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Weirdness: Here's Some Olympic Speed Skating, Mario Kart Style

Posted by Conor McMahon

Can we start the petition for a 2018 inclusion?

The heat of competition burns at your pounding heart, rivulets of sweat drip down your brow but you can't afford even a second to wipe it away. Your pulse marks each passing second, the weight of the world gathers on your weary shoulders and as the finish line comes into sight, you know the true meaning of the word triumph. That's right, it's MARIO KART!!

The Winter Olympics in Sochi are almost over, and its been an incredible run. Both glory and heartbreak have washed over the athletes, which isn't so dissimilar to a particularly passionate round of Mario Kart if you're inclined to get as invested as some of us here at Nintendo Life. Today, special effects-laden YouTube channel timtimded has once again bridged the gap between reality and video games, providing a vision of the Mushroom Kingdom Winter Olympics.

The result is suitably chaotic, as the Olympic speed skaters blast each other with blue shells and chain chomps at every opportunity. To make matters even worse, it takes place at Sochi's infamous Baby Park Stadium, and Double Dash fans know just how bad that can get...

You can check out the video below, but be warned that it isn't always a pretty sight when thunder clouds and koopa shells are involved!

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Benjerocks said:

That's so funny! Made my day. Hate that baby park though, pretty uncreative track in a game bursting with creativity.



Kaze_Memaryu said:

Meh, that could've used some polish. But Baby Park was one of my favourite tracks! The intense warfare with bowser shells, bob-ombs, shells and DK bananas was such a blast!



Falchion said:

@Benjerocks Its simplicity made it so creative! It required more skill to stay in fist because of the onslaught of items. It was simple like no other mario kart course. I enjoyed Baby Park, but DK mountain is the best!



SonicBlast said:

Speed skating with Mario Kart items is serious business! O_o
I liked the part where the guy stopped to eat the banana and the commentary.
"He'll be going home with plenty of potassium, but no gold..." Classic!



nole001 said:

Couldn't help but notice that the footage is from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.



baba_944 said:

One of the skiers representing Austria, Mario Matt, his nickname is "Super Mario".



koelboel said:

@Matts14 They did it in Mario Sports Mix, though in all fairness it wasn´t a pure hockey game and unfortunately only so-so. Speaking of - here´s to Sweden grabbing the gold medal today!



Jmaster said:

I do believe that's shorttrack actually. Yeah, I'm Dutch, I care about the things we dominate.



Weedy said:

Great Video and Great Track, Baby Park can only truly be experienced with friends, the enemy A.I. just don't play it right.



FluttershyGuy said:

After how they did at speedskating (and at Sochi in general), team USA can use all the blue shells, red shells, chain chomps, and any other help it can get before 2018.

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