While Sonic may have had his own karting games in the shape of the rather lovely Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, that hasn't stopped lovers of the blue blur from wishing that he could be a playable character in Mario Kart 8 also. 

As you can see from the video above the modding community has managed to make this dream happen. As far as we understand it this is achieved by modding the Wii U version of the kart and inserting a Sonic model in place of Metal Mario.

The giveaway of course is the metallic sound effects uttered by this rogue Sonic, and of course Metal Mario's name at the end of the race! Aside from that, it's actually a pretty flawless mod. We've also seen a mod featuring Captain Olimar racing on Rainbow Road too, which is about as strange as it sounds.

Which non-Nintendo characters would you like to see make it over to the official Mario Kart roster one day in the future? Would Sonic be one of your top choices?

[source youtube.com]