Mario Kart Memories: The Best Of. During the build-up to the launch of Mario Kart 8 for Wii U a promotion was run by GameStop encouraging fans of the series to post and share their best memories of the Mario Kart series to date using the hashtag #MarioKartMemories.
The campaign was most active on Twitter (because thats the platform you could win prizes on) but other sites making use of hastags such as Facebook, Google+ also had it going on. GameStop also registered a site for the event at MarioKartMemories.com
Everyone who participated in the event on Twitter was automatically entered into GameStop's prize draw to win a multitude of Mario Kart 8 Wii U Deluxe sets or a 100 USD gift card to spend at their stores or website. I was pretty sad I didn't win, I obviously didn't read the smallprint - you had to be in the U.S or district of Columbia to win.
A selection of some of our favourites from the Mario Kart Memories event.
Making the shortcut jump on the original SNES Koopa beach for the first time. Good days. #MarioKartMemories— SuperLuigiBros.com (@the_mario_bros) May 13, 2014
In Double Dash? I used Mario+ Bowser. Their Special Items together made my friends' lives a living hell. C8 #MarioKartMemories— Ben (@MrTrikey) May 15, 2014
I Think just getting your friends together and just having fun was A big part of it. #MarioKartMemories— Daniel Roe (@TheDanielRoe) May 8, 2014
I remember hanging out every day after school to play Mario Kart on the DS with a group of friends. I miss the #MarioKartMemories.— Blake Condit (@BlakeCondit) May 8, 2014
GameStop Prize Winners
Some of the people who tweeted about their glorious victories. Were you a winner? Hurl us a tweet @the_mario_bros with your pic and we'll get you up here so you can rub it in (to people like me) further.
Okay so I didn't win the Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle but I did win a $100 Gamestop Gift Card! Now what to use it for... #MarioKartMemories— Sebastiano Thurtide (@SebastianLoFR) July 15, 2014