Just days after Sonic the Hedgehog joined the races, yet another character who inspired an official Amiibo costume in Mario Kart 8 has received an unofficial mod to put the character itself in the game! This time, that character is none other than the S.S. Dolphin’s enterprising Captain Olimar.

YouTube user
EdbotnikThe mapped the big-nosed captain over Baby Mario in the Wii U racer. The mod even comes complete with sound effects, unlike the mod for Sonic the Hedgehog, who was mapped by another Mario Kart 8 player over Metal Mario.

Edbotnik made his mod
available for download as well. If you want to see the mod in action before grabbing it yourself, though, be sure to check out some footage of the tiny captain racing through courses in the video above!

How cool do you think this mod for Olimar in
Mario Kart 8 is? What other characters would you like to see added, unofficially or otherwise, in Nintendo’s flagship racing game? Let us know down below!

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Eric Zavinski
Hey all! I've been a gamer since I was three. I'm one of those people with gaming so ingrained in them that watching my father play Super Mario 64 is actually my first memory I can recall. I love writing too! I'm writing an original fantasy series that takes place in another universe; it may take some inspiration from some of my favorite franchises. I've been a journalist for a few years, have worked on local and national teams, and have garnered experience assigning stories, editing, writing, interviewing, hosting a television series, running a YouTube channel, and doing other stuff that's more fun to mention in conversation. Bios can drag on. Anyway, I'm super stoked to be a part of the Gamnesia team! Thanks for having me!


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