Questions tagged [super-mario-kart]

Super Mario Kart is a 1992 go-kart based mascot racing game by Nintendo starring characters from the Mario franchise. It was the first game in the Mario Kart series.

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What does the kart icon mean in Super Mario Kart?

In the original Super Mario Kart, there is a kart icon with a number in the bottom right corner of the screen. This kart icon is directly above the current coin count. What does this kart icon mean? ...
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Cheat code to unlock the special cup does not work on Wii U Virtual Console

I just got Super Mario Kart for the Wii U today off of the Nintendo eShop. I found a cheat code online that you can use to automatically unlock Special Cup in time trials mode. The steps are: Select ...
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Is there any benefit to "small mode" in Super Mario Kart?

In Super Mario Kart, you are able to start each race of the the GP mode small, as though you had been hit by lightning if you hold Y and then Press A. You are able to become regular size if you ...
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What are coins for in Super Mario Kart on SNES?

In the oldschool super mario kart for snes you could collect coins that lie around on the track. What do they do? Why should I collect them? Back in the days as a kid I would collect them because ...
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Are CPU karts immune to physics?

From what I can tell, the CPU karts in Super Mario Kart basically aren't bound by the same laws of physics as the player's kart. They seem to turn without drifting without slowing down, blast me off ...
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Is there really that much of a difference between the 2D and 3D Mario Kart games? [closed]

I have been playing Mario Kart since 1998. I can get all golds in Mario Kart 64 without hassle; I can place first in every race of Double Dash's All-Cup Tour somewhat easily, I get first for 32 ...
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