I bought Mario Kart for the Nintendo Gamecube so that I would have a fun game to play with my son. He is only 6. I like the video game because we can have some fun together, without me thinking about work and things I need to get done.
Each kart has 2 racers. You can switch these racers from front to back. You control both racers, driving and throwing. We can race against each other or with each other. Sometimes I will let my son be the driver and as player 2, I sit on the back and throw things, so we are working together and can switch.
There are 3 different play modes: Versus, Battle, and Grand Prix. My favorite is the Battle because that is when all characters play and it is a bit more challenging to win.
My son really likes that if he wins, he gets a trophy. When the game begins you can pick your players and also pick your car. Each car has a unique characteristic. Like if one is fast, it is not as easy to handle. Another is not as fast, but much easier to handle.
This is a fun game for everyone and 1-4 players can play.