Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart 7

Spring 2012 Video Games
Ages: All Ages
Price: $39.99
Gaming System: Nintendo 3DS

Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS perfectly combines favorite Nintendo characters such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Bowser with a challenging, yet easy-to-understand, racing game. Children can choose to play as their favorite characters or even as their Nintendo Mii avatar in either 2D or varying degrees of 3D. The game features a variety of racing courses, vehicles, accessories and items to collect; this variety, which adds the games longevity, is further increased by the game's ability to be played locally with nearby players or via the internet in 8-player worldwide matches. The Nintendo 3DS' StreetPass and SpotPass functions allow players to connect to other Nintendo 3DS systems and to connect to internet hotspots. Once again, Nintendo has created a game simple enough for younger players, engaging enough for older players, and just downright fun for everyone.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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