The latest in the series of TV commercials for Mario Kart 8 in the US shows us the Lightning Bolt test.

This is another test to trial items from the upcoming Mario Kart 8, and this one leaves our man slightly … frazzled. There’s plenty of racing action to whet our appetites again, this time accompanied by the sting of the Lightning Bolt. Keen eyes might also spot a subtle Super Mario Bros. Movie reference, for a touch of nostalgia.

Mario Kart 8 is due for release next week on May 30 in the US and Europe.