Official Nintendo Web Page (Wii Version):
Description from manual – SNES (US):
Release Date: 1992
No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous
Wii Points: 800
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 (1953) on Sep 15, 2012.
www.nintendo.com - SNES:
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 (49841) on Jul 10, 2005.
Back of Box (UK):
Back of Player's Choice/Million Seller Box:
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
This game is no longer available from Nintendo.
Contributed by Evil Ryu (49841) on Apr 25, 2005.
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 (2402) on Sep 24, 2003.