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Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com - Wii:

    The great race

    Mario Kart 64 speeds to Wii

    Put the pedal to the medal in this worthy successor to the Super NES classic, Super Mario Kart. Mario Kart 64 boasts great graphics, tons of unique power-ups and a stunning 3-D version of the legendary Battle mode. With improved courses and a revolutionary head-to-head four-player mode, Mario Kart 64 is sure to win the heart of any race-driving fan. The game includes twenty different courses filled with dips, valleys, jumps, tunnels and bridges. Smooth, precise control--a trademark of all games from Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto--will bring you back time and time again for freewheeling fun!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54193) on Feb 07, 2007.

Back of Box (German):
    3-2-1-Startschuß! Piste frei für den größten Rennspiel-Spaß seit der Erfindung des Motors. Hier kennt die Action keine Grenzen. Rase mit bis zu drei Freunden über dreidimensionale Strecken oder fordere sie im Battle-Modus zum gegenseitigen Kräftemessen heraus. Im Mario Grand Prix kannst Du Dich solo austoben oder im Time Trial sogar gegen Deinen eigenen Geist antreten. Vorbei sind die Zeiten, in denen nur die Uhr Dein Gegner war. Innovative Mehrspielermodi, genial designte Strecken und technische Perfektion sorgen für Action, Spaß und Spannung in noch nie dagewesener Form!

    • 20 aufwendig gestaltete Kurse, jeder mit anderer Thematik und eigenem Grafikstil: 4 Cups mit je 4 Strecken + 4 Kampfarenen im Battle-Modus!
    • Makellose, technisch ausgereifte Steuerung mit dem 360° Analog 3D-Joystick.
    • Der batteriegestützte Speicher sichert den Spielstand und Deine Bestzeiten.
    • Speichere Deine heißesten "Ghost"-Daten auf dem N64 Controller Pak (separat erhältlich).

    Contributed by Xoleras (66224) on Dec 02, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Nintendo 64:
    Put the pedal to the metal in this worthy successor to that Super NES classic, Super Mario Kart. Mario Kart 64 boasts great graphics, tons of unique power-ups and a stunning 3-D version of the legendary Battle Mode. Great control -- a trademark of all games from Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto -- will bring you back time and time again for free-wheeling fun!

    Mario Kart 64 races eight familiar faces, including Mario, Bowser and Yoshi, on four progressively tougher four-track circuits. Wide curves and gentle banks mark the Mushroom Cup tracks. Your commute gets notably tougher on the Flower Cup, though. You'll have to dodge semis rumbling on Toad's Turnpike and bounding boulders on fogbound Choco Mountain! Star Cup tracks range from the icy surfaces of Sherbet Land to the lava lakes of Bowser's Castle. The true test of karting competence, though, comes on the four tracks in Special Cup. Zip through the dark caves and green hillsides of Donkey Kong's Jungle Parkway, cling to the sheer cliffs of Yoshi Valley and hustle over haunted Banshee Boardwalk before tackling the longest track in the game: neon-lit Rainbow Road.

    Mario Kart 64 offers two camera angles and three engine sizes: 50cc, 100cc and 150cc. You can gain even more speed by mastering the power slide technique or grabbing Super Star power-ups. Each kart has distinctive handling, acceleration and top speed capabilities. Light karts like Princess's smoothly steer through tight corners, but run the constant risk of getting flattened by heavy karts, like Donkey Kong's. Shells that you fire at rival racers, Bananas that make them skid out and Lightning Bolts that make 'em small and very slow are just a few of the game's unique power-ups.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54193) on Apr 27, 2005.

Magazine Ad - EGM #91, February 1997:
    With Nintendo 64, you get 360° of total control. With Super Mario Kart 64, you lose it. It's a 4-player free-4-all that breaks every law in the book.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on May 31, 2004.

Back of Box:
    Three… Two… One… GO! The signal light changes and you drop the pedal to the metal. Take on up to three friends in the split-screen VS games, or race solo in the Mario GP. Tell your friends to bring it on in the highly competitive Battle mode.

    Advanced features allow you to race with your “Ghost.” The driving data from your best run appears as a transparent character on the screen. No longer must you simply race against the clock - - you can actually race against yourself!

  • Save your hottest Ghost data to a portable N64 Controller Pak (Sold Separately)
  • Collect multiple power-up items!
  • Twenty different courses - - 4 Cups with 4 courses each and 4 special battle mode courses!
  • Everyone’s favorite characters are back and gorgeously rendered, including two new additions: Donkey Kong and Wario!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Nov 10, 2002.