Wednesday, October 01, 2008

My Nemesis - Rainbow Road

I did it. Finally.

I conquered my demon.

Rainbow Road.

This race on Mario Kart Wii is the bane of my existence. It's guaranteed failure. It intimidates me.

I always lose.

Until tonight. Finally.

While Mario Kart is most fun with three others in the same room (and plenty of booze), it's also great to play on Nintendo's WiFi Connection against people around the world or friends who are associated with your Mii.

Mario Kart has been a bit of an addiction of late. It started at the bachelor party a few months ago, and was rekindled when Mike got his Wii last month and promptly threw down the gauntlet by finishing a number of cups and unlocking way more than I had at that point.

These days, each week I'm Karting about as much as I'm also hitting the gym or exercising, which is a good thing. The game play is excellent - easy to learn, fun to play, and hard to put down, all hallmarks of a classic game.

A couple nights ago, I was playing against Mike over the WFC, and was ashamed at my pathetic performance. We entered the night tied with 14 wins apiece, and he beat me eight races in a row. Ugh.

Tonight, I pulled off more wins than losses...AND finally won at Rainbow Road, the course in outer space with ample opportunities to fall off the track and turn into a fireball. A few times during each Rainbow Road race, my poor Baby Peach and her motorcycle would fall rapidly toward Earth. I just could not stay on the track. I always lost.

But not this time. I drove an excellent race, and won comfortably.

I can sleep well now.


Kathy said...

Uh oh. You watch wrestling AND play video games?!

Anonymous said...

Mario Kart is the best!!! I played all version before, but I just can't get used to the new Wii wheel, so I usually just use the old gamecube controller instead. I tried playing over WFC, but for some reason it kept kicking me off from the connection in the middle of the race, not sure if that happen to you as well or just me. (sighed)