Most of us know the agony of getting hit with a blue shell moments before crossing the finish line. The same can be said of red shells and getting shunted off the course. Oh, and getting smacked with a thunderbolt, too.

I guess what we’re trying to say is, there are a lot of ways to lose at Mario Kart. Thankfully, you’ll probably have better luck than this poor racer who took it on the chin from just about every direction, going from first to worst.

Do you have any great (or terrible) Mario Kart stories? Did you snatch victory from the jaws of defeat (or did someone else’s piranha plant snatch you in its jaws at the last second)? Let us know in the comments.

Not sure if this intense level of competition is for you? Check out our review of the most recent entry in the series, Mario Kart 8 for Wii U.