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Nintendo 64
Nintendo of America
Nintendo EAD
UPC: 45496870027

Released: 2-01-97
Players: 1-4
Coop: 2-4
Country Origin: US
Exclusive: Yes

Game Genre:
Racing / Driving
Game Perspective:
3rd-Person Perspective
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Complete:  $59.99
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Rarity:  3/10

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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!

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Mario Kart 64 Review by: BestGamer24 - 9.1/10

Racing it's way to first! Mario Kart 64 Review
I used to own Mario Kart 64 on the Nintendo 64, and I played it a lot. Mario Kart 64 is one of my favorite games of all time (maybe top 15).
I have played the original Mario Kart on the SNES (I'll review that one.), and it's great as well. It was Mario Kart's first transition into 3D.
It paved the way for future Mario Kart games.
Mario Kart 64 was developed and published by Nintendo, and released December 14th, 1996 for the Nintendo 64. Mario Kart 64 is the Nintendo 64's second best-selling game with 9.87 million copies sold., only to be topped by Super Mario 64. With all that out of the way, time for the review.

GRAPHICS, 8: For early N64 titles, it's very good. The game features 2D items and sprites with 3D environments and tracks.
When at the player select screen, the eight characters have animations where they blink and have slight head movements.
When you select the player, they have another animation, which is usually a celebration taunt.
Before each race, you'll see Lakitu countdown to start the race.
While racing, if you're in 2nd or 3rd place, you may notice that racers  in front of you sort of pop-in if you get close. This could be because of  the N64's memory limit.
Each characters karts are different colors to represent them, such as Mario's kart being red, Luigi's blue, Peach's kart being pink, and Bowser's being orange. The only characters with the same color karts are Luigi and Yoshi. although Yoshi's kart is a lighter green.

Each track varies in size with the smallest being Moo Moo Farm (0:36 lap time), and the largest being Rainbow Road (2:00 lap time).
On the tracks, there are obstacles moving. On Luigi's Raceway, there's a Luigi air balloon that moves up and down on the track, and even has an item box attached to it. On Moo Moo Farm, there are moles that pop up out of the ground. On one of the best courses in the game. Toad's Turnpike, you race on a highway and have to avoid traffic. On Rainbow Road, there's two chain chomps. 
When you collect a item box, a small roulette wheel pops up and randomly selects a item.
When you use a item, it'll display a small effect. Usually a fire trial, or a smoke effect, sometimes both.
When you powerslide, a smoke effect appears. When you land a jump, a small text graphic saying "POMP" will appear. If you jump, it'll say "BOING!"
Each character has about 8 sprites, and these sprites are shown when the characters turn. They're pixelated on the edges, but that may also be because of the N64's memory limits.  The game looks very good, especially for the N64, so graphics get an eight.

SOUND, 10: Mario Kart 64 has a great soundtrack. I has about 20 songs. The best are Raceways, Bowser's Castle, and Rainbow Road.
The songs really add atmosphere the the game. When you start the game, Mario will say "Welcome to Mario Kart!".
 During the Lakitu countdowns, he's holding a bar full of light. Two green lights, and one blue. There will be three beeps. It's basically "Ready, Set, GO!" because the third beep is longer than the rest.
The sound effects are good too. Powersliding, bumping, jumping, advancing to the next lap and winning all have sounds. When the last lap comes, the songs is sped up, which really adds a sense of 'hurry!'.
When you select your character, they'll say something. Peach says "let's go!". Mario says "lets-a-go!". Luigi says "ho-ho!".
Also, after winning a race, they'll say something, too. Mario will say "I've got it!", while Luigi says "It's-a-me, Luigi! Number one!"
The sounds are really what made this game classic, so sound gets a ten.

ADDICITVENESS, 10: This is a game that is not only fun, but addictive. Trying to find all of the shortcuts are fun, as well as performing them.
Also, trying to win the cups on the harder difficulties is fun and challenging. The multiplayer modes, such as split-screen racing or the battle modes (four players only) are very fun too. I'd say it takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete each cup. I've easily played this game for 20+ hours. Addictiveness gets a ten.

STORY: There is no story to this game, but if I had to guess, Mario and his friends (and even Bowser), all take a day off to go kart racing.
The winner is awarded a gold medal, second place silver, and third place bronze. In the end, it's all just a fun day off for Mario and friends.

DEPTH, 7: There is plenty to do in this game. First off, there are 4 cups, and each cup has 4 different tracks., making a total of 16 tracks across 4 cups. There's the Mushroom cup, the Flower cup, the Star cup, and the Special cup. There are different trophies to get for winning cups on each difficulty. There's also shortcuts on almost every track, with the most famous being Wario Stadium and Rainbow Road.
There's also time trails, where you to get the best possible time on each track. There's no opponents, so this is where usually you experiment with the shortcuts or the track itself. The game features eight characters. Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Wario and Bowser are all playable. Technically, they all play the same, but their karts handle differently. Toad and Peach are lighter, while DK and Bowser are heavier.
Mario Kart 64 contains One, Two, Three and even Four-player modes. The One, Two, and Three player modes are all split-screen racing. These can be fun and chaotic. The Battle Mode is exclusive to the Four-Player mode. In Battle Mode, there are four courses to battle in.
All four players race in a mini bomb kart with three balloons on it. If a player is hit with a item, is bumped hard, or falls of the course, a balloon will fall off. If all balloons fall off, that player is eliminated. The last player with balloons attached will win. 
It's every man or himself and last man standing. It's extremely fun.
Apart from winning all cups on all difficulties, setting the best times on time trials, and playing the multiplayer modes, there's nothing else to do after that. For depth, Mario Kart 64 gets a seven.

DIFFICULTY, 5: Mario Kart 64 has three difficulties. 50 cc(easy), 100 cc(medium), and 150 cc(hard). On 50 cc, the computer racers are slower than the player, but there are always one or two that are almost as fast as the player. You can easily win all races on 50 cc.
Also, you get better items if you are behind.
On 100 cc, most computer racers go as fast or maybe a little faster that the player. If you're in front by a few turns, the computer will start rubber-banding (a very common issue found in racing games) and getting close. If you're behind, you'll mostly get good items, and obviously, it's harder to get first place.
On 150 cc, all computer racers go as fast or faster than the player. It's much harder to win, and if you're ahead, rubber-banding takes place.
The computer may get a blue shell if you're in first.
If you're behind you'll sometimes get good items.
150 cc is only recommend for really good players.
You can find a difficulty that isn't too easy, or too hard, so Difficulty gets a five.

OVERALL, 9.1: Mario Kart 64 is one of the best Mario Kart games. It was there series' first transition into 3D, although it isn't entirely 3D.
It's very enjoyable, fun, addictive, and easy to play. Overall Mario Kart 64 gets a 9.1 out of 10.
Thanks for reading this review, and until next review, bye!
  Graphics 8   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Depth 7   Difficulty 5

Mario Kart 64 Game Description

Mario Kart 64 races eight familiar faces, including Mario, Bowser and Yoshi, on four progressively tougher four-track circuits. Wide curves and gentle banks mark the Mushroom Cup tracks. Your commute gets notably tougher on the Flower Cup, though. The player will have to dodge semis rumbling on Toad's Turnpike and bounding boulders on fogbound Choco Mountain! Star Cup tracks range from the icy surfaces of Sherbet Land to the lava lakes of Bowser's Castle. The true test of karting competence, though, comes on the four tracks in Special Cup. Zip through the dark caves and green hillsides of Donkey Kong's Jungle Parkway, cling to the sheer cliffs of Yoshi Valley and hustle over haunted Banshee Boardwalk before tackling the longest track in the game: neon-lit Rainbow Road.

The game offers two camera angles and three engine sizes: 50cc, 100cc and 150cc. You can gain even more speed by mastering the power slide technique or grabbing Super Star power-ups. Each kart has distinctive handling, acceleration and top speed capabilities. Light karts like Princess's smoothly steer through tight corners, but run the constant risk of getting flattened by heavy karts, like Donkey Kong's. Shells that you fire at rival racers, Bananas that make them skid out and Lightning Bolts that make them small and very slow are just a few of the game's unique power-ups.

Mario Kart 64 Reviews

Overall 9.3    Graphics 9    Sound 8.9    Addictive 8.9    Story 5.5    Depth 7.3    Difficulty 6.1

awesome kart racer!!!   bsnowotter
In anticipation of what is reported to be an amazing sequel, Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, I am in the...
  Graphics 9   Sound 8   Addictive 7   Story 3   Depth 9   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 5/5     Submitted: 05-17-14     Updated: 05-17-14     Review Replies: 5

Racing it's way to first! Mario Kart 64 Review   BestGamer24
I used to own Mario Kart 64 on the Nintendo 64, and I played it a lot. Mario Kart 64 is one of my fa...
  Graphics 8   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Depth 7   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 5/5     Submitted: 06-23-16     Review Replies: 1

"Nintendo took their SNES game and turned it into a masterpiece on the N64"   sonicthehedgeho..
All 8 drivers are at the starting line now and the race is about to begin, now the lakitu has r...
  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Depth 7   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 4.8/5     Submitted: 04-05-13     Updated: 04-22-13     Review Replies: 8

Welcome to Mario Kart!   PixelBrick
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  Graphics 9   Sound 10   Addictive 8   Story 7   Depth 8   Difficulty 9

      Review Rating: 4.7/5     Submitted: 08-21-13     Updated: 08-21-13     Review Replies: 1

Mario Kart 64 review   SacredShadow
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      Review Rating: 4.6/5     Submitted: 08-26-13     Updated: 04-02-14     Review Replies: 3

Gateway to the new future of Mario Kart Forever   Redjoker234
To this day this is still the hardest and most memorable Mario Kart ever. I still remember as a kid ...
  Graphics 10   Sound 9   Addictive 10   Depth 6   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 4.5/5     Submitted: 10-04-16     Review Replies: 0

shaking things up   ender44
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  Graphics 9   Sound 9   Addictive 8   Depth 9   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 4.4/5     Submitted: 03-15-13     Updated: 03-15-13     Review Replies: 5

Mario Kart 64 Review   Zircron Swift
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  Graphics 8   Sound 8   Addictive 9   Story 1   Depth 7   Difficulty 8

      Review Rating: 4.4/5     Submitted: 06-30-11     Review Replies: 1

Great game! but has improved(:   mariahurdler
Graphics-10: This game has pretty good graphics if you compare it to other games on the Nintend...
  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Depth 8   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 4.3/5     Submitted: 10-18-12     Updated: 10-18-12     Review Replies: 0

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  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 9   Depth 6   Difficulty 8

      Review Rating: 4.3/5     Submitted: 12-20-12     Review Replies: 3

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  Graphics 10   Sound 9   Addictive 9   Depth 8   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 4.3/5     Submitted: 05-21-11     Updated: 10-01-12     Review Replies: 2

My Review of Mario Kart 64   homestarfan13
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  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 8   Depth 7   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 4.3/5     Submitted: 05-05-12     Review Replies: 1

Mario Kart 64 defined the racing genre back in the day   gamerforlifefor..
Mario Kart 64 was the first racing game I ever played and is the reason I love the Mario Kart series...
  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 9   Depth 8   Difficulty 8

      Review Rating: 4.3/5     Submitted: 08-25-14     Review Replies: 2

Mario Kart 64 (N64)   StuffAllstar
   Oh no Blue Shell incoming! Oh crap there goes Peach wait I have a red shell HAHA! If yo...
  Graphics 9   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Depth 6   Difficulty 3

      Review Rating: 4.1/5     Submitted: 04-28-13     Review Replies: 0

Mario Kart 64 Review   Marcmoney
Overall - 9.7 Mario Kart 64 is one of the best classic games on the Nintendo 64.  It is a wh...
  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 9   Depth 8   Difficulty 4

      Review Rating: 4.1/5     Submitted: 09-22-11     Updated: 09-22-11     Review Replies: 7

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  Graphics 10   Sound 9   Addictive 9   Depth 6   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 4/5     Submitted: 09-16-12     Updated: 09-16-12     Review Replies: 3

Mario Kart 64   CrimsonCrash 64
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      Review Rating: 4/5     Submitted: 01-25-13     Updated: 05-06-13     Review Replies: 7

Mario Kart Sixty-Four   ProGamer135
Welcome to my retro video game review of Mario Kart Sixty-Four. I wish you the best whilst reading o...
  Graphics 9   Sound 9   Addictive 7   Depth 7   Difficulty 4

      Review Rating: 4/5     Submitted: 05-22-12     Updated: 05-22-12     Review Replies: 9

Mario Kart 64 is Awesome   vizzedude
Mario Kart: One of my all-time favorite franchises. I've played Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart DS, M...
  Graphics 8   Sound 8   Addictive 10   Story 1   Depth 8   Difficulty 4

      Review Rating: 3.8/5     Submitted: 12-09-12     Updated: 12-17-12     Review Replies: 7

Mario Kart 64 Review   mlb789
   In the age of 3D gaming, there have been sequels to games that make the series that mor...
  Graphics 5   Sound 7   Addictive 9   Depth 10   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 3.6/5     Submitted: 09-22-12     Review Replies: 5

A fun way to pass the time.   rb1295
Mario Karts is a rather simple game without a story, but it is entertaining nonetheless. Whethe...
  Graphics 9   Sound 8   Addictive 7   Depth 5   Difficulty 1

      Review Rating: 3.5/5     Submitted: 05-05-13     Updated: 05-07-13     Review Replies: 2

The best racing game for Nintendo 64 out there   thing1
In my opinion, this is one of the best racing games out there for Nintendo 64, ever. Alright... let...
      Review Rating: 3.4/5     Submitted: 04-10-12     Updated: 01-25-13     Review Replies: 12

Mario Kart 64   bbryan217
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  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Depth 3   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 3.3/5     Submitted: 05-20-11     Review Replies: 1

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  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Depth 10   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 08-17-13     Review Replies: 3

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  Graphics 6   Sound 8   Addictive 9   Depth 7   Difficulty 8

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 08-23-13     Review Replies: 3

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  Graphics 7   Sound 8   Addictive 10   Story 4   Depth 8   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 04-20-15     Updated: 04-20-15     Review Replies: 4

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  Graphics 9   Sound 9   Addictive 8   Depth 8   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 05-13-14     Review Replies: 5

Best mario kart   iluvkiwibirds
I own this game in real life, and I have to say that it is a very balanced racing game. I do not pla...
  Graphics 7   Sound 5   Addictive 7   Depth 4   Difficulty 4

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 06-13-16     Review Replies: 1

Mario Karting's first drift into 3D   A user of this
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  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 6   Depth 2   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 12-19-14     Review Replies: 5

Mario Kart 64 may be the best racing game on the N64 ever!   duckman2003
  Graphics 8   Sound 9   Addictive 10   Depth 6   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 07-21-14     Review Replies: 3

Probally the best kart racer for the Nintendo 64!   RedHotToddy
Super Mario kart for the super Nintendo is what started it all for the amazing and fun Mario kart ga...
  Graphics 9   Sound 8   Addictive 8   Depth 9   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 07-17-13     Review Replies: 1

Awesome!   acool193
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  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Story 1   Depth 5   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 06-26-13     Updated: 06-26-13     Review Replies: 3

Mario Kart 64 review   yoyogamr
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  Graphics 10   Sound 9   Addictive 10   Depth 7   Difficulty 4

      Review Rating: 2.8/5     Submitted: 07-30-13     Updated: 07-30-13     Review Replies: 4

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  Graphics 9   Sound 10   Addictive 6   Depth 5   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 2.7/5     Submitted: 11-26-12     Review Replies: 1

A great racing game..   Black Bot
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  Graphics 10   Sound 10   Addictive 8   Depth 7   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 2/5     Submitted: 07-17-13     Updated: 07-17-13     Review Replies: 5

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      Review Rating: 1.5/5     Submitted: 07-11-13     Updated: 07-11-13     Review Replies: 13

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my 1st game my 1st race my 1st mario   sonnicfan
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  Graphics 8   Sound 7   Addictive 9   Story 1   Depth 7   Difficulty 3

      Review Rating: 1/5     Submitted: 11-08-14     Review Replies: 0

An amazing game   linksfollower
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  Graphics 8   Sound 9   Addictive 9   Depth 7   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 1/5     Submitted: 11-18-13     Review Replies: 0

Mario Kart 64 Cheat Codes

"Extra" in Mario GP
Get the gold trophy in the Special Cup 150cc in Mario GP. You will see the credits roll. After that you will be able to access "Extra" mode in Mario GP, which allows you to play the courses as if they were mirrored.
NOTE: You can't use "Extra" for Battle or Time Trails.
Unlockable How to Unlock
"Extra" Get gold in Special Cup 150cc
Contributed By: heroic_slb.
Easter Eggs
Hidden Ending
To get a hidden ending in Mario Kart 64, place 4th place overall. This is a lot harder than it sounds because if you place 5th or lower in any one race, you must restart. The easiest way to place 4th overall is just to get 4th place in every race.
Contributed By: Mr Master2.
To get a boost at the start of the race and an early lead, do not hold the acceleration button before the race. Wait until after the last light flashes, then punch the gas. If you time it just right, you should get a boost that puts you into first place!
Contributed By: longlivejoe.
Course Ghosts
To get these ghosts, you must beat the times listed below.

Luigi Raceway 1'52''00
Mario Raceway 1'30''00
Royal Raceway 2'40''00
Contributed By: wdg8.
Don't slip!
If you slip on a banana, and are about to spin out, hit the brakes. You will stop (not spin out), a music note inside a balloon will appear next to your driver, and you will have saved yourself a lot of time.
Contributed By: SuperSaiyanJedi2.
Mario 64 Castle
Follow the yellow road in Royal Raceway, just after the big jump and to the right. That road will take you to the Mario 64 castle.
Contributed By: KasketDarkfyre.
New title screen
To be awarded with a new title screen (and mirror courses) beat the game (get a gold trophy) on 50cc, 100cc and 150cc on Mushroom cup, Flower Cup, Star Cup and Special cup.
Contributed By: Pyro Vesten.
Shortcut on Kalimari Desert
On the first or second lap if you get a star you can do this. When you get to the 2nd Railroad tracks turn and go to the tunnel. Just before you enter the tunnel use your star, if you do this right you'll finish the lap and have a shorter 2nd or 3rd lap.
Shortcut on Rainbow Road
If you use a mushroom you can jump from the big hill just after start to a later part of the track on the left (right in mirror mode). This is very hard to do.
Shortcut on Yoshi Valley
Just after all the roads come to a point, you can jump to a lower track. Once you get the hang of it, it becomes very easy.
Shortcuts on Koopa Troopa Beach
#1 - The first shortcut is the sand bar on the right side on the archway. Just go over it and it's a shortcut (and an easy one at that)

#2 - Jump from the top of the ramp just after the archway, you need to have enough speed or you might not make it. A mushroom, star, or a last second power slide helps
Shortcuts on Royal Raceway
#1 - You can take a big shortcut if you jump across the river just after the first big turn. You need a mushroom or a star to do this (it is much harder if you use a star). Aim for the dark spot on the wall, if you do this right you can get towed up onto the big ramp.

#2 - In 150 cc you can jump to the left at the top of the big ramp and land on a bit of dirt near the finish line. If you do this right you will get towed to the finish line. This is very hard.
Shortcuts on Wario Stadium
#1 - When you first start the race, you can jump the wall at the top of the hills, you can shave almost half your time by doing this.

#2 - After the first shortcut you can jump back over the wall and land before the finish line, this is very hard to do. I myself have only done this 2 or 3 times, so don't say it is not posible, it is.

Mario Kart 64 Game Genie Codes

811643A3 FFFF Toad gets 1st place
811643A0 FFFF Toad gets 8th place
811643A4 FFFF DK gets 8th place
811643C0 FFFF Luigi/Princess mess up
811643A5 FFFF DK gets 1st place
811643AD FFFF Bowser gets 1st place
811643AC FFFF Bowser gets 8th place
811643AA FFFF Mario gets 8th place
811643AB FFFF Mario gets 1st place
8018EDE4 000A Messed up
811643BB 0005 No 6th place (yoshi or Luigi get 6th)
80165F1A 0000 Shadow Items
81164399 0005 Eighth Place

811643AB 0000 No 6th, 7th, 8th place Mario, DK, toad get 6, 7, 8
811643A4 FFFF

811643AA 0005 Messed up places
811643BB 0005
811643AA 0000

81164390 0000 P1 Instant Win
81164392 0003

81164394 0000 P2 Instant Win
81164396 0003

81164398 0000 P3 Instant Win
8116439A 0003

8116439C 0000 P4 Instant Win
8116439E 0003

81164390 0000 No laps to race P1
81164392 0002

81164394 0000 No laps to race P2
81164396 0002

81164398 0000 No laps to race P3
8116439A 0002

8116439C 0000 No laps to race P4
8116439E 0002

89164390 0000 GS Button For 1 Lap To Race P1 *
89164392 0001

89164394 0000 GS Button For 1 Lap To Race P2 *
89164396 0001

89164399 0000 GS Button For 1 Lap To Race P3 *
8916439A 0001

8916439C 0000 GS Button For 1 Lap To Race P4 *
8916439E 0001

8118D8C0 0002 P1 Infinite Balloons **
8118D8C2 0002 P2 Infinite Balloons **
8118D8C4 0002 P3 Infinite Balloons **
8118D8C6 0002 P4 Infinite Balloons **
8918D8C1 00xx GS Button For Balloon Number Modifier P1 **
8918D8C3 00xx GS Button For Balloon Number Modifier P2 **
8918D8C5 00xx GS Button For Balloon Number Modifier P3 **
8918D8C7 00xx GS Button For Balloon Number Modifier P4 **
8118D8C0 FFFF P1 Always The Bomb ***
8118D8C2 FFFF P2 Always The Bomb ***
8118D8C4 FFFF P3 Always The Bomb ***
8118D8C6 FFFF P4 Always The Bomb ***

8018EDE4 00xx P1 Character Modifier ****
8018EDE5 00xx P2 Character Modifier ****
8018EDE6 00xx P3 Character Modifier ****
8018EDE7 00xx P4 Character Modifier ****


01 Mario
02 Luigi
03 Peach
04 Toad
05 Yoshi
06 D.K.
07 Wario
08 Bowser

81164390 0000 Player 1 Instantly Gets First Place
81164393 0003
81164406 0006
81164409 0009

Infinite Weapon Modifier Codes

1 and 2 Player Mode Only

80165F5D 000x Weapon Modifier P1
80165F8A 000x

8016603D 000x Weapon Modifier P2
8016606A 000x

3 and 4 Player Mode Only

8016611D 000x Weapon Modifier P1
8016614A 000x

801661FD 000x Weapon Modifier P2
8016622A 000x

801662DD 000x Weapon Modifier P3
8016630A 000x

801663BD 000x Weapon Modifier P4
801663EA 000x


1 Single Banana
2 Banana Bunch
3 Single Green Shell
4 Triple Green Shell
5 Single Red Shell
6 Triple Red Shell
7 Blue Spiny Shell
8 Thunder Bolt
9 Fake Item Box
A Star
B Ghost
C Single Mushroom
D Double Mushroom
E Triple Mushroom
F Super Mushroom

81164390 FFFF P1 Always Last Place
81164392 FFFF

81164394 FFFF P2 Always Last Place
81164396 FFFF

81164398 FFFF P3 Always Last Place
8116439A FFFF

8116439C FFFF P4 Always Last Place
8116439E FFFF

80165F5D 01B2 Player 1 Can't Use Weapons
80165F8A 01B2

8016603D 01B2 Player 2 Can't Use Weapons
8016606A 01B2

8918EDE4 0003 Press GS To Play 2 Players In 1 Player Game *****
8918EDE4 0007
8918EDE4 0005
8918EDE4 0001

8818EDEF 0002 Press GS Button For Full Debug Menu
8918EDE4 0009 Press GS Button to See The 2P Box Appear Up From Mario's Picture
8918EDE4 0008 Press GS Button To Highlight Bowser As P2
8918EDE4 0000 Press GS Button At Select Screen To Not Be Able To Select A Character
801DEDC4 0002 At the Various Screens (Such as "Game Select") The Backgrounds
Are Smeared
881EEDC4 0002 Press GS Button For A Purple Title Screen
881FEDC4 0002 Press GS Button For Smeared Title Screen
8018EDE0 0001 Logo Loop
8018EDE8 0001 Automatic Mario
8018EDEC 0001 Can't Select Cup

80165F1D 000F Crazy Items
80165F6D 000F

8818EDD9 0002 Press GS Button at Title Screen to Lower Flag
8818EDD8 0002 Press GS Button at Title Screen For Even Lower Flag
8818EDD1 0002 Press GS Button at Title Screen For Flag to Left
8818EDD5 0002 Press GS Button at Title Screen For Flag to Right
8818EDCD 0002 Press GS Button at Title Screen For Tilt Flag Forward
8818EDC9 0002 Press GS Button at Title Screen For Move Flag Up
8818EDC5 0002 Press GS Button at Title Screen For Shrink Flag
8818EDC4 0002 Press GS Button at Title Screen For No Flag
8818EDC2 0002 Press GS Button at Title Screen For Big Flag

8918EDE4 0003 Press GS To Play 2 Players In 1 Player Game
8918EDE4 0001
8918EDE4 0005
8918EDE4 0007

* Must Press GS Button After Passing The Staring Line
** Amount of balloons are not reflected on the screen.
*** You wont be a bomb on the screen, nor can you kill others by running into
them, but you count as already dead & you cant use weapons.
**** Now everyone can be the same character!
***** Very glitchy

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Comments for Mario Kart 64

yoshirulez! 10-10-16 - 05:29 PM
 Also wow! I never knew this had such a good soundtrack because I always played multiplayer and the music doesn't play if there's 3 or 4 people! Rainbow Road sounds heavenly!
yoshirulez! 10-10-16 - 05:26 PM
 Boy does this bring back memories. When I was like 6 I threw my controller and broke it x3
John23 06-14-16 - 05:29 PM
 Mario Kart 64 in mirror mode can be hard especially Toad's Turnpike when you're going against the traffic.
Game08 12-27-15 - 07:57 AM
 My first Mario Kart ever. I remember i was bad in 100cc and 150cc, but today i'm beat 150cc in first try.
HYPERviz 12-15-15 - 08:29 AM
 i got an bronze cup... yay?
cnw64 08-26-15 - 11:29 AM
 For example, I could come in first place on my end and the other player would tell you in the chat that you actually came in 8th place or ask " why you keep bumping against the walls ? "
cnw64 08-26-15 - 11:27 AM
 Great game to play but netplaying this game is horrible. It starts off working fine but eventually you disconnect with the other player while the game is still playing.
Springtrap 08-04-15 - 08:02 PM
 I love the Mario Kart series so much. I used to play the games for hours. So many good memories.
Ultimatone 07-27-15 - 10:08 PM
 So many hours spent playing this with friends. For a short time this was my favorite game.
pikachu369 05-25-15 - 04:10 AM
 Is it just me or has Wario been using the gameshark?
BritBrittErnie 03-25-15 - 08:28 PM
 the net play session does not work at all. you can pause the game for each other and start the game together and the game makes you play with computer players not your people in the game.
aroguespirit 02-25-15 - 02:17 AM
 Hey the Netplay session will not work for Loki612 and I. We can get it to load the game but it is not registering controls no matter what we do. After hitting the start game button it remains as start game and won't let us use commands.
Barathemos 01-03-15 - 06:55 PM
 Took a long time to learn the controls in this game, but still very fun
skelo420 11-12-14 - 09:39 PM
 fun game drift drift drift lol
sonnicfan 11-08-14 - 04:10 PM
 how come the cpus cant use shells only ¿ blocks and banannas and rarly mushrooms
treos 10-27-14 - 09:00 AM
 CURSE YOU, WEEGEE! 4 races in a row with that green bean sitting right in front of or next to me.
cheezerton 09-08-14 - 02:18 AM
 RAGE QUIT ON SETTING UP MOUSE AND GAME CONTROLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cheezerton 09-08-14 - 02:08 AM
 Trying to set up the button functions on this is a nightmare!!!! I only have 1 hand so I use a 13 button mouse, and I never had problems with a game like this one. It's ridonkuluss!
sonicexe2014 08-06-14 - 12:53 PM
 I Unlocked Marty from his cage!
duckman2003 07-21-14 - 10:04 AM
thing1 07-13-14 - 07:01 PM
 Best Mario Kart of the oldest generations ever.
sonicbros 07-07-14 - 05:53 AM
 I agree with everyone that this is still the best Mario Kart game ever
Checkm8t 07-07-14 - 05:28 AM
 Amazing game :D
homelessgoomba64 06-24-14 - 09:04 AM
 Best Mario kart game ever.
ligerblazer 04-26-14 - 01:57 AM
 I really like this game a lot.