Adults racing real-life Mario Karts


A group of pranksters from the Facebook group Base37 have held an impromptu Mario Kart race through a Westfield shopping centre in Britain.

More or less, the entire cast was on hand. There was Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, Wario, a monkey (which we think was meant to be Diddy or Donkey Kong), and everyone’s favourite ridable dinosaur, Yoshi. And rather than running actual go-karts, the racers used Razor Crazy Carts, which actually sound perfect for negotiating the obstacles of your average mall.

“You can’t go wrong with Mario Kart. A lot people people were just looking in disbelief and some high fived us,” a member of the group told The Evening Standard. “It was just a little bit of fun. A lot of people are saying the wish they could do it because they grew up with the game on Nintendo 64.”

And how did mall security feel about the stunt? Well, it seems even the health-and-safety-obsessed Brits aren’t immune to Mario Kart’s charms.

“As the stunt was intended to be humorous, and the centre was open but the retail stores were not trading at the time with a small number of people on foot, the participants were permitted to continue,” a mall spokesman told The Evening Standard.