A crew of miscreants dressed up as Mario Kart characters hopped on a fleet of tiny little go-carts and tore through London’s Westfield Shopping Center mall, apparently uninvited. Hilarity and banana-peel throwing ensued.
Down in Queenstown, NZ they have a downhill luge sort of thing like you find in the more hilly and less litigious parts of the world. Ken Block was just there and posted a video of the run set to Mario Kart tunes. It’s... fantastic.
Mario Kart quickly became a pillar of mass-appeal video gaming when it made its 3D debut on Nintendo 64. Now it looks like the upcoming 8th rendition for Wii U will revisit some of those 64-bit race tracks we knew and loved in the glossy glory of modern graphics.
What's the point of having a new discussion system like Kinja if you can't address the biggest issues? We played the real life Mario Kart and it was kind of great, but it's not the greatest Mario Kart. Make your argument below.
Everyone who's played Mario Kart secretly wants it to be real. Sure, flinging turtle shells and banana peels at other cars will probably get you arrested, and while I once did go karting after eating some shrooms, I can't say it helped my speed. So I was exited to try real-life Mario Kart at SXSW. Here's what it's…
You think you're too cool for South By Southwest, the annual tech and music conference that takes over Austin, Texas for two weeks? Then I have four words for you: Real Life Mario Kart. Nothing could possibly be better than that.
I love Mario Kart! You love Mario Kart! If someone you know doesn't love Mario Kart, you should cut them out of your life immediately. But while the karts are great, have you ever wondered what a real-life Mario Kart racing series would look like?
Now, this is exergaming with a purpose. Modder Brent Smith of Canada rigged an old exercise bike with some sensors, switches, transistors, and the indispensable Arduino microcontroller, turning the whole thing into a Super Nintendo controller for use in Mario Kart.
To mark the release of Mario Kart 7, Nintendo commissioned West Coast Customs to build life-size replicas of Mario and Luigi's actual karts from the game. Do they actually drive?
Of course not they actually do drive, and they are capable of making grown men smile like little boys.
The dudes from Japanese car site Cliccar get out of their boring civvies and got dressed up as Mario and Luigi. Then, they hopped in two street legal X-Karts and took to the avenues and boulevards of Tokyo.
A clever tagger in Portland, Oregon has painted the Williams Avenue bike lane with various items found in Nintendo's Mario Kart racing series. Bikers can power up with stars, mushrooms and shells, but beware the banana peel.
Admit it, you've had the idea to make a real-like Mario Kart in the past. But, unlike you, French performance artist/prankster Remi Gaillard didn't stop when the brownies wore off (or maybe they haven't worn off yet). He got a go kart, a bunch of bananas and took to the streets of France complete with an N64…
Though it doesn't quite have the realism or history of Gran Turismo 4, we've been addicted to the Mario Kart series for as long as we could chuck a red homing shell. We've spent countless hours unlocking tracks and cars on the digital version, which often leads to sore eyes. But what to do when you're taking a break?…