Mario Kart 7 - Worth it?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by _V1qY, May 11, 2013.

  1. _V1qY

    _V1qY GBAtemp Regular

    May 31, 2012
    I hear that most of the game is just online racing against others, is it easy to find others online to play against or are the servers a little dry?

    I was a big fan of the missions for Mario Kart DS and since there are none for Mario Kart 7... Is there actually anything worth doing other than online play?

    Thanks in advanced!
  2. TackyPie

    TackyPie GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 4, 2012
    United States
    Yes it is worth it. I find matches fast and Mario Kart 7 make Mario Kart DS look like Tetris
  3. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Oct 11, 2010
    I sold off MK7 - but only because I switched my 3DS to a Japanese one.

    MK7 is generally okay compared to the DS version. The graphics are wonderful, solid framerates, customizable carts, more characters, well-designed ex tracks and robust online. It's not difficult to find online players back then. I suppose right now it is not as hyper as last time, but it should still be fairly easy to get online players.

    One thing which I really dislike is the removal of missions. That is what makes MK7 just a mere okay compared to the DS version. Sadly, Grand Prix and Time Trials don't work out too much for me. There's still the balloon thing IIRC. I give this game a 7/10 for all the improvement in mechanics.
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  4. DaggerV

    DaggerV Archmagi of the Emerald Moon

    Dec 3, 2009
    United States
    Were the mission that big a deal on the DS? I've heard people mention it, but I never touched the DS one.
  5. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

    Jun 14, 2008
    United States
    Missions are what ever to me. MK7 is where it's at in my opinion.
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  6. ComeTurismO

    ComeTurismO CTO

    Sep 18, 2011
    4:54 PM
    Mario Kart 7 is worth it, for the challenges you can develop among your family members. For an example, if you make a good score in Coconut Mall - in the Time Trials mode, you can get someone to beat it, which makes the challenging enjoyable. Another reason is for the online multiplayer. The pros are that the 3DS isn't hacked yet, so there aren't any assholes speeding and hacking, which ruins the gameplay. One thing that I wanted were missions. As the DS version had missions, it got me quite entertained during dark nights, lying down and playing. That's all I don't like of the MK7.
    So, I suggest you get it. The coin battle and balloon battles are fun, too. OP, GET THE GAME!
  7. Metab.

    Metab. Check my signature for the latest news on the 3DS

    Mar 23, 2013
    Buy it.
    I have it and its a game that will always keep you coming back to it.
  8. Lucifer666

    Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

    Apr 22, 2011
    United Kingdom
    The Fourth Dimension
    I thought the DS missions were a little crappy actually.
    Far, far too easy to beat (most of them anyway), and there weren't that many.

    Mario Kart 7 is a huge leap from Mario Kart DS. I say get it.
  9. henn64

    henn64 I don't know what I'm doing with my life.

    Dec 26, 2012
    The Great White South
    Not really worth a thread imo.
    Besides the lack of missions and emblems, MK7 beats MKDS by quite a bit.
  10. -Hero-

    -Hero- Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    United States
    Worth it, online race is great.

    IMO its the best Mario Kart game to date.
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  11. Ziver.W

    Ziver.W Advanced Member

    Dec 30, 2012
    A good game.
  12. xylos

    xylos GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 6, 2007
    United States
    Crazy Cowtown City KS
    Of course it's worth it. In fact I don't even know why I'm sitting here responding to this when I can be playing. Do yourself a favor and go get it.. now! Go! Hurry!
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  13. aur

    aur Advanced Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    i found it to be well worth it, i still play it regularly (offline only)

    the only thing that slightly annoys me is that if you only play offline collecting all the coins required for every kart part takes a while
  14. Rizsparky

    Rizsparky Saiyan Prince

    Aug 13, 2007
    The Future
    Not that much, its just the removal of them from MK7 that made it feel more of a rush job really..
  15. Zarxrax

    Zarxrax GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 5, 2005
    United States
    MK7 is probably the best mario kart game, in my opinion.
    But at the same time, it really shows how stale the series has become.
    Every mario kart is exactly the same, just with slightly different mechanics, different tracks, characters, items, etc.

    The novelty of THIS one as opposed to all the other ones will probably wear off in a week or so.
    But hey, if you want a portable mario kart that you can play against people online, I guess this is the way to go.
  16. DaggerV

    DaggerV Archmagi of the Emerald Moon

    Dec 3, 2009
    United States
    At the end of the day that is all I wanted was a mario kart on a portable system that had good multiplayer system. Do another Double Dash and Nintendo is golden, though I doubt we'll ever see that kind of mario kart ever again.
  17. BORTZ

    BORTZ The Amazing

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    Dec 2, 2007
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    Oh i get it, because the DS was the first one to have a touch screen... ha.

    Its great, if you want something you can always hop online to play a few matches, MK7 is your game.
  18. hey_suburbia

    hey_suburbia Do The Lizard Bop

    Apr 24, 2004
    United States
    Philadelphia, PA
    In short, Yes! Single player is awesome, then hoping online to play works great and it's my go to "On the toilet" game.
  19. andy26129

    andy26129 GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 23, 2011
    United States
    Have put in more than 150+ hours. 9/10 game