Mario Kart 8 tourney night a success

The nine Mii characters you see listed above comprise almost everyone who participated in last night’s Mario Kart 8 tourney (minus a friend who played locally with me). Our numbers weren’t great, but there was plenty of fun to be had anyway. Kevin was the first to arrive, and others continued to join over the following hour or so.

There were some great karting skills on display; Kevin, Tommy, and Mike proved themselves the ones to beat, but Kendall and Roboxer also held their own. Jason and mom were back and forth, but kudos to them for sticking it out! They probably understand what many of us competitive types don’t: that video games are meant to be enjoyed more than anything! On that note, I feel I must add that I really don’t deserve the number one slot; I’m only there because I was able to rack up a great amount of additional points after the main group left!

I had to leave the tourney briefly to see my friend off, so apologies there. I came back to an empty room (understandably) but stuck around until the end in case anyone else came by for a race or two. My patience was rewarded: about an hour before the tourney ended, Seacor showed up and joined me for a great many more races! Since it was just the two of us, the racing was pretty relaxed, which I appreciated, as it gave me even more of a chance to gawk at the beautiful new DLC tracks.

Thanks to everyone who joined! The evening was a big success, as far as I’m concerned.

In addition to being a girl gamer, Holly prides herself on being a red-head. Consequently, the blue shell in the Mario Kart series is her natural enemy. Don't worry, though: she still loves Mario Kart and is very good, despite the occasional blue shell-sabotaged race. Like any Nintendo fan, Holly also loves Zelda, Pokemon, Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, name it. But she'll try just about anything (besides horror games) and has a soft spot for unique, little-known rhythm games like Rhythm Heaven and Samba de Amigo. NNID: Aeroweth


  1. could you please post timezones next time? i am a frequent reader of your site, but from europe, so i dont know when your tourneys start. pdt ?

  2. Wooo! That was really fun last night! I was kinda worried that I was sucking out the fun for everyone during the tournament during the first twenty minutes or so before Tommy and Mike and everyone else joined in. I played Mario Kart 8 A LOT when it came out and continued to do so over the months until around September. As a result, I slowly mastered drifting on sharp corners and other terrains as well as when to hold on or use items.

    The tournament was fun regardless!

  3. Please continue to do these. I would like to participate in the future.

  4. aww missed it ill keep my eye open for next time

  5. It’s worth mentioning that when I left to go to a party, I had more points than Holly in fewer races 😛

    Don’t worry, you’ll beat me one day 🙂

  6. @Sky I posted the start time in Pacific daily time originally. Unfortunately, I can’t take the time to look up all the time zones, so it’s up to you to do the math there!

    @Kevin If anything, you were doing the opposite of sucking the fun out, even when it was just you, me, and my buddy. I had a blast every minute I raced. ^_^

    @Davesamhill I’ll probably hold another tourney night sometime over the holidays. This Saturday is too soon, though, especially since I’ll be playing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U all day. 😀

    @MikeIsaPoet You’re right, you definitely raced better than me. But hey, I had a guest! I was ever so slightly distracted. :p

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