The popular racing video game captures the look and feel of the Mario Kart series along with the colorful design that makes Mario so well known in Mario Kart GP VR.
With Mario Kart GP VR you’re also wearing a VR headset. You’re actually inhabiting Mario, or Luigi, or Peach, or Yoshi, and you’re literally throwing green shells and bananas at your opponents. A motion sensor attaches to your wrist while playing and will allow the game to track you using items.
The game that was made under license by co-developer Bandai Namco, is a 5-minute race that takes advantage of virtual reality technology to give you a feel for what it would really be like to sit in the driver’s seat during a crazy Mario Kart race.
Players control the action in Mario Kart-styled arcade chairs with built-in steering wheels for driving and motion controller wristbands to allow you to actually throw items at your opponents.
After its release in Japan last year, the game has now made its way to the UK where it’s available to play in the Hollywood Bowl in London’s O2 Centre.