Nintendo’s announcement was followed by a video that took the internet by surprise. He revealed that Coconut Mall, a course first introduced on the Wii, will be getting a slight update. In the new version, Shy Guy drivers waiting near the finish line – the final obstacle drivers face when reaching the finish line – will do chaotic donut rides in their attempts to slow players down.
Something like that is best viewed, so here’s the linked video that shows you the update and how the Shy Guys try to knock you off course.
Meanwhile, there has been an update from Coconut Mall… pic.twitter.com/WXiQhOCLSL
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 4, 2022
The video, showing Princess Peach getting slammed by a Shy Guy after being blasted by a red shell, has gone viral, generating over 33,000 likes and over 700,000 views to date.
The internet obviously couldn’t resist the meme potential this latest gem possessed.
@TheNCSmaster tweeting this hilarious video comparison of how the Shy Guys basically enter the same donut competition that Mordecai and Rigby enter, in order to get an appearance on their favorite crime show in the Carter and Briggs episode of Regular Show.
Coconut Mall Shy Guys Pre-Update:
— TheNCSmaster (@TheNCSmaster) August 4, 2022
@ElliotDuby didn’t exactly call Saulbut he referenced the episode Breaking Bad where Walter White goes crazy while doing donut tricks in Walter Jr.’s red Dodge Challenger SRT8.
—Elliot Duby (@elliotduby) August 4, 2022
Most hilarious though was Ronald McDonald’s out-of-context page@McDonaldsOOC, tweeting this funny video of good old Ron spinning around in a weird McDonald’s mobile.
The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Coconut Mall update will look like: pic.twitter.com/jUERaBJMiZ
— Ronald McDonald out of context (@McDonaldsOOC) August 4, 2022
But of course, the meme potential is limitless, and this is just a highlight of the over 2,800 quote tweets attached, so go check out the rest for yourself in the original tweet linked above!
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Diego Ramos Bechara is a freelance writer for IGN, and he’s a fan of all things Star Wars, Rockstar, Naughty Dog, and Batman.
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