Real-Life Mario Kart With Weapons, Items, and Even Boosts

By Sam Gibbs on at

OK, so we've seen quite a few people driving karts around in lame awesome Mario Kart gear, but the crazy bods from Waterloo Labs have upped the ante. They've kitted the karts out with enough servos, hydraulics, and RFID tech to truly simulate Mario Kart, weapons, items, boosts and all. Where do I sign up to go play?

The karts genuinely lock up when you got hit by a shell, spin off when you hit a banana, and even blast past everyone when you grab a star. Brilliant. Nintendo should embrace this and make it a real-life world Mario Kart series. I'd be totally down for that. [Waterloo Labs via TechCrunch via Kotaku]