What’s it about? Jacking in the pub in favour of lengthy sessions of eye-straining multiplayer awesomeness. Short of friends? Simply head online for a 12-way kart-off and a lonely beer.

What should I expect? Mario’s fourth kart-based console outing is looking like his most frenetically addictive yet. While the visuals aren’t much of a jump from Double Dash!! on the Gamecube, it’s the unique implementation of the motion-sensitive Wii-remote that’s had gamer forums buzzing since last year’s announcement.

When can I buy it? It’s out, bundled with the Wii Wheel, on April 11th.