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This article was published on February 12, 2016

This Star Wars and Mario Kart mashup has to happen

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Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She l Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She loves tech for good, cleantech, edtech, assistive tech, politech (?), diversity in tech.

Love Star Wars? Love Mario Kart? Then you’ll love this video showing what Mario Kart would look like if it were set in a galaxy far, far away.

See your favorite Mario Kart character (always Yoshi) climb aboard an iconic Star Wars battleship for a series of races culminating in a Death Star trench run.

Accompanied by Star Wars music and sounds, the whole thing feels lot more tense than a usual trip down Rainbow Road.

It took video game designers Mike Brown, Landon Sperry and Casen Sperry a year to create this masterpiece, which is complete with a Phantom Menace-style podrace, super-realistic Millennium Falcon and, of course, explosions.

Let’s hope someone at Disney or Nintendo can spot a great franchising deal when they see one.

But is it Star Kart or Kart Wars?

Star Kart – Star Wars + Mario Kart [YouTube via CNET]