Tear Jerker / Mariokart

  • Several fans were sad when the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection was terminated, resulting in no more online play with DS and Wii.
    • Fans coming to the rescue turned this into a heartwarming moment when dedicated groups of people decided to launch their own homebrew servers to replace the phased out Wi-Fi. Here's one of them.
  • On a happier note, veteran players will tear up when playing N64 Rainbow Road in MK8. Hard to believe it's been eighteen years...
    • Some of us had not even been born by the time the first game had come out.
    • May also apply to Rainbow Road SNES in MK7, hearing old Rainbow Road riffs in newer/returning versions of the track, or even just revisiting other old favorites returning as retro tracks in the later games.
    • Most of the Rainbow Road music can make you shed tears of joy.
  • Losing a race, particularly in Grand Prix. This is especially saddening depending on how your character reacts to losing. Rosalina looks on the verge of tears herself, and a handful of the characters sob hysterically.
  • Deluxe's roster is made up of nearly every character from Wii, but then you realize three characters are missing: Birdo, Diddy Kong, and Funky Kong! Sure, Bowser Jr., Dry Bones, and King Boo all came back, but it's just not the same without the remaining three Wii veterans.
  • There's a decent amount of sympathy for anyone who bought a Wii U for the game, only for Nintendo to casually toss them aside in the name of business by releasing Deluxe, crushing many of those adoring fans' dreams by forcing them to buy the game again and lose all their original data, just to get the new content.