Ready for some Mario Kart 8 racing in real life?
The Mario Kart Anti Gravity Racer is a remote controlled car for young children that brings the Mario Kart 8 experience to life. With 2 driving modes, 100′ range, and the ability to spin 360 degrees this car is like no other. You can perform tricks and drift with the push of a button!
$35 – $40
Need Batteries? :
Yes 8 AA (not included – comes with temp demo batteries)
This car is GREAT and HORRIBLE at the same time…let me explain. Korey, my 2-year-old got this car as a gift from my sister on “Family Day” (our family’s self-created gift-giving holiday) this year. Most of his gifts last year were geared toward learning so this year we tried to focus on fun!
When he first saw the car in the box he was amazed and excited although he put it down after about 2 minutes in an attempt to spread the wrapping paper all over the house. Around 5 minutes later my 2 older boys were anxious to open it so I gave in.
I checked out the box to see what age it was suggested for and I was surprised to see that it read 4+. I didn’t notice any small pieces and the controls look simple enough for a small kid. Since my older kids were already interested, I knew it would be a hit in my house.
Once we got it out of the box and tried the remote, we could see that the batteries needed to be changed right away. Although they did move the wheels from regular to “hover” mode, they were not strong enough to move the car.
Korey only wants to sping the car in a circle over and over again while switching between driving modes (which did make the wheels get stuck a few times). His older brothers were very interested in figuring out how to do the tricks mentioned on the box and online. They were able to master he wheelie pretty quickly!
After about a half day of play, the batteries needed to be changed yet again. Since batteries can be pretty expensive now, it was frustrating as a parent to need to replace them so quickly.
Need for Speed
The boys were super excited to see how fast the car went especially on our carpet. We have had a few toy cars that didn’t seem to have the best wheels for riding on the carpet in the past so this one was a pleasant surprise to us all. The speed helps when performing tricks and turns. We were even able to create a short obstacle course and take turns driving through.
After replacing the batteries another 3 times, we decided to put this car to the side for a while since we do own a few other cars that do not eat through as many batteries. It’s lots of fun, goes fast, and does some pretty cool tricks so I’m sure it won’t stay in retirement for too much longer!