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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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==Maps==
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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.
 
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Revision as of 15:12, 20 February 2018

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 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.
  • The music, while not that great by itself, makes a wonderful backdrop for the tracks.
  • 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.

Box Art

Documentation

Maps

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