Biggest Problems with Mario Kart Wii

I grew up with this game and absolutely loved it, but not so much anymore. It only seems to be at the top of the "Best Mario Kart Games" list because of nostalgia.

The Top Ten

1 The Rubberbanding AI is atrocious

I know I'm going to recieve tons of hate for this list, but BRING IT ON! - thunderstar1124

2 Blue Shells occur way too often

No they don't. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

3 The Computers are brutal on 150cc
4 It's very prone to exploits
5 Tilt Controls

Play with the steering wheel peripheral and I'll find you back on this list. You only need a slight amount of pressure to move it, making it like a real car. Anyway, your focus should be on the RACE, so the tilting will come naturally to you. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

6 Playing with Hackers online

Every game has this. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Just because Mario Kart Wii isn’t the only gane that has this problem DOES NOT MEAN IT ISN’T WORTH ADDRESSING - thunderstar1124

7 Getting a Lightning Cloud

I'm done with my rants now lol. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Titles before MKWii had this, why should this game take all the blame? - BlueTopazIceVanilla

It doesn’t matter if the Arcade games had this item, because those are so irrelevant to the series that they aren’t even worth mentioning. - thunderstar1124

8 Funky Kong
9 It's Becoming Overrated

I hate Mario Kart Wii, it's so Horrible and Overrated

Why is this game #1 on the list of Best Mario Kart Games? - thunderstar1124

10 More often than not Blue Shells will hit you when you're about to cross the finish line on the third lap

That's life. Like every other video game doesn't have unfair moments. This isn't a glitch or a bug, it's just a normal game why is something like this on here? - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Just because that’s what happens in life, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be here. That’s not a lesson, that’s just annoying. - thunderstar1124

The Contenders

11 Bikes are better than Karts

It all depends on the weight class, the stats, manual or automatic options, or CC. Where did any instruction manual or YouTuber say that bikes were better than carts? - BlueTopazIceVanilla

12 Dry Bowser Dry Bowser Dry Bowser is the fossilized version of the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise, Bowser. He first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS after Bowser had been dumped into the lava and was left with his skeleton. Since then, Dry Bowser has appeared as a villain in games like Super more.
13 Automatic Drifting doesn't have as many benefits as Manual

It's better because you don't have to divide your attention between the road and the B button.
Or, like everyone else, just DON'T choose that mode. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

14 You can only play on teams in Battle Mode

I know, But at least it Has Stages and Mario Kart 8's Battle Mode has Teams, but no Stages - ToadF1

Battle Mode in MKWii is 1,000x better than Battle Mode in MK8. At lest THIS Battle Mode has stages were we can actually hit people. Also, what kind of "battle" is it where everyone is on a different side? I agree it would be nice to have a 'free-for-all' feature, but this list item sucks. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s battle mode is miles better. Having no teams in battle mode is part of what made it such a hit in MK64 and Double Dash. - thunderstar1124

15 The Battle Mode sucks now

You can only play on teams, 12 racers on the stage is way too much, and it seems like total random if you win or not. I can’t help but stress that this game RUINED BALLOON BATTLE. This was the first game that changed up Balloon Battle. Now, this is way more point-based than elimination-based, because if you lose all your balloons, you respawn with more. Doesn’t that make you feel even more motivated to not get hit? Every Mario Kart game that came out after MKWii now has that point-based Balloon Battle. THANKS MKWII! The old balloon battle rules was what made it such a hit. You’re probably going to say that in this game there is a big selection of Battle Stages, but that’s the only redeeming factor of Battle Mode. - thunderstar1124

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Top Remixes

1. Funky Kong
2. Getting a Lightning Cloud
3. It's Becoming Overrated
1. The Rubberbanding AI is atrocious
2. The Computers are brutal on 150cc
3. It's very prone to exploits



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