Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mario Kart this Saturday!

OK, we've got 2 spectacular Wii games to play this Saturday in the Constitution Room, plus the SSB Brawl tournaments (and spring!) will soon be here, so we're getting our Open Play a little more organized for you guys! So, this Saturday get ready for a little bit more of a tournament feel.

We're going to start the day off with some Mario Kart at 2 PM, followed by SSB Brawl around 3 PM. Today's post is just on the Mario Kart fabulosity, so stay tuned tomorrow for the SSB Brawl info!

Mario Kart Rules of Play
So, for those of you not in the know, here's how the game is played: up to 4 players get to pick their character, cart, and track. You then play 4 races, which makes a Cup. Because we'll probably have more than 4 players, and it can get kinda boring to sit around for 15 minutes while only 4 people get to play, we're gonna mix it up a little and play relay style!

1) When you arrive, sign up at the door in teams of 2-4 players.
2) Four teams (with up to 4 players each, that's a possible total of 16 players) will relay race each Cup (4 races). The first 4 teams on the sign-up sheet race first.
3) Relay-style play means that each team plays one cart and character (and one Wiimote!) during a Cup. The 1st player on each team races the 1st race of the Cup, the 2nd player the 2nd, and so on.
4) Track selection: For the first race of the first Cup, the first player on Team 1 chooses the track. After that, the winning team chooses the track for the next race.
5) The team that wins the Cup stays in to race the next Cup, and the 3 other teams swap out with the next 3 teams on the sign-up sheet.
6) We play until 3ish PM, so you get as many races as we have time!

The score keeper (that's me!) will track all the races and Cup placements as well as any DQs (disqualifications, see below).

Also, a few general rules of sportsmanship:

The following will result in disqualification from the next 2 rounds of play:
1) Trash talking.
2) Disrupting other gamers' play.
3) Excessive, on-purpose game pausing.
4) Refusing to let the next gamer play when it's his/her turn.

And I know you guys know this, but don't forget to remind your Wii moms, dads, aunts and grandpa that Wii Saturdays are just for teens, so they'll just have to find something else to do while you're playing Wii @ the library!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post on SSB Brawl, and I'll see you on Saturday at 2PM!
(who can't handle any more penguins spinning Mario out!)

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