Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart 64

1996
Racing
Mario Kart 64 is a kart racing game in which the player controls one of eight selectable Mario characters who race in karts in different race tracks that vary in shape and theme. During a race, the players can obtain random items from special boxes placed in different areas of the track that are used to impede the opposition and gain the advantage... Mario Kart 64 has 16 race courses and 4 battle courses. (wikipedia.org)
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Mario Kart 64

1996
Racing
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Rated 18 Jan 2018
75
68th
Blue shell is the worst thing to happen to Mario Kart and it happened in the second game of the stupid series. "WHERE'S YOUR HONOUR?!" - 9 year old me throwing salt everywhere.
Rated 26 Nov 2019
45
4th
Every college student's favourite game, but I never got the appeal. It's aimed at people who can't play regular racing games (aka kids) because they suck at driving, so they have to resort to cheap tactics to win, like throwing fucking turtle shells at other cars to knock them out. The only boost that's acceptable to me in racing games is turbo. None of this "collect a coin and we'll transport you to the finish line via a magic fucking rainbow" nonsense.
Rated 04 Feb 2018
79
70th
I still prefer the overall simplicity of this early Mario Kart iteration to the Red-Bull-and-Amphetamine-covered-with-Warheads aesthetic of later games in the series. This one at least creates the illusion that there was some skill involved. Figuring out the death jump shortcut in Rainbow Road is a formative childhood moment. But alas, the Blue Shell that launched a thousand tantrums.
Rated 24 Feb 2018
70
17th
Never able to get into this one as much as the others, unfortunately. As if the characters were still sprites. Still not as bad as Super Circuit though
Rated 08 Feb 2023
100
99th
Given that I can still have a lot of fun with it, in 2023, specially with 3 or more friends, I give it a 100. It was part of my childhood, so take it with a grain of salt. But there are other old games I loved that have not resisted the test of time, so I think it deserves the grade.
Rated 27 Dec 2021
79
65th
Much better, thanks
Rated 06 Jan 2021
100
68th
Super Mario Kart, one of the greatest head-to-head titles ever released for the cartridge systems, is back, this time for the Nintendo 64. There's a whole new set of courses, new racers, slick 3-D graphics, and most surprisingly, a four-player simultaneous play option. This should all be great news to Mario Kart fans, and in fact it is - sort of.
Rated 23 Sep 2019
7
77th
The only multiplayer racing game I ever enjoyed. So fun back in the day.
Rated 22 Oct 2018
62
52nd
Another case of the mechanics just not being quite there enough for me. On paper, everything is as it needs to be but actually driving the carts is not all that great.
Rated 25 Feb 2021
10
86th
set the bar so high for a local multiplayer racing experience that developers still can't reach it to this day. still just as fun as I remember
Rated 03 Jul 2018
84
35th
Mario Kart 64 is not the easiest game in the world to play alone. If nothing else it's yet another Nintendo classic perfect for parties and groups of friends.
Rated 07 May 2018
82
74th
Still very fun, but it lacked some of the appeal of the SNES one, even with the newly improved graphics.
Rated 13 Mar 2018
81
74th
nice game
Rated 03 Mar 2018
80
72nd
Excellent racing game.
Rated 26 Jan 2018
79
56th
I'm not a huge fan of racing games, but this one was fun. Again, I can't be entertained by these for long, but this can make for an enjoyable half hour or so, especially at a lame party.
Rated 23 Feb 2018
85
86th
I have played this game so much more than I'm willing to disclose...
Rated 29 Jan 2018
6
68th
Have to balance nostalgia with some realism here - I really loved this game on N64 and it really expanded things from the original, but the very next game Double Dash blows it out of the water in every imaginable category from play control to level design to aesthetics, making this one an immediate dinosaur.
Rated 18 Jan 2018
4
9th
Has considerable nostalgia value, but tbh I never want to play this again.
Rated 18 Jan 2018
80
30th
Ah yes, the days where my friends and I would have hours long arguments about who got to be Wario.
Rated 21 Jan 2018
76
38th
Perfect for the time, now it's just a good nostalgia trip.
Rated 19 Jan 2018
75
68th
Not sure how to rate this because I'm not particularly refined in my taste in racing games, but I played this a lot when I was younger so it holds pretty good nostalgia value for me. The blue shell will always be the dumbest shit ever in any racing game.
Rated 28 Jan 2018
100
88th
The best Mario Kart. Fight me.
Rated 26 Jan 2018
70
52nd
One of the better party games out there. And still a classic.

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