For fans of the series finding something new is easy with 16 new tracks, three new items, new characters, and the mechanic of collecting coins to increase your max speed just like in the original super Mario kart. Also the new addition of the ability to drive underwater and soar through the skies using the gliders is a boost to this games value.
The driving mechanics of this game are top notch for drifting around sharp corners and throwing some red shells to steal the first place position. The series hasn't seen mechanics such as this since the days of the Nintendo 64.
The graphics and color for this game are truly amazing on the 3ds screen. This game is sure to satisfy anyone looking for a good kart racing game.