There is always something a little grotesque when traditionally animated characters are brought into the real world. For example, something about seeing Mickey walk around Disney World just doesn't look quite right, and Nintendo is proving the rule with its latest cross promotion involving Mario and the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.
Video games in general have come long way since the 16-bit Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the original Super Mario Kart in 1992. Graphics are more visually stunning by orders of magnitude. The technology from the developer to the user end has evolved considerably, to put it mildly. Now, on May 30, 2014, Mario Kart 8 hits the Wii U console with flashy new graphics and an appropriately deeper dynamic of gameplay. Still, with advancements in high definition, controller technology, and off-
Mario Kart 8 courses are divided into eight Cup series, with four tracks apiece. Mushroom, Flower, Star, and Special Cups all feature new tracks. Shell, Banana, Leaf, and Lightning Cups are made up of updated versions of courses from previous Mario Kart titles.