Michael Fried is a Mario Kart player who competes in all 8 games, and is the former Combined Mario Kart champion. He is an active poster on the Mario Kart forum and occasionally hangs out in the IRC channel.
Michael has worked on several Kart-related projects:
- wrvids.com (and wrvids Youtube channel), a large collection of videos for Mario Kart, F-Zero, and other games.
- MKDS proof moderator
- Created the MKDS non-PRB standards
- Created the MKSC rule diagrams
- Administrator of speedrunwiki.com
Mario Kart 64
Michael joined the MK64 site in April 2003. It was the first Mario Kart game that Michael competed in, and the game he considers himself best at. In 2005 he drove his first world record by landing the Rainbow Road spiral shortcut 3/3 with Bowser. In 2005 he also also drove a world record in Yoshi Valley non-shortcut fastlap, which stood for 7 years. In late 2005, he peaked at #5 non-shortcut and #9 shortcut.
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Michael joined the MKDD site a few weeks after the game's release. He peaked at #5, and at one time held the Mushroom City world records.
Super Mario Kart
SMK was the first Mario Kart game that Michael played, but he did not join the SMK site until September 2005. In early 2008 he peaked at #20 NBT (NTSC) and #14 non-NBT (NTSC). He has held all 10 trick fastlap NTSC world records (not including MC2 Infinite Boost), and still holds some of them.
Mario Kart DS
Michael joined the MKDS site shortly after the game's release, immediately becoming world champion and dominating time trial mode for the first few months, at one time holding all 64 world records simultaneously. During this time he created the non-PRB standards. He held the title for 99 days, until losing it to Miguel Rodriguez. A few months later he regained the title for 2 weeks before losing it to Thomas Bolton. Sometime later he retired. He also competed in Non-MT and in mission mode, where he held many world records. He occasionally played wifi, but he preferred time trials. He created a clan and a Wifi ratings site which are no longer active.
Mario Kart Super Circuit
Michael joined the MKSC site in August 2006, shortly after MKSC was added to the combined MK rankings, which allowed him to regained the #1 spot from Sami Cetin. In mid 2007, he peaked at #5. He held several world records. He has not modified his GBA SP, so his PRs are non-ZZMT.
Mario Kart Wii
Michael joined the site shortly after the North American release. He started out behind but eventually caught up with Europe. He reached the #1 spot in July 2008, held it for 3 days, lost it briefly, and held it for another 21 days before losing it again.
Mario Kart 7 & 8
Michael peaked at #2 in MK7, where his most notable achievement was an early but long-lasting Luigi Raceway world record. He peaked somewhere in the top 10 in MK8.
Michael's favorite video game series is The Legend of Zelda (his favorite is A Link to the Past). He also likes the Super Mario series and the Donkey Kong Country series, among others. He has held world records in DKC (906 Rambi bonus game) and DKC3 (53.20 Riverside Race).
Michael also likes to watch movies.