Nintendo has acknowledged a glitch in Mario Kart 7 that allows players to skip a significant part of the Wuhu Mountain Loop (Maka Wuhu) track - but it has decided not to fix the bug in any kind of software update.
As the video shows below, if you drive yourself off the track at a specific point near the start of the course, you'll be plonked back on the course at a much later segment. Right near the end, in fact. It's undoubtedly ruined the track, especially for those playing online, but Nintendo reckons that patching the glitch will give an "unfair advantage" to those who decide not to update their software.
Spokesperson Buddy Roemer wrote in a statement that, "We are aware that it is possible to navigate a certain part of the track in Wuhu Island in a way that allows a large part of the course to be bypassed. There are no plans to update the game to remove this shortcut as doing so would create an unfair advantage for the users of the original release of the game.
"Rest assured your comments have been added to our records for Mario Kart 7." Well, at least that's nice to know.