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Mario Kart

mario_kart_cube.jpgAnd while I'm on the subject of video games (see previous rant about how lame Sega and EA are being towards the GameCube), let me wonder aloud just when the heck I'm going to get to play Mario Kart on my GameCube.

Other games I am anticipating include:

  • Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • Mario Kart
  • Sports games (soccer, hockey, football, baseball, Tony Hawk, etc.)
  • Pikmin 2
  • Mario Tennis
  • Mario Golf

Every day, with rare, rare exception my third year of college, Bill, Cazi, Matt, and I and sometimes Mike or another fill-in would play Mario Kart 64 for a minimum of 60 minutes. I would say I averaged nearly 2 hours/day over the span of those nine months. In short, I became one of the best damn Mario Kart players in the world. 🙂

We played Battle mode 95% of the time, occasionally dipping into a race circuit for the different challenge it presented. I was almost always Luigi, feeling that he presented the best speed, acceleration, and maneuverability. The few times I lost, becoming "the bomb" and taking it out on your sworn enemy (for those few minutes, anyway) kept the game interesting and the flak talk flowing.

Matt would whine when he lost "I hit the button, it didn't… that's not fair!" even though he knew damn well we were all playing with the same controllers on the same console with the same game. Cazi would just laugh "hee heh hee hee" and shout "yeah!" and "booya" and other phrases. Bill played it cool, as if he was Iceman in Top Gun, but got his ass handed to him often enough that we knew that was just how he played the game, and not how he asserted his cool dominance.

Me? I was just glad to be there, kicking ass and taking names. Sometimes, anyway.

Those days are gone. College is a unique time in a person's life. All of your friends are 20 feet away, and probably awake at 3am. I'm glad it's over, and I'm glad I'm doing my own thing, living in the real world. I miss it, though, and probably pester Gabe and Daria a bit more than I would if I had the college experience they had, living out of the dorms for most of their college career.

But like I said, I was just glad to be there.

6 Responses to "Mario Kart"

  1. dude, you can play thps 3 and 4 on your gamecube.

    now mario kart. well lets just say that if you're a *true* kart fan, you've got your super nintendo ready to pull out the *true* kart. aw. yeah.

  2. Racing

    Erik B's post on Mario Kart brings back some memories ... Eric, Marc, and I (that is, my housemates at

  3. Eric points out that Mario Kart for the GameCube has been announced. YES! I previously wrote about Mario Kart, but I have one question not...

  4. can i play mario kart

  5. play mario kart

  6. please send me a copy of the game