Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, and Bowser are ready to cruise through crazy tracks! Choose any character you wish, and hop into a custom go-kart. Our Mario Kart games feature 3D courses with plenty of twists and turns. Just like in the Nintendo 64, GameCube, and Wii series, tons of power-ups are available in each race. Steer through mystery boxes to gain special advantages against your foes. Finish in first place to win the Star Cup!
Our Mario Kart games cover a variety of racing subgenres. In certain titles, you must tilt and balance your vehicle to cruise over hills safely. Other Nintendo-influenced games feature retro, arcade driving action. Change lanes rapidly to avoid crashing into Luigi, Princess Peach, and other obstacles at high speeds. Your driving skills will be tested as you swerve around banana peels, bombs, and Koopa shells on each track. Drive through flower power-ups to zoom past your opponents and become the champion!
The first innovation was the most obvious: bikes. Previous Mario Kart games had already played around with vehicles that were different from the standard karts, but Mario Kart Wii was the first time a different type of vehicle would be available for players to enjoy. Bikes offered a different set of stats from the karts, though they almost controlled similarly to the karts, so in the end it was a matter of preference.
Multiplayer modes in all Mario Kart games were essentially set in this first game. Players can either compete against each other in the Grand Prix tournaments or, for a more intense experience, go head to head on any track in the game. With 20 unique tracks, that was nothing to scoff at.