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Nintendo shows off real-life Mario 'Karts'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Nov 2011 15:31 User comments (9)

Nintendo shows off real-life Mario 'Karts' Nintendo has shown off two custom made real-life Mario Karts, built by West Coast Customs of "Pimp My Ride" fame.
The karts are the ones driven by Mario and Luigi in the upcoming Mario Kart 7 for 3DS game.

West Coast Customs says the electric cars can actually be driven and Nintendo will be giving both away next month as part of its GameStop PowerUp Rewards promotion.

Both companies have kept quiet on how the cars were built and how much they cost but the project will be showcased in a special in February on TV.

Says West Coast (via PCM):
We've played Mario Kart games for years, so it's a dream come true to bring these karts to life. We think people will be blown away by seeing these cool video game vehicles in person.


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9 user comments

120.11.2011 17:06

But can they drive?

220.11.2011 17:18

Doubt it, they just look like well-made props to me.

320.11.2011 17:46

Originally posted by Mysttic:
But can they drive?
West Coast Customs says the electric cars can actually be driven. I assumes this means yes.

420.11.2011 23:29

Originally posted by solamf30:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
But can they drive?
West Coast Customs says the electric cars can actually be driven. I assumes this means yes.
Which bets the obvious question: Why would you make an electric go-kart with a muffler?


520.11.2011 23:35

To make them look like they do in the game probably.

621.11.2011 0:22

Can they shoot red turtle shells at the a-holes on the road?


"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

721.11.2011 7:39

Poor Mario and Luigi didn't even get to touch their Karts!


:/

822.11.2011 12:49

Anyone else notice the fantastic looking girl explaining things to the guys on the DS's and and they don't even look up for one second?

922.11.2011 13:54

Originally posted by faja92:
Anyone else notice the fantastic looking girl explaining things to the guys on the DS's and and they don't even look up for one second?
The video does cut between two shots at that part tho, who knows what happened in-between??

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