But none of them have ever come this close.
A team of electronics fans and enthusiasts have built a real world Mario Kart track which includes power-ups, weapons, speed boosts, and pretty much everything from the game except the plumber himself.
The project was put together by Waterloo Labs, who spent weeks designing the RFID-based system.
The full details about how they did it are written up at their website. Take a look at the results, above.