Mario Kart 7: No Single Player Vs. Mode

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#51 Posted by guitarman89 (1485 posts) -

The lack of vs. mode is extremely frustrating. I don't like having to play a whole cup just to play one of my favorite levels. Don't understand why they wouldn't include vs. mode in the game...it doesn't make any sense. Yeah I guess time trials are ok, but I'd much rather just play vs. mode. MKDS got it right with the vs. mode. Not sure why they tried fixing what wasn't broken in this one. That being said, it's still a good game. Just missing my favorite mode and there's really no excuse for it.

#52 Posted by XeroEX (495 posts) -

I bought the game solely for online racing. However, it's a shame that they removed the single player vs. mode.

#53 Posted by Jolt_counter119 (4058 posts) -

I don't get what you guys are crying about you could just play time trial mode, and if you want competition just choose a ghost or better yet 7 ghosts.

#54 Posted by Litchie (16337 posts) -

I don't get what you guys are crying about you could just play time trial mode, and if you want competition just choose a ghost or better yet 7 ghosts.

Jolt_counter119

Because that's exactly the same as playing against bots. :|

You can't use items in time trial. You know.. the thing that makes Mario Kart Mario Kart. I know exactly what people are crying about. This mode would take zero effort for Nintendo to put in, yet they didn't.

I'm beginning to think they always remove something for their next installments to hold our interests for their next game, making us hope that the stuff they removed will come back. It's evil, annoying and stupid, but hey. Business is business.

#55 Posted by MarioFan264 (780 posts) -

[QUOTE="MarioFan264"]Makes no difference to me. I didn't realize that VS. mode was such a big thing until so many people started complaining about it. Honestly, I have much larger issues with Mario Kart 7 that make it frustrating. The lack of VS. mode is the least of my worries.RACiEP
What are your issues? I'm just curious, not trying to be rude.

The coin unlocking system (which has kept me from the one kart I wanted) combined with the terrible item balancing, combined with Blue Shells and Lightning Bolts taking away coins that I have collected.

I now have to get 200 coins to get unlocks and I just got too frustrated with it. It's just a task because the game is so unbalanced and those items can not be avoided and usually show up right before the finish line so I don't have any chance to collect anymore coins to replace those I lost.

#56 Posted by trugs26 (5499 posts) -

It's a silly omission really. Why not just leave it there? For example, I simply can't go play Rainbow Road against bots now. I have to go through the first 3 levels. I can't pick and choose, which is such an easy thing to leave in. Oh well.

#57 Posted by Raiko101 (3339 posts) -

[QUOTE="RACiEP"][QUOTE="MarioFan264"]Makes no difference to me. I didn't realize that VS. mode was such a big thing until so many people started complaining about it. Honestly, I have much larger issues with Mario Kart 7 that make it frustrating. The lack of VS. mode is the least of my worries.MarioFan264

What are your issues? I'm just curious, not trying to be rude.

The coin unlocking system (which has kept me from the one kart I wanted) combined with the terrible item balancing, combined with Blue Shells and Lightning Bolts taking away coins that I have collected.

I now have to get 200 coins to get unlocks and I just got too frustrated with it. It's just a task because the game is so unbalanced and those items can not be avoided and usually show up right before the finish line so I don't have any chance to collect anymore coins to replace those I lost.

In my opinion it sounds like your problem is with patience rather than losing coins. Those coins can really affect a race so you really need to be able to lose them, as well as gain them. I also think the weapon balancing is a little better than in previous entries. Being able to get a Mushroom or red shell in first place is something i'd not experienced too often, if at all, in previous games. The blue shell also stops somebody racing away into the distance, which isn't fair considering they only have to worry about the player behind them, wheras everybody else has to balance attacking and defending at the same time.
#58 Posted by RACiEP (687 posts) -
In my opinion it sounds like your problem is with patience rather than losing coins. Those coins can really affect a race so you really need to be able to lose them, as well as gain them. I also think the weapon balancing is a little better than in previous entries. Being able to get a Mushroom or red shell in first place is something i'd not experienced too often, if at all, in previous games. The blue shell also stops somebody racing away into the distance, which isn't fair considering they only have to worry about the player behind them, wheras everybody else has to balance attacking and defending at the same time.Raiko101
I dunno. I kind of understand MarioFan264's frustration. In order to unlock every kart part, you need to get 5,000 coins. Considering you can only earn 10 each race if you manage to keep them until the end, it takes a LONG time!
#59 Posted by RoslindaleOne (7566 posts) -
That sucks. I usually pass time playing vs mode in MK:DS.
#60 Posted by Raiko101 (3339 posts) -
[QUOTE="Raiko101"]In my opinion it sounds like your problem is with patience rather than losing coins. Those coins can really affect a race so you really need to be able to lose them, as well as gain them. I also think the weapon balancing is a little better than in previous entries. Being able to get a Mushroom or red shell in first place is something i'd not experienced too often, if at all, in previous games. The blue shell also stops somebody racing away into the distance, which isn't fair considering they only have to worry about the player behind them, wheras everybody else has to balance attacking and defending at the same time.RACiEP
I dunno. I kind of understand MarioFan264's frustration. In order to unlock every kart part, you need to get 5,000 coins. Considering you can only earn 10 each race if you manage to keep them until the end, it takes a LONG time!

I understand. It does take a long time, but consider how long you'll be playing the game if you're able to play online. That and you're not really missing out on much if you never unlock everything.
#61 Posted by MarioFan264 (780 posts) -

[QUOTE="RACiEP"][QUOTE="Raiko101"]In my opinion it sounds like your problem is with patience rather than losing coins. Those coins can really affect a race so you really need to be able to lose them, as well as gain them. I also think the weapon balancing is a little better than in previous entries. Being able to get a Mushroom or red shell in first place is something i'd not experienced too often, if at all, in previous games. The blue shell also stops somebody racing away into the distance, which isn't fair considering they only have to worry about the player behind them, wheras everybody else has to balance attacking and defending at the same time.Raiko101
I dunno. I kind of understand MarioFan264's frustration. In order to unlock every kart part, you need to get 5,000 coins. Considering you can only earn 10 each race if you manage to keep them until the end, it takes a LONG time!

I understand. It does take a long time, but consider how long you'll be playing the game if you're able to play online. That and you're not really missing out on much if you never unlock everything.

I don't have online, and the only kart I ever wanted to unlock I don't have yet... at 1100 coins.

#62 Posted by RACiEP (687 posts) -

@Raiko101

Yeah I suppose you're right. It isn't a huge issue for me. IMO, the bigger problem is the lack of single player VS. mode. Perhaps they couldn't fit it on the game card. Who knows.

Anyway...neither of the problems mentioned in the thread seem to be a big hindrance in the game. It's still a fantastic and enjoyable game to play.

#63 Posted by Kirbside (314 posts) -

[QUOTE="Raiko101"][QUOTE="RACiEP"] I dunno. I kind of understand MarioFan264's frustration. In order to unlock every kart part, you need to get 5,000 coins. Considering you can only earn 10 each race if you manage to keep them until the end, it takes a LONG time!MarioFan264

I understand. It does take a long time, but consider how long you'll be playing the game if you're able to play online. That and you're not really missing out on much if you never unlock everything.

I don't have online, and the only kart I ever wanted to unlock I don't have yet... at 1100 coins.

Um according to the guide all the kart parts except for "Gold parts" are Random, meaning at 1100 coins you will likely not get the kart i think your thinking of. Now I know you don't have Online, but they did add a feature that if you beat a player, you will also gain a car parts. I hope this helps you as well as anyone else.

#64 Posted by MarioFan264 (780 posts) -

[QUOTE="MarioFan264"]

[QUOTE="Raiko101"] I understand. It does take a long time, but consider how long you'll be playing the game if you're able to play online. That and you're not really missing out on much if you never unlock everything. Kirbside

I don't have online, and the only kart I ever wanted to unlock I don't have yet... at 1100 coins.

Um according to the guide all the kart parts except for "Gold parts" are Random, meaning at 1100 coins you will likely not get the kart i think your thinking of. Now I know you don't have Online, but they did add a feature that if you beat a player, you will also gain a car parts. I hope this helps you as well as anyone else.

The kart I want is the Pipe Frame, because I'd like to race with the classic looking kart.

#65 Posted by Kirbside (314 posts) -

Yes I have the Pipe Frame but I don't have 1100 coins last I had was 900, so you see the parts are random.

#66 Posted by MarioFan264 (780 posts) -

Yes I have the Pipe Frame but I don't have 1100 coins last I had was 900, so you see the parts are random.

Kirbside

I'm well aware of the fact that they are random.

That's what makes it even worse - I've gotten screwed over by luck and there's nothing I can do about it except race a million races.

#67 Posted by MasterTrueFan (3 posts) -

Mario Kart DS changed versus mode when you could choose to play up to 32 races with teams in single player versus mode. The Wii had this same feature except you could only play any number of races between 1 and 32. Mario Kart 7 doesn't have a versus mode like the last 2. There's only multiplayer versus mode and you can only play 4 races per contest no more no less. Can Nintendo get anything right?

#69 Posted by nintendofreak_2 (25896 posts) -

This is still something that is insanely confusing to me. There's really no reason to leave it out, and for people like me who don't use online often or don't normally have access to it, it really ruins the game's replay value.