Maka Wahu Will Retain Infuriating Glitch, Says Nintendo

on January 18, 2012 9:15 AM

If you follow Eder and I on Twitter, you will know that we had some pretty awful run-ins last year on the Maka Wuhu track in Mario Kart 7. Maka Wuhu is such a popular track because it’s the perfect setting for dirty rotten scoundrels; the most amazingly unforgivable glitch at the beginning that allows you to skip half of the entire track will go uncorrected, according to Nintendo.

No wonder everyone playing the online multiplayer constantly casts their vote for Maka Wuhu. Well, everyone we’ve encountered anyway. Once you reach the lagoon after the first few bends in the road, driving off the cliff and into the water will result in you being placed back on the track closer to the finish line — less than a minute away, to be exact.

Nintendo representative Buddy Roemer told Joystiq: “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,” and that there ” “are no plans to update the game to remove this shortcut.”

Roemer went on to add that if Nintendo fixes the bug, those filthy cheaters would be sad about it. In regards to fixing the glitch, “doing so would create an unfair advantage for the users of the original release of the game,” although a request to get it patched up has been logged in the official Nintendo records for Mario Kart 7, or whatever that means.

Here’s a video of the glitch in action. Use this knowledge responsibly, kids, and don’t be a cheater.

 

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