Tampa Bay Lightning Projects Super Mario Kart Onto Ice Between Periods

The team’s mascot took on Bowser and Toad on the road and on the ice!

By Angela Marrujo Fornaca. Posted 05/20/2016 21:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

It’s not uncommon for hockey games to feature projections onto the ice between periods, but maybe not so common for the subject matter to be video games. The Tampa Bay Lightning seem to have a soft spot for Nintendo, because during their recent match against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team projected gameplay from Super Mario Kart right onto the ice! Their mascot, ThurnderBug, could be seen racing against Bowser and Toad, his sprite recreated in the SNES art style and inserted into the gameplay.

This isn’t the first time the Lightning have projected fun stuff onto the ice– last year they did something similar for Blades of Steel. Way cool!

Source: Deadspin

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