OK for starters, i have played through 500cc and 100cc and i have to say that the AI has gotten.. meaner. Second. Is it just me or are the items abit over powered/over used by the AI.. I remember in Mario Kart 64 and up the blue shell was a privilege/honor to get. Now it's spammed across the map ( I counted.. I got hit 4 times with the blue shell in 1 race.) There seems to be less skill needed in the game, as we are now just hoping for the next item to save you and shoot you up 7 places. Almost ever item makes you drop your inventory, so there almost never gets to be instant revenge. I don;t mind the fact that "snaking" was removed as even though i could sort of do it, i felt it was a disadvantage to younger players. But i feel the items are just TOO much. (POW, personal Lightning, full course lightning, blooper) Also, Battle mode has been completely ruined for me.. the stupid AI is now FORCED to play with you.. no more 2 on 2, 4 player.. now it;s stupid team only. Anyone else have any complains?