“Pokémon Go” has been almost anything game enthusiasts could talk about since it was released last week, but there is one thing it could take a back seat to: “Mario Kart Go.”
For those who don’t know, “Pokémon Go” is essentially the closest way players have a chance to catch pocket monsters in “real life.” A user’s phone works as a device to both locate and catch the creatures. So, if “Mario Kart Go” were real, that might mean a lot more accidents on the road.
When “Mario Kart” came out in the 1990s, it was one of the most popular games for Nintendo 64. When playing, gamers must get around the track as fast as possible while simultaneously avoiding obstacles. There are different offensive and defensive tactics players can use to get ahead like dropping banana peels, tortoise shells or using turbo speed. Of course, if this were in real life, it wouldn’t fend too well for other drivers. Players in “Mario Kart” often crash into each other.
Some netizens shared memes and gifs of what would happen is “Mario Kart Go” were real.
When they release Mario kart go pic.twitter.com/G3xlgZ43wh
— Mikey (@MikeyCampbell94) July 13, 2016
Woke up & saw Mario Kart Go was trending... Son, I was about to start training around my block pic.twitter.com/pqG7BxOaty
— felixb (@feelickss) July 13, 2016
This is what awaits you if Mario Kart Go is ever made. pic.twitter.com/e8wl3NL0Cu
— Godzilla (@GodzillaSays) July 13, 2016
While just the thought of “Mario Kart Go” sounds like a disaster, “Pokémon Go” has turned out to be dangerous. The game warns people to be aware of their surroundings, but not everyone has listened. To try to keep everyone safe, Australian police urged people to look away from their phones.
"It's ... a good idea to look up, away from your phone and both ways before crossing the street," a statement from Australia's Northern Territory Police read, according to The Telegraph. "That Sandshrew isn't going anywhere fast.”
People haven’t used the best judgement, either, with some travelers playing the game at the United States National Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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