Mario Kart 7, the newest installment in the fan-favorite Mario Kart franchise, brings Mushroom Kingdom racing fun into glorious 3D. For the first time, you will explore new competitive kart possibilities, such as soaring through the skies or plunging to the depths of the sea. Mario Kart 7 features new courses, abilities, and customizable karts that take the racing excitement to new heights. The Mario Kart franchise continues to evolve. Some of the new customizations for the karts include bigger wheels for better off-road driving or smaller tires that are good for city courses. In addition, on big jumps, a kart deploys a wing to let it glide over a track shortcut. Also, when you're underwater, a propeller pops out to help the kart cruise across the sea floor. You can also choose your Mii character as the driver.