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Game Reviewed: Mario Kart 7
Publisher: Nintendo of America
Developer: Nintendo of America
Reviewer: Justin Matthew
Platform: 3DS
Category: Racing
ESRB Rating: E10+
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Game Description:

Mario Kart is back for its seventh time around the track and this lap could not have been better. In Mario Kart 7 you will be racing around many Mario and Nintendo based tracks. You can compete in both online and offline races and battles with many characters from the Mario franchise, as well as your Mii characters. There are thirty-two tracks to master in this game which will definitely have the player hooked from the beginning.

What Parents Need to Know

Violence


In order to win races in Mario Kart 7, the player will pick up item boxes along the track which will give the racer an assortment of items to use in order to sabotage their opponents run at the track. Some of these items consist of banana peels, bombs, fireballs, and shells. When someone is hit with these items they will simply fly into the air or spin out of control and then they will regain their footing and continue racing.

On some tracks it is possible to fall off the track and plummet, but you are eventually placed back on the track.

Language

Only minor grunts and groans of teasing and play between racers is heard.

(Please keep in mind that if the player is playing online it is possible that an opponent may be using an inappropriate word or phrase as their user-name. It has happened to me and Nintendo will not always censor it.)

Sexual Content

Not applicable.

Spiritual Content

One of the tracks in this game consists of a haunted house where there are cartoonish ghosts and poltergeist like occurrences going on while the player is racing.

Reviewer’s Thoughts

I have loved the Mario Kart games ever since I was little and this one is personally my favorite. The tracks in the game are very fun and with new additions such as gliders and underwater travel, the game remade some old tracks to fit these new additions which only added to the experience. This is a game that not only kids will love, but adults too.



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