Featuring Nintendo's finest from the Mushroom Kingdom, the players race for first place to claim victor of the race.


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Cast overview:
Asako Kozuki ...
Princess Peach (voice)
Tomoko Maruno ...
Toad (voice)
Charles Martinet ...
Mario / Luigi / Wario (voice) (as Charles Martinee)
Julien Bardakoff ...
Luigi (voice)
Thomas Spindler ...
Wario (voice) (as Thomas Spindlor)
John Hulaton ...
Announcer (voice) (as John Huraton)
Leslie Swan ...
Princess Peach (voice)
Isaac Marshall ...
Toad (voice)


In this game, eight playable characters (Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Wario, Donkey Kong, and Bowser) all race for the title of first place. The game features the Grand Prix, versus mode, time trials, and battle mode. With different racing levels, and more weapons to use than ever, the Mario Kart 64 races are thrilling and fast. Written by commanderblue

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Mario Kart 64 speeds to Wii (Virtual Console)


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Release Date:

12 February 1997 (USA)  »

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MK 64  »

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Did You Know?


The course "Royal Raceway" was called "Peach Circuit" in the Japanese version. In fact, all courses that end with "circuit" (e.g. Luigi Circuit) were replaced with "raceway" in this game. See more »


All the karts have dual exhaust ports, yet there is only a single smoke stream coming out out of the back of them, and not even out of the ports. See more »


[first lines]
Mario: Welcome to Mario Kart!
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Crazy Credits

When you beat the Special Cup in either 150 cc or Extra mode you see all the courses as the credits roll. Parts you can't see from the course include the train tunnel at Kalamari Desert. The last shot of the credits features the palace where you get your trophy with Mario saying "Hey, you were good! See you next time!" See more »


Featured in Gamesmaster: Episode #5.11 (1995) See more »

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User Reviews

Mario Kart is a pure classic
12 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mario Kart 64 is a perfect example of how to make a classic game from the Super Nintendo and make it so much better on the Nintendo 64

Mario Kart 64 allows for up to Four players to play and go racing to see who can win.

It's just hard to find anything against this game that would make you not want it for your collection.

Mario Kart is one of those rare series were every game in it is a masterpiece and Mario Kart 64 is no different ranks right up there with some of the best video games ever created and reason enough to own an Nintendo 64

The game play is very addicting and you could spend hours among hours playing this game with your favorite characters using many power ups to help you win

The sound is good and the music plays well for a racing game The controls are easy to pick up and play just need to train of course

The graphics show case what the Nintendo 64 was all about it is just super strong with great level designs as well as good the kart work for the game

Overall if you are fan of Mario and Nintendo then you should get this game if you love classic video games this is your game.

I give Mario Kart 64 an 10 out of 10

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