3DS Mario Karts on Wuhu Island

According to a recently popped up video on YouTube, our colleagues from NintendoWorldReport found out a few tidbits on Mario Kart 3DS.

The video reveals various parts of Mario Kart 3DS, including a track on Wuhu Island, known from Wii Fit, Wii Sport Resort and PilotWings Resort. Furthermore, we also learn from the video that Mario continues to powerslide around the tracks and still annoys people with the squid-attack.

Posted on 20-04-2011 by Dennis


  • Nintendo finally got lazy with modeling?

    LeSomeGuy, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Heh, could be. To be honest, I was thinking the same when Wuhu appeared in Wii Sports Resort and PilotWings. Somehow it felt 'cheap' :/

    Dennis, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • This looks like the 'rolling demo' they had at the London Event last year.

    Andrew, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • As a programmer, I understand the value of reusability. However, each reuse should add a little something to it. Like Mass Effect 2, it is running on the same engine as Mass Effect 1 with a lot of assets reused. The reused assets got higher resolution texture to match the new assets with higher poly count.

    LeSomeGuy, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • @Andrew: the footage comes from January this year, so that seems plausible. @LSG: I disagree. I Agree on the fact that reuse is better than create again from scratch, however the point is not to "add something" compared to the original but asking the question whether or not reuse adds to the whole. Basically reusing tracks from older (Mario Kart) games is great, even if there aren't any new features added.

    Dennis, 30-11--0001 at 00:00

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