2 Awesome Games of Mario Kart Played with Real Karts

Even all these years after Mario Kart first caught our attention, it’s still one of the best and most popular racing games ever. There’s something cathartic about driving those little go-karts around and around, throwing banana peels at anyone who gets in your way. These two real-life versions of Mario Kart take the beloved game and bring it into the real world.

This physical Mario Kart game was staged by Freddie Wong, a special-effects guy who has a knack for remaking video games into real-life adventures. You’ve got to love the wacky addition of Wong as Lakitu, the floating referee.

It’s hard to suppress the giggles that bubble up while watching French jokester Remi Gaillard riding around dressed in a full Mario costume and throwing banana peels at surrounding cars. The other drivers aren’t part of his video shoot, and they clearly aren’t amused by his antics. Neither are the cops who eventually pursue him as he rides off into the sunset.

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