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Super Mario Kart (1992)

Supa Mario Kato (original title)
Mario, his brother Luigi and his friends Princess Toadstool, Toad, Yoshi, King Bowser, Donkey Kong Jr. and Koopa Troopa are all in a race to challenge each other and see who's the best racer in the Mushroom Kingdom.

Directors:

Hideki Konno (as Hidequi Konno), Tadashi Sugiyama
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Mario, his brother Luigi and all his friends Princess Toadstool, Toad, Yoshi, King Bowser, (his arch-nemesis), Koopa Troopa, and the almost forgotten Donkey Kong Jr. are all in a race to challenge each other and see who's the best racer ever in the Mushroom Kingdom! They'll need to do whatever it takes to collect many power ups like mushrooms to speed themselves up; throw Koopa shells or banana peels at their opponent's to slow each other down, plus many more items in fun and excitement racing adventure. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

1 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Mario Kart See more »

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Nintendo See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Special Cup courses are traditionally not available in Time Trials mode. But Nintendo included a code that unlocks them there. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Super Famicom version of Mario Kart much of the features in this game has been later altered or removed for the SNES version, the following includes
  • The title screen featured a drawing of an Umbrella with writing on it.
  • The Super Mario Kart logo featured a lower case o.
  • Yoshi's sprite head is smaller in the Super Famicom version while his head is slightly bigger in the SNES version.
  • The race course list is in Japanese text rather than English text in the SNES version, but the player is not required to read Japanese text as the player is racing anyways.
  • The victory animation for Bowser depicts him drinking his champagne which was changed in the SNES version to having him pose with the drink.
  • Princess Toadstool can be seen sipping her champagne while the SNES version shows her tossing her drink in the air.
  • These changes for the SNES is likely because it depicted Bowser and Princess Toadstool drunk.
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15 January 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

This game was pretty good. Graphics are good for the type of system it's on (Super Nintendo). Many characters are familiar (Mario, Luigi, the Princess, Toad, Bowser, Donkey Kong Jr, Yoshi and Koopa Troopa). My major complaint with this game is how the order never varies and the same character is always second no matter what. That's why I mainly play the Battle mode part, which is the best.


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