Accessible from the main menu, the Mario Kart Channel was an online data/ranking channel with these features:
- Friends- look at who is on your friend roster, if you have any...
- Ghosts- receive and exchange Ghost Data with friends
- Rankings- see where you stand in Friend, Regional, or Worldwide Time Trials.
- Tournament- Online competitions with players around the world, completing in brackets to become the champion.
- Mario Kart Wii messages- notifies you on active tourneys, ghost data, basically anything Mario Kart Wii related business.
Also, the Mario Kart Channel can be downloaded onto the Wii [Main] Menu in case you don't feel like going through all the loading screens of the game. However, if you want to play and races, the disk must be in the console; otherwise, all's you get to look at his boring stats and rankings.
Mario Kart 7EditThis version of the Mario Kart Channel had to be accessed from the Mario Kart 7 main menu, unlike the Wii installation. There's a lot of similarities between them, including Time Trial viewing/playing (via Spotpass and Streetpass), statistics such as wins, losses, Coins, VS rating, and Streetpass tags. You can also now customize your Kart combo for your Mii during online Time Trials, thanks to that new option in Mario Kart 7, and Grand Prixes can also be edited to hold your own tracks for your Friends to play.
Mario Kart TriviaEdit
- The probable reason that the Mario Kart Channel was not present in Mario Kart 8 is because of newer features such as Mario Kart Television, the new Nintendo Network (replaced Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection) and the social-networking site Miiverse, where players can collaborate and share posts, videos, and screenshots on different games.