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DescriptionA collection of Super Mario characters, including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Bowser and Donkey Kong Jr., are out to win the Super Mario Kart championship. Using Mode 7 scaling, the first true kart game on the SNES has you collecting coins to boost your speed while using shells and bananas to stop others on the track.
There are 4 cups in all to race for, Mushroom Cup, Flower Cup, Star Cup and Special Cup, each with a selection of tracks to race on (based in Bowser's Castle, Super Mario World and more). Plus, a 2 player battle mode is on offer, where the first to pop the three balloons wins.
- "スーパーマリオカート" -- Japanese spelling
- "슈퍼 마리오 카트" -- Korean spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Console Generation Exclusive: SNES
- Game Center CX challenge games
- Gameplay feature: Time Trials
- Genre: Car / motorcycle combat
- Genre: Kart racing
- Mario games
- Mario Kart series
- Nintendo Player's Choice releases
|Who could help but love this game?||SNES||DudeOfMonson (118)|
|This game is all about fun...||SNES||tbuteler (3146)|
|Classic,truly classic!||SNES||Big C (58)|
|HonestGamers (Staff reviews only)||SNES||1998||10 out of 10||100|
|Thunderbolt Games||SNES||Jul 29, 2004||10 out of 10||100|
|The Video Game Critic||SNES||May 20, 2002||A+||100|
|Nintendo Land||SNES||2003||97 out of 100||97|
|VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com||SNES||Jul 27, 2005||96 out of 100||96|
|Nintendojo||SNES||1997||9.5 out of 10||95|
|GameFan Magazine||SNES||Jan, 1993||94.5 out of 100||94|
|Mega Fun||SNES||Jan, 1994||93 out of 100||93|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||SNES||Nov, 1992||34 out of 40||85|
|TigerChainsaw||SNES||2020||7.9 out of 10||79|
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1001 Video GamesThe SNES version of Super Mario Kart appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
InnovationSuper Mario Kart is often credited with inventing the kart racing genre.
Japanese versionIn the original Japanese version, Bowser and the Princess drink champagne during the award ceremony after they won the race. In the Western versions they only wave with the bottle.
- Issue #200 - #19 out of 200 "Greatest Games of Their Time"
- Game Informer
- August 2001 (Issue #100) - #35 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
- Power Play
- Issue 02/1993 – Best SNES Game in 1992
- Retro Gamer
- October 2004 (Issue #9) – #13 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
Related Web Sites
- Super Mario Kart (Official site (SNES, Japanese))
SNES Credits (14 people)