Nintendo builds life-sized Mario karts to promote new game

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, November 18, 2011 15:32 EDT
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A real-life "Mario kart" built by West Coast Customs. Screenshot.
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In the lead-up to the release of Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS handheld gaming system, game-maker Nintendo had West Coast Customs create life-sized versions of the famously battle ready cartoon karts for the LA Auto Show, to give onlookers a sense of what Mario Kart is like in 3D.

The result is too cool to ignore, for geeks like us anyway. Mario Kart 7 will be available in stores on Dec. 7.

This video is from The Verge, published Nov. 18, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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