Well it’s a brave new world that Nintendo have finally stepped into; online patching. Although strictly speaking the original Nintendo patch was for the Wii Ware version of Lylat Wars, (StarFox 64 in weaker territories) today’s update marks the first time Nintendo have updated a retail game online and not through discrete updated shipments to retailers.
Mario Kart 7 cannot be played online without the patch, you can embrace the future through the 3DS or just scan the image below.
The patch disables the awesome Wuhu Mountain Loop glitch as well as some other less notable ones, like GBA Bowser’s Castle 1. I miss the days when using outrageous shortcuts in Mario Kart, like jumping three quarters of Bowser’s Castle 1 with a feather on the SNES was not only legitimate, but encouraged.