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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Did You Know?


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 »

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Not all that!!
6 September 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This was the first game I brought for my N64, because I loved the SNES version, but I remember at the time I was really disappointed with it. I think it's down falls were due to the fact that the levels were much longer not like the short fun ones on the SNES, I think they should have made more short levels as opposed to the fewer long one's. Also the AI in this game was bad as mentioned in another review, no matter how fast you went the other racers were close behind, often getting speed boosts from no where and over taken you. I did like however, the graphics and the controls, also the multiplayer mode was alot of fun, but I didn't get into it as much as I did in the SNES version. I think that if you've never played the SNES version you will like this game alot, because it is a good game with alot of replay value, I advise you to buy the GBA version because it combine the SNES and N64 versions into a much better game.

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