If like me you loved the old Mario Kart game then this new, and i dare say improved game does not dissappoint. With new weapon attacks and a mixture of old and new courses it brings the game into its own. You can play it with the classic controllers or wirless. Be warned it is rather more difficult to turn corners and takes some getting used to wireless. The soundtrack is fun and each course is bright and entertaining. The graphics are great too.The wheel is not necessary and personally i prefer it without. The downside is the limited number of courses. You can however, unlock some more. It really is best played with your friends, where competition is rife.