The Origins of Snaking (And It’s Not From Mario Kart DS)

While most Nintendo DS gamers would first encounter “snaking” a.k.a “straight stretch turbo boosting” in Mario Kart DS, the technique was a staple in two of Nintendo’s games for the now defunct GameCube. The games in question are F-Zero GX and Mario Kart: Double Dash.

Check out the following snaking videos for these old school titles for they were released in 2003. First up is the vide for F-Zero GX (seriously I wonder how he was holding his gamepad)

And now onto Mario Kart: Double Dash’s snaking tutorial video:

While I was like many thinking that snaking was pioneered by Mario Kart DS, thanks to Retro Gamer, I know better. If you have not picked up a copy of Retro Gamer, do so now. It’s one of the best video game magazines (right there next to EDGE) out there, just like a colourful, picturesque encyclopedia of retro gaming goodness

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