We're starting to get a bit scared of Mario. The behatted, bemoustached plumber has has been slowly leaking into real life, with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit using AI to turn our messy living room into a go-kart course, and LEGO Super Mario letting us scan barcodes to create platforming levels made entirely out of bricks. Last night, we woke up long before dawn, and we swear we heard "it's-a-me" whispered in the darkness.
But enough about that! Enterprising game-hackers Playfool have created the Mario Kart course to end all courses, by combining the LEGO Mario with the Mario Kart Mario. It's a confusing multiverse twist worthy of a Christopher Nolan movie, but it's also a very interesting watch that might inspire some of your own creations.
By using their own proprietary paper creation, the SADDLE (Snug And Dapper holDer (for) LEGO Mario), Playfool has managed to suspend Mario ever-so-slightly above the ground. That means he can effectively read barcodes taped to the track as other Mario drives around. Neat!
Using the barcodes provided with LEGO Mario, Playfool has added item blocks, Goombas, and checkpoints to the track, which turn the course into a level as you drive over them. They've even created LEGO versions of the Mario Kart AR markers, which the kart is able to read perfectly. That means that Mario can drive Mario around Mario's LEGO Mario-style Mario Kart course, while Mario reads the Mario Kart-style LEGO Mario barcodes.
Confused yet? We are, too. It's all Mario's fault. Or is it Marios, plural? Marioes? Marii??? We don't know any more.
Playfool has kindly made the SADDLE and the other course elements available for download here, so now we can all make our own Mario/Mario course! ...We might need to have a little lie down, first.
True way to play mario kart.
That's Michael Bolton from Office Space
Now, can they combine these with Nintendo LABO?
@Tourtus & Knuckles
I laughed hard when they added that last second Double Dash to the already long winded title
I'm quite amazed by this display of creativity. Sadly I don't have the patience to learn how to emulate any of that, but if my sons were a bit older I might have tried to do it as a "father and son activity". (I actually don't even have the karts yet even if on my radar; waiting for a bigger house... )
It's so refreshing to see someone play like a kid and not be pedestrian with it so as to keep it's value for later lol.
Play it like you're going to break it!
@Yanina Featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry Series!
Well, that's SERIOUSLY creative alright, but even though I definitely would want to own a set, it would only be for display purposes, because I don't have the floor space for even the simplest of tracks to be able to use this, unless I shove aside carpets, tables and closets, so at most, it would only be a one time show-off session...
awesome idea Playfool! extremely creative!
I’m a SUPER fan of the Mario Kart franchise so MKL:HC was an automatic purchase for me. the thing that surprises me is how I’m still enjoying creating courses! I felt that it was going to be something I played with for a bit and would just have the kart for display but I’m still enjoying it! highly recommend to all Mario Kart fanatics!
This is incredibly cool.
The thumbnail looks like Home Circuit Mario is holding Lego Mario hostage.
A true Mario Kart Double Dash sequel!!
I want to try Mario Kart live but i have cats and unfortunately that means cat hair everywhere.
I will get the plans for later. This looks like crazy fun.
i love the Mario Kart Legos. Nintendo should make a Lego style kart for Mario. (sorry Luigi, but we like Mario more.)
next up for Mario Kart live home circuit should be more gates and objects. not enough Mario Kart objects. next up for Lego Mario should be new enemies; some of them should be just for Lego Mario Kart live home circuit.
and I'm still waiting for some updates for Super Mario Maker 2. at one point there were hints and references to adding new themes for course making. they still haven't done that. (and unfortunately they might never do so). they should add a Lego theme option just for the fun of it. or just release Super Mario Maker 3D. it would be nice to have a reason to revisit the Super Mario Maker games.
Goodness me... what sorcery is this?!
WE would like to play...
Mario kidnaps Mario. 😂
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