Mario Kart was never my game. When it was originally released in 1992, I was already in love with another Nintendo racing game featuring high-tech Mode 7 graphics --- F-Zero. I've dabbled with each iteration of Mario Kart over the past couple of decades and they all feel pretty much the same every time. But this time it's different. Within seconds of starting my first race, I could tell this was more than just plain old Mario Kart with fancy HD graphics.