Mario sends New Yorkers racing through town with free cab rides

If you happen to be in New York this Thursday and in need of a cab, you might keep your eye out for your favorite video game plumber. Yes, Mario will be hailing cabs for anyone that is in need of a lift to promote Mario Kart Wii.

You won't have to search for the video game star, as he'll be hanging out at the Sheraton Hotel from 8-10am and 12-2pm. The best part is that all of the cab rides will be free. Whether you're a gamer or not, you can't pass up a free cab ride.

You have to hand it to Nintendo, they never fail to impress with their major launches. They've always got something up their sleeve.