The extremely popular video game Mario Cart came to life in Rockford.

Anyone who has ever played a video game ever can agree that Mario Cart is one of the greatest video games of all time.

You pick your favorite Nintendo character, the vehicle of your choice and you race around tracks trying to win first place.

In the game there is a Balloon Battle. Each Mario Cart racer has three balloons attached to the back of their car. Each player races to pop the other players balloons. If all of your balloons are popped, you lose.

Turns out, just a few days ago... a real life Mario Cart Balloon Battle took place in Rockford!

Remote control cars were set up with water balloons on the back of them. Each car was also given what looks like a toothpick jousting contraption to pop the balloons.

I placed my bet on the red car, like Mario.

Who will be the winner? Watch and see!

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