From shooting yourself instead of your opponent with those pesky green shells, and slipping on your own banana peel, in Mario Kart your next comeuppance is always just beyond the next bend in the road. Start feeling too confident and there will quickly be a blue spikey shell with your name on it. We started our engines and celebrated 20 years of the long running Nintendo franchise by racing in real life and filming this video at our local go kart track.
We also revisited Mario Kart 64, one the most loved versions of the franchise and the things that made it it such a highly emotional and intensely addictive game. Playing the game again you soon realise that 20 years after the first version debuted, the game still inspires fits of excitement, frustration, glee and intense mulitplayer rivalry like few other games have. Continue reading