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Best Mario Kart Games Ranked, From SNES To Nintendo Switch

Back when Nintendo announced the very first Mario Kart game in the early '90s, there were some in the industry who proclaimed it as a sign that the veteran firm had finally lost its marbles. Sure, Mario had appeared in other games, but his forte was 2D platformers – he had no place on the racing track, and Super Mario Kart was initially viewed as a questionable attempt to shoe-horn the famous mascot into a genre where he simply didn't belong. As you might expect, when these same nay-sayers actually got to play it, and they changed their tune.

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EddieNX 8d ago

Mario kart 8 deluxe is by far the best . No amount of nostalgia can change that.

eagle218d ago (Edited 8d ago )

I totally agree. It's in another league physics wise. And another planet graphics wise..lol. Just so happens to be the highest rated in franchise history. I still am in awe how they pulled off such a gorgeous games, with all the chaos going on and it's frame rate is smooth as silk.

EddieNX 7d ago

It's such a good looking , well made game. It proves that Nintendo don't need powerful hardware to make stunning games. And gameplay wise it's immaculate, something Nintendo is best in the industry at.

3-4-57d ago (Edited 7d ago )

I prefer Mario Kart 7 still.

I like the synthesized music that has tones that are more original and representative of the Mario universe, whereas Mario Kart 8 has live band jazz/trumpet feel to it and all the music just kind of blurs and blends together and isn't as memorable.

It is a great game though.....but I still somewhat prefer Mario Kart 7.....Mario Kart 64 will never get old either.

For them to Put Mario Kart 64 at the bottom shows they just have the poorest of taste when it comes to video games.

Mario Kart 64 is still fun, and still plays well, still takes skill, and still has the best battle mode in the series.

These choices are odd at best.

Michiel19897d ago

blurs and blends together? Are you sure someone wasnt playing space invaders in the back or something?
No matter if you like them or not, they are very well orchestrated songs, no blur and blends, otherwise you should maybe visit a doctor for your hearing.

different taste doesnt mean its poor taste. You act as if they said its a horrible unplayable game.. The worst of the best still means its great.

Didnt play all the handheld mk's but id put 64 at the bottom as well when it comes to home console versions, and no that doesnt mean I think its a bad game, actually think its a brilliant game, just my least favorite of the lot.

Saying people have the poorest taste when they have a different opinion is odd at best.

DazaMc7d ago

I still play the first one all the time, best two player racer of all time!

Shuckylad7d ago

Me too, love it so much still to this day.

Babadook77d ago

I don't like Mario Kart anymore. They should go back and look at how they succeeded with the first one.

EddieNX 7d ago (Edited 7d ago )

No they shouldn't. This doesn't even make sense as the newest Mario Kart DOS everything the first did but 10,000% more.

meganick7d ago

Technically Mario Kart 7 is not the first game in the series to have a number at the end of its title. That honor goes to Mario Kart 64. I mean 64 is a number after all.