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29/05/2014 09:52 BST | Updated 29/05/2014 12:59 BST

Nintendo's 'Mario Kart' Mercedes Commercial Is Just Incredibly Upsetting

'Mario Kart 8' is almost out for the Nintendo Wii U, and it's the best video game we've played in a long time.

So why did Nintendo have to go and spoil it all with one horrible advert?

Well, maybe it's not quite that bad. But it's close.

As part of a new tie-in with Mercedes - in which Mario Kart players will be able to drive a real Mercedes-style kart in the near future, Nintendo produced the above clip in which an 8-bit version of the kart completes the first level of Super Mario Bros. All very sweet and pleasant. Until it bursts into real life and a horrible, disturbing real life version of Mario steps out of the car.

Seriously, it's worse than Bob Hoskins' version.

Take a look above.