Mario Kart Wii gets 37/40 from Famitsu

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has given Mario Kart for the Wii a score of 37 out of 40. With the negative news that the game won’t go the Super Smash Bros. Brawl route and let us use any control scheme under the sun, this is some good PR for Nintendo. Though the fact that the game won’t fully support GameCube controls seems foolish, especially when those lame plastic wheels cost $14.99. And the decision to butcher the game’s voice and text chat abilities isn’t Nintendo’s best.

Still, there’s definitely a lot to like about the newest addition to the Kart family – the extensive stat-tracking channel and tons of new and old courses to race on should assist in tearing at least some Wii owners away from Brawl. So, how excited is everyone for this game?