Nintendo Has No Plans To Fix ‘Mario Kart 7’ Glitch

The current rash of glitchy games continues. Many players have discovered a huge glitch on the Maka Wuhu track in Mario Kart 7. What can be conceived of as fun for a moment may sprout into outrage when players learn that Nintendo is not looking for a fix.

Most gamers stray off course in Mario Kart games to search for secrets and shortcuts — who hasn’t jumped off Rainbow Road in pursuit of saving time? — but this shortcut is one that Nintendo did not plan for. In Mario Kart 7, players who take a dip in the lake after the first checkpoint on the Maka Wuhu track will respawn right before the third checkpoint, skipping the track’s second section entirely.

Nintendo has heard the voices of gamers all over, and Buddy Roemer of Nintendo of America has responded with a very interesting, and perhaps disappointing message:

“Thanks for your patience in waiting for a response during this busy time of year. We are aware that it is possible to navigate a certain part of the track in Wuhu Island in a way that allows a large part of the course to be bypassed. There are no plans to update the game to remove this shortcut as doing so would create an unfair advantage for the users of the original release of the game. Rest assured your comments have been added to our records for Mario Kart 7.”

Watch the Mario Kart 7 glitch in action below:


Nintendo’s biggest glitch as of late was a game-breaking bug in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The company responded quickly to the inconvenience and released a patch for the Skyward Sword bug in Japan. Now, an American version of the Skyward Sword patch can be found on the Nintendo support page. So why no fix for Mario Kart 7? At the very least, a patch that prevents the glitch during online matches seems reasonable. Mario Kart 7 may be Japan’s best selling game of 2011, but it is not the most perfectly built game.

Ranters, do you believe Nintendo responded appropriately by not fixing the bug?

Source: Stick Twiddlers

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