A MARIO Kart-style racing experience is zooming into Manchester and Liverpool in the new year.

Mushroom Rally go karting launches in January 2019 where dressing as your favourite Nintendo character is a must.

You will be able to choose a costume or bring your own for up to 20 laps of a quirky track in 200cc karts with a top speed of 40mph

While sadly you won't be able lob red shells, shrink racers with a lightning bolt or slip on a banana peel you can collect stars for a chance at a prize.

There will also be fancy dress prizes for real Mario Kart aficionados and after party options for you to celebrate or commiserate in style.

The racing experience is heading to Manchester and Liverpool as well as Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds, London, Newcastle, and Sheffield.

Each city will have their own unique track and different karts with locations to be confirmed.

The experience is suitable for all ages.

Mario Kart remains one of Nintendo's most successful series and is arguably the most popular racing game of all time. Super Mario Kart first launched on the Super Nintendo in 1992.

Since then more than 10 Mario Kart games have been released for Nintendo consoles and arcade machines.

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