Pranksters Take Over Shopping Mall In Mario Kart Flash Mob


A group of online pranksters have gone viral this week after they brought Nintendo classic ‘Mario Kart’ to life inside a shopping mall.

Base 37 donned costumes of Mario, Luigi, Bowser, and Princess Peach as they caused minor havoc inside a shopping centre in Shepherds Bush, London.

The rules of the stunt were relatively simple, as one racer explained to another, ‘Don’t hit anyone and don’t get caught.’

Check it out:

I need a go kart and a fake moustache pronto.

A member of Base37 told the Evening Standard:

You can’t go wrong with MarioKart. A lot people people were just looking in disbelief and some high fived us.

It was just a little bit of fun. A lot of people are saying the wish they could do it because they grew up with the game on Nintendo 64.

We didn’t have any real issue with security – they didn’t really have much time to react.

Security, meanwhile, tried to play it cool.

A spokesman told the Standard:

As the stunt was intended to be humorous, and the centre was open but the retail stores were not trading at the time with a small number of people on foot, the participants were permitted to continue.

Did anyone else notice Princess Peach’s shoes change halfway through though?

Kieron Curtis

Kieron Curtis

An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest... not forgetting his time at ASDA.