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Mario Kart (series)
Mario Kart modern logo
Mario Kart series logo
(Mario Kart DS - Present)
Developer(s) 250px-Nintendo svg
Publisher(s) 250px-Nintendo svg
Genre(s) Kart Racing
First Game Super Mario Kart (1992)

The Mario Kart racing games are a series of Mario spin-off games; one Mario Kart game has appeared on almost every Nintendo system since the SNES with a total of 8 canon titles and 3 spin-off games.

Canon Franchise

Super Mario Kart

Super Mario Kart was the first Mario Kart game to be released. The game had a total of eight playable characters and 20 different racecourses to select from. This was the only title featuring five courses for a Grand Prix; all later installments only consisted of four. Super Mario Kart was also the only Mario Kart game to feature Donkey Kong Jr. as a playable character; he was replaced by Donkey Kong in all subsequent titles. Koopa Troopa was also playable in the game, but did not reprise this role until Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Though the game was on a 16-bit system, it featured three-dimensionally rendered surroundings (thanks to Mode 7 technology), giving the graphics depth and a more realistic feel. This particular Mario Kart game was heavily influenced by Super Mario World, with some graphics and locations taken directly from the platformer. Yoshi noises from Super Mario World was also present, as was a computer-generated "hoomph" for Donkey Kong Jr.; actual voice acting was not yet possible.

Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart 64 is the first 64-bit and second Mario Kart game, which allowed for fully three-dimensional graphics, including the characters' and items' designs, and course layouts. It is the first Mario Kart title to feature Donkey Kong and Wario as playable characters, though there was still a total of eight drivers to choose from. The game featured 16 normal racecourses, as well as four battle courses. Mario Kart 64 was later re-released on the Virtual Console for 1000 points.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart: Super Circuit is the first Mario Kart title to be brought to a handheld gaming system and the third to the series. It was compatible with the Game Boy Advance (now with the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite as well), and was a 32-bit game. It was highly influenced by its two home console predecessors. The game featured eight playable characters once more, all of which were in Mario Kart 64. A total of 20 racecourses (plus the 20 courses from Super Mario Kart) could be selected from. This game also has a feature that allowed players to swap ghost data via the use of a Game Boy Advance connection cord.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the fourth game to be released in the franchise, introduced many new features. One difference is that in the game, there are two drivers to a kart, in contrary to all other games in the Mario Kart series; this allowed the player to hold more items simultaneously. Another new feature was Special Items: each pair of drivers had their own unique Special Item that only they could use, with the exception of King Boo and Petey Piranha, who did not have their own Special Item, but could use any of other drivers' instead. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! featured 16 race courses, as well as 20 different characters to select from, including the debut of Toadette. It is also the first game that has uniquely designed karts for each character, rather than just color variations.

Mario Kart Arcade GP

Mario Kart Arcade GP was the first Mario Kart title to be released into an arcade and the fifth in the series. Though many of the same elements from previous games were still featured in this game, it was entirely unique from the rest at the time. This game featured a total of 11 playable characters; 8 were from the Mario series, while the remaining three were from the Bandai Namco Entertainment's Pac-Man series. This was the first Mario Kart title to feature third-party characters. It also featured 12 race courses to select from, two each were in a separate cup. It is notable for having many more items than other Mario Kart games.

Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart DS is the sixth mainstream installment in the Mario Kart series, and is the second title to be released on a handheld gaming system. Unlike Double Dash!!, this game returned to one-person driving and did not feature Special Items. The game featured 64-bit graphics, as Mario Kart 64 did, and included an all new Mission Mode, for which the player needs to complete missions within certain time limits. This game featured 12 playable characters: eight default racers, four unlockable racers, and one only available for racing via Download Play.

This game was also the second in the series to feature racecourses encountered in earlier titles (the first was Mario Kart Super Circuit, which included all Super Mario Kart tracks). In the Retro Grand Prix mode, players could select to race on courses from Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart Super Circuit, and Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. New courses, from the the Nitro Grand Prix, were based on the latest Mario platform games. Some tracks included pipes and flat blocks in the background based on those from Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, and some Boss stages from the new Mission Mode were also based on this game. The course Tick Tock Clock and other Mission Mode Bosses came from Super Mario 64 DS.

Mario Kart Arcade GP 2

Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 is the second Mario Kart title to be released in the arcades and the seventh in the series. It featured the same playable characters as Mario Kart Arcade GP, with the additions of Waluigi and a Tamagotchi named Mametchi. This title also featured something different from the last arcade release: unique Karts for each playable character, just as Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario Kart DS, and Mario Kart Wii did. This game featured a total of 16 racecourses.

Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii is the eighth mainstream game in the series. A new feature in Mario Kart Wii is Bikes. Bikes allow the players to do wheelies, speeding them up temporarily. Also, the players can do Tricks as they jump off certain ramps, to get a short boost when landing. Another new feature is the Mario Kart Channel. This channel, which you could install on the Wii Menu, allows players to check rankings, race ghosts, and compete in tournaments. Similar to Mario Kart DS, the game also had five Retro Battle courses. One Retro Battle course was featured from each of the past five games in the series, in addition to five all-new courses. Mario Kart Wii has 24 playable characters, with 32 courses to choose from. However, unlike the past titles, this game uses a size system instead of a weight system. It also features for the first time in the series where a character (Baby Daisy) made their franchise debut in a Mario Kart game since Mario Kart: Double Dash.

Mario Kart 7

Mario Kat 7 is the ninth installment of the Mario Kart series and the third to be released on a handheld. Players are able to exchange Ghost Data and play online in multiplayer mode. The game also includes four new playable characters: Metal Mario, Lakitu, Honey Queen and Wiggler. The game includes many new items and elements, including the gliders, the kart customization and driving underwater.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX is the third Mario Kart title to be released in the arcades and the tenth in the series. It featured some of the playable characters from Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 (including Pac-Man's redesign from the television show Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures), and introduced Bowser Jr., Don-chan (from Bandai Namco Entertainment's "Taiko no Tatsujin" series that is only available Japan), and Rosalina, among others. It is the first of the arcade games to have unlockable characters and is the first in the series to include a downloadable character. Along with the features from the previous arcade game, this title includes the ability to go underwater and to glide, just like in Mario Kart 7.

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 is the eleventh installment in the main series. It was announced in the Nintendo Direct in January 2013, but it was officially presented at the pre-E3 Nintendo Direct on June 11, 2013, including the revealing of the game's title and a trailer. This installment introduces anti-gravity to the series. Also, features from past installments (such as bikes from Mario Kart Wii, and gliding and underwater driving from Mario Kart 7) are reused. There are also ATV's, a new type of vehicle in this game. This game features new characters to Mario Kart, such as the 7 Koopalings, but also introduces new Characters to the franchise such as Baby Rosalina and Pink Gold Peach. This is the first Mario Kart game to include paid downloadable content which includes crossovers with other Nintendo franchises such as The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing.

Fanon Franchise

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Mario Kart 9!

Mario Kart 9! is a fanon Mario Kart game. It plays similar to Mario Kart 8 only brings back more elements from the past like Double Dashing. It has the largest roster with 45 characters as a total. Retro courses that already have been in the game a second time return in the DLC pack, and a new mode has been added where you can build your own course.

Mario Kart Deluxe

Mario Kart Deluxe is an upcoming Mario Kart game in the fanon franchise. It borrows similar functions of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, Mario Kart Wii, and Mario Kart 3DS (Tentative Name).

Mario Kart DIY (Samtendo09's Version.)

Mario Kart DIY is an unique Mario Kart game with a DIY Feature. It also include the racers form Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing too. This is the first Mario Kart game with a completely custom feature.

Mario Kart Dimensions

Mario Kart Dimensions is a Mario Kart game in the fanon franchise and the sequel to Mario Kart Powers. Mario Kart Dimensions includes new modes, characters, items, courses and better online. It can connect to it's console counterpart Mario Kart Rush which will be released for the SP1DR.

Mario Kart: Worldwide Circuit

Mario Kart Wii U

Mario Kart Super Mix

Mario Kart Super Mix is a game in the Fanon series that contains characters & tracks that are in all 9 of the Canon Mario Karts. Each cup has 5 tracks in it, like Super Mario Kart. It has gliders, like Mario kart 7. However, there are no Kart customizations except for the glider.

Mario Kart Extreme

Mario Kart ∞

Mario and friends return for a race once more in the game Mario Kart ∞ (Infinity)! They are ready to race in the Grand Prix, Infinity Prix, Missions, and more! They can even race with partners with the ever-so-famous Double Dash mode! Play with 45 characters, and more than 50 kart parts!

Super Mega Mario Kart

Mario & co. on on the track again! With several new characters and 30 overall, this game is the best of the best! Also, drive not only in normal, underwater, and flying mode, but new Underground mode as well!

Mario Kart: Delta

Diamond Speed Racer

This is the first Kart racer that features Mario, Wario and Donkey Kong as main key characters. The races takes you through Mushroom Kingdom, Diamond City, Kremlin Island and even more. With a huge variation of characters, stages and karts to use, the game brings a unique feeling to the player. The game focuses on Game-Modes.

Mario Kart X

Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit

This is the only Mario Kart game to feature street racing and real world cars, from many makes and models, from Ford Mustang to Dodge Caravan to Chevrolet Camaro. This had the original game, Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit and Mario Kart: Hot Pursuit 2 and a third game is in development.

MarioKart Light

Mario & Pals return in this new improved version of the game. With new tracks, characters and even cameo appearances of some of the most amazing Nintendo Characters, including K.K., Kirby and Ash! Coming out on the 19th of July Worldwide 2014.

Nintendo Kart/Nintendo Party

Half of the game is themed after Mario Kart, but with different Nintendo characters such as Kirby, Link, Pikachu, and Isabelle.

Mario Kart Infinity V

Another mario kart game. More characters, tracks, modes and more.

32 courses (16 DLC Courses) Over 100 Missions Boss Fights Battle mode combines Mario Kart 8's battle mode with Mario Kart DS's battle mode

custom track creator (Unless everyone in the room has downloaded a track, that track will not appear in online matches)

Worldwide Regional Tournaments Friends Tourney's (MKWII tournaments)

And more to come

Mario Kart : Turbo !!

These Mario Kart countain 40 characters (58 with all DLC pack), 32 race courses (56 with all DLC pack) and new game modes like turbo race or battle race. With all DLC pack, the player can change the color of Yoshi and Shy Guy.

Country Crisis

Mario Kart: Country Crossroad is the ninth installment of the Mario Kart series. This game has characters going through cups in different countries. Each character has a different Rare Item that they can use to shake things up. There are also new tracks that are basically the same tracks or just random ideas of Brandon.

Mario Kart: X-Speed

Mario Kart: X-Speed is the ninth installment in the Mario Kart Franchise. This game utilizes the glider mechanic from MK7 & Anti-Gravity Mechanic from MK8 while introducing two new mechanics, 2D Warping and 4D Warping. Courses can have both features with 2D having the driver have a top-down retro apparel che to their vehicle and the course while 4D places the individual in a heavily warped track with a Bulle Hell like concept added where the player must avoid Temporal Holes while driving.

Mario Kart: Triad Teams

Mario Kart: Triad Teams is the tenth installment in the Mario Kart Franchise. Aside from utilising the mechanics from previous games including Mario Kart: X-Speed it also brings back the concept of multiple character driven vehicles from Double Dash, however ups the mayhem by adding a third character who acts as a frontal weapon shooter for the karts. It retains a single racer mode as well.

Mario Kart: Revamped

Mario Kart: Revamped is the eleventh installment in the Mario Kart Fanon Franchise. This game brings a new story and has many things from prevous games with some new mechanics. It has its own new unique soundtrack, items, and karts. It also collaborates with pokemon, bringing some pokemon characters into the series.

Mario Kart: Super Speed

Mario Kart: Super Speed is the twelfth installment in the Mario Kart Franchise. The gameplay is much like that of Mario Kart 8, but, instead of anti gravity, there is the new Super Speed mechanic. It features an overall total of 45 chraracters in the game so far.

Bowser Kart

Bowser Kart is the thirteenth instalment in the Mario Kart Franchise.Bowser has finally got his own karts and has started a championship.Main Character's are Bowser , Bowser Jr , Kamek , Ludwig , Lemmy , Iggy , Wendy , Larry , Morton , Roy , Dry Bones , Koopa , Goomba , Boo , Mechakoopa and Boom Boom.

                  Unlockable Character's Are

King Boo , Flint Cragley , Count Bleck , Mario , Luigi , Peach , Toad , Yoshi , Birdo , Daisy , Donkey Kong , Diddy Kong , Dixie Kong , Funky Kong , Rosalina , Toadette , Dry Bowser , Dry Bowser Jr , Professor E.Gadd , Goombella , Dry Goomba , Cheap Cheap , Dry Cheap Cheap , Cranky Kong and Pom Pom .

                              DLC Character's Are

Levora , Noah Koopa , Jackson Koopa , Dragonia Koopa , Jacob Koopa , Risen Koopa , Tim J Koopa , Boro Koopa , Link , Zelda , Kirby , King D D D , Isabela , Dr. Shrunk , Kid Icurus , Paulutina , Sonic , Tails , Knuckles , Amy , Dr.Eggman , Blaze , Tom Nook , Silver , Metal Sonic , Vector , Nabbit , Mini Yoshi , Jet , Blaze , Storm , Shadow , Spyro , Kaos , Glumshakes ,Crash Bandicoot , Dr Neo Cortex , Dr. N.Gin , Pac Man , Mega Man , Toon Link , Luma , Picachu , Charizard , Lucario , Jiggilypuff , Samus , Old Toad , Dark Bowser and Ganondorf

                             Customize Characters Are 

Mii 1 , Mii 2 , Mii 3 amd Mii 4 With over 100 Character's the biggest racing game ever will come December 2016 03rd

                    New/Old Modes/ Courses 

Bowsers Garden , Mount Bowser , Boos Castle/House , Create a course , Create a Character , AntiGravity , Glider , Custom Glider , Custom Kart , Custom Wheels , TNT ( Mystery Box ) and Amibo Racing Suits

Some DLC Characters are FREE! (internet required) From Spyro onwards Are FREE

NEW Character's and tracks will be Added Below.

Characters , Mole , Petey Piranha , Bullet Bill , Ultimate Boo ( Red) , Robot Bowser , Flying Squirrel , Wario , Waluigi , Shy Guy , Bob omb and Meta Knight ( DLC ).

Track: Watermania , Beauty Island , Ludwigs Huge Piano , Chomp Chomp Circle , Roy Rumble , Morton's Mighty Mountain , Big Bouncy Ball and Bowser Jr's Airship.

Mario Kart : Story Mode

Mario Kart Story Mode is a new game coming in August 2016 15th . You Customize your Mii and head to the Mushroom Kingdom on holidays little do you know that King Boo has captured the entire Kingdom . Mario , Luigi , Peach , Toad , Yoshi and Bowser Are trapped in King Boos trap . Boo then goes and posses Bowser Jr and takes over Bowsers Castle .All the koopas , dry bones and goombas are possessed.You find pieces of metal and build a kart ! Other toads wish you luck. Castle 1: Mario

                        Castle 2:  Luigi
                        Castle 3 : Toad
                        Castle 4: Yoshi 
                        Castle 5: Bowser
                        Castle 6:Peach , King Boo and Bowser Jr

Once you beat a boss you unlock them and can race with them . Unlock special characters by competing in a race with them Race 1 Wario Race 2 Waluigi Race 3 Daisy Race 4 Donkey Kong Race 5 Boo Race 6 Toadette Race 7 Rosalina Race 8 Dry Bowser Once you unlock all Character's and finish story mode you unlock free roam which will let you drive around the World's 1~6 were you find characters that challenge you to races . If you beat them you unlock them . 17 characters are in the game and each race has 6 racers .1st 5pts 2nd 4pts 3rd 3pts 4th 2pts 5th 1pt 6th 0pt 3 DLC Character's Are Sonic , Pac Man and Mega Man Making 20 characters in game. This 1 player game is on 3ds 2ds and Wii U. Made By JN Studios


Below lists all of the Mario Kart games here on Fantendo. (All games listed are in the Mario Kart Games category.)

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