Following up on last year’s Monopoly Gamer line, Hasbro has revealed a Mario Kart edition of the classic board game.
The new Mario Kart-themed Monopoly board does a little more than change the property names and board pieces. In addition to the retinue of Mario Kart items like bananas and shells, Mario Kart Monopoly also has a race system. When players pass Go, a race is started in Mario Kart-fashion. There’s no word on whether you should start moving your piece with the right timing for a boost start, though.
The properties will include famous Mario Kart tracks like Rainbow Road and Bowser’s Castle and launches with Mario, Peach, Luigi, and Toad. Later this year, a Power Pack will be released that adds Rosalina, Shy Guy, Bowser, Metal Mario, Donkey Kong and Yoshi to the roster.
Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition will be sold at GameStop starting today for $24.99.
Monopoly has always been a good game for finding out which of my friends is overly competitive and Mario Kart brings out a lot of the same qualities so I am very excited to combine the two and see what happens.