Questions tagged [mario-kart-64]

Mario Kart 64 is a kart-racing game for the Nintendo 64, centered around characters in the Mario Universe. it was released in 1996 in Japan, and 1997 in USA and Europe.

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What's the most efficient usage of the golden mushroom in Mario Kart 64?

When you get an golden mushroom (the orange one) in Mario Kart 64, should you repeatedly press the Z button as quickly as possible, or should you delay it a bit in order to maximize the boost you get ...
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In Mario Kart 64, are there weight classes or does each character have a different weight?

Obviously, some characters weigh more than others (e.g. Bowser weighs more than Toad), which gives them different characteristics such as acceleration, and being able to spin other players by running ...
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Are some racers faster than others? [duplicate]

I'm remembering that in my childhood, my brother and I were certain that you had different attributes depending on the driver you chose. For instance, Toad and Yoshi were a tiny bit faster than the ...
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Does tapping Z to stop the block selection help or hurt in Mario Kart 64?

When you touch a block in Mario Kart 64, the box that shows the item you have will start cycling between different items. If you press Z, you will get the item sooner. Are there any advantages or ...
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What is the optimal path in Yoshis Valley?

Yoshis valley is an odd course in mario kart. Its a maze, that has 4-5 different ways to get through it. But is there a way that is noticeably faster than the others? Question is about the Mario ...
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What makes you bounce after landing in Mario Kart 64?

When landing after big jumps in Mario Kart 64, some times you bounce. This effect is probably most pronounced on Royal Raceway, where you can even bounce multiple times after landing the big jump. ...
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Do the difficulty of the computer players change depending on how you are doing?

Another illusion in MarioKart64 of my brother and me. Is it just us or when you are doing really great, the computer players are always on your tail and seem to be able to skip you very easily, and ...
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How can I jump really high in Mario Kart 64?

Some levels, such as Toad's turn pike and the train level, have big shortcuts if you can jump over a large wall. How can I jump over walls in Mario Kart 64? Update: the rainbow road jump does not ...
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Which is more effective - three mushrooms at once or one at a time?

In Mario Kart 64, you can get the Triple Mushroom Power up. I am wondering if I should use all three Mushrooms at the same time, or one at a time, after the boost runs out? I tried both methods but ...
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In single player in Mario Kart 64, who wins in a tie in points?

My friend and I are trying to get all the 150cc Gold Cups in Mario Kart 64. However, we got in a points situation in the last race of the cup where the only way we could get first in points was by ...
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Can you take the shortcut on Koopa Troopa Beach without items?

On Koopa Troopa Beach, there is a secret cave shortcut to skip half the course. Usually to take the shortcut, you need to jump off the ramp with a Mushroom or Star. Is it possible to take the ...
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Why were the player icons replaced with question marks in Yoshi Valley Mario Kart 64 track? [closed]

The Mario wiki for Yoshi Valley says: The map modes that show the player icons making circuits around the screen relative to their positions seem to work fine; however, the maze is so complicated ...