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Mario Kart: why the heck do people love it so much? Is it just because it’s a Mario game? Or does it go a bit deeper then that? Well, as someone who has played it once or twice and watched it online many times more, I believe that I am qualified enough to try and answer this question.

So first off, the fact that Mario Kart is a part of the Mario franchise of video games means that it is always going to be at least somewhat popular. The loyalty of its fanbase and possibly because of how mainstream the Mario series is contribute to its longevity. There is, however, a plausible gameplay reason for why it’s so popular; namely, it is a highly competitive racing game – especially if played with friends. This is also aided by the fact that a decent amount of people are naturally competitive, adding more fuel to the fire.

But my last and, in my mind, the best reason behind why this is the case might just be because of how engaging and fun the series’ gameplay is. Just look it up online if you don’t understand what I’m talking about. I had a lot of fun just watching it. Imagine how much fun it is to actually play it in real life. From what I experienced and saw, it looks and feels like you’re driving in real life. I don’t know about you folks but I would be first in line to play something like that.

So that is what I thought to be the best possible reasons for why the Mario Kart video game series is so popular. Now I’m not saying that any of this is correct. I don’t have any fancy PhDs or anything better than a high school diploma. This is my opinion, which will probably be different than yours. But for the most part, I think I have all my bases covered here. Though I would like to know what you, the readers, have to say on this matter. So if you would be so kind, I ask you to answer: why do you think that the Mario Kart Series is so popular? Why do you like it? Or, why don’t you like it?


Jesse Hill

Jesse Hill is a second year student in the professional writing program at Algonquin College. He wishes to be a novelist.