Mario Kart 64
Nintendo 64
Game info
System: Nintendo 64
Genre: Kart racing
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-4 simultaneous
Save: Yes
Memory size: 96 megabits
Peripherals: Controller Pak
Series: Mario Kart
Mario Kart 64 screen shot
Release info
[USA] Mario Kart 64
Date: 2/12/1997 ESRB: K-A Catalog #: NUS-NKTE-USA  
[Japan] マリオカート64
(Mario Kart 64)
Date: 12/14/1996 Catalog #: NUS-NKTJ-JPN  
[Europe] Mario Kart 64
Date: 6/24/1997 Catalog #: NUS-NKTP-EUR  

A 64-bit follow-up to the wildly successful SNES game, Mario Kart 64 is racing fun for up to four players. Race as Mario, or as one of his seven friends, through a variety of exciting and colorful courses, while collecting items and dodging the attacks of fellow racers. Multi-player is just as thrilling with challenging versus matches, or the popular battle arena. An instant Nintendo classic!

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Outside references

Kalahari Desert
The name "Kalimari Desert" is a parody of the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa.

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Did you know...?
  • While in development, Mario Kart 64's title was "Super Mario Kart R." An early racer line-up featured Magikoopa, who was later replaced by Donkey Kong.
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