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 atrocious rubberbanding AI

I never noticed that - darthvadern

It is the worst thing about the game by far

It’s only bad on 150cc - Randomator

2 The computers are brutal on 150cc

Sorta - darthvadern

True - Randomator

True - Noudritman123

3 It's very prone to exploits

What? - darthvadern

4 Blue Shells occur way too often

This I can agree with - Randomator

That is true - darthvadern


No they don't. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

5 Tilt controls

They are annoying but you can always use classic controller - darthvadern

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

Use a GameCube controller - Randomator

6 Playing with hackers online

Sad - darthvadern

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 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

That’s every Mario Kart game - Randomator

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

8 Bikes are better than Karts

Other way around - darthvadern

Yeah Bikes in some cases are broken - Randomator

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

9 Automatic Drifting doesn't have as many benefits as Manual

Then just choose manual - Randomator

I prefer it though - darthvadern

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

10 You can only play on teams in Battle Mode

I wish there was a way to play solo because I always have the most points of anyone but my team has barely any points and I lose - Randomator

I think it is good - darthvadern

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

The Contenders

11 Getting a Lightning Cloud

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

Them things are worse then blue shells

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

It's bad - darthvadern

12 Funky Kong

Funky kong is a stupid character, I want variety of characters online, not tons of funkies - Maddox121

Rosalina is much more annoying.

Not a bad thing - darthvadern

13 Some of the retro tracks

There’s some good ones but Desert Hills? Mario Circuit 3? Ghost Valley 2? That’s not even mentioning Shy guy beach or sherbet land

SNES Mario Circuit 3 and Ghost Valley 2

14 It can be pretty glitchy
15 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.

Is good - darthvadern

He’s a clone character and it’s hard to unlock him - Randomator

16 The Battle Mode

I disagree - darthvadern

It’s too chaotic - Randomator

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

17 The weight classes are unbalanced

I don't even know - darthvadern

Doesn’t every Mario Kart have this problem? - Randomator

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