System: Super Nintendo, Virtual Console
Multiplayer: 1-2 simultaneous
Saving: Battery Packed Memory
01 Sep, 1992
21 Jan, 1993
Super Mario Kart is the first game of the Mario Kart series. It was released on the Super Nintendo, in its early years. It is an instant classic, and is considered to be the best Mario Kart game to many fans. It was the first go-karting game that appeared on the Super Nintendo.
Super Mario Kart is a unique game, and as well as racing you could pick up items and weapons, to help you get into a better position. There are many kart-racers that try to copy off the originality of Super Mario Kart such as Diddy Kong Racing, Konami Racers… etc… Super Mario Kart features the classical characters from the Super Mario series. Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Toadstool, Donkey Kong Jr., Koopa Troopa and Yoshi!
The multiplayer is classic. In an arena, you would have three balloons. You would collect different weapons from items from the “?” marks on the floor, and then use them to hit your opponent. It would pop a balloon. When all are out you lose.
Super Mario Kart, has two screens. A screen at the top, showing the race behind the driver, and another screen at the bottom showing a map. Super Mario Kart’s originality and appeal got many fans outside of Nintendo interested.
Did You Know?
- Super Mario Kart placed #14 in IGN’s Top 100 video games
- Super Mario Kart Turbo is an unofficial version found in emulators. Characters receive infinite power-ups depending on the first item they receive.
- If a PAL version is played on a NTSC SNES, gameplay is sped up by 20%.