Well, we say remade… it’s a rather loose remake at best. Here’s the video showing the new track in action:
So what’s there to say? Well to be honest, it’s not a particularly good remake of the track. Background scenery is sparse, the lava effects look pretty much awful, the music hasn’t been swapped with the correct song yet, a huge amount of details and obstacles are lacking… It’s a good first draft and all, but compared to the official versions, it just falls so flat.
Mario Kart 8 has nothing to be worried about:
Above: The video is the track’s world record. In 2014 anyway.
But either way, it’s a decent enough start. Maybe when it’s revised a bit more, and some custom obstacles are hacked into these new tracks, then we’ll get something more on the quality of the original level.
What do you think about this Mario Kart 7 custom track?
Mario Kart 7 Custom Track Grumble Volcano – Reddit
When it comes to modding and the Mario Kart series, it’s pretty obvious who the winner is. Indeed, with the hundreds of custom tracks available for it and texture packs galore, Mario Kart Wii is arguably even the second most hacked game on the Wii.
But could Mario Kart 7 quickly follow it? Honestly, we think it might, since the progress made on custom characters and tracks for the game is absolutely astounding. For example, here are some of the tracks people have made or ported for the title, as shown on Youtuber MKGirlism’s Youtube channel:
Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 64)
Moonview Highway (Mario Kart Wii)
Yoshi Falls (Mario Kart DS)
And some from other people’s channels:
Wario’s Gold Mine (Mario Kart Wii)
Peach Gardens (Mario Kart DS):
And what’s cool is that it doesn’t end there! We’ve got custom characters, with the likes of Dry Bones being ported to the game:
As well as custom music for the game, as heard in the videos below:
You can see other mods for the game, and any progress on them at the DSHack forums here. There doesn’t seem to be much there at the moment, but hey, it looks like the start of yet another modding scene for this franchise.
But what do you think? Is Mario Kart 7 going to be the next big thing in Mario Kart modding?
It’s not often you get to see a custom track for Mario Kart 7, and its even less so that it’s actually a halfway decent one! But that’s what we’ve got today, with this port of Wario’s Gold Mine to Mario Kart 7, courtesy of Youtube user TheZoroark007. Here’s a video:
So what can we say? Well… we’re impressed so far. With the exception of the mine carts and bats not being there yet, and the character facing the wrong way when put down by Lakitu after fallng, it’s actually an extremely accurate replica of the original stage. Indeed, if Mario Kart retro tracks were still being remade like in Mario Kart Super Circuit (where obstacles are cut out altogether), this would actually be 100% complete.
But what do you think? Is this an impressive Mario Kart 7 custom track?
Think 200cc is pretty fast in Mario Kart 8? Wonder what it’d be like if Mario Kart games let you race at near F-Zero speeds instead of the somewhat slow ones present in the actual games? Well if so, it seems like the hacking community has you covered. Behold, what is apparently a 9000cc cc speed hack for the 3DS Mario Kart title, as demonstrated on Mario Kart 64’s Rainbow Road track:
Above: Video by MKGirlism on Youtube
It’s pretty damn fast to say the least. See that first part of the track? Yoshi just flies over it like a jet plane at this speed, and only just about stops at the wall at the other side. And just watch him go at the end, the poor guy flies so far after finishing that he ends up blasting out of the solar system/galaxy/known universe as a result! Guess this sort of thing would certainly make Mute City and the Blue Falcon kart somewhat more accurate to the source material!
The mod used to be found here, with additional 200c and 500cc settings:
Mario Kart 7 Trainer – GBA Temp
So, yeah. Eat your heart out Nintendo, 200cc is nothing compared to this!
Need a reason to return to Mario Kart 7 after the eighth game outclassed it in every way? Well, it seems like you might now have one, since custom GPs and track content has now been hacked into the game, by the good folks at the DSHack.org community.
Here’s a video showing it in action, complete with footage of such tracks as Mario Kart 64’s Rainbow Road!
Either way, you can find links to download this and install it on your 3DS in the video description. Looks like Mario Kart 7 could be getting a whole new lease of life when this is all done, couldn’t it?