With Mario Kart Wii, in a lot of ways we’ll be going back to basics. No more double-dashing, or having other characters riding shotgun. One vehicle, one rider and - hopefully -one hell of a time to be had.
That said, Nintendo seems to have gone a little wild with the karts. Each character has a range of unique vehicles. Mario has a kart, at least, so the title isn’t a lie. Wario has hot rod muscle cars (of course), while Baby Mario poodles about in a turbo-charged pram. Most surprisingly, dainty ol’ Princess Peach zooms about the place on motorbikes. Wha? Don’t suppose we can expect any sexy unlockable leathers for the lady, eh? Nope. Damned family values.