Nintendo has confirmed that it won’t fix the glitch that happens on Mario Kart 7’s Maka Wuhu track, which allows players to bypass a certain section of the course.
Mario Kart 7 has been one of the best selling games
that appeared on the Nintendo 3DS
late last year. Since then, it delighted millions of console owners from all over the world with its great gameplay.
Sadly, while its online multiplayer is top notch, a rather pesky glitch has been uncovered on the game’s Maka Wuhu track. The bug happens when players drive off the course at a certain point, and teleports them further up the circuit, near the next checkpoint, essentially bypassing a third of the track’s length.
As you can imagine, this glitch has caused some serious issues in the game’s multiplayer mode, but it seems that Nintendo won’t release an update for the game.
"We are aware that it is possible to navigate a certain part of the track in Wuhu Island in a way that allows a large part of the course to be bypassed," the company told Stick Twiddlers
"There are no plans to update the game to remove this shortcut as doing so would create an unfair advantage for the users of the original release of the game. Rest assured your comments have been added to our records for Mario Kart 7."
As such, owners of the racing game will either have to avoid playing on the Maka Wuhu track or just hope that their opponents won’t attempt to use the glitch to their advantage. Given the seriously competitive nature of some players, however, that’s not likely.
Nintendo's actions are a bit peculiar, considering other companies always rush to patch their games and eliminate any exploit that would lead to unbalanced gameplay, especially in their online modes.
What do you think about the company’s tactic to leave the glitch alone? Do you approve or do you think a mandatory patch should be released?