In celebration of 20 years since Super Mario Kart launched on Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo UK have announced a Mario Kart 7 tournament across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Players are invited to compete in regional communities, striving to gain a place within the Grand Final in Birmingham which will take place on October 27th.
Qualifying stages will see 10 online communities formed, comprising of both a male and female community in England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with the top two competitors proceeding to the Grand Final.
For their efforts, they will receive a Shell Cup, copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2 and a Goody Bag, with those that achieve third place, and narrowly miss out on the Grand Final, receiving a Shell Cup and Goody Bag.
At the Grand Final, the overall victors will win a Leaf Cup trophy, second place will receive a Special Cup, and each of the top three placed male and female competitors will win every first-party retail game for Nintendo 3DS over the next year (starting in November!).
This runs alongside the ongoing Mario Kart 7 Britain’s Fastest Family tournament, and you can find further information at www.nintendo.co.uk/mk7competition.
Alex Seedhouse+ Alex's early adoration for Nintendo began with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land. This developed over the years, later peaking when he hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Nowadays, his enthusiasm is shared through Nintendo Insider, a place in which he can document his thoughts regarding the big N.