The Spike Shell from Mario Kart 64

My friends and I broke out the Nintendo 64 the other day and played Mario Kart, and we realized that that game really holds up. Despite the N64’s aggressively impractical three pronged controller, Mario Kart 64 is very easy to slip right back into, as if it were any given Saturday in 1997. I learned that, perhaps because of my nihilistic tendencies that increase with my old age, I enjoyed getting into last place, for that is when you get the best power-ups, like the lightening bolt and the spike shell. That way, you not only get to ruin everyone else’s fun,  but you may yourself get to first place. I guess I’m more of a sociopath than a nihilist.

mario kart spike shell

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