‘Star Wars’ meets Mario, Luigi, and Bowser in ‘Star Kart’

Mario and Luigi are just as cute in X-Wings and Y-Wings.

Feb 29, 2020, 11:49 am*

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Dennis Scimeca 

Dennis Scimeca

What if Nintendo’s favorite characters invaded a galaxy far, far away?

YouTube channel Dark Pixel released on Tuesday a Star Wars/Mario Kart mashup in which Mario, Luigi, Bowser, and Princess Peach swap go-karts for starfighters and race tracks for hyperspace lanes. You’ll still find plenty of banana peels and Koopa shells, however.

It took a year for the Dark Pixel crew to produce this three-and-a-half minute animated short. Mario gets the X-Wing and King Bowser gets Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced, of course. We wouldn’t have pegged Yoshi for the A-Wing, but Luigi feels right in the Y-Wing with Toad-D2.

The Dark Pixel channel also offers a selection of live-action films based on Skyrim, Shadow Complex, and GoldenEye 007

Screengrab via Dark Pixel/YouTube

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*First Published: Feb 10, 2016, 7:30 pm