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

Jan 17, 2012 by  

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?

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Source: Stick Twiddlers

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  1. It is ridiculous that Nintendo refuses to get with the times and make it possible for them to release a patch. Patches have been able to go out to games since the time of the original Xbox. Surely they can take the time to build an online system that will allow them to do that. As for the Zelda fiasco goes, it’s ridiculous that their solution was “mail us your copy of Skyward Sword.”

    • They have a downloadable patch for the game so what are you talking about. Just look in the wii shop channel section. Anyway, so what it’s a small glitch. Compared to the ones that continue to permeate skyrim I would say nintendo is the least offensive in this regard.

      • I think you’re thinking about Mario Kart on the Wii. This is the Mario Kart on 3DS, the system where there HAVE been updates but not to actual card based games yet. I think it’s more Nintendo being lazy then them unable to do so.

  2. “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.”

    This just blows me away and makes zero sense. So by fixing the game, Nintendo is basically admitting that it would give those players who are exploiting the game an unfair advantage? Say what?!?

    • I think it makes sense that they would not fix the glitch……

      That means that whoever doesn’t fix the glitch can friggin skip an entire lap! What if there’s a way to not download the patch? I mean maybe there are gamers that want to play the original version cause they like that cheat. I can understand mistakes that mess the game up or what not. But by fixing this game, that means they will take something away from you, and those that don’t fix the glitch will still have that ability to SKIP a lap! I think Nintendo is in a rare catch 22. lol Damn sucks to be the programmer of that game. or the game tester! hehe

  3. well, to be honest that is a pretty dumb glitch, not many ppl will ever knwo it. and its not like Nintendo has to fix every issue. If you play and arent happy about it then dont play, all games every where have some sort of issue and this one of the ones that not everyone knows and it doesnt break the game entirely

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