mario kart wii

Your very own Timber Creek Talon is bringing racing to lunches on Nov. 20, 2015 with Mario Kart matches showing on the giant cafeteria screen.

Based on the success of the Super Smash Bros. matches during lunches on Oct. 23, we’re planning another Nintendo throwdown right before Thanksgiving Break.

Last time, the Marines brought the gear based on a suggestion by Assistant Principal James Johnson. This time, we’re putting together the grand prix.

To be clear, though, students won’t race a full Grand Prix in Mario Kart, instead they’ll face a 4-player race on the Wii version game. Winners will stay, losers will vacate their spots for others to join in the fun.

The frenetic nature of Mario Kart should allow even non-players to enjoy a fun show during their lunch time, but if you need added excitement, there will be special guests each lunch period competing alongside the players selected.

Just like last time, students will register via text message during lunch times. Four students selected at random from that list will start the races, then each winner can stay to face three new challengers. At some time during the lunch period, our special guests will join in to mix things up.

P.S. Don’t ask about the special guests yet. We’ll let you know.

Here’s how you enter:


The entries will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19. Entries are limited to one per student. Any attempt to skew results may remove effected entries from the pool.

Remember that Friday, Nov. 20, is an B Day schedule, so sign up for the correct lunch for that day.

Official Rules

We’re running the Wii version of Mario Kart (Mario Kart Wii) with a significant number of characters and karts unlocked. As before, we’ll give a specific list closer to the event. Players will have the option of using Wiimotes or the Gamecube controllers provided, or bring their own.

All courses will be available and can be selected by the players before starting a race. Special guests get first selection of racer and course during their turn.

We’re selecting single races only, not full Grand Prix modes. And no battle, either. Just classic racing with bananas and stars thrown in the mix. In the unlikely event of a tie for first, both players in first will stick around for the next race.

Future Games, Activities Possible

Right after the Smash Bros. event, students requested dozens of different games for future events. While we chose Mario Kart first (the set up is easiest based on what we did with the Wii Smash Bros.), that doesn’t mean we’re not listening and investigating other games. We’ve heard your requests for games like Madden, NBA 2K, FIFA and more. As long as these events are successful and students are respectful during play, we’ll consider hosting them.