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Trivia: Mario Kart
  • Cash Cow Franchise: Got even bigger with DS and Wii, the latter actually selling better than Grand Theft Auto IV, which would have been unthinkable the previous generation.
  • Fan Nickname: The infamous Spiny Shell is pretty much known to all its fans and haters alike as the Blue Shell. That, or a long string of profanity.
    • The most common name for the Spiny shell in Sweden is Ledarskalet translating into "the Leader shell", because it targets the leading racer.
    • The Thunder Cloud from Mario Kart Wii is also known as the "Herpes Cloud". Because you give it to other players by contact.
    • Mario Kart Wii gets called 'Mario Bike Wii' or 'Funky Bike Wii' or Daisy Bike Wii due to rampant use of bikes or speed-boosting characters.
    • Mario Kart 8 sometimes gets called Mario Kart Zero, due to the anti-gravity being like that of F-Zero.
    • Some people were also calling it Mario Riders Zero Gravity when it was released, due to the gravity gimmicks, though they're hardly the same.
  • I Knew It: Many had predicted N64 Rainbow Road would return for Mario Kart 8.
  • Killer App: 8 is shaping up to be one for the Wii U.
  • The Other Darrin: In Mario Kart 7, instead of Mercedes Rose reprising her role, Rosalina is instead voiced by Kerri Kane. No explanation is given for this change. In 8, she is voiced by Laura Fay Smith, her actress from Super Mario 3D World.

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