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HORI Nintendo 3DS Mario Kart 7 Racing Wheel

by Hori
Nintendo 3DS
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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  • Officially Licensed by Nintendo
  • Realistic feel and control, improving grip of the Nintendo 3DS system
  • Utilizes Nintendo 3DS Motion Sensor Feature
  • Improved access to L button and R button with trigger buttons
  • Great for playing "Mario Kart 7" and other games on the Nintendo 3DS system (*Not compatible with the Nintendo 3DS XL System)

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HORI Nintendo 3DS Mario Kart 7 Racing Wheel + Mario Kart 7 + New Super Mario Bros. 2
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  • ASIN: B0061YFZDQ
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 5.9 x 1.8 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: December 19, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,332 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Officially licensed by Nintendo. Mario Kart 7 branded racing wheel attachment utilizes the Nintendo 3DS motion sensor feature and allows for improved grip and control. Access to L&R buttons are improved with trigger buttons and most other features on the Nintendo 3DS are accessible while wheel attachment is on. (NOTE: Not compatible with the Nintendo 3DS XL system)

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great grips for your 3DS December 25, 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My hands would always cramp playing my 3DS, but using this attachment gives the 3DS the same feeling as holding a console controller. Don't let the "steering wheel" name throw you off. This makes your 3DS much more comfortable in your hands. Ports / stylus / sliders are all accessible. Highly recommend it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Big Grip for your 3DS February 9, 2012
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a hunk of plastic that holds your 3DS. It mimics a steering wheel, just like the steering wheel accessory for the Wii. At first glance it seems kind of silly. Certainly, using this with Mario Kart 3DS is the obvious use, but as others have pointed out - it is a good alternative to holding the 3DS with other games - particularly if you have big hands. And the price is certainly right.

The minor issues are that shoulder button control is more mushy - they still work fine, but it doesn't have quite the same positive feel. The other issue is that it is big. This is simply the way it is, so when traveling you won't be able to put it in your happy little 3DS case. But again - it's a hunk of plastic that can stand abuse.

Will it make you a better game player? Perhaps not. Does it make the 3DS more comfortable to hold for marathon gaming sessions? Yes. Is it a reasonable price? Yes.

The other option that may be worth considering, if you want a bit more more bulk on your 3DS, is Nintendo's Circle Pad Pro accessory. It is more expensive - and is not guaranteed to work with all games out there - the game expressly has to have support for it. But it's extra size may make it more comfortable to hold. And of course, there are other grip add-ons for the 3DS as well.

It is kind of funny to think that Nintendo's industrial designers worked hard to make the 3DS a reasonable size (which explains it's somewhat mediocre batter life) - and now we have several accessories that make it bulkier - and actually makes it easier to hold for long sessions.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No More Hand Cramp January 3, 2012
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As another reviewer pointed out, think of this product as a grip rather than a wheel. It makes the 3DS much more comfortable to hold, and I can't say enough good things about the L/R buttons. The grip comes with its own L/R buttons and they cover the ones on the 3DS. They are larger and are much easier to press.

The 3DS can be mounted and unmounted very easily. Obviously it makes the system less travel-friendly, but it's a great accessory to have at home especially when playing for an extended amount of time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Peripheral April 5, 2013
By J. Cox
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I get frequent hand cramps using the 3ds with certain games. This fixed all ergonomic issues. The L and R button placement is also a welcome change, and may be one of the best reasons to purchase this. If you take any issue with the design of the 3ds, I highly recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hori January 9, 2013
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My great grandson uses it all the time. He loves Mario Cart. I would definately recommend this.I would buy it again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A better grip for large hands May 21, 2012
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
It's evident the 3DS was not designed with adults in mind. Especially adults with hands that cramp and hurt after you've played for ten minutes. Releasing this addon could be seen as a way of cashing in on yet another apparent design flaw, either way, I'm pleased they did.

The name "Mario Kart 7 wheel" is a bit misleading, it works with all games in that it gives a firmer grip, and so far my hands haven't cramped from using it. Playing Mario Kart 7 in 1st person mode where you can tilt the wheel is gimmicky at best, especially since you want to play it with its lush graphics when you have the 3D turned on.

I found it easier to reach the L and R buttons since they are included on the wheel, making other games (such as Resident Evil: Revelations) much easier to play.

If you find your hands cramping from playing any length of time on the 3DS you can't go wrong with this wheel. It holds good value and will make you enjoy the handheld much more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Joo
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I was looking for a grip accessory for 3DS that would make playing Kid Icarus: Uprising (hereafter Uprising) more comfortable. (Again, I didn't buy this for Mario Kart 7, although I think this would work great with that game, too.)
As I haven't tried other popular grips, this review doesn't include any comparisons.

So, here's what I felt about Hori 3DS Wheel for the said game (and others).

The peculiar control scheme of Uprising simply doesn't allow a comfortable and extensive gameplay.
While the Wheel does alleviate the pain in your left hand to some extent, it's not perfect.

1. As many other reviewers have noted, the shoulder buttons are much better than the ones on 3DS itself,
mostly because they are much bigger.

2. I also like the way the product is designed to hold 3DS.
It's similar to the Circle Pad Pro. There's no 'clicking' but the hold is firm,
and therefore no danger of breaking the often fragile connecting part of the peripheral or of scratching 3DS.

3. The lower part of the Wheel's curve was useful when playing DS games that are better suited for D-pad.

4. In cases of certain games that have to be played with the stylus for the most part
and require some tough and nimble controls (just like Uprising),
the Wheel's grip (i.e., the handle part) is a little bit small to be comfortable.

Yes, it's certainly better than the not-at-all-ergonomic design of the stock 3DS.
Nevertheless, your left hand that has to solely support the weight of 3DS (and at the same time
continuously press L trigger in the case of Uprising)
and the hand still feels a bit 'cramped' after a while
because the diameter of the handle part is simply not big enough.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes a comfortable hand grip.
I use this as a hand grip accessory for most games as well as a wheel for mario kart. It is suprisingly comfortable and I prefer it to both regular hand grips and charging grips... Read more
Published 2 days ago by goretex
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 26 days ago by Carmen Yaneth Tovar
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very creative to give the driver sesacion this while playing with the DS
Published 1 month ago by Leidy Amira Serrano
5.0 out of 5 stars More versatile than advertised
I didn't buy this grip for Mario Kart, though it excels in that purpose - I bought it for Super Smash Bros. at the recommendation of Smashboards, and I haven't regretted it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tristan Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars A well earned five stars!
Perfect fit to the 3ds. Actually was kind of hesitant to buy it at first but it turned out great!! Really helps not cramp up your hands while playing. It arrived pretty fast too. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Maria Vasquez
3.0 out of 5 stars 3D DS accessory
Product looks great & good price. When I actually use it, i'll give a better rating. But for now over all looks like a good buy
Published 5 months ago by lorelei rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars littler but perfect
This was his favorite ,he waned wiiu but i didnt have the money he saw this and his games wala .. thank you guys
Published 7 months ago by Nashaly
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% is recommended.
100% is recommended.

The product is excellent, the device is so useful that really looks like a tablet. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Oscar
5.0 out of 5 stars Better thank you may think
I bought this mostly because I have large hands and the 3ds was just too small for me. While the design does take after a steering wheel, it does rest rather well in the... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Sticman22
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!
This racing wheel has not only made me a better player but I enjoy the game much more now, I won't ply with out it!
Published 14 months ago by Deborah Marsh
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