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Super Mario Kart (SNES)

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Advertising Blurbs

Official Nintendo Web Page (Wii Version):
    System: Wii
    Release Date: 1992
    No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous
    Category: Racing
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Wii Points: 800

    Game Overview

    Get-in, sit-down, and buckle-up to experience frantic kart racing with the game that started it all. Select one of eight characters from the Mario series—offering a variety of driving styles—and take on three championship cups in three different kart classes. Win enough and you’ll unlock a fourth circuit: the ultra-tough Special Cup. Crossing the finish line in first place isn’t an easy task though, as each track has unique obstacles to conquer and racers can obtain special power-ups that boost them to victory. For a different kind of challenge, take on a friend in multiplayer races or go head-to-head in the Battle Mode arena of your choosing, where the object is to pop your opponent’s balloons before you lose your own. With more than 15 tracks to master and nearly endless replay value, Super Mario Kart is classic gaming…with some banana peels thrown in for good measure!

    Contributed by Michael Cassidy (6482) on Sep 15, 2012.

Description from manual – SNES (US):

    INTRODUCTION



    Hi everybody! Thanks for dropping by the Super Mario Kart race track. My name is Lakitu, I run this track. If you need my help, I'll be around.

    We race on seater, metal pipe frame go carts here. There are two engines to choose from: 50cc or 100cc. All of the go carts are more or less the same, it's the individual drivers that make the difference when it comes to winning. Each driver has their strengths and weaknesses. Try using different drivers until you find the best one for you.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Jul 10, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - SNES:


    The first Go-Kart Racing game to come out for the SNES. Featuring all of the Super Mario bunch like Mario, Luigi, King Koopa, Toadstool, and the almost forgotten Donkey Kong Jr. Collect many power ups like mushrooms to speed you up; throw Koopa shells or banana peels at your opponent's to slow them down, plus many more items. The Battle mode is an excellent two player game, use the split screen view to watch both players battle it out. Super Mario Kart is fun and exciting addition to family of Mario games.

    This game is no longer available from Nintendo.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Apr 25, 2005.

Back of Box (UK):
    Ladies and gentlemen…start your engines!

    The Super Mario Go Kart Park is open for fun! Master the unique driving styles of Mario, Luigi and the Princess! Drag with Donkey Kong Jr! Crash with the King of the Koopas! Lock fenders with Yoshi! You can race head-to-head with a friend or against the computer in great, split-screen, Mode 7’ graphics. Do you have what it takes to win the Gold Cup in the challenging Star Circuit? It’s as much fun to drive as it is to win!

    Feel like a bit less speed and a lot more strategy? Take a crack at the Battle Mode! In four different maze-like courses you’ll use Koopa Shells, Banana Peels, Super Stars and other wacky weapons to burst your opponents’ target balloons and triumph!

  • 2 Games in 1–Mario Grand Prix and Battle Mode
  • 8 Familiar Characters
  • 20 Different Tracks
  • 3 Different Skill Levels
  • Battery Backed Memory saves your best times!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 26, 2005.

Back of Player's Choice/Million Seller Box:
    It's the greatest racing adventure of all time!

    Players have dropped the checkered flag and Super Mario Kart has crossed the finish line as one of the best Super NES games of all time! Better yet, the Super Mario GoKart Park is still open for tons of racing fun! Hit the track with Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and the Princess. Get tough and lock fenders with Donkey Kong, Jr. and Bowser. Even Toad and Koopa Troopa will mix it up in an all-out quest for the Gold Cup! Race head-to-head with a friend or challenge the computer in great, split-screen Mode 7 graphics.

    Feel like a bit less speed and a lot more strategy?
    Take a crack at the Battle Mode! In four different maze-like courses you'll use Koopa shells, Banana Peels, Super Stars and other wacky weapons to burst your opponents' target balloons and triumph!

    • 2 games in 1 - Mario Grand Prix and Battle Mode
    • 8 Familiar Characters
    • 20 Different Tracks
    • 3 Different Skill Levels
    • Battery-backed memory saves your best times!

    Contributed by James P. Wong (2400) on Sep 25, 2003.