A packed grid

As we all know, Super Mario Kart on the SNES allows 8 famous faces from the Mushroom Kingdom to challenge one another in a no-holds-barred race to the finish line. Subsequent entries in the franchise have added more driver choice to the roster, but YouTube user Hat-Loving Gamer clearly feels Nintendo hasn't gone anywhere near far enough and has created a unique vision which sees 101 drivers struggling to negotiatie the winding curves of Mushroom Plains.

The video - which must have taken quite some time to put together - is packed with characters not only from Nintendo's back catalogue, but the history of gaming in general. You can see the full list in the video's description on YouTube, but our personal highlights include Alex Kidd, Ecco the Dolphin, Halo's Master Chief and the fire-breathing dragon which accompanies Tyris Flare's most powerful magical attack in Golden Axe.

Give it a watch and let us know which faces you got a kick out of seeing.