First-person view is a feature that only appears in Mario Kart 7. This allows the player to see the tracks and battle arenas up close. The feature can be used by pressing Up on the Nintendo 3DS D-Pad. While in this view, they can see the character's emblem on the steering wheel and by tilting the console, they can steer the Kart. This can be turned on or off anytime in the Mario Kart Channel. When off, you steer the kart like you normally do when you don't have First-person view.