We talked about this a bit in the last podcast. Smash Brothers is awesome in part because it has so many Nintendo franchises represented, but Mario Kart has always been Mario Kart. Would you want to see Nintendo open up Mario Kart to other Nintendo franchises? Or should Mario Kart stay pure Mario Kart? Or maybe something in between, where it mainly stays Mario Kart but brings in a few other franchises that fit (say, Kirby, etc.?)
Imagine this, except on Brinster and Samus in a little kart...
@Hinph Hmm, I should have included that as an option I guess. Do we really need two different kart franchises from Nintendo though!? I'd prefer Nintendo go back to some of its other racing franchises instead of doubling up on kart games. F-Zero and Waverace are both overdue.
Or they could come up with a brand new racing game! Maybe.
I just think that the opportunity for a mash-up of Nintendo franchises (and even third party franchises) is always a welcome thing. Hell, I like racing games more than fighting games, so Super Smash Kart could surpass Smash Bros in my book.
IF they did it.... no karts.... Link would ride Epona or use pegasus boots, Mario would be a powerup or a Yoshi, Captain Falcon in a mini version of his ship, Samus could be using her ship or speed booster, Bowser and Bowser Jr in his clown ship. Each character would have customized power ups that would do the same thing for each character.....like Samus could get the screw attack but for Mario it'd be a star or Link maybe the Bombos Medallion or a Koopa Trooper it'd be a yellow turtle shell that'd make him invincible temporarily
I am against this because it doesn't need to happen. It is called Mario Kart for a reason and should stay that way. I also see no point in SSK. Not needed when Nintendo already has F-Zero and Mario Kart.
I voted the middle option, I'd like to see maybe a Metroid or Zelda themed track or cup, and maybe a couple of unlockable characters... A chibi Samus in a sweet little Gunship kart, or something like that.
I'm just saying Link or Samus riding in a kart would look fucking dumb haha. If it was each characters way of travel then I'd prolly like that more. Maybe as you go along you can update how they race.... like Link it might be pegasus boots->epona-> Large bird/Spirit Tracks Train
Well, there are different ways to make "karts" beyond just the normal ones. Sonic has all kinds of things people race in but they're still "karts" of a sort.
Whatever the case it seems kind of odd to me to worry about making sense too much in a franchise where, apparently, Mario and Bowser have put aside all differences to have go-kart races for some reason.
@anon_mastermind Not Miis specifically, I don't like the more serious franchises participating in mini games, it takes some of the magic out of them. I am more attached to these characters emotionally than to Mario and crew. With Mario I am attached to its gameplay, not to the character himself, so as long as the gameplay is good he can do whatever he wants. I wouldn't like to see Leon Kennedy ride a kart either