There is hardly a soul alive who hasn’t heard of or played a couple rounds of Mario Kart on whatever Nintendo platform they own or have owned. This immensely popular video game series has existed since 1992 and has sold over 100 million copies worldwide since its initial release in the 90’s.

Friendships have been made and destroyed over this game, but this group of friends had decided to take their love and appreciation for it to the next level. They dress up as their favorite characters, make their own “karts,” attach some life balloons, and then grab roman candles in a fantastic effort to eliminate their competitors. It’s a fun — and dangerous — backyard battle.