Talk:Ring (Mario Kart series)

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Underwater boost rings[edit]

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It just occurred to me that some Super Mario games have underwater boosting rings, notably Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 in the underwater racing segments. Should those be covered here? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:19, 20 April 2018 (EDT)

I'd probably say no, as firstly, they're underwater, whereas the Mario Kart ones are all in the air. Secondly, when the Galaxy rings are passed though, the character does a turn, whereas the characters sometimes react vocally to the Mario Kart rings, and do not perform any extra flips than those from the trick off of the launch ramp. They also don't seem to be that similar in appearance, they more closely resemble Dash Panels. Finally, because Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 came first, this would then imply that the Mario Kart rings developed from the underwater ones in those games, when I personally can't see much of a link between the two. If anything, I'd say that they're best suited to having their own separate article or some kind of section on the Dash Panel page, as opposed to being included here. BBQ Turtle (talk) 17:08, 20 April 2018 (EDT)
The idea of moving through rings in video games has been around for a lot longer than either, though. It's practically a generic subject of a video game mechanic. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:27, 20 April 2018 (EDT)