Games from the 10’s- Mario Kart 7: (2011)

The early 10’s was a great time to be a fan of Nintendo games especially the Mario series.  When Mario Kart 7 was first released for the Nintendo 3DS back in 2011 many people were skeptical about how the game would do in terms of sales.  Also, the visuals and the graphics for this game seemed identical to Mario Kart 64 which was released for the Nintendo 64 back in 1996.

Even though, many would argue that Mario Kart 7 was inferior in terms of quality compared to Mario Kart Wii they will also argue that the game had a high replay value.  The traditional characters Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, Bowser along with unlockable ones such as Wario, Daisy and Rosalina made this handheld game so much fun to play.

The gameplay and the level design do the stages were impressive.  Some might say that Mario Kart 7 had reasonably challenging artificial intelligence when it came down to the races themselves.  Racing for different cups such as Mushroom, Flower and Star on the 150cc was always challenging yet worthwhile for many players during Grand Prix Mode.  Since its release for the Nintendo 3DS in 2011 Mario Kart 7 has managed to sell over 13 million units worldwide which was more than its predecessor Mario Kart Wii did following its release in 2008. Mario Kart 7 also surprisingly sold more than Mario Kart 8 did for the Wii-U by hitting over 7.4 million units worldwide since 2014.  Mario Kart 7 was great game for the Nintendo and its level success  makes people wonder how the game would have done in terms of sales if it was released for the Wii-U instead of the Nintendo 3DS.


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