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[[Image:Mario Kart 64 - N64 - UK.jpg|thumb|256x256px|UK box art.]]
 
[[Image:Mario Kart 64 - N64 - UK.jpg|thumb|256x256px|UK box art.]]
  
'''''Mario Kart 64''''' is a [[Mario (Universe)|Mario]]-themed racing game produced by [[Nintendo]] and released for the [[Nintendo 64]] in 1996.
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'''''Mario Kart 64''''' is a [[Mario (universe)|Mario]]-themed racing game produced by [[Nintendo]] and released for the [[Nintendo 64]] in 1996.
  
I first saw this game being played by the boyfriend of the sister of a girl I was dating at the time (around 1997-98). I first played it at the house of some friends who I played Magic with. Though I was quite terrible, I was rather impressed with the game. I've now gotten pretty good at it, and can E-slide fairly well.
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I first saw this game being played by the boyfriend of the sister of a girl I was dating at the time (around 1996-97). I first played it at the house of some friends who I played [[Magic: The Gathering]] with. Though I was quite terrible, I was rather impressed with the game. I've now gotten pretty good at it, and can E-slide fairly well. However, I haven't made much of an attempt to beat the game because I despise the [[rubberband AI]].
 
 
However, I haven't made much of an attempt to beat the game because I despise the rubberband AI.
 
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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===Good===
 
===Good===
 
* The game is pretty great looking. Each track has it's own character and they incorporated a lot of Mario elements.
 
* The game is pretty great looking. Each track has it's own character and they incorporated a lot of Mario elements.
* The music, while not that great by itself, makes a wonderful backdrop for the tracks.
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* [[Kenta Nagata]]'s music, while not that listenable by itself, makes a wonderful backdrop for the tracks. Rainbow Road and the ending theme ("Victory Lap") are especially good.
 
* The variations of driver attributes accommodates different play styles nicely.
 
* The variations of driver attributes accommodates different play styles nicely.
 
* The several modes (race against the AI, race against a friend, battle more, and time trials) give the game more life. And having a mirror mode was a great idea.
 
* The several modes (race against the AI, race against a friend, battle more, and time trials) give the game more life. And having a mirror mode was a great idea.
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===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
* I hate games where the AI gets an unfair advantage, and this game is pretty awful at it. It uses a "rubberband AI" where no matter how good you are, or how bad you damage the other racers, two opponent carts will always be on your tail. This is a lazy approach to difficulty.
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* I hate games where the AI gets an unfair advantage, and this game is pretty awful at it. It uses a "rubberband AI" where, no matter how good you are, or how bad you damage the other racers, two opponent carts will always be on your tail because they will receive a speed advantage beyond what you can possibly achieve. This is a lazy approach to throttling difficulty.
  
==Box Art==
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==Media==
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===Box Art===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Japan.jpg|The original Japanese art features a determined Mario with the names of the other drivers written on the wall of a tire in the background.
 
Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Japan.jpg|The original Japanese art features a determined Mario with the names of the other drivers written on the wall of a tire in the background.
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
==Documentation==
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===Documentation===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
 
Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Manual (Australia).pdf|Game manual (Australia).
 
Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Manual (Australia).pdf|Game manual (Australia).
 
Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Manual (Europe).pdf|Game manual (Europe).
 
Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Manual (Europe).pdf|Game manual (Europe).
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Japan - Ad.jpg|Japanese ad.
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</gallery>
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===Maps===
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<gallery>
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Mushroom Cup - Luigi Raceway.jpg|Luigi Raceway.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Mushroom Cup - Moo Moo Farm.jpg|Moo Moo Farm.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Mushroom Cup - Koopa Troopa Beach.jpg|Koopa Troopa Beach.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Mushroom Cup - Kalimari Desert.jpg|Kalimari Desert.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Flower Cup - Toad's Turnpike.jpg|Luigi Raceway.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Flower Cup - Frappe Snowland.jpg|Frappe Snowland.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Flower Cup - Choco Mountain.jpg|Choco Mountain.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Flower Cup - Mario Raceway.jpg|Mario Raceway.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Star Cup - Wario Stadium.jpg|Wario Stadium.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Star Cup - Sherbet Land.jpg|Sherbet Land.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Star Cup - Royal Raceway.jpg|Royal Raceway.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Star Cup - Bowser's Castle.jpg|Bowser's Castle.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Special Cup - DK's Jungle Parkway.jpg|DK's Jungle Parkway.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Special Cup - Yoshi Valley.jpg|Yoshi Valley.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Special Cup - Banshee Boardwalk.jpg|Banshee Boardwalk.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Special Cup - Rainbow Road.jpg|Rainbow Road.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Battle - Big Donut.png|Big Donut.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Battle - Block Fort.png|Block Fort.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Battle - Double Deck.png|Double Deck.
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Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Map - Battle - Skyscraper.png|Skyscraper.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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===Videos===
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGI8YXKW3G0 youtube.com/watch?v=gGI8YXKW3G0] - Son of a Glitch.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASWgJvuQhTA youtube.com/watch?v=ASWgJvuQhTA] - Longplay, 150cc,
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==Titles==
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Language !! Native !! Transliteration !! Translation
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|-
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| Chinese || 马里奥卡丁车64 || || Mario Kart 64
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|-
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| English || Mario Kart 64 || ||
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|-
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| Japanese || マリオカート64 || Mario Kato 64 || Mario Kart 64
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|}
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/n64/mario-kart-64 mobygames.com/game/n64/mario-kart-64] - MobyGames.
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* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/mario-kart-64 mobygames.com/game/mario-kart-64] - MobyGames.
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Kart_64 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Kart_64] - Wikipedia.
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Kart_64 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Kart_64] - Wikipedia.
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* [https://tcrf.net/Mario_Kart_64 tcrf.net/Mario_Kart_64] - The Cutting Room Floor.
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* [https://www.textures-resource.com/nintendo_64/mariokart64 textures-resource.com/nintendo_64/mariokart64] - Textures.
  
  
 
[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
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[[Category: Nintendo 64 Games]]
 
[[Category: Action]]
 
[[Category: Action]]
 
[[Category: Driving]]
 
[[Category: Driving]]
 
[[Category: Racing]]
 
[[Category: Racing]]
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[[Category: Playable Female Character]]
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[[Category: Favorite]]
 
[[Category: Favorite Games]]
 
[[Category: Favorite Games]]
[[Category: Playable Female Character]]
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[[Category: Multi-Player]]
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[[Category: Multi-Player Versus]]

Latest revision as of 14:57, 11 January 2019

UK box art.

Mario Kart 64 is a Mario-themed racing game produced by Nintendo and released for the Nintendo 64 in 1996.

I first saw this game being played by the boyfriend of the sister of a girl I was dating at the time (around 1996-97). I first played it at the house of some friends who I played Magic: The Gathering with. Though I was quite terrible, I was rather impressed with the game. I've now gotten pretty good at it, and can E-slide fairly well. However, I haven't made much of an attempt to beat the game because I despise the rubberband AI.

Status

I do not own this game, and I have not beaten it.

Review

  • Overall: 6/10
  • Best Version: N64

Good

  • The game is pretty great looking. Each track has it's own character and they incorporated a lot of Mario elements.
  • Kenta Nagata's music, while not that listenable by itself, makes a wonderful backdrop for the tracks. Rainbow Road and the ending theme ("Victory Lap") are especially good.
  • The variations of driver attributes accommodates different play styles nicely.
  • The several modes (race against the AI, race against a friend, battle more, and time trials) give the game more life. And having a mirror mode was a great idea.

Bad

  • The game appears to not properly maintain FPS in certain tracks with 3 or more players, like Moo Moo Form. This is most likely due to the GPU not being able to handle all four rendered screens and the programmers removing the frame-delimiter.
  • Over the years, players have managed to find quite a few bugs with the track that can be exploited in multiplayer.

Ugly

  • I hate games where the AI gets an unfair advantage, and this game is pretty awful at it. It uses a "rubberband AI" where, no matter how good you are, or how bad you damage the other racers, two opponent carts will always be on your tail because they will receive a speed advantage beyond what you can possibly achieve. This is a lazy approach to throttling difficulty.

Media

Box Art

Documentation

Maps

Videos

Titles

Language Native Transliteration Translation
Chinese 马里奥卡丁车64 Mario Kart 64
English Mario Kart 64
Japanese マリオカート64 Mario Kato 64 Mario Kart 64

Links