Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart 64
Publisher Nintendo
Console NINTENDO 64
Downloads 9,486
Released December 14, 1996
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Mario Kart 64 is a classic kart racing game created by Nintendo. First released in Japan in December 1996, Mario Kart 64 is the sequel to the Mario Kart series produced after the success of its predecessor, Super Mario Kart (1992). The game features significant improvements over its predecessor, including the switch to polygon-based real 3D computer graphics for track design and the inclusion of four-player support. Joining the game, you will control 8 characters from the Mario series, run around the game's 16 tracks, and take advantage of items that can harm your opponent or assist you in trying to get to the finish line first. 



The first step when joining Mario Kart 64 is choosing one of the game's eight characters, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Bowser, Wario, and Donkey Kong, to participate in exciting races. vary in shape and theme. Throughout the race, players can take advantage of random items placed in different areas of the track to gain an advantage through seas of attacking opponents. For example, collecting peels and bananas will help you attack your opponents and slow them down while collecting Mushrooms gives the player a temporary boost in speed and jump ability to outrun opponents. Unlike its predecessor Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64 players can carry multiple items at once instead of just one.

The game's character system will be divided into three different vehicles. First, light cars have fast acceleration and the highest top speed, but they are easily knocked over by heavy vehicles. The second is a heavy vehicle. These vehicles have higher weight and slower speed but are very difficult to be attacked. Finally, there are midsize cars, possessing the balanced characteristics of the other two models. Depending on your racing preferences, you can choose characters with the right vehicle characteristics to enjoy racing your way.  

Diverse Game Modes

Enjoy four exciting game modes of Mario Kart 64: Mario GP, Time Trial, Versus, and Battle. The game will support single-player and competitive multiplayer, depending on the mode. The first is the Mario GP mode, which allows one or two players to participate in four consecutive three-round races, each on a different track, against seven computer players. The scores of the players in the previous lap are the basis for selecting the best 4 players to enter the next race. The player can restart the level an infinite number of times if eliminated in the previous lap when ranked 5th or lower. Race difficulty is measured by engine size: 50, 100, or 150 ccs, corresponding to the game's 3 vehicles. 

Time Trial is a fun single-player mode, intending to complete a three-lap race on the selected track in the fastest total time possible. You will not encounter any opponents on the track, and the challenge you have to overcome is breaking the record you set yourself. Plus, Versus mode allows two to four players to compete in single races on any track without any computer players. This is an excellent opportunity for you to join the challenge with your friends and family. 

The battle mode is the most intense mode of Mario Kart 64. You will participate in a race consisting of two to four riders, with the goal of destroying all opponents with items on the track and trying to escape. Try to be the last survivor. Players will be provided with three balloons, representing three lives in each level. The last survivor on the track will be declared the winner.