Taxi! Mario offers New Yorkers free rides
Nintendos master of the Mushroom Kingdom Mario was in Midtown, Manhattan, Thursday hailing cabs for busy New Yorkers and tourists. The rides were free courtesy of Mario. Onlookers were eager to have their picture taken with the mustached Italian plumber and he was happy to oblige them. "Yo Mario!" a businessman yelled out as he high-fived him.
Mario is in town to promote Nintendos new racing video game Mario Kart Wii. The game comes packaged with the Wii Wheel controller -- a steering wheel that lets you mimic driving a real race car. The game hits stores April 27.
On Saturday, former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Jason Priestley, will join Mario at Nintendo World at 10 Rockefeller Plaza for a meet-and-greet to promote the new game.
You may recall Priestley almost died in a race car crash in 2002. Its nice to see hes taking his love of racing to a safer venue... Brandon Walsh, all grown up.