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
Mario Kart 64 speeds to Wii (Virtual Console)
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The music theme of the Rainbow Road course has appeared in different arrangements in each subsequent Mario Kart 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
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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
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