Australia Vs Mario

Look out for the banana, and that green shell, oh man... here comes a blue shell!

Charles Martinet, the voice of Nintendo's Mario, is taking on Australia in the ultimate Mario Kart race.


Think you're the king or queen of Mario Kart? Get ready to put your skills to the test on March 16 at 6:30pm (AEST) as you take on the man himself, Mario! Well, his voice talent at least.

If you want to race all you need to do is join the Australian/New Zealand Mario Kart 7 community and jump online at the specified time.

To join the community, simply go to the "Mario Kart Channel" on the main menu of Mario Kart 7 and choose "Online Multiplayer." Then click on "Communities", then "Recommendations" and select "Nintendo AUS/NZ." Or you can select "Enter Code" and input the community code: 39-7327-4613-9024.

You won't actually just be racing against Mario, but also Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Baby Luigi and Baby Mario, as Charles Martinet lends his vocal chords to all of these lovable Nintendo characters, and more!

There is a lot of pressure riding on this challenge. Can you really take on the entire Mario family? Can you throw the banana at the right time to cause him to slide off the road and steal the victory? Don't worry if you're a bit nervous: you have the whole weekend to practice before the main event. If you want our advice, get out your 3DS and start racing!

Will you be joining in the race against Mario? Let us know in the comment section below. Don't forget to let us know how you placed after the race!