Nintendo has dropped the blue carapace of the law into a Mario Kart-style go-kart attraction in Tokyo, Japan.
The basic experience costs $ 9,000 yen per customer (around £ 60 / $ 90) and puts you in a go-kart fleet, dressed with onesies inspired by the iconic cast of racing game characters: Mario, Luigi , Yoshi and the like.
Nintendo seeks damage for a sum of 10 million yen) for the infringement of its intellectual property. The Tokyo District Court ruled this week in favor of Nintendo, although the exact amount that MariCar is expected to pay on a small scale has not yet been confirmed.
The MariCar website has not yet recognized the decision of the experience offered in the following video.
Race to the end
Mario Kart is one of the most iconic Nintendo franchises, first appeared on the SNES in 1992 with Super Mario Kart, and enjoyed a great sales success. way until 2018, with the arrival of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch. That has been coupled with the growth in arcade space and even in Mario Kart VR.
Nintendo is famous for its IP protection, which are often prone to infringe due to its cultural prominence and highly active fan culture.
We saw several ROM sites and emulators for the old Nintendo games had problems earlier this year, in the run-up to the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online service, which included its own retro classics included in the subscription.
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