Weirdness: This Real-Life Version Of Mario Kart Looks Extreme
Posted by Conor McMahon
Blue shells seem thankfully absent
Australia is the place to go if it's raw thrills you're after. Even just putting on a shoe is a potentially heart-racing experience as you wonder what kind of multi-legged monster is waiting within. Bungee-jumping and surfing may be getting a bit stale for some adrenaline junkies though, so what better way to liven things up than race tiny karts down the side of a mountainous hill?
The video below from YouTube filmmaker Devin Graham shows his friends doing exactly that, and it's hard not to think of it as a wild recreation of Mario's karting history. The grassy, sun-drenched terrain brings to mind the rolling plains outside Peach's castle, and there are more than a few collisions as bouncing car tires replace green Koopa shells. Travelling that fast is sure to result in a few tumbles regardless though, and it's all part of the fun for these Mushroom Kingdom maniacs.
We even get a distinctly Mario-esque hoot of joy at the 36 second mark.
It's all possible thanks to Kurrajong Heights Grass Billy Karting and Recreation Park, who offer an hour's worth of action for $20. You can even choose teams, though they've yet to introduce double-karts into the mix. Anyone who'd like to join in the next race for the Star Cup can check out their website for more information.
If you're feeling brave, show your interest in a comment below and let us know what you think. Have you tried anything like this?