Gamer Zone #3

6 June 2016

Dear friend,

Welcome back to the newest section on Diary of an Imperfect Mum; Gamer Zone. Each month I hand you over to my boys for them to tell us all about a game of their choice. (It is my idea to get them reading and writing in English.) For this months instalment of Gamer Zone the boys are going to introduce us to one of their favourite games...

Mario Kart 8

Top 5 favourite characters by Little Man

Donkey Kong: super strong and fast

Mii: they have really fun suits my favourite is the Kirby suit. Big Lad likes the Captain Falcon suit best.

Koopa Troopa: when you click a b a b fast he does a dance.

Shy Guy: I like the different colours and his mask.

Yoshi: Is the funnest character, the orange is my favourite.
Big Lad's favourite is red.

Mario Kart 8 by Big Lad

Mario Kart is a racing game and is one of our all time favourites. Characters from the Mario universe race against each other in go-karts, collecting items from boxes along the way to help them.

What type of game is it?

It is a racing game. You can play online with up to 12 players. First you have to pick your character and there are over 50 to choose from. Next you have to pick your vehicle, there are karts, quads and motorbikes. The coolest bit is that you get to customise your vehicle with different chassis, wheels and gliders. 

Next you have to choose your game mode; Grand Prix, Race or Battle Mode or online racing.

There are 48 race tracks in total. My favourite race track is; Hyrule circuit because there are lots of shortcuts and you can get good boosts.

Our favourite game mode is Grand Prix; first choose the race that you want to take part in, like; The Super Bell cup and The Triforce Cup. There are four races in a Grand Prix on different tracks. 

What is the game about?

During the game you have to try and race around the track and speed over the antigravity panels. You can go underwater, fly through the sky with your glider, wiz upside down with anti gravity, go through the mountains, deserts, jungles and inside a haunted house. 

You have to try and avoid shells, and bombs thrown by other players and bananas dropped on the track to make you skid and slow you down. 

There are many types of racing games but we find this the best because I love how you can race up the walls with anti gravity and the stunts you can pull. We also love that you can use amiibos in the game to unlock suits for your mii. See the trailer below...

Game rating

Big lad:      9/10
Little man:  10!

Thanks for reading! Hope to see you again next month for Gamer zone #4.

Best wishes,

Big lad 

This is a game that the boys return to again and again and is one that the whole family can join in with; we regularly play together, my favourite character is Rosalina.

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All comments will be answered by the Big lad (age 9) with some help from mum. 

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