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Mario Kart 7 Patch Coming in Mid May

by Patrick Barnett - April 21, 2012, 5:18 am PDT
Total comments: 9

The Maku Wuhu glitch is no more.

The patch that will fix the Maka Wuhu glitch in Mario Kart 7 is coming in the middle of May, according to Nintendo at their European Nintendo Direct event.

We learned through the Japanese Nintendo Direct that the patch would be coming with the new firmware that adds the ability to patch games to the 3DS. Nintendo has now tentatively told us when to expect this patch to arrive. The patch will be fixing shortcuts that give players an unfair advantage.

The update, when released, will be required for you to play online.

Talkback

AVApril 21, 2012

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The update, when released, will be required for you to play online.

Wonderful.

KITT 10KApril 21, 2012

I didn't even know there was a glitch in Mario Kart 7 for the Maka Wuhu track.

famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Staff AlumnusApril 21, 2012

So people who never update, you'll still be able to have faster times on Wuhu on time trials.
Also going forward, will be interesting to see if this patch be part of the initial game.
Eventually, over time, the cheated time trials will eventually disappear, but people who've already got super fast times will never be able to beat their top times ever again after this!


Less of a problem in MK7 though, as there are no world rankings or ghost viewings...

I finally have a reason to play Mario Kart 7 again!

house3136April 21, 2012

The main problem with the Maka Wuhu glitch is that you miss half of a pretty good track; not to mention you have to cheat just to finish the race. I’m happy to see Nintendo addressing this issue; in a small way it shows diligence. Hopefully this proves to be a learning experience for them, in the same way the Skyward Sword glitch did.
@famicomplicated: That seems to be the case, but I can’t see hardcore time-trial players giving up online play just to refuse the update.

Ryadin91April 22, 2012

Can you believe I've never played that game online?
...Yea I know, kinda depressing.

BlackNMild2k1April 22, 2012

Quote from: house3136

  Hopefully this proves to be a learning experience for them, in the same way the Skyward Sword glitch did.

What was the Skyward Sword glitch?

AVApril 22, 2012

Quote from: BlackNMild2k1

Quote from: house3136

  Hopefully this proves to be a learning experience for them, in the same way the Skyward Sword glitch did.

What was the Skyward Sword glitch?

Game-Breaking Glitch in Zelda: Skyward Sword - Wii News at IGN


It didn't bother me when I played the game, but some people it screwed it all up and they can't finish it without the patch or starting all over

Fatty_The_HuttApril 23, 2012

This is huge. Not the specific game patch, but the fact Nintendo is adding firmware to do patches.
This is a first, is it not? They could not fix Skyward Sword or Metriod Other M, for exmple.
Just another sign that Nintendo is embracing the times with some gusto.
WiiU will be epic. I can feel it in mah bones.

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