Mario Kart Real

Go-kart rental company Akiba Cart is known for its usual monthly events, allowing people to race around the streets of Tokyo's busiest and geekiest district, Akihabara. However, last Sunday the neighbourhood was in for a treat, for a group of cosplayers dressed as Mario and company decided to take the stage and 'play' Mario Kart.

The photos below truly describe how awesome it would have been to have witnessed this as a bystander, for seeing the likes of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Toad, Toadette, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Bowser race past you is certainly an eye-rubbing moment. Of course, MK-style projectiles such as bananas and shells were forbidden to avoid an inevitable cart-astrophic outcome — although it seems some members of the group even took it upon themselves to bring their own replicas of these dangerous items.

Thankfully, no cliffs were present during the event, giving Lakitu some well-deserved time off for a change. Would you like to take part in something like this, and if so what item would you use if you could?

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