[Photo credit: MariCar Facebook]
Wind your hair, adrenaline pumping through your veins, faithful sidekick Luigi at your side—that's what it must feel like when you're riding MariCar style.
The Tokyo-based company rents go-karts in the style of Mario Kart to its customers. Not only that, but a costume is included too.
Nintendo, however, is not happy with MariCar.
So much so that the massive electronics company is suing MariCar over copyright infringement and for violating Japan's Unfair Competition Prevention Act, (via Kotaku).
A press release by Nintendo announcing the lawsuit reads: “In order to protect our valuable intellectual property that we have built up over many years of effort, we will continue to take resolute measures in the future.”
The release also claims MariCar uses Mario Kart “for publicity and sales without obtaining our [Nintendo's] permission.”
Kotaku adds that exploring the city go-kart style is quite common in Tokyo.
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