Mario Kart 7 Screenshots Remind Us To Be Sad It’s Still October
We dissect some succulent screenshots for the choicest morsels of information. Oh December, whither art thou…?
Welcome to Mario Kart! But not yet, darn it all. Still, whilst the big news of the days is undoubtedly that wheely intriguing 3DS attachment, there’s also plenty of new imagery to pore over and desirously ogle. Or is that just us?
Whilst the likes of Eurogamer have the lovely legions of shots that have surfaced since the Nintendo Direct webstream, sites such as Gematsu have had the collection up for perusing since the 21st. The screenshots show off a few new details of the game to teasingly get the fans worked up, as well as revealing more on the circuits to be expected.
But hey. Want to see Princess Peach’s umbrella? Alright then.
As revealed as early as E3, Mario Kart 7 features kart customisation. You can mix and match various pieces for the ultimate racing machine, and part of that customisation extends to the glider attachments. Finally, we’re getting to see some of the alternatives to the still-awesome triangular hang glider models.
Hey, and while we’re on the subect, nice reflections in the water there, no? The game’s shaping up to be a graphical treat, and the fact that it’ll all run at a silken 60 frames per second is a gorgeous thought.
Want more? How about confirmation of a paragliding Yoshi?
Seeing those rocky spires roaring towards you in 3D is bound to make for a nerve-wracking experience, and collision guarantees both embarrassment and a probable nosebleed for your driver. The various options available and the opportunity to mix and match seems to suggest there’ll be something for everyone, meaning your online presence will cement your individuality by the kart pieces, glider attachments and so on that you choose.
Hey. How does the return of a retro Battle Mode course sound? And we’re talking really retro here!
Memories! Like the corners of our minds. The balloon-bursting ruckus is making a big comeback, it would seem, with a Super Nintendo battle course polished up for maximum stereoscopic shininess. Do want!
Mii integration? We all know it’s there. But it’s always nice to see it some more…
As with Mario Kart Wii, it seems the colour you’ve allocated your little Nintendo caricature influences your racing colours in the game. With Miis set to appear here, there and everywhere in the game, this is just another way that Nintendo are set on letting you customise your karting experience.
Looking at that screenshot… any other readers who were British kids in the 1990s getting flashbacks to the go kart racing thing in that FunHouse show?
Uh oh… showing one’s age… moving on!
There’s nothing altogether groundbreaking in the above screenshot. We’re just including it in our closer look at such matters because it looks freakin’ awesome. Colours pop, sparks from the wheels are stark and vibrant, and the detail on each racer and associated kart is brilliant. Koopa Troopa’s shell never looked so good!
Hmm. Here’s a moral quandary for you. How does Koopa Troopa feel to be throwing hollowed-out members of his own species at other racers as offensive weaponry? Brrr.
A fuller gallery of Mario Kart magnificence is up for your attention on Gematsu, as aforementioned. Fresh twists on familiar tracks, sumptuous screenshots and general excitement-inducing loveliness are in abundance.
And if that’s still not enough for you, how about the pertinent fact that Mario Kart 7 features the world’s biggest goat?