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Mario Kart 64, one of the first games released for the Nintendo 64 platform, is an updated translation of the very popular Super Mario Kart for the Super NES (SNES). And while the game clearly takes full advantage of the graphics power and speed of the N64, a few components that made the original so compelling have been left out of this release. Still, Nintendo's expertise at sucking players into the game world is strongly evident, and Mario Kart 64 offers enough challenges to keep players (especially casual gamers) entertained. Placing a familiar Nintendo personality behind the wheel of a sputtering kart powered by a 50, 100, or 150-cc engine, the game lets players race computerized opponents or up to four other players on a variety of well-designed tracks. Because karts lack the power and speed of race cars, drivers must focus on collecting power-ups and nonlethal weapons rather than negotiating hairpin turns on two wheels. Grabbing and using on-track items is the heart of the game's fun: a strategically-placed banana peel sends the unlucky victim into a spin, nailing an opponent with a turtle shell launches their vehicle skyward, and a rocket provides a quick boost to near-breakneck speeds, if only for a moment.
Game Genre: Action/Adventure
Product Title: Mario Kart 64
Power Score: 4.0 | 4 Reviews
Release Date: 1997-02-10
Description: MARIO KART 64
Parent Retsku: B00000DMAX
Product Reviews (4)
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS...
Strengths: IT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! i've had mine for 4 years and it is still great fun i don't know how anyone could give this thing 3 or less
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have had this game for about 4 years + a month. my entire family has played it and they keep asking if they can play again. WE LOVE THIS GAME,IT'S ONE OF THE THE BEST GAMES EVER INVENTED
By abefg - Jun 6, 2005
THE GAME IS OK BUT I DON'T THINK...
Strengths: THE WEPOENS ARE GOOD BANANNA PEALS,BOOST,SHEEL AND MORE.
Weakness: GETS OLD AND STAIL AFTER PLAYING CONSTINTLEY AFTER A COUPLE OF MONTHS
THE GAME IS OK BUT I DON'T THINK IT WOULD GET A 3 STAR RATING.THE REASON IT GETS OLD AND STAIL IS WHEN YOU USE ALL THE CHARACTERS ON ALL THE TRACKS IT GETS OLD. SO DON'T BUY THIS PROUDUCT
By ASR - Nov 1, 2002
Mario Kart 64
Mario Kart 64 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.45 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #705 game of all time, #6 game of 1997 for the Nintendo 64 and #28 Nintendo 64 game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 27 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the...
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By TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008
Mario Kart 64
This game is multiplayer mayhem at its best. You can race in a Grand Prix against seven other drivers, try to beat your best times in Time Trials, or take part in a vicious multi-player battle mode. Setup and feel is very much like the games predecessor, only this time everything looks a whole lot better, with tracks going up and down hills and through tunnels and buildings. The one player mode...
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By IGN.com - Feb 20, 1997