There has been a love-hate relationship with the ability to snake (no, not him
) in Mario Kart.
For those unfamiliar with the (in)famous technique
, it involves using the drift-boosting over and over again, causing a snake-like movement pattern across the tracks. It has been in the game since Mario Kart 64
It appears that might have changed with the upcoming Mario Kart Wii
. Go Nintendo
reports on a passage from the Official Nintendo Magazine UK's review of the game, where it says, "[Snaking] has finally been scrapped, and now your speed boost is determined by how long you can hold the slide." IGN
has also corroborated the lack of snaking with their build, although to us that sounds like racers will simply find a way to slide through the entire course as we did in back in the Super Nintendo Mario Kart