Mario Kart 64 Guides and Walkthroughs
Mario Kart 64 is a 1996 kart racing video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. It is the successor to Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the second game in the Mario Kart series. It was released in Japan in December 1996, in North America in February 1997, and in the U.K. in June 1997.
Mario Kart 64 is a kart racing game in which the player controls one of eight selectable Mario characters in several different race tracks that vary in shape and theme. During a race, the players can acquire random items from special boxes placed in different areas of the track that are used to slow the opposition down and gain an advantage. For example, shells and bananas allow the player to attack opponents and slow them down respectively, and Mushrooms grant the player a temporary boost in speed and jumping ability. In a change from the previous installment, players can carry more than one item at a time.