On your mark, get set, go-kart! The much-loved racing game series Mario Kart celebrates its 30th birthday on September 1. Over the past three decades, players have raced on themed courses, used fun power-ups, and more in 15 different games.
Mario and Luigi have raced on almost every Nintendo gaming system—from Super Nintendo to the Switch. New characters have joined the racing roster with each new game, including some from other Nintendo franchises like the Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. These games have grown from basic console racing to online co-op play and even augmented reality. Just watch out for a blue shell, which might knock you into last place!