IRL Mario Kart Exists Now

With the rising popularity of reality straddling video game products like Australia’s IRL Zombie Shooter, the market for experiential gaming experiences which blur the line between gaming, recreation and sport has shown itself to be a sustainable one. 

Hopping onto the trend is OG Japanese console giant Nintendo who threw their hat into the ring at SXSW last week, unveiling a rudimentary take on IRL Mario Kart enabled by equipping electric powered go karts with GoPro cameras and RFID sensors which either speed up or slow down the vehicle depending on shell/mushroom decals scattered throughout the course. Yeah. Pretty underwhelming at this point but at least it’s a start.