After a grueling wait, the latest installment of the Mario Kart series, Mario Kart 8, will finally be racing into stores (and the Wii U eShop) on Friday, May 30. Despite beginning life as a spin-off, Mario Kart has solidified itself as one of Nintendo’s premiere franchises, kickstarting the mascot racing genre and making an appearance on every Nintendo console since its inception. 8 looks to be one of the most exciting installments yet, with a robust selection of characters, stunning visuals, and a new anti-gravity mechanic that is sure to make races even more frenetic and unpredictable.
With 8’s release looming on the horizon, we wanted to cast our gaze back on the previous installments of the series and ask which one you liked best. Cast your vote in our poll below, and be sure to tell us how you came to your decision in the comments!