By Andrew Liszewski
The debate over whether or not you actually need a steering wheel accessory for playing the upcoming Nintendo Wii version of Mario Kart has already begun, but if you’re on the ‘yes’ side you’ll be happy to know there are already some better alternatives to the one Nintendo includes with the game. Thrustmaster, a company I once associated only with joysticks has apparently branched out considerably over the years and are now selling the T-GoKart NW steering wheel accessory for the Wii.
Besides looking a lot cooler than the included Mario Kart wheel, the T-GoKart has a rubber grip and strategically positions the Wiimote so that you can still push the buttons while your hands are at the ideal ’10 and 2′ positions. It also has holes on either side allowing you to use the Wiimote for pointing while it’s in the wheel or for connecting the Nunchuck controller when necessary.
It will be available in April in time to coincide with the release of the game, and will retail for about $10.