Mario Kart 7 has received an almost-perfect score in Famitsu magazine with a 37/40. Here’s what the reviewers said about it:
The game’s made so you’re always able to stage a comeback, making it approachable and enjoyable for anyone. Competing for time is also exciting, and there’s more than enough room for hardcore play here. The Community feature makes netplay a lot more accessible than before, and finding opponents via Street Pass is also impressive. It’s really exciting to think how the community’s going to unfold. There are a lot of changes here, but play it and it’s definitely still Mario Kart. That goes to show how complete a game it’s become. It’s accessible enough that even new players can enjoy it, and when you get into it, you really get into it.
I have a feeling people are going to pick this up no matter what the score is though.