Some things in life cannot be stopped: never is this more true than in the case of a red turtle shell. We've all been there. Luigi, under our control, has jumped over oil slicks and avoided Bowser's minions to put himself in first place, mere feet from the finish line. Toad, so far back that you've lapped him, launches one last turtle shell at you out of spite; you spin out of control, and suddenly find yourself "Ranked Out."

Mario Kart taught many of us that life wasn't fair, and that was before you got to the Ghost House track.