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I seem to recall a few years back a company offering tourists to drive actual Mario Carts around the streets of Tokyo...
They lost a lawsuit by Nintendo and had to remove all Mario theming and pay them half a million dollars. Shortly thereafter, Coronavirus mitigations put Japan's international tourism on hold, and it was suggested that they might be going out of business, though they still appear to be active judging by their web site...

https://kart.st/tokyobay.html
 

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They lost a lawsuit by Nintendo and had to remove all Mario theming and pay them half a million dollars. Shortly thereafter, Coronavirus mitigations put Japan's international tourism on hold, and it was suggested that they might be going out of business, though they still appear to be active judging by their web site...

https://kart.st/tokyobay.html
Good info, thanks. Not that I question Nintendo's right to compel this, but it would seem to be more beneficial to them to consider it as a cross-promotional venture.
 
Good info, thanks. Not that I question Nintendo's right to compel this, but it would seem to be more beneficial to them to consider it as a cross-promotional venture.
Keep in mind, these are relatively high-speed go-karts being driven by tourists on public roads within the highest-populated urban center in the world. So there would be a lot of liabilities for a company like Nintendo to endorse something like this. I know as of a couple years ago, there had already been a number of accidents involving them crashing into various things, including a store-front, a police box, a parked car, and a hit-and-run accident involving a bicyclist. I don't believe any resulted in serious injuries, but I'm sure that's not a risk Nintendo wants to take.
 

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