Super Play Magazine UK
There's the inventiveness of the courses - particularly the lovely 'haunted house' track and the hilarious sandy lagoon. Then there are the assorted Mario-style weapons and collectables that litter the tracks - things like fireable Koopa-shells and droppable banana-skins. And
that's not to mention the added, extra fun of the bizarre cat-and-mouse alternative game, where two players drive frantically around a maze, trying to burst the three balloons attached to all their karts.
The great thing about Super Mario Kart, though, is that not only does it work as a Mario game - the quality of the animation and so on is way good enough - but as a straight racing game, too. The tight corners of these go-kart size tracks mean there's something going on every second, while the short lengths of the races, high speed, and great variety, keep the interest high.