Three... Two... One... GO! The signal light changes and you drop the pedal to the metal. Take on up to three friends in the split-screen VS games, or race solo in the Mario GP. Tell your friends to bring it on in the highly competitive Battle mode. Advanced features allow you to race with your "Ghost." The driving data from your best run appears as a transparent character on the screen. No longer must you simply race against the clock -- you can actually race against yourself!
In Other Languages
|Korean||마리오 카트 64|
|Console||Country of origin||Date|
|Nintendo 64||Japan||December 14, 1996|
|Nintendo 64||USA||February 10, 1997|
|Nintendo 64||UK||June 24, 1997|
|Nintendo 64 (re-release)||USA||1998|
|Wii||UK||January 25, 2007|
|Wii||USA||January 29, 2007|
|Wii||Japan||January 30, 2007|
|Wii||South Korea||April 26, 2008|
|Wii U||Japan||January 6, 2016|
|Wii U||UK||January 21, 2016|
A VHS tape titled "Mario Kart 64 Perfect Video" was released about a month after the North American release of the game. Like the Super Mario 64 VHS, it features the same host from that video and runs for 40 minutes in length, and was distributed by Pioneer, GTV, and Mario the Video.
|Sequence Title||Original MIDI Release Date|
|1||Mario Kart 64 Theme|
|2||Luigi Raceway/Mario Raceway/Royal Raceway/Wario Stadium||September 1997 or earlier|
|3||Moo Moo Farm/Yoshi Valley|
|4||Koopa Troopa Beach|
|5||Kalimari Desert||September 1997 or earlier|
|7||Frappe Snowland/Sherbet Land||September 1997 or earlier|
|8||Choco Mountain/Battle Arenas|
|10||DK's Jungle Parkway|
|12||Rainbow Road||September 1997 or earlier|
|13||Battle Arenas (Big Donut/Skyscraper)|
|14||Star Power||September 1997 or earlier|
|16||Grand Prix/Time Trials Results|
|17||Grand Prix Losing Results|
|19||Trophy Presentation||September 1997 or earlier|
|20||No Trophy for You|
|21||Ending Credits||September 1997 or earlier|
Of the following facts, these show what is different in the Japanese version of Mario Kart 64:
- Some of the characters' voices, as well as the announcer throughout the game, are different.
- The sponsor tag for "Luigi's" was changed to "Luigip", an imitation of Agip.
- The word "MARIO STAR" is now "Marioro", a parody of Marlboro.
- The Yoshi logo, along with the paw print, is now "Yoshi 1", which is a ripoff of "Mobil 1".
- The Nintendo logo is now blue instead of red.
- "Koopa Air" changes colors, to make it look a lot like Goodyear's logo.
- The "64" changes from blue and white to orange and blue, making it look like the "76" logo.
- http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n01/n64/software/nus_p_nmkj (1996-present)
- http://www.nintendo.com/product/n64/mk64/index.html (April–October 1997)
- http://www.nintendo.com/n64/mario_kart64 (1997-2001)
- http://www.nintendo.com/games/gamepage/gamepage_main.jsp?gameId=157 (2001-2003)
- http://www.nintendo.com/gamemini?gameid=m-Game-0000-157 (2003-2007)
- http://www.nintendo.com/gamemini?gameid=ypYFdZloLpIo5g7mvh9xXj0gLcT7KGSy (February–October 2007)
- http://www.nintendo.com/wii/virtualconsole/games/detail/ypYFdZloLpIo5g7mvh9xXj0gLcT7KGSy (2007-2010)
- http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/ypYFdZloLpIo5g7mvh9xXj0gLcT7KGSy (2010-present)