Mario Kart 64 (1996)

Video Game  -  Action | Comedy | Family  -  12 February 1997 (USA)
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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 ...
Peach (voice) (as Asako Kôzuki)
Tomoko Maruno ...
Toad (voice)
Charles Martinet ...
Mario / Luigi / Wario / Donkey Kong (voice) (as Châruzu Marutine)
Julien Bardakoff ...
Luigi (voice)
Thomas Spindler ...
Wario (voice)
John Hulaton ...
Announcer (voice)
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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12 February 1997 (USA)  »

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MK 64  »

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In this game, Donkey Kong replaced his son Donkey Kong Jr., while Wario replaced the Koopa Troopa. The Koopa Troopa will not reappear in a Mario Kart game until Mario Kart: Double-Dash! for the GameCube in 2003. 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 »


Referenced in Super Smash Bros. (1999) See more »

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Not matter how many racers are made, this is the best
23 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Mario Kart 64 is the first game I bought for Nintendo 64 back in late 1996. Even after so many other games and other systems that out did the Nintendo 64, I kept coming back to this game. Mario Kart offers a wide variety of courses to race on with eight unique Nintendo characters. A few of these characters being: obviously Mario, Peach, Bowser, and Donkey Kong.

There are four sets of races, each featuring a unique course going anywhere from Peach's Castle to Donkey Kong's Jungle. The course's are fun to travel through while you pick up items off the road helping you to stop your opponents and get a better boost. Mario Kart 64 is by far the best racer I've played. It is so unique and fun that you just become engulfed by it.

When the racing get's old, try to beat your friends in a little battle match or set a course time trial record with your favorite character.

Mario Kart 64. Featuring: Mario, Peach, Luigi, Toad, Wario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Bowser.

Uniqueness: 5/5

Replay Value: 5/5

Plain Fun: 5/5

Overall: 5/5

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