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A mario racing game for the SNES system

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  • Sep 26, 2010
My first SNES game has you go kart racing with characters from the Mushroom Kingdom. Awesome gameplay that occupied a large chunk of my time.
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review by . September 26, 2010
posted in The Gaming Hub
Super Mario Kart for the SNES is the first and some would say STILL the greatest in what started the Mario Kart racing franchise.  It was my first SNES game and I still find it dear.      Gameplay is great.  Pick a racer, a circuit with it's own challenging tracks and race for the finish.  Pick up power ups to race ahead of the competition or shoot them down.  Get the best placing for more points and after 5 rounds the best placing gets the gold.  …
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Super Mario Kart (スーパーマリオカート?) is a go-kart racing game developed by Nintendo EAD for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The first game of the Mario Kart series, it was launched in Japan on 27 August 1992, in North America on 1 September 1992 and in Europe on 21 January 1993. Selling eight million copies worldwide, the game went on to become the third best selling SNES game of all time. Super Mario Kart was re-released on the Wii's Virtual Console in Japan on 9 June 2009.

In Super Mario Kart the player takes control of one of eight Mario series characters, each with differing capabilities. In single player mode players can race against computer controlled characters in multi-race cups over three difficulty levels. During the races, offensive and speed boosting power ups can be used to gain an advantage. Alternatively players can race against the clock in a Time Trial mode. In multi-player two players can simultaneously take part in the cups or can race against each other one-on-one in Match Race mode. In a third multiplayer mode – Battle Mode – the aim is to defeat the other player by attacking them with power ups, destroying balloons which surround each kart.

Super Mario Kart received positive reviews and has been praised for its presentation, innovation and use of Mode 7 graphics. It has been ranked among the best games of all time by several organisations including Edge, IGN, The Age and GameSpot whilst Guinness World Records has named it as the ...
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Number of Players: 4
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Console: Super Nintendo
Genre: Racing
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