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A Mario Kart entry?

Last posted May 11, 2014 at 09:41PM EDT. Added May 09, 2014 at 03:24PM EDT
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I think it’s about time we got an entry about Mario Kart. It’s the biggest sub-series of Mario and Mario Kart Wii sold over 35 millions copies, making it the one of the best selling games of all time. It has spawned off memes like the infamous Spiny/Blue shell and (what I call) Baby X/ Metal X which is about putting baby, metal or another thing in front of the name of a character in order to create a new character (Inspired by Baby Daisy, Baby Rosalina, Metal Mario and Pink Gold Peach). This is actually quite popular on boards like GameFAQs.

So what do you say?

May 09, 2014 at 03:24PM EDT
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I’m not sure whether it covers the same ground as our pre-existing (and confirmed) Super Mario entry. It’s the same logic that’s stopped me from creating a Donkey Kong Country entry, does it fall under the same ground? Granted DKC isn’t really a spin-off at this point, MK certainly is.Plus there’s the argument on whether it’s all that notable meme wise. But hey, what does that matter any more, so I say wait for more responses then go-ahead

May 09, 2014 at 03:40PM EDT
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As I said in the entry for Super Smash Brothers; Mario Kart is a hard entry to push here because despite being immensely popular, it’s actually spawned very little in terms of notable memeic mutation. (Which somewhat makes sense. Emulating something like Mario Kart requires a bit more sophistication than something like Smash Brothers due to the combination of Organic and Inorganic materials. At least from an artists point of view.)


Two examples I can think of that could make this warrant an entry is 1: Live Action Mario Kart Parodies, notably Remi Gaillard and Freddie Wongs videos. And 2: The Blue Turtle Shell parodies. Though I don’t know any notable examples of that.

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May 09, 2014 at 04:08PM EDT
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Two examples I can think of that could make this warrant an entry is 1: Live Action Mario Kart Parodies, notably Remi Gaillard and Freddie Wongs videos. And 2: The Blue Turtle Shell parodies. Though I don’t know any notable examples of that.

By which it can be brought forward that the Blue Shell’s infamous status in the games probably warrants a meme entry. So if any of you feel bored, here’s a free entry idea.

May 09, 2014 at 06:50PM EDT
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An entry about only the spiny/blue shell could work too I think, I’m just worried that it might be hard to find any kind of examples of spread of it.

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May 09, 2014 at 06:53PM EDT
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CountThygen wrote:

An entry about only the spiny/blue shell could work too I think, I’m just worried that it might be hard to find any kind of examples of spread of it.

A Google search will end you up with countless types of images. Look for some that got a notable amount of views/upvotes/favorites/notes/karma/whatever. There’s also plenty of merchandise available related to the Spiky Shell, which can get a paragraph. There are rage reactions and probably videos as well. Nintendo added a Spiky Shell to the Mario Kart 8 limited edition, which was covered by a couple of websites. Use your imagination, dig a bit, and some interesting stuff is bound to pop up.

You can probably fill up a spread section about the Spiky Shell with relative ease.

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May 09, 2014 at 07:05PM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

A Google search will end you up with countless types of images. Look for some that got a notable amount of views/upvotes/favorites/notes/karma/whatever. There’s also plenty of merchandise available related to the Spiky Shell, which can get a paragraph. There are rage reactions and probably videos as well. Nintendo added a Spiky Shell to the Mario Kart 8 limited edition, which was covered by a couple of websites. Use your imagination, dig a bit, and some interesting stuff is bound to pop up.

You can probably fill up a spread section about the Spiky Shell with relative ease.

Oh stupid me. How could I forget about that spiny shell statue. I pre-ordered the limited edition with that in. Well alright, if it’s okay with you guys, I’m going to make an entry about the spiny shell. I won’t make it until tomorrow however. It’s late where I live and I need to get some sleep. Of course, if anyone wants to help out the Spiny Shell entry after I’ve made it, feel free to do so.

May 09, 2014 at 07:12PM EDT
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Another thing worth looking into is the modding community of Mario Kart Wii. Though this would be a relatively new thing for KYM to look into seeing as besides mod heavy platforms like Mugen or Garrys Mod, we have barely touched the subject in recent years.

I also have to call for assistance on documenting the Super Smash Brothers Brawl modding community, but that’s for another thread.

May 09, 2014 at 11:41PM EDT
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Aside from Metal X/Baby X and Blue Shell, like you mentioned, I have a few ideas for a Mario Kart entry.

-Rainbow Road
-Mario Kart Character Requests

…and that’s all I have, but I hope these help.

May 10, 2014 at 04:20PM EDT
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I don’t think that requests for characters to be in Mario Kart is as big as with Super Smash Bros. Rainbow Road could possible be worth a mention, especially since there is that popular rainbow road song that got an entry and got confirmed, but right now, I’m not going to make a Mario Kart entry. I am however, working on an entry for the Spiny Shell like RandomMan suggested. Maybe Mario Kart can get an entry another day.

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May 10, 2014 at 04:29PM EDT
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Okay everyone. I have submitted an entry for the Spiny Shell. It can be found here. Please tell me what you think and, of course, constructive criticism is welcome. Feel free to help out with the entry if you want to.

May 10, 2014 at 08:13PM EDT
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