What should Mario Kart be renamed to?

What should be it's new name?

  • Mario All Star Racing

    Votes: 4 80.0%
  • Nintendo All Star Racing

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nintendo All Star Kart

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mario and Nintendo All Star Kart

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mario and Nintendo All Star Racing

    Votes: 1 20.0%

  • Total voters
    5

Dr. Peach

Rest in Peace Walkazo 1991-2016
Now that Mario Kart is evolving, I think Mario Kart should receive a name change to reflect the new types of vehicles added. I think A proper name should be Mario All Star Racing or Nintendo All Star Racing or Mario and Nintendo All Star Racing.
 

Meta Knight

Victory is my destiny
Core 'Shroom Staff
Yeah if they put All-Stars Racing it would sound like what Sega did.

If they did have to rename something other than a number they'd probably name it "Mario Kart NX" So if they were to name it that a tagline on the back could be "The next xtreme racing game"
 

Magikrazy

Donkey Kong
Special guests aren't a new thing, Pwwnd.

They've been around since DS and the first arcade game.
 

Dr. Peach

Rest in Peace Walkazo 1991-2016
Meta Knight said:
Yeah if they put All-Stars Racing it would sound like what Sega did.

If they did have to rename something other than a number they'd probably name it "Mario Kart NX" So if they were to name it that a tagline on the back could be "The next xtreme racing game"
But Mario Kart is more than just about karts, it's about motorbikes and all terrain vehicles now. Plus it has crossovers. It needs a name change to reflect the new features.
 

Meta Knight

Victory is my destiny
Core 'Shroom Staff
Mario Kart has been around for over 20 years now. It would be strange to suddenly change the name of the franchises.
 

Dr. Peach

Rest in Peace Walkazo 1991-2016
Magikrazy said:
That would confuse people into thinking it's something different.
Do you mean most of it's casual audiences or just the people who buy it?

They wouldn't really be confused. They'll say it's the same game but with a rebranding.
 

Ray Trace

You Can Tick Off Birds If You Follow My Advice
Mario Why Should We Arbitrarily Rename A Strong Brand Name Into Something Stupid Kart
 

Toad85

MarioKartRPG
Pwwnd123 said:
Meta Knight said:
Yeah if they put All-Stars Racing it would sound like what Sega did.

If they did have to rename something other than a number they'd probably name it "Mario Kart NX" So if they were to name it that a tagline on the back could be "The next xtreme racing game"
But Mario Kart is more than just about karts, it's about motorbikes and all terrain vehicles now. Plus it has crossovers. It needs a name change to reflect the new features.
The Holy Roman Empire was actually a secular German federation of city-states. The guinea pig is actually a South American rodent. And the Big Ten conference has four colleges more than its name suggests.

Get over it. Sometimes the title of something isn't exactly indicative of its content. It just works well enough as a name.
 
With 4 out of the 5 titles including "All-Star", even though non-Mario characters were only in the latest one due to DLC, it seems trivial. There are guest stars like people have mentioned above.

Also, with the rebranding, you got to think about it from a financial stance. Why change the name of a 20+ year series that have been stapled to at least 30 million people (based on MKW sales), with merchandise, products, and other goods known to even more people that immediately recognize it? It's such a minor change that affects a lot more than you think. Some people just buy games based on the series (hence, Paper Mario, Zelda, New Super Mario Bros.). A name change will make people think there is something different, or that it is a knock-off of Mario Kart and tons of other scenarios that would be negative for the name change.

Is there Mario in the game? Yes. Is there Karts in the game? Yes. Mario Kart.
 

Deimos

do you ever yearn for the soft touch of a pancake
Core 'Shroom Staff
merry-o go-karting Xtreme
 

Infinite8

Kat is adorable. End of story.
Metal Clone Kart (all the characters are in metal form)

or

Kart: Mario Babiez (a spin-off of Mario Kart)
 

Dr. Peach

Rest in Peace Walkazo 1991-2016
Baby Luigi said:
Mario Why Should We Arbitrarily Rename A Strong Brand Name Into Something Stupid Kart
It is just to reflect on the added material.
 

Stargazing

Retired.
well rob existed in ds and no one gave a shit about changing mario kart's name

it's just now even though the non-mario characters are absolutely optional
 

Magikrazy

Donkey Kong
In the Super Mario games, you can now play as Peach and Toads. We should change to Super Mario Bros and a Toad or Two and Possibly Peach.
 
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