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There have been several racing games in the Mario franchise.

Mario Kart seriesEdit

Title Details

Original release date(s):
Release years by system:
1992 – Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2009 – Virtual Console (Wii)
2013 – Virtual Console (Wii U)
2016 – Virtual Console (New 3DS and 2DS XL)
Notes:

Starts the series.



Original release date(s):
Release years by system:
1996 – Nintendo 64
2007 – Virtual Console
Notes:

Introduced Wario and Donkey Kong.



Original release date(s):
Release years by system:
2001 – Game Boy Advance
2011 – Virtual Console (3DS, Ambassadors and Custom Firmware hacked systems only)
2014 – Virtual Console (Wii U)
Notes:

Included all of Super Mario Kart's courses.



Original release date(s):
Release years by system:
2003 – GameCube
Notes:

Introduced many new characters to the series, as well as featuring double items and co-op play in a single Kart.



2005 – Arcades
Notes:

Included PAC-MAN characters



Original release date(s):
Release years by system:
2005 – Nintendo DS
2015 – Virtual Console (Wii U)
Notes:

Introduced R.O.B, which is not part of the Mario franchise, as well as Dry Bones.



2007 – Arcades
Notes:

Introduced Waluigi and Mametchi to the arcade games.



– Wii
Notes:

Introduced 12-player racing, as well as Baby Peach, Baby Daisy (her only other appearance in the Mario franchise is Mario Super Sluggers), Rosalina, Funky Kong, Dry Bowser to the series. Doesn't just use karts, but uses bikes, too.



– Nintendo 3DS
Notes:

Introduced gliders, driving underwater, kart customizations and divers, as well as Metal Mario, Shy Guy, the Queen Bee (known as Honey Queen in this game), Wiggler and Lakitu to the series.



  • JP 2013
– Arcades



– Wii U
Notes:

Introduced anti-gravity racing to the series and a new battle mode format in which regular racing tracks were repurposed as battle mode tracks.



April 28, 2017 – Nintendo Switch
Notes:

Introduced 200cc Time Trials and a new battle mode with two new battle mode formats and eight battle arenas (5 new, 3 returning from previous games). Several features from Double Dash were reintroduced in this game, such as double items and the battle modes Shine Thief and Bob-omb Blast. Coin runners was also reintroduced as a battle mode from Mario Kart Wii. This port of Mario Kart 8 includes all base and DLC content of the original while also fixing various bugs and exploits present in the Wii U original. Resolution was also increased to 1080p in docked mode with handheld mode at 720p, compared to 720p on Wii U. New characters include Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl, with Gold Mario (a variant of Metal Mario), Bowser Jr, King Boo, and Dry Bones returning from previous games in the series.


F-1 seriesEdit

Title Details

Original release date(s):
  • JP 2, 1984 (1984-11-02)
Release years by system:
1984 – NES
1990 – Game Boy
Notes:

Only in Japanese


Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race

Original release date(s):
  • JP 30, 1987 (1987-10-30)
Release years by system:
1987 – Family Computer Disk System
Notes:

Only in Japanese


Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally

Original release date(s):
  • JP 14, 1988 (1988-04-14)
Release years by system:
1988 – Family Computer Disk System
Notes:

Only in Japanese


Other titlesEdit

Title Details

Original release date(s):
1992
Release years by system:
1992 – Nelsonic Game Watch



Original release date(s):
1997
Release years by system:
1997 – Satellaview


See alsoEdit

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