the only person I know who has a 3DS so it wouldn't be as exciting living in a smaller city with no one having it.
  • cL7oud hero - December 4, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    IIIIII..... heard that MK7 has good online modes
  • Redeater - December 4, 2011 6:50 a.m.

    This actually does look pretty good. I haven't been into MK since the N64 one. That wii one was pretty terrible if you ask me. Also, am I the only one with fond memories for the SNES one?? It seems every time MK is mentioned they talk about every one but the SNES version. In fact I just read an article where on another website where they were comparing every single MK to each other.....except the original!!