Good guys celebrate Kart patch while cheating crybabies quit in huff

Ah, can you feel the fresh air? Now’s a great time to go online in Mario Kart 7 as fans around the globe keep picking the Maka Wuhu track to celebrate the recent patch with a cheat-free dash along the terrific island course. Humor abounded earlier today as occasional groups of cheaters — apparently unaware of the patch’s effect — tried to take their normal shortcut, found themselves Lakitued to the back of the pack, and promptly quit. Such tantrums caused a couple of race-ending disconnect errors during my sessions. It was worth it.

Nintendo’s banished the cheaters. It’s like Mario flinging Bowser headfirst into a Bob-omb. Harry frying Voldemort. Bugs tricking Daffy into saying “Duck Season.” When you race Maka Wuhu now, you can almost sense the atmosphere of good will and worldwide cheer as players race the unspoiled curves of the tropical volcano. There’s a palpable sense of good sportsmanship — right up until you get red-shelled and knocked off a cliff. This is Mario Kart we’re talking about, after all.

Thank you, Nintendo. Thank you for acknowledging the problem and taking action. A great game just got better.


  1. Cheaters that’s what you get for exploiting and we get the rewards that don’t cheat.

  2. Can Infendo reintroduce a Mario Kart 7 community to celebrate?

  3. Does the patch apply to online play only? Or does it also carry over to offline modes?

  4. Very cool :). But then the console will get “jailbroken” (I assume it will happen soon), and everybody will cheat again :(.

  5. FirstOne, if you follow the process of hacking the 3DS, it’s slow going. Not happening soon.

  6. @ FrstOne: Even if that were to happen, it wouldn’t have much impact; it would be a tiny, tiny percentage of players. The problem with the Maka Wuhu shortcut was that literally every 3DS owner could do it, and it was incredibly easy.

    @ Ben: Online only. Offline is still the honor system. 🙂

    @ Fahmii: Unfortunately I don’t have time to take part in a racing community right now — but if you’d like to announce an online meeting time for a community reader race, post your plans here!

    Infendo’s MK7 community code is: 20-1691-6700-3942.

  7. There’s a little thing preventing hacking 3ds’ called, auto-updated firmware patches. They can literally brick your system if they detect said hacks. Will they? Idk, but I’d sure hate to be the guy who find out the hard way!

    As for the article, wonderfully written, and I am very glad for the patch.

    1, it means patching is possible if necessary! Big thing for Ninty.
    2, it means you wouldn’t have to send in a disc to get a replacement with the new ver. (I’m looking at you Radiant Dawn! lol)

  8. No wonder they quit, I imagine that many of the cheaters aren’t really that good, which is why the cheated in the first place. Now the poor things have to actually play the game like everyone else, and that could be pretty embarrassing.

  9. How come people are still trying to use these glitches despite the fact they had to have downloaded and installed the patch to even be allowed online? Some might be trying it to see what happens if they cheat, but that can’t be all of them…

    Still, I expect people’ll find some new glitches to move on to. The one at Koopa Cape might be a possibility, although it’s pretty difficult to use. Likely some new ones will found soon enough due to everyone playing the game too.

    But it’s nice Nintendo patched the game. Even if I still don’t like Wuhu Mountain Loop.

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