Mario Kart 64 Review by GeckoGreen
Nintendo 64 Reviews
Mario Kart 64 Review

What happened to Koopa?

This whole game is exciting in many ways! Your wondering how right? Well, lets first start with all the wicked awesome race tracks and and courses! There are four tracks per a cup. The cups are arrange like Mushroom, Flower, Star, and Special.

There are 3 difficulties: 50, 100, 150, and............nevermind. You have eight characters to pick from: Mario (of course), Luigi, Peach (or Princess), Wario (he’s a new racer), Bowser, Toad, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong. (see no Koopa) While driving these racers you can get all sorts of cool items like lighting bolts and Big Boos. There are much more items than in the SNES Mario Kart game.

The tracks are fun to play on. My favorite are the Donkey Kong world and Wario Stadium. There awesome! I also like the 4 player mode. Its fun racing your friends and kicking there butt! Especially on battle mode. *makes evil grin*

The Karting Story
Mario, Luigi, Peach, Wario, Bowser, Toad, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong go head to head racing for the Gold cup and going through all different levels.(realizes that there is no story for a racing game)

An artwork scene with Wario, Bowser, Mario, Peach and Toad

The Graphics
The graphics are excellent! Its like playing a Arcade racing game in your home. It’s awesome! The characters are much more bigger, faster, better, easy to control, and colorful. It’s actually one of the better racing games. I like it because you can’t see the
squares in the players like in Wave Race for an instance. Here and there sometimes the graphics get a little screwed up but besides that there superb! The tracks actually have a lot of effort put into them. The graphics are pretty good!

Sound and Music
The music is really neat! Good thing they have all different music than like different variations of the same tune. You can change the sound of the music while racing. I like the Donkey Kong World music and the Ghost house music.

The sounds are like one of the best things in the game. While you are playing, a lot of times you hear your character scream (like “Yippee or like Yahoo”) when you shoot a turtle shell or anything else. You can hear your engine and things that are happening on the track around you.

This is the best racing game I ever played BUT I am still sad that they took Koopa out and replaced him with Wario. Oh well! This game is worth buying! It is sort of easy to beat but after that they’re other secret levels and other secret things to get. It will take you awhile to beat. You could beat this game a million times and not get bored. I would recommend to buy it even if you don’t like racing games.

Peach driving her kart

Graphics 9/10
Music 9/10
Sound 10/10
Overall 10/10

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