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Mario Kart

Game type: Racing
Last updated: 25th of November 2015

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Past Tournaments

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LAN-slide v21.0

30/09/2017 @ 12:30 PM

Wall of Mario Kart

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LAN-slide v20.0

08/07/2017 @ 10:30 PM

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Grand Prix

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LAN-slide v17.0

24/09/2016 @ 12:00 PM

The Wall of Mario Kart

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LAN-slide v14.0

09/01/2016 @ 8:30 PM

Mario Kart 8

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About Mario Kart

Mario Kart is a series of go-kart-style racing video games developed and published by Nintendo as spin-offs from its trademark Super Mario series. The first in the series, Super Mario Kart, was launched in 1992 on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to critical and commercial success.

There have been five Mario Kart games released for home consoles, three portable games, and three Namco co-developed arcade games, for a total of eleven. The latest title in the series, Mario Kart 8, was released on Wii U in May 2014. The series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide to date.

In the Mario Kart series, players compete in go-kart races, controlling one of a selection of characters from the Mario franchise. Up to twelve characters can compete in each race.

One of the features of the series is the use of various power-up items obtained by driving into item boxes laid out on the course. These power-ups include mushrooms to give players a speed boost, Koopa Shells to be thrown at opponents, and banana peels that can be laid on the track as hazards. The type of weapon received from an item box is often random, though sometimes influenced by the player's current position in the race. For example, players lagging far behind may receive more powerful items while the leader will only receive small defensive items. Called rubber banding, this gameplay mechanism allows other players or computers a realistic chance to catch up to the leading player.