via Computer and Video Games

A brand new Mario Kart competition, that starts today, limits players to using the Wii Wheel as the control method.

Mario Kart Channel users should have received a message by now that reads: "Clear the gates in order in GBA Battle Course 3. This race is for Wii Wheels only! Look at the map carefully and clear the gates quickly. This tournament ends 5/24."

We're guessing that this means The Battle Mode parts of the course have been thrown out the window and you basically have to race through gates scattered around the course to complete it.

This all sounds fine, dandy and a lot fairer than the current competition (for the record, the top time on the Mario Circuit compo in the office is 1:45). However, as GameCube control pad users, we're not keen on the Wii Wheel bit. Oh well. You can't have everything.