It's been more like Shigeru Miyamoto Life around these parts this week, with Nintendo's legendary designer hitting the headlines for his apparent — though later rescinded — announcement of his retirement. He's still a fun lovin' kind of guy though, as these photos of him sat in a real-life Mario Kart prove.

Miyamoto was in Canoga, California's Westfield Topanga mall — judging by the photos he may have been the only one — as he was in town for the Spike Video Game Awards.

Enjoy these photos of Miyamoto in a Mario Kart and anticipate future memes arising from this very moment.