Throwing it back to where it all began
Those who recreate the past are doomed to get hit with a red shell. Pretty sure that’s how the proverb goes.
Nintendo has remade the first Mario Kart track that most of us ever played inside Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. Check out the simplistic Mario Circuit 1 from the SNES Mario Kart as experienced through the AR lens of Home Circuit:
To celebrate the launch of #MarioKart Live: Home Circuit, weâ€™ve recreated Mario Circuit 1 from the original Super Mario Kart on Super NES! pic.twitter.com/l9jS6Zojl1
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 16, 2020
(If you’re somehow unfamiliar with Mario Circuit 1, here it is in all its 1992-drenched glory.)
Truth be told, Mario Circuit 1 is about the ideal adaption for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit‘s four-gate limitations. It’s the most iconic Mario Kart course that’s more or less oval-shaped. It goes blazing fast, though, as each lap in Home Circuit takes approximately 10 seconds. It’s a solid effort from Nintendo, but not as impressive as the time Activision made Tony Hawk a real-life warehouse from THPS1.
For more nuanced thoughts (and an extremely cute kitten), go read Chris’ hands-on impressions of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.