Super Hand-Cramps While Playing Mario Kart 7

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  1. Awdofgum
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    Oh man, my hands haven't been this sweaty and cramped in a long time. Don't get me wrong I love the new Mario Kart, but I've finally decided that I don't like the feel of the Nintendo 3DS. I bought this thing at launch and at first I didn't mind the clunky feel, I thought it could take some time to get used to but it'd be fine. After I got Ocarina of Time I noticed it a bit more, but then again that game isn't as engaging as Mario Kart 7 and whoa after just one race I need to stretch my fingers and stuff. I especially hate the L Button because it feels so weird and awkward holding it down to keep a banana peel behind you.

    Does anyone else notice this especially with Mario Kart 7? I mean, I might just need a lot more time to get used to the feel of the 3DS; I don't own many games for it.


    Anyway, cheers & happy gaming,

    AWD
     
  2. DaggerV

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    Hmm, I don't have this problem, though it would be awesome to have some kind of handle addons, some third party make one for the 3ds yet? Even better with added battery life :P ?
     
  3. etherealwalnut

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    My wife and I were actually complaining about the same problems. Something about the 3ds feels...strange to me. I just can't put my finger on it though.
     
  4. KingVamp

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    I don't have that problem,but you can look at this.

    Link

    Or any other grip accessories.
     
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    I have rather large hands and my right index finger is killing me! maybe the circle pad pro is a good thing?
     
  8. Awdofgum
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    I think it's the deadly sharp corners. The circle pad also needs better grip :\
     
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    You're not alone! Both my buddy and I are having separate problems. I've been experiencing mild soreness in my right wrist; although I do tend to grip real tight especially with MK7. Also my buddy's conplaining about stiffness in his index finger. I definitely feel a little more at ease I'm not the only one!

    This game's just too damn addicting I don't see myself cutting back anytime soon =p
     
  10. Adr990

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    I have this too.

    I'm sure getting a Batterypack with Handgrips!
    Or for MK7 the Wheel.
     
  11. Janthran

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    Arright, mods don't like that kind of humor.
     
  12. xxNathanxx

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    You can use the X button. I have never used the L button in Mario Kart DS (mainly because I had no idea it actually did anything), and it worked rather nicely with just the X button. Mario Kart 7 is no different.
     
  13. junkerde

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    dont use your hands.
     
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  14. jrk190

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    It's mainly because I press the (A) button harder, thinking that it will make me go faster, plus I'm gripping the 3DS like a steering wheel.
     
  15. Thrust

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    see I have one of those power cases which adds some bulk to the 3ds and makes it fill out my hands more
     
  16. Janthran

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    I always play using my feet anyway. :P
     
  17. AceWarhead

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    Yeah, I have the same problem. It's something to do with my big hands and the tiny system. Probably should get a case or something for a better grip.
     
  18. Guild McCommunist

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    I'd get massive handcramps from most games that required both shoulder buttons on the DS. Not sure how good MK7 is in that respect but I know that feel bro.

    I really don't know why though. I've played a few dual shoulder button games on my PSP Go, which is quite a bit smaller than my DS Phat, and I don't get them nearly as bad. It's really weird.

    Maybe my hands are whiny bitches.
     
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    I got the same with MK7.
    I'm considering to buy that "gamepad" thingy for the 3DS to relieve the handcramps.
     
  20. Sick Wario

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    were you same people complaining about pain playing the ds lite?

    the ONLY problem i have with the system design is the L and R should be flush and not protruding like they are
     
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    For some odd reason the Lite feels better in my hands then the 3DS.
    Then again I haven't played on my Lite since the beginning of 2011?
     
  22. Awdofgum
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    Yeah, no I actually had no problems with the DS Lite or DSi, so...