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Real-Life Mario Kart Rides? Not So Fast, Says Nintendo

Feb 28, 2017 - The New York Times

Plumber’s outfit? Check. Mustache? Check. Go-kart? Check.

The only thing this provider of real-life Mario Kart services seems to lack is permission from Nintendo.

A legal dispute in Japan is threatening to shut down a business providing go-kart rides on vehicles that look a lot like those from the video game franchise that inspired untold bouts of hand cramping. Nintendo said in a lawsuit filed in a Tokyo court on Friday that a company called MariCar was offering Mario Kart-style r...