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This page explains in detail the interactions between the Famicom Grand Prix series and the Mario series.

Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race

FGPF-1Race

19871030 October 30, 1987

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Famicom Grand Prix4Arrow L Mario

The pilot is shown on the game's cover to be Mario. In the game itself he's only shown before the start of the race, and after winning it. An oddity is that also the other pilots look like Mario.

Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch special edition

1987

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F-1 Race6 Dash Mario

A special edition of the Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch, in a case shaped like the Famicom Disk System mascot Diskun, was given out as prize for a Famicom Grand Prix: F-1 Race tournament.

Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally

19880414 April 14, 1988

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Famicom Grand Prix4Arrow L Mario

The pilot is once again shown on the cover to be Mario, but this time there also is Luigi as the navigator. Also they can be seen getting out of the car at the end of the race, but they aren't very recognizable.

Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up

Mario&Friends racer

The Race Car Driver/Mechanic image colored.

1992324 March 24, 1992

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Famicom Grand Prix5Arrow R Mario

This educational/coloring book game features various colorable images themed after common careers. One of these is the Racecar Driver/Mechanic image and it features Mario and Luigi driving the Monster truck down a dirt road. The image is actually taken directly from the 3D Hot Rally cover.

Mario Kart Wii

RallyRomper

20080410 April 10, 2008

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Famicom Grand Prix5Arrow R Mario

One of the small karts in the game is shaped like the "Monster" from Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally, and its colors also match the original ones when it's driven by Baby Mario. In the Japanese version of the game this kart is even called "Hot Rally", but the name was changed to "Tiny Titan" in North America, and "Rally Romper" in Europe.

Mario Kart 8

MK8 MarioMotors

The Mario Motors sign.

20140529 May 29, 2014

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Famicom Grand Prix5Arrow R Mario

An artwork from Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally appears in Mario Kart 8 on a billboard for "Mario Motors".

License

Copyrights for both series are held by Nintendo.

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