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Couch Kart

Mario Kart Wii Have you seen the recently revealed box art for Mario Kart Wii?  It's a rather stark cover.  The usual heavy motor activity usually seen in the racing genre has been replaced with a simple image of Mario and Luigi playing with the new Wii wheel.  The shadows underneath them seem to suggest that they are controlling karts, but I have to admit that it took me a moment to figure that out.  I see two people in a seated position with game controllers in their hands and I assume that they're seated on a comfortable couch.  Imagining two of Nintendo's finest playing their own game shatters all kinds of fourth walls.  You and I are supposed to be the ones on the couch, not Mario and Luigi.  Of course, there's probably some truth in advertising to the couch image.  After all, what better way to demonstrate the actual physical activity required to play Mario Kart Wii could there be than to show the stars of the game actually playing it?

Couch Kart


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