2009 New Beetle Mario Kart

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Tournament prize to promote the Nintendo Wii Mario Kart video game.

Forget Swarovski-slathered Wiis — UK retailer GAME has just absolutely trumped every other Nintendo prize in history by offering up this totally dorky/awesome Mario Kart-themed Volkswagen Beetle in a forthcoming Mario Kart Wii competition. All you have to do is pop along to one of the thirty participating UK stores on April 5th and get the fastest lap in the country. Easy!

There are tons of other prizes on offer, not to mention the chance to play Mario Kart Wii a whole week early, but we’ve got our eyes set firmly on the car.

– Engadget Magazine

It’s fair to say that April 2008 is going to go down in the annals as a vintage month for gaming, with Mario Kart Wii and GTA IV both at the top of our current wish-list.

And by way of celebration, Nintendo is giving away the VW Beetle Convertible you can see right here, sporting a bespoke Mario Kart paint job.

“To celebrate the launch of Mario Kart Wii, Nintendo and Game are challenging the nation to take part in the Mario Kart Grand Wii, a tournament set to find the country’s best Mario Kart driver. Keen drivers will be first off the grid, trialling the new game before it goes on sale anywhere in the world and could win themselves their own Mario Kart VW Beetle Convertible,” said Nintendo.

– TechRadar

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