Fun Kart Racer, This is Not
Kart racers have become many gamers favourite pastime; they are accessible, fun and full of vibrant colours. Some kart racers also offer great depth, allowing those who love the game to work every power-up, shortcut, and speed boost to their advantage. It can become quite an art form to watch the very best navigate a track in ways you could only imagine. Handheld gaming has become the kart racer’s platform of choice these days, with the perfect bite sized attributes in the form of quick races. Although all kart racers have their defining qualities and characters, it is a fairly basic concept: provide gamers with a sleek, varied, fun, and fast paced racer that will give players loads of excitement for years to come. Sadly, PlayStation Vita’s only kart racing option ModNation: Racers Road Trip seems to fall short in almost every regard, providing gamers with a poorly designed product riddled with technical shortcomings.
For those Australians who missed out on hands-on with the soon-to-be released Wii U at the EB Games Expo (Me included) do not fret, the Wii U will be touring the great southern land starting November 5. Wii U Experience stores will be appearing around the country for a limited time, with games such as New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land and many more available for consumers to experience.
This will be the first time for many Australians to see the Wii U in person and actually experience the touch screen controller known as, the Wii U GamePad. The Experience stores will feature many more exclusive titles that will release with the Wii U on November 30 in Australia (November 18 in North America), there will also be a chance for fans to get hands-on time with the latest Pokemon adventure White/Black 2 and a few of those Mario games.
To all those Australians wanting to get firmly gripped around a brand new Wii U GamePad controller, all the dates and locations are listed below.
Sydney Wii U Experience Store
Sydney Plaza – George Street Entrance
5th November – 9th December
Melbourne Wii U Experience Store
352 Princess Highway, Fountain Gate
5th November – 9th December
Perth Wii U Experience Pop Up
Perth Cultural Centre, St James Amphitheatre
5th November – 11th November
Gold Coast Wii U Experience Pop Up
Pacific Fair, Site 23 Courtyard
12th November – 17th November
Brisbane Wii U Experience Pop Up
King Georges Square, Area 2
18th November – 23rd November
Adelaide Wii U Experience Pop Up
Rundle Mall, Gawler Canopy
24th November – 29th November
If any Adelaide Analog Addiction fans are going to the Adelaide event, let me know in the comments below as I may be making my way down to cover the event (If time allows).
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