CVG lists ten things that got lost along the way:
"Considering Super Mario Kart is the third biggest selling SNES game of all time, you'd think our memories of it wouldn't be hazy.
But, maybe due to its bizarre omission from the Virtual Console, in a recent revisit to the title we were shocked to discover how much we'd forgotten.
But we're sure it's just not us getting old, either. Without a re-release since its initial appearance over a decade ago, there can only be a handful who have played the game in the last five years."