This week Nintendo released the second wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC that included Sky High Sundae – an all-new addition to the Mario Kart franchise.
Nintendo’s announcement was followed with a video that surprised the internet. It revealed that Coconut Mall, a course first introduced on the Wii, would get a small update. In the new version, the Shy Guy drivers waiting near the finish line – the last obstacle the drivers face in reaching the finish line – will perform chaotic donut spins to slow players down.
That’s the best way to see something like that, so here’s the linked video showing you the update and how the Shy Guys are trying to take your mind off course.
Meanwhile there is an update for the Coconut Mall … pic.twitter.com/WXiQhOCLSL
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 4, 2022
The video, which shows Princess Peach being hit by a shy guy after being hit by a red shell, went viral, generating over 33,000 likes and more than 700,000 views so far.
The internet obviously couldn’t resist the meme potential this latest gem possessed.
@TheNCSmaster tweets this hilarious video Comparison of how the Shy Guys compete in basically the same donut spinning contest that Mordecai and Rigby enter to get a cameo on their favorite cop show on the Regular Show episode Carter and Briggs.
Coconut Mall Shy Guys before the update:
Coconut Mall Shy Guys Post Update: https://t.co/F8eUm6BABj pic.twitter.com/YSddmfs0b1
— TheNCSmaster (@TheNCSmaster) August 4, 2022
@ElliotDuby didn’t just call Saulbut he was referring to the Breaking Bad episode where Walter White goes insane and does donut spins in Walter Jr.’s red Dodge Challenger SRT8.
The Shy Guys after the Mario Kart update https://t.co/9gALuZY2k5 pic.twitter.com/cMQrkYqGiv
— Elliot Duby (@elliotduby) August 4, 2022
The funniest part, however, was Ronald McDonald’s side taken out of context@McDonaldsOOC tweeted this funny video of good old Ron spinning in a weird McDonald’s cell phone.
The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Coconut Mall update looks like this: pic.twitter.com/jUERaBJMiZ
— Ronald McDonald out of context (@McDonaldsOOC) August 4, 2022
But of course, the meme potential is unlimited, and this is just a highlight of the 2,800+ quote tweets attached, so check out the rest for yourself in the original tweet linked above!
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Diego Ramos Bechara is a freelance writer for IGN and a fan of Star Wars, Rockstar, Naughty Dog and Batman.
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