Remote Control Mario Kart toys tested, don’t drift but do shoot….
To win at Mario Kart on a console you must master two things: drifting and power-ups. Half of that is replicated in these R/C Mario Kart toys, which we saw standing still last month but now can finally see in action motoring around what looks to be either Corporate Carpet Raceway or CDR Castle. The controller emits that familiar jingling item select sound when you’ve snagged a virtual power-up, and you can see how mushrooms boost your speed while banana peels cause your opponents’ cars to freak out. Sadly there is no drifting to be found in this version of the game, but we’re wondering if a little tape on the rear wheels wouldn’t help address that shortcoming.