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Translating ‘Mario Kart’ into the real world is pretty complicated

By / 01.16.13

One long-standing Holy Grail among video game dorks has been to re-create the Mario Kart experience in the real world. Problem is, it’s pretty complicated, as Waterloo Labs demonstrates.

Yet, they’ve done it. By figuring out a way to have the carts behave as they do in the games and using RFID to translate the item system, you have the following…

Well, it’s hardly perfect. At the very least, it shows it can be done, and with a little R&D, it could be the next big thing at Disneyland?


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Matt Hawkins
About Matt Hawkins... Matt Hawkins is an NYC based video game journalist, designer, consultant, and cultralist. He's been published in EGM, Kotaku, and MSNBC amongst others. Matt also makes comics and zines, is obsessed with cable access, gets into arguments with homeless people all the time, and once had his nipple bitten off during a one night stand. But that's neither here nor there.

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