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Mario Kart 64
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North American boxart of the game Mario Kart 64 for Nintendo 64.
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD[1]
Publisher(s) Nintendo
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Platform(s) Nintendo 64, Virtual Console
Release Date(s) Nintendo 64
Japan December 14, 1996
USA February 10, 1997
Europe June 24, 1997
Australia January 8, 1998

Virtual Console
Europe January 25, 2007
USA January 29, 2007
Japan January 30, 2007
Genre(s) Racing
Ratings ESRB: ESRB K-A Kids to Adults
Mode(s) 1-4 players
Media(s) Nintendo 64 Game Pak, Downloadable Media (Nintendo eShop[2])
Input(s) Nintendo 64 Controller

Mario Kart 64 (マリオカート64, Mario Kāto Rokujūyon in Japan) is a Mario racing game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It is the successor to Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and is the second game in the Mario Kart series. It was released first in Japan on December 14, 1996 and in North America and Europe in 1997. In January 2007, it was released as a downloadable Virtual Console title on the Nintendo Wii.


Characters present in the game as racers are:

Courses related to the Donkey Kong series[]

D.K.'s Jungle Parkway[]



  • It is the first game to feature Donkey Kong as a racer in the Mario Kart series, becoming a permanent character in all following titles.
  • In the Toad's Turnpike course, a highway track full of cars and trucks, there is a yellow bus. The silhouette of the driver's seat at the lateral window resembles Diddy Kong.[3]

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