Nintendo Life asked readers whether they used motion controls in Mario Kart Wii. I had (probably still have) the plastic steering wheel that came with my copy of Mario Kart Wii. I gave the motion controls an honest shot with and without the wheel, but I never got the hang of it. Thus, I played Mario Kart Wii with the regular Wii remote-nunchuk combo. I was generally decent at Mario Kart Wii, but great on one course — Nintendo 64 Sherbet Land. What is odd is that I do not recall being particularly good at Sherbet Land in Mario Kart 64, but for whatever reason I was very good at drifting around the main ice section in the Wii version. On one occasion in 2008 or 2009, I played someone online who was much better than me. I was being summarily destroyed, so I decided to test my luck and see if I was really good at Sherbet Land. Sure enough, despite losing just about everywhere else, I could win on the ice.
(PS: For someone who has written about first-hand memories of 1999 Pokémon urban legends and solo games in the original Mario Party, it is a bit dark to think that Mario Kart Wii may be too old school for some of Nintendo Life’s readers to remember.)