System: Nintendo 64, Virtual Console
Multiplayer: 1-4 simultaneous
Saving: Cartridge Pak, Controller Pak
14 Dec, 1996
12 Feb, 1997
24 Jun, 1997
The sequel to the almighty Super Mario Kart on the SNES. Some of the characters from the original come back for more in this 64 bit racer, whereas newcomer Wario step into the series for the first time! These players can race on colourful and amazing courses, or battle it out in battle arenas. As always in Mario Kart, players duel it out to get to the top by hitting each other with items. Get a couple of friends and play battle mode… You know you want to!
Did You Know?
- The Kalimari Desert is named after the Kalahari Desert and the food item Calamari
- The environments in the game are 3D, however the characters are 2D pre-rendered images.
- This game is the first time that “Rare’s” Donkey Kong appeared in a non-rare game.
- Initially, Mario Kart 64 was called “Super Mario Kart R” and Magikoopa (Kamek) was a playable character in the game, however the character was later replaced by Donkey Kong.