Mario Kart 64 is the sequel of Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The most notable change was of course the new and revolutionary 3D graphics. The game offers different game modes: Mario GP, Time Trial, Versus and Battle. There are 16 different tracks to choose from. After completing the difficulties 50cc, 100cc and 150cc all of the tracks can also be played mirrored.
Mario Kart is one of those games that are just fun to play and are very addictive. Everyone who owns a N64 and does not already own it should try to get it, it is just a must-have! The player can control one of the following characters: Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Princess Peach, Wario, Yoshi, Toad or Donkey Kong.
|Platforms:|| Nintendo 64 / iQue / Virtual Console|
|Release Date:|| 14th of December 1996 in Japan |
| 10th of February 1997 in America |
| 24th of June in Europe |
|Developed and published by:|| Nintendo |
Mario Kart 64 proves one more time that the Japanese have a strange kind of humor:
In the Mushroom Cup, advertisements can be seen at the track borders, which were parodies on actually existing real-life companies. This had to be changed for the international release of the game (e.g. USA and Europe).
Whether this censoring was executed because of licensing issues or whether it was due to the publishing guidelines by Nintendo America/Europe remains unknown.
Comparison between the censored international Version
and the uncensored JP Version
. Changes unrelated to censorship will not be mentioned in this comparison.