Mario is coming to Montreal. May 31st will be Mario's Canadian Karting Day, in celebration of the launch of the Wii U's Mario Kart 8, with racing, games, and prizes all part of the festivities.

Montreal's Mario Kart Day will be held at Action 500 (5592 Hochelaga) from 11am to 5pm, with the first 500 people free go-kart race. No shells or stars will be used in the gratis-race, but the winners of each heat will win a mothertruckin' blue shell trophy. If you just had a nerdgasm, then you best arrive early and crush the competition.

Other Mario-centric activities include a preview of Mario Kart 8, the chance to win a bunch of Mario kart prizes, an anti-gravity photo booth, and grown men and women dressed up as Nintendo characters. Beware of Birdo, he/she gets touchy in the creepy way.

A few days before, on May 24th from 12-4pm, Best Buys in Montreal will be letting people play Mario Kart 8, with the first 50 visitors getting a free t-shirt coupon to be redeemed at the event on May 31st.

Here are the participating Best Buys for the May 24th event:

  • 6815 Trans-Canada Highway, Pointe-Claire
  • 7077 Newman Blvd, Lasalle
  • 8871 L'Acadie Boulevard, Montreal
  • 7200 Boulevard des Roseraies, Anjou

Will you be at the race track?

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