While age is truly just a number it’s ok to be surprised by the things that remind you of it, ya know, like Mario Kart being 30 years old 😅 I missed the Super Nintendo and Super Mario Kart days but when my brothers and I got our hands on our Jungle Green N64 and Mario Kart 64 we all knew it was on. Now that we all have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (and the booster pack) it is not uncommon for a ‘quick cup’ invitation to pop up in our group chat any given night of the week. See? Age can be a wonderful thing!
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