Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart 64
System Nintendo 64
Developer Nintendo
Genre Racing
Series Super Mario Series

Mario and friends return to their Karts to race around some all-new circuits in the Mushroom Kingdom. Each character has their own racing stats, such as better top speed or acceleration. Collect items to use against your opponents and pass the finish line in first place.

The Grand Prix mode has four cups, each with four circuits. Your earn points for placing fourth or better, and the character with the most points at the end of the four circuits wins the Cup. In Time Trial you play the tracks alone, aiming to get the best time possible. You can save your best times as ghosts to race against later.

Up to four players can take place in Grand Prix, or fight it out in Battle Mode, using items to burst your opponents balloons.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan マリオカート64 Mario Kart 64 14 Dec 1996
US Mario Kart 64 10 Feb 1997
Europe Mario Kart 64 24 Jun 1997


System Japan U.S. Europe
Wii Virtual Console 30 Jan 2007 29 Jan 2007 26 Jan 2007
Wii U Virtual Console 06 Jan 2016 - 21 Jan 2016


Advertising Banners

Advertising Banners

Nintendo slipped some amusing banners into the game, ripping off the logos of various American motorcar sponsors. However, these were restricted to the Japanese version, and the logos were completely changed for the American and European versions.

  • Luigip » Agip
  • Marioro » Marlboro
  • Yoshi 1 » Mobil 1
  • 64 » 76

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