I love this game get some friends over and play this game. DO NOT LISTEN TO THE GAMESPOT REVIEW... This game is a classic and is fun sure the single player gets old but it is great and started the mario kart frenzy, it started on the super nintendo and this amped it up and now it is on the gamecube and the ds. It is great the characters are memorable and sometimes I will go back and play this game just for the old school style and gameplay........ Great game and a good one that Mario kart fans and anyone will enjoy. I dont see why anyone would hate this game........ Its fun..