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Unlike his monumental debut in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, Sonic has - bizarrely - yet to make any kind of appearance in Mario Kart. Yes, we know he's technically got his own racing game with Team Sonic Racing and what not, but come on, it's Mario Kart!

Clearly, we weren't the only ones to think this, as a talented modder known as 'Squadaloo' has created a new mod for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that not only adds Sonic into the game as a playable character, but introduces Green Hill Zone as a brand new course, complete with its own custom soundtrack!

It's an impressive accomplishment, to be sure, and we're particularly taken with the addition of a pixellated Sonic sprite in place of the standard glider. The course itself works wonders with the general theme of 'anti-grav' in Mario Kart 8, allowing the modder to introduce Sonic's iconic loops, and Sonic himself doesn't have his own kart because, well, he doesn't need one, does he?

You can check out a full rundown of the course in the below video:

What do you think of this Sonic mod for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Have you seen similar impressive feats that you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments!

[source gamebanana.com, via twitter.com]