New Mario Kart Arcade Game by Nintendo and Namco Bandai

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    This is the third time we see Mario Kart hit the arcades, once again we see Nintendo and Namco Bandai co-developing an entry in the arcade branch of the series. Mario Kart Arcade: GP DX will be making it's debut in the Japan Amusement Expo and will be released in Japan later this year.​
    Among many returning features this title will also include a Double Dash styled co-op mode and MK7 gliders.​


    Oh why is the arcade scene dead in the west?! :(
     
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    yea its a shame Arcades aren't what they used to be
    would love for some around these days as I'm sure they would do well

    we miss out on such great games
    all the NFC games where you get collectables I'm sure would be major hits
     
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    arcades are dead. why is Nintendo wasting their time with this, I do not know.
     
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    Not in Japan, they're still very popular over there.
     
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    Japanese people are fucking loony sometimes.
     
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    Some of the mario kart arcade titles had some good ideas, indeed they are probably the only thing that really caught my attention since double dash.

    As for arcades being dead.... granted I will probably want to wander down to a seaside town for the best ones (20 kilometres or so if I take the scenic route and nothing for an afternoon out) but they are still common enough around here.
     
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    Double Dash has co-op?

    Anyway, this looks nice. I've tried out the previous Mario Kart Arcade GP games, and while they didn't really feel like Mario Kart with the announcer and auto-aiming, they were a nice, unique experience and definitely worth playing.
    It just seems like they should've put more work into the tracks, instead of having entire cups with the same theme and graphics ("Rainbow Cup", etc) where the levels feel like they're all the same level.

    Well, there were only 2 of them... so which one are you referring to? :P
     
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    It's alright as long they bring back Mametchi.
     
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    We have a few here too there's a huge one called funtasia on the gold coast they always have the mk games there. There's also another mini arcade complete with dodge-ems in dreamworld (or did they remove that).
     
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    I suppose it'd be too much to ask for it to be a Triforce based machine, so we might be able to emulate it in Dolphin
     
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    Well, yes, one takes the wheel, and the other the items. When playing co-op you can also attack other racers to steal their items, and, if you boost together at the start, you'd perform a "Double Dash"
     
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    Oh right, that thing. That never interested me much because it seemed like the one steering got the better deal, and cooperating to hit other players can be tricky.
     
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    Oh boy. I can't wait to see this at the local AMC in 5 years.
     
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    Good. I just hope it's better then mario kart gp and gp 2, don't get me wrong I liked both games but just needed better items imo. :P
     
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    Arcades are quite awesome, there aren't many where I live, at most there's one or two per town, even if most of the games in the arcades have outdated graphics, outdated engines and other stuff, they're still fun as hell. The other day I played on a new machine they put there, unlike the others it had really awesome graphics and the bike where you rode (it was a racing game), actually behaved like a real bike, it bumped, and the controls were the same as a real bike as well...

    Most of the games in the arcade here are by Sega... I wonder if the Dragonball and Nintendo arcade games will ever reach here. z.z
     
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    The previous two games are over at my arcades here down by the "seafront" and having to pay a £1 to play a race, win it and then pay another £1 to race again is a disgrace.

    We do get most of the newest popular so it'll probably be down here.
     
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    You could switch positions in the middle of a race if both players hit Z simultaneously though. It's kinda fun, but gets boring fast. The only good thing about it was that you could play cups and win trophies/unlock stuff with 4 players (2 karts).
     
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    I love going to trocadero in London and playing the mario kart gp arcade machine, I like that fact namco is doing the arcade series because they make great racing games like ridge racer, maybe when I go back up there again I will see this arcade machine up there, I hope so.
     
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    Yet another reason to leave my current country, it'll never reach Europe for sure, just like the other 2 MKAGP's.
     
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    what a waste of time and effort and money.

    good for nintendo.

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