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Here's Mario Kart in Halo

Spartans ride Warthogs around Moo Moo Farm in Halo Kart
(Image credit: InfernoPlus)
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Sure, we don't have Mario Kart on PC (unless you emulate it (opens in new tab)). But we do have the next best thing, and I don't mean Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (opens in new tab), although actually it does rule. I'm talking about Halo Kart, a mod by InfernoPlus that was released last year but is now in the public eye again thanks to a post on the Halo subreddit (opens in new tab).

Halo Kart takes five tracks from the Nintendo 64 version of Mario Kart, tweaks them a little, and then lets Spartans squatting on top of miniature Warthogs loose to race around them. It even has power-ups, although of course they're Halo-themed rather than blue shells and banana peels.

To play Halo Kart you'll need Halo Custom Edition (opens in new tab), the free add-on for the original PC release of Halo: Combat Evolved, rather the Master Chief Collection. Patch it up to 1.10 and follow the instructions on InfernoPlus's Patreon (opens in new tab) to get the mod and get it running. Prepare for Halo Kart to be buggy as heck, because of course it is. Those Halo Arrays were designed to wipe out all life in the galaxy, not be raced across on kart-sized Pumas.

Thanks, PCGamesN (opens in new tab).

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.