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Who needs 200cc when you can have a blue hedgehog commandeering a P-Wing? Thanks to enterprising modder CorBond57, Sonic has been brought into Mario Kart 8, but it’s still a work in progress.


Despite almost perfectly importing the Blue Blur’s model, if you listen closely enough you can hear him spouting Metal Mario’s dialogue from the game (the race rankings even show him as Metal Mario, too.) This makes it all the more funny when you realize that Sonic is collecting coins instead of rings during these laps.

The mod works only with the Wii U version as of now, so if you’re hoping that you can race around as Sonic in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe you might be better served waiting for some Sega-approved DLC. If you want to see the mod’s progression, CorBond57 does post progress pictures and updates on their Twitter page. If you want to see the rest of their work, which ranges from Chrom in Smash Bros. to Punished “Venom” Jigglypuff, check out their GameBanana page too!

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)