1. Full cast of mario characters that have their own advantages in terms of speed and power.
2. New and old stylish courses like classic rainbow road keep things varied and stunning.
3. Kart customization is pretty good, especially the new gliders.
4. highly addictive play, especially online and with friends.
5. mini games like coin chasers are really fun.
1. virtually no "story mode"
2. Items like the blue shell are painfully cheap
3. Under water mode is basically the same as regular driving.