Video: Two guys made a stop-motion video of Mario Kart in real life… and it’s glorious 7 years ago

Video: Two guys made a stop-motion video of Mario Kart in real life… and it’s glorious

The best multi-player game of all time? It’s certainly up there… and this is a fitting tribute.

Video games have come on an awful lot from the early days but there’ll always be a place in the heart of a lot of gamers for the old classics and they don’t come more classic than Mario Kart, multiple versions of which were released on various Nintendo platforms over the years.

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It might not have the visuals, the graphics, the great cars and the many challenges offered by modern day franchises like Need for Speed, Gran Turismo or Forza, but rarely has there been a game that provides as much fun and is as universally popular as Mario Kart.

In tribute to the Nintendo classic, two guys from Montreal, Olivier Bolduc and Simon Lachapelle, created a stop-motion video of a real-life Mario (Étienne Desbois) and Luigi (Louka Boutin) driving through back streets in a real-life version of the game, complete with the appropriate music and sound effects from the N64 version of Mario Kart, as well as mystery boxes, banana skins, heat-seeking red turtles, the lot. Good for them they didn't have to drive on a real-life version of Rainbow Road and face falling off the face of the earth for all eternity.

The appeal of the video will be lost on those who have never played Mario Kart, but then, who hasn’t played Mario Kart?

Ah, good times.

Video via YouTube/Simon Lachapelle