- The mobile game “Mario Kart Tour” announced its first-ever Southeast Asia-based city race track called the “Singapore Speedway.”
- The track’s debut also features a new Luigi skin and a Merlion-based kart.
“Mario Kart Tour” announced its latest race track “Singapore Speedway,” adding to its real-world locations the first Southeast Asian city course.
“Singapore Speedway,” which is based off Singapore’s capital, will allow players to race around Singapore Harbor. The track features views of the city’s statue of the mythical creature Merlion and an iconic area of skyscrapers, including the Marina Bay hotel and the Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel.
More than five years after its epic announcement, Super Nintendo World will finally open at Universal Studios Japan on Feb. 4, 2021.
The park, which started construction in 2017, was initially scheduled to launch with the Tokyo Summer Olympics but was also pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A real-life “Mario Kart” that sped down a restricted highway and over the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo is now being chased by local authorities.
According to TBS News, the rented go-kart was spotted racing along the Metropolitan Expressway in Odaiba, an artificial island in Tokyo Bay, around 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Die-hard fans of Mario Kart in multiple cities are in for a special treat as they will have an opportunity to participate in a real-life version of the game.
Called the “Mushroom Rally” by its creators, the live Mario Kart competition will let participants “race against your favorite characters while collecting stars to win amazing prizes.”
Playing “Mario Kart” actually makes you a better driver, according to a recent university study.
Those hours you spent drifting your way through Rainbow Road may have paid off after all. A new study, published this month in the Psychological Science journal, confirms that certain video games enhance your real life motor skills.
For many in our generation, Mario Kart on the Nintendo 64 was and is still a staple in our childhood development (some of us are forever children). If Mario Kart has a special place in your heart, then you’ll love this marketing stunt that Nintendo and Pennzoil used to promote both Mario Kart 8 and a new motor oil at SXSW in Austin, Texas- real life, power boosted, split screen Mario Kart. You have to see this:
We aren’t talking about just some regular old go-karting with pics of Mario and Toad plastered on the vehicles. Nintendo and Pennzoil worked together to create the most real life version possible of the game. According to Yahoo, each kart has an RFID tag reader that activates when it hits a tag on the course- you speed up if you hit a boost, but if you hit a turtle shell, you slow down. Each kart also has a GoPro on it, projecting a split screen third person view of your race on a big screen next to the track just like in the game.
The event was extremely popular. The wait over the weekend to race with your friends was over four hours long, but well worth it according to feedback from drivers. If we still can’t seem to get enough of Mario Kart as college-aged kids, we’d go crazy over this if it popped up everywhere. Possible business idea, anyone?