Mario Kart Wii(JP) is a video game for the Wii home console and the eighth installment in the Mario Kart series (which also includes all three arcade titles). The game comes packaged with a plastic steering wheel known as the Wii Wheel, which the Wii Remote can be inserted into, arguably making the gameplay seem familiar to Mario Kart Arcade GP. However, if the player wishes, they can also use the Wii Remote with the Nunchuk, with the Classic Controller, with the GameCube controller, or just on its side without the shell at all, resembling the control options of Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. Mario Kart Wii is second most popular game on Nintendo Wii, making it the most popular Mario game on Wii.
Few dramatic changes have occurred in Mario Kart Wii, though there are some. For example, instead of just eight racers on a track at one time, there are now twelve. The players are also able to ride bikes.
The game is the second in the series to include Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, with the first being Mario Kart DS. However, more options are included, such as the ability to play Battle Mode online, plus allowing two people in the same room to play with others around the world using the same console. You're also allowed to send and recieve Ghost Data via this service and enter tournaments started by Nintendo.
A number of the items from the previous games are returning, though a total of three items are new to the series. The first includes the Mega Mushroom, which will enlarge the player, allowing them to plow over enemies, go over rough terrain without slowing down, go slightly faster than normal, and crash through any obstacles. The next is the Thundercloud, which will give you a short boost. However, if you don't send it to another player within a short time by crashing into them, then the cloud will shrink you. The final item is the POW Block, originating from Mario Bros. on the arcade. This block will spin all players save for the user out, though if the player shakes the Wii Remote or uses the d-pad (depending on which controller you're using) at the right moment, then he or she'll continue in the same speed he/she was, though still lose all of the items in their possession.
The game contains the traditional Grand Prix Mode, Time Trial Mode, Mirror Mode, Versus Mode and Battle Mode, and also features the ever popular online mode where players can race or battle up to 11 other players around the world. Ghost Race will pit the player against a ghost of another player whom is at, roughly, the same skill level as you. In Tournament Mode (known as Competition Mode in Europe), the player will have to beat a timed task such as collecting all of the coins, passing through all the gates, defeating a boss, or an edited VS or Time Trial race (even within a Battle Arena). The aforementioned mode apparently replaces Mission Mode of Mario Kart DS.
- E3 of 2007, Reggie Fils-Aime also showed off the Wii Wheel, which would, at the game's release, come packaged with the game in an enlarged box. The wheel could also be sold separately if one wished to play in a multiplayer match with everyone using wheels. When Mario Kart Wii was revealed at
With the Wii Wheel, the player will have to place the Wii remote inside of it, where it is stationed on its side. During races, the player can twist the wheel left and right to turn in the corresponding directions, similar to how you would in an arcade racing game (or even more specifically - Mario Kart Arcade GP).
If players use the Wii Wheel a lot, then a golden image of the Wii Wheel will be placed next to their avatar while playing online.
- Accelerate: Hold 2 Button.
- Rocket start: Hold 2 Button when Lakitu's traffic light goes middle or when the countdown is 2.
- Steer: Turn Wii Wheel left/right.
- Use item: Click on Control Pad (up/bottom).
- Look behind: Hold A Button.
- Trick: Move the wheel in any direction when in the air.
- Drift: Hold B Button.
- Mini-Turbo (CAN BE PERFORMED IN MANUAL): Hold B Button.
- Brake: Hold B Button or 1 Button.
- Reverse: Hold B Button or 1 Button.
- Pause: Touch + Button.
- Wheelie (CAN BE PERFORMED WHEN RIDING A BIKE): Move the wheel up.
- Home Menu: Touch Home Button (blue house).
Wii Remote and Nunchuk
- Accelerate: Hold A Button.
- Rocket start: Hold A Button when Lakitu's traffic light goes middle or when the countdown is 2.
- Steer: Move Control Stick (similar to analog stick) left/right.
- Use item: Touch Z Button.
- Look Behind: Hold C Button.
- Trick: Move the remote in any direction when in the air.
- Drift: Hold B Button.
- Reverse: Hold B Button.
- Brake: Hold B Button.
- Pause: Touch + Button.
- Wheelie (CAN BE PERFORMED WHEN RIDING A BIKE): Move the remote in any direction.
- Mini-Turbo (CAN BE PERFORMED IN MANUAL): Hold B Button.
- Home Menu: Touch Home Button (blue house).
- Accelerate: Hold A Button.
- Rocket Start: Hold A Button when Lakitu's traffic light goes middle or when the countdown is 2.
- Steer: Move L Stick.
- Use Item: Touch L Button.
- Look behind: Hold X Button or ZR Button.
- Trick: Touch Control Pad in any direction when on the air.
- Drift: Hold B Button or R Button.
- Reverse: Hold B or R Button.
- Brake: Hold B/R Button.
- Pause: Touch + or Start Button.
- Wheelie: (CAN BE PERFORMED WHEN RIDING A BIKE): Press up on Control Pad.
- Mini-Turbo (CAN BE PERFORMED IN MANUAL): Hold B/R Button.
- HOME menu: Touch blue house button.
Nintendo GameCube Controller
- Accelerate: Hold green A Button.
- Rocket Start: Hold green A Button when Lakitu's traffic light goes middle/when the countdown is 2.
- Steer: Move Control Stick left/right.
- Use item: Touch L Button.
- Look behind: Hold X/Z Button.
- Trick: Press Control Pad in any direction when floating in the air.
- Drift: Hold red B/R Button.
- Reverse: Hold red B/R Button.
- Brake: Hold red B/grey R Button.
- Pause: Click Pause/Start Button.
- Wheelie (CAN BE PERFORMED WHEN RIDING A BIKE): Press up on Control Pad.
- Mini-Turbo (CAN BE PERFORMED IN MANUAL): Hold red R/B Button.
- Home Menu: You cannot do this.
- Wii Wheel—you can also simply use the Wii Remote without the wheel.
- Gamecube Controller
- Wii Remote and Nunchuk
- Classic Controller
- Play with the wheel, GameCube controller, Remote/Nunchuck, or the Classic Controller
- DS courses added to the retro courses
- The online play introduced in Mario Kart DS is retained
- The return to single-player karts is retained from Mario Kart DS
- 12 racers per race
- Wheelies (for bikes)
Mario Kart Wii consists of 24 Mario characters and two costumed Mii's. Characters include series vets such as Mario and Yoshi and newcomers such as Rosalina and Funky Kong of Galaxy and DK Country fame, respectively, among a multitude of others. While Mario Kart: Double Dash!! introduced the character Toadette, the Wii installment of the popular series introduces a new baby - Baby Daisy. R.O.B. from Mario Kart DS has sadly been removed.
|Baby Luigi||Light||Unlock 8 expert Staff Ghosts or win 100 WFC races.|
|Baby Daisy||Light||Get Star Rank for all Nitro Cups in 50cc.|
|Toadette||Light||Play all courses in Time Trials or win 1000 WFC races.|
|Dry Bones||Light||Win Leaf Cup in 100cc.|
|Daisy||Middle||Win Special Cup in 150cc.|
|Birdo||Middle||Play half of 32 (16) courses in Time Trials or win 250 WFC races.|
|Diddy Kong||Middle||Win Lightning Cup in 50cc.|
|Bowser Jr.||Middle||Get Star Rank for all Retro Cups in 100cc.|
|King Boo||Heavy||Win Star Cup in 50cc.|
|Rosalina||Heavy||Have a save file from Super Mario Galaxy and play 50 races or get Star Rank for all Cups in Mirror Mode.|
|Funky Kong||Heavy||Unlock 4 Expert Staff Ghosts or win 25 WFC (Ghost) races.|
|Dry Bowser||Heavy||Get Star Rank for all Nitro Cups in 150cc.|
|Mii Outfit A||Light, Middle, Heavy||Win Special Cup in 100cc.|
|Mii Outfit B||Light, Middle, Heavy||Unlock all 32 Expert Staff Ghosts, win 5000 WFC/Ghost races or win over 5100 races and battles.|
|GCN Peach Beach||N64 Sherbet Land||DS Desert Hills||SNES Mario Circuit 3|
|DS Yoshi Falls||GBA Shy Guy Beach||GBA Bowser Castle 3||DS Peach Gardens|
|SNES Ghost Valley 2||DS Delfino Square||N64 DK's Jungle Parkway||GCN DK Mountain|
|N64 Mario Raceway||GCN Waluigi Stadium||GCN Mario Circuit||N64 Bowser's Castle|
|Block Plaza||SNES Battle Course 4|
|Delfino Pier||GBA Battle Course 3|
|Funky Stadium||N64 Skyscraper|
|Chain Chomp Wheel||GCN Cookie Land|
|Thwomp Desert||DS Twilight House|
Ghosts a.k.a. Staff Ghosts also appear in this game. There are over 30 Staff Ghosts. Each of Nintendo's people have Miis. Medium appears at first, but expert ones can be unlocked if the original one is defeated.
|Track||Staff Name||Country||Time||Character||Karts or Bikes||Controller||Drift mode?|
|Moo Moo Meadows||Nin★YuNya||Japan||1.37.856||Baby Daisy||Booster Seat||Wii Wheel||Automatic|
|Mushroom Gorge||Nin★Murak||unknown||2.16.110||Toadette||Quacker||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Toad's Factory||Nin★Misa||Japan||2.22.480||Toad||Jet Bubble||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Nin★=Kony||Japan||1.44.777||Mario||Zip Zip||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Coconut Mall||Nin★♪SiMO||Japan||2.30.764||Daisy||Sugarscoot||Wii Remote + Nunchuk||Manual|
|DK Summit||Nin★mokke||Japan||2.34.693||Donkey Kong||Standard Bike L||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Wario's Gold Mine||Nin★morimo||Japan||2.19.585||Wario||Wario Bike||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Koopa Cape||Nin★Rose||Japan||3.03.022||Koopa Troopa||Cheep Charger||Wii Remote + Nunchuk||Manual|
|Maple Treeway||Nin★pico||unknown||2.58.633||Diddy Kong||Classic Dragster||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Grumble Volcano||Nin★Gorin||Japan||2.28.237||Dry Bowser||Offroader||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Dry Dry Ruins||Nin★Kei||unknown||2.30.949||Yoshi||Classic Dragster||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Moonview Highway||Nin★KOZ★||Japan||2.16.802||Peach||Standard Kart M||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Bowser's Castle||Nin★YABUKI||unknown||3.04.836||Bowser||Piranha Prowler||GameCube||Manual|
|Rainbow Road||Nin★Konno||Japan||3.05.895||Rosalina||Shooting Star||Wii Remote + Nunchuk||Manual|
|GCN Peach Beach||Nin★HIRO||unknown||1.34.233||Peach||Daytripper||Wii Remote + Nunchuk||Manual|
|DS Yoshi Falls||Nin★DoTak||Japan||1.16.461||Yoshi||Zip Zip||Wii Remote + Nunchuk||Manual|
|SNES Ghost Valley 2||Nin★YOKO.||Japan||1.06.595||King Boo||Standard Kart L||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|N64 Mario Raceway||Nin★Ichiro||Japan||2.14.799||Baby Mario||Bit Bike||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|N64 Sherbet Land||Nin★Sakat||unknown||2.48.651||Baby Luigi||Quacker||Wii Wheel||Automatic|
|GBA Shy Guy Beach||Nin★Kato||Japan||1.45.568||Koopa Troopa||Cheep Charger||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|DS Delfino Square||Nin★iwaco||Japan||2.41.807||Wario||Wario Bike||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|GCN Waluigi Stadium||Nin★NARI★||Japan||2.32.882||Waluigi||Standard Bike L||Wii Remote + Nunchuk||Manual|
|DS Desert Hills||Nin★CHIA||unknown||2.10.233||Dry Bones||Standard Bike S||Wii Remote + Nunchuk||Manual|
|GBA Bowser Castle 3||Nin★Fukuda||Japan||2.58.304||Dry Bowser||Standard Kart L||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|N64 DK's Jungle Parkway||Nin★Matt||Japan||2.58.264||Donkey Kong||Phantom||Wii Wheel||Automatic|
|GCN Mario Circuit||Nin★♪Miz||Japan||1.59.771||Mario||Standard Bike M||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|SNES Mario Circuit 3||Nin★iwaco||Japan||1.38.880||Baby Mario||Standard Kart S||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|DS Peach Gardens||Nin★Ito.y||Japan||2.34.894||Baby Peach||Magikruiser||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|GCN DK Mountain||Nin★♪msk||unknown||2.57.744||Funky Kong||Wario Bike||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|N64 Bowser's Castle||Nin★GASK2||Japan||3.19.323||Bowser Jr.||Standard Kart M||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Track:||Staff Name:||Time:||Character:||Karts or Bikes:||Controller:||Drift Mode?:|
|Luigi Circuit||Nin★Uta♪||1.19.419||Luigi||Mach Bike||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Moo Moo Meadows||Nin★Tkym||1.25.909||Baby Daisy||Bullet Bike||Other||Automatic|
|Toad's Factory||Nin★GQO||2.05.593||Toad||Blue Falcon||Other||Manual|
|Coconut Mall||Nin★MUGI★||2.13.333||Daisy||Wild Wing||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|DK Summit||Nin★KOZ★||2.17.546||Donkey Kong||Flame Flyer||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Wario's Gold Mine||Nin★♪Ryo||2.04.800||Wario||Flame Flyer||Other||Manual|
|Daisy Circuit||Nin★Taeko||1.41.362||Daisy||Mach Bike||Other||Manual|
|Koopa Cape||Nin★morimo||2.41.370||Koopa Troopa||Jet Bubble||Other||Manual|
|Maple Treeway||Nin★MUGI★||2.37.812||Diddy Kong||Sneakster||Other||Manual|
|Grumble Volcano||Nin★aki||2.11.852||Dry Bowser||Spear||Other||Manual|
|Dry Dry Ruins||Nin★Akito||2.14.286||Yoshi||Sneakster||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Moonview Highway||Nin★Koh||2.04.163||Peach||Mach Bike||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|Bowser's Castle||Nin★Masa||2.42.098||Bowser||Flame Runner||Other||Manual|
|GCN Peach Beach||Nin★Taeko||1.23.140||Peach||Dolphin Dasher||Wii Wheel||
|DS Yoshi Falls||Nin★FJ||1.09.175||Yoshi||Super Blooper||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|SNES Ghost Valley 2||Nin★sira〉||0.58.907||King Boo||Spear||Other||Manual|
|N64 Mario Raceway||Nin★Yuuki||1.59.053||Baby Mario||Mini Beast||Other||Manual|
|N64 Sherbet Land||Nin★FJ||2.28.356||Baby Luigi||Blue Falcon||Other||Manual|
|GBA Shy Guy Beach||Nin★Matt||1.32.867||Koopa Troopa||Magikruiser||Other||Manual|
|DS Delfino Square||Nin★TARO||2.24.169||Wario||Honeycoupe||Other||Manual|
|GCN Waluigi Stadium||Nin★♪Ryo||2.12.367||Waluigi||Piranha Prowler||Other||Manual|
|DS Desert Hills||Nin★solami||1.52.686||Dry Bones||Tiny Titan||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|GBA Bowser Castle 3||Nin★A24||2.39.391||Dry Bowser||Flame Runner||Other||Manual|
|N64 DK's Jungle Parkway||Nin★Syun1||2.37.782||Donkey Kong||Flame Flyer||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|GCN Mario Circuit||Nin★Dai8||1.49.939||Mario||Wild Wing||Other||Manual|
|SNES Mario Circuit 3||Nin★Shige||1.26.659||Baby Mario||Bullet Bike||Other||Manual|
|DS Peach Gardens||Nin★=Kony||2.16.777||Baby Peach||Mini Beast||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|GCN DK Mountain||Nin★Miyam||2.38.130||Funky Kong||Flame Flyer||Wii Wheel||Manual|
|N64 Bowser's Castle||Nin★Kentan||2.55.933||Bowser Jr.||Sneakster||Wii Wheel||Manual|
Over time, various players from various areas have set world records on each course in the game. Here is a list of the current records (as of July 11, 2019)
|Luigi Circuit||01:08.887||Cole||Canada||April 25, 2018|
|Moo Moo Meadows||01:15.621||Sosis||United States||October 16, 2018|
|Mushroom Gorge||00:21.015||Vindicta||United States||January 24, 2019|
|Toad's Factory||01:49.326||Luke||United Kingdom||March 31, 2018|
|Mario Circuit||00:49.092||Bryce||United States||July 2, 2019|
|Coconut Mall||00:31.481||Braixen||United States||July 7, 2019|
|DK Summit||01:45.629||Connor||United States||June 16, 2018|
|Wario's Gold Mine||00:32.351||Justin||United States||May 6, 2018|
|Daisy Circuit||01:28.675||Luke||United Kingdom||October 17, 2018|
|Koopa Cape||02:18.258||Jorge||United States||February 22, 2019|
|Maple Treeway||01:50.955||Braixen||United States||December 11, 2018|
|Grumble Volcano||00:17.715||Ejay||Australia||July 8, 2019|
|Dry Dry Ruins||01:47.307||Infi||Japan||July 12, 2018|
|Moonview Highway||01:43.152||Luke||United Kingdom||December 24, 2018|
|Bowser's Castle||02:09.346||Blaze||United States||June 22, 2018|
|Rainbow Road||02:24.958||Bob||Denmark||January 20, 2019|
|GCN Peach Beach||01:00.395||ßrαiχeπ726||United States||June 29, 2017|
|DS Yoshi Falls||00:58.747||Braixen||United States||May 24, 2019|
|SNES Ghost Valley 2||00:50.862||Leaf||United States||March 10, 2019|
|N64 Mario Raceway||01:41.358||Jascha||Canada||April 30, 2019|
|N64 Sherbet Land||01:24.746||skyleaf||United States||July 4, 2019|
|GBA Shy Guy Beach||01:21.496||Sosis||United States||January 13, 2019|
|DS Delfino Square||02:04.296||Luke||United Kingdom||April 11, 2019|
|GCN Waluigi Stadium||01:48.754||Ace||United Kingdom||January 14, 2019|
|DS Desert Hills||01:31.759||Justin||United States||December 28, 2018|
|GBA Bowser Castle 3||01:57.627||Luke||United Kingdom||May 4, 2019|
|N64 DK's Jungle Parkway||00:45.280||ßrαiχeπ726||United States||January 13, 2017|
|GCN Mario Circuit||01:30.797||Luke||United Kingdom||February 11, 2019|
|SNES Mario Circuit 3||01:17.952||Luke||United Kingdom||March 1, 2018|
|DS Peach Gardens||01:59.217||Brett||United States||February 21, 2019|
|GCN DK Mountain||01:58.772||Logan||United States||January 29, 2019|
|N64 Bowser's Castle||02:30.980||Luke||United Kingdom||November 29, 2018|
Karts and Bikes
|Standard Kart S||Light|
|Booster Seat||Baby Booster||Light|
|Cheep Charger||Light||Get Star Rank or more for all 50cc Retro Cups.|
|Tiny Titan||Rally Romper||Light||Unlock 1 Expert Staff Ghost or win 50 WFC races.|
|Blue Falcon||Light||Win Lightning Cup in Mirror Mode.|
|Standard Bike S||Light|
|Quacker||Light||Win Star Cup in 150cc.|
|Magikruiser||Light||Play 8 different courses in Time Trial mode.|
|Jet Bubble||Bubble Bike||Light||Win Leaf Cup in Mirror Mode.|
|Standard Kart M||Middle|
|Classic Dragster||Nostalgia 1||Middle|
|Super Blooper||Turbo Blooper||Middle||Win Leaf Cup in 50cc.|
|Daytripper||Royal Racer||Middle||Win Leaf Cup in 150cc.|
|Sprinter||B Dasher Mk 2||Middle||Unlock 24 Expert Staff Ghosts or win 3000 WFC races.|
|Standard Bike M||Middle|
|Zip Zip||Rapide||Middle||Win Lightning Cup in 100cc.|
|Sneakster||Nitrocycle||Middle||Get Star Rank or more in all 100cc Nitro Cups.|
|Dolphin Dasher||Middle||Win Star Cup in Mirror Mode.|
|Standard Kart L||Heavy|
|Piranha Prowler||Heavy||Win Special Cup in 50cc.|
|Jetsetter||Aero Glider||Heavy||Get Star Rank or more in all 150cc Retro Cups.|
|Honeycoupe||Dragonetti||Heavy||Win Lightning Cup in 150cc.|
|Standard Bike L||Heavy|
|Flame Runner||Bowser Bike||Heavy|
|Shooting Star||Twinkle Star||Heavy||Win Star Cup in 100cc.|
|Spear||Torpedo||Heavy||Unlock 12 Expert Staff Ghosts.|
|Phantom||Heavy||Win Special Cup in Mirror Mode.|
|Banana Peel||When placed on the road, the Banana Peel will make anyone slip on the road and slow down when touched.|
|Triple Banana Peels||Act the same as the single version, except there are three. When used, bananas will act as a shield at the back of your vechicle.|
|Green Shell||When used, a Green Shell will slide on the ground and go straight. It has the ability to bounce off of walls. Anyone who comes in contact with the shell will automatically get knocked or flipped over.|
|Triple Green Shells||Act the same as the single version, except there's 3. When used, 3 green shells will go around the vechicle, shielding and protecting you from most attacks. Only one can be used at a time.|
|Red Shell||Functions similarly to a Green Shell, except it chases the nearest driver in front of you.|
|Triple Red Shell||Has the same function as the Triple Green Shell, except they chase the nearest oppenent in front of you.|
|Mushroom||Increases your speed.|
|Triple Mushrooms||Increases your speed, except there are 3.|
|Fake Item Box||It resembles an Item Box, but it's red and black and will knock over anyone who bumps into it.|
|Bob-omb||When thrown, Bob-omb will stay at the place it lands. After a short period of time, it will explode, and will chuck anyone who is unlucky enough to get caught in the blast radius into the air.|
|Blooper||This squid animal will spray ink at everyone, thus confusing them by blocking their view.|
|Mega Mushroom||Makes you super-giant but for a limited time, and also increasing your speed and ability to go off-road without any speed loss. Anyone who gets touched by a giant player will get squashed and flattened.|
|Blue Shell||When used, a Blue Shell with its wings and spikes will fly in the air super-fast with its blue lasers. After much flying, the Blue Shell will aim for the driver in 1st place. After that, the leader will get chucked into the air in the blue explosion.|
|POW Block||When used, the POW Block will act as a warning sign for all of your oppenents in front of you. After seeing this 'warning icon', the POW Block will make the screen shake and release its blue laser. Acts like a Banana Peel, but they lose their items and the attack is very powerful. Can be avoided by shaking the Wii Remote at the right time, although items will still be lost. Since the POW Block only affects the racers on front of the user on the ground, this item can also be avoided by being in the air. This way, the player will keep his momentum and his items.|
|Thundercloud||When used, the Thundercloud will appear above your head. He will increase your speed by making harmless shock at you. After a limited time, when you bump into someone, he will follow them. After that, another player still increase his or her speed, but the Thundercloud will shrink them.|
|Star||Makes you invincible. If you hit anyone while the player is flashing rainbow, then the victim will get knocked over.|
|Lightning||Shrinks everyone in front of you, making them slow down.|
|Golden Mushroom||It has a similar effect as the Dash Mushroom, except that you can increase speed repeatedly at anytime but with limited time.|
|Bullet Bill||Transforms you into a Bullet Bill, which will follow the course at an incredibly high speed-faster than everything. Anyone who gets bumped by him will simply get knocked over. If the player is far away from 1st, Bullet Bill will last longer. But if the player is near 1st, Bullet Bill will immediately vanish.|
Beta / Cut Content
The game had a few instances of cut content that were later revealed through datamining. The largest was the existence of a Mission Mode similar to Mario Kart DS. While it is unclear how deep the mode would be since there are no files associated with it, it is suggested that some of the online events were likely restructured from this Mission Mode. Additionally, there are character portraits for Petey Piranha, Koopa Paratroopa and Hammer Bro. as well as a third Mii Outfit suggesting that these were planned at one point for the game though the first two could be remnants from Double Dash!. Additionally, the Chain Chomp seems to have been planned to appear as an item at one point during the game's development. It was likely replaced by the Bullet Bill which basically serves the same function.
- This is the second most popular Wii game, which means this is the most popular Mario-related video game to be released for the Wii.
- The Pin Sound in the Rhythm Boxing track from Wii Fit is played at the end for this game's Staff Roll B Music Track.
- The menu music is similar to that of Mario Kart DS.
- Some of the playable characters' voice clips were later recycled in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Party 9.
- Mission Mode was supposed to return from Mario Kart DS as the menu is still found in the files. It is thought that it was scrapped quite late in development.
Some Songs reused parts of other songs
- Title - Title Theme (Mario Kart DS)
- Rainbow Road - Rainbow Road (Mario Kart DS) / Good Egg Galaxy (Super Mario Galaxy)
- Award Ceremony - Finish Level (Super Mario Bros.) / Award Ceremony (Mario Kart 64)
- Staff Roll B - Rhythm Boxing (Wii Fit)