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How to Master Mario Kart Wii

Ever enjoyed the original Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System? The fun does not stop there.  Here are some tips and tricks to help you be the best you can be at Nintendo’s biggest racer yet: Mario Kart Wii. Drifting: When playing in Automatic mode, drifting is disabled. This means that your kart is more flexible to turn around corners, but you cannot do anything to gain that beloved mini boost. In Manual mode, turning around sharp corners is restricted, but the game gives you the choice to drift. Press and hold the correct drifting button while accelerating (depending on your choice of controls; see above). Your kart will turn around tight spots very easily. If you hold this combination long enough, you will perform a mini boost. The longer you hold, the longer this boost will be. Obtain Race Start Boost: During the counting, at the beginning of each race, you can rocket your way ahead of the competition with an intensive, initial boost. When the “Flying Cloud” has its hand at the top to make the third count, press and hold the gas. General Tips: Always place Fake Item Boxes next to legitimate ones; this will trick players and make them run into one. This is especially useful during online play. As you may already know, drag your items behind you to protect yourself against incoming shells (or other.) Please note that Fake Item Boxes do not protect you against shells. Because you have 12 players against you, the chances of being hit with random items have increased, often making the game frustrating. Try not to let go of your current item until you have obtained a new one. In other words, hold one behind you until you reach the next set of item boxes. If you let go of your ONLY item prematurely, you will have nothing to defend yourself before the next item box is reached. If you fall off a track, when the little cloudy guy lifts you back on, press the gas button just as you touch the ground, and this will give you a much-needed boost. With practice, it can be done! If left behind on a race, get right behind another racer to gain a major speed boost, as the racer ahead will absorb all the air and leave a “tunnel” free of any pressure. Controls: Controlling your character with the Wii Wheel: + Button: Pause Turn: Steer left or right Flick Up: Trick or Wheelie (Bike Only) 2...

A look at Order Up! Video game for the Nintendo Wii

Kids are rookie chefs in a fun and engaging new game for the Wii, Order Up!. Rookie chefs need to start at the bottom, and in Order Up!, they begin their cooking adventure at a greasy spoon, Burger Face. As kids progress, their goal is to eventually become world-class chefs. What’s special about this game is that it not only allows kids to work with ingredients and recipes, it is also a restaurant management game. Children prepare and present food, and the focus is not only on mixing the right ingredients, but also adding the special finishing touches that make a meal a masterpiece. New recipes and equipment are unlocked along the way. In comparison to Cooking Mama for the Wii, Order Up is richer in gameplay, offering definite goals and a management angle that older kids will enjoy more. Its controls are a little trickier, however. This game is missing a multi-player mode, which would have boosted our ratings of the game considerably. For more information, user reviews, or to buy: Order...

Vtech V-Motion like the Wii?

Vtech – V.Motion Active Learning System The Vtech V Motion Active Learning System incorporates motion into a through-the-TV games console. Wireless motion-activated play through the included joystick and educational-style games are featured in this system that plugs into the TV. The system comes bundled with Action Mania software game. Additional games for the system (and if you need to buy an additional controller) are sold separately. Testers felt the system was very similar to the Vtech VSmile, but with a different controller. Unfortunately, they ended up opting out of the motion feature and instead simply used the controller, as it wasn’t always as responsive as we would have liked. I suppose it’s not exactly fair to compare the unit to the Nintendo Wii, which is very responsive, but it seems natural to do so, since we expect many families will look to the VMotion as a less-expensive alternative to the Wii. In this sense, there is no comparison–the Wii is much more user-friendly. There are not a lot of educational titles available for the Wii, but the game packaged with the VMotion doesn’t teach much to young kids at any rate. So, if you’re looking for a Wii-like console with an educational slant, the VMotion won’t completely satisfy. To buy the VMotion system: Vtech – V.Motion Active Learning...

Mario Kart Wii Secrets Revealed

Mario Kart Wii Secrets revealed by Robert Lawrence Want to know more about how to get the best out of Mario Kart, you will have to think beyond the basics. We are are going to take a closer look at some of the ways you can make your gaming experience more enjoyable and lots more fun with some cool strategy and tips on how to get the best out of Mario Kart. The strategy and skills that you will learn about Mario kart shown here will do one of two things: either it will reinforce what you know about Mario kart or it will teach you something fresh. Either way the outcome will be good. For those of you who are not familiar with the Mario game for the Nintendo Wii? It’s Mario kart . For some, this game is the bees knees of Nintendo, and others get a little bit confused by it. Get a head with some cool tips Fast Start When the countdown starts wait until the 2 fades away and then press and hold the 2 button. Remember the 2 must still be visible but fading, giving you a boost at the start of the race. Boost when recovering from a fall If and when you fall into something, such as water or falling from rainbow road, when you land, if you hit 2 at the moment you hit the ground, you get a temporary boost. How about a POW Block Immunity When you see the POW block on your screen and its about to hit you, just do the function you would normally use for a trick to create a shockwave for yourself to become immune to the spin out the POW block creates (Control panel on GCN controller, Shaking Wii wheel, etc.). This can be done on both bikes and carts. All though you don’t loose speed or spin out, you will still loose the items you were carrying. Time to Change Mii Racer weight class Go into the Mii Channel and change your Mii drivers weight, which will cause an in game impact causing you to change weight class and have different cars, great stuff!. Tip: Getting knocked off the course is never a good thing. It’s an agonizing wait as hoisted back into the race. As soon as you’re dropped onto the course floor the accelerator. If timed correctly (slam it as soon as you land), your kart or bike will receive a speed boost similar to the rocket start. This...

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