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SNES and N64 were great - even if it is even though both didnt age as well compared to what we get now.

GBA was garbage lol - DS version was really good and I love 7 and 8.

Wii version was okay but didnt play it as much.

DD is the only one I havent played....but that might change in the future ;o.


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Mario Kart 8 is definitely the best this franchise has to offer, especially with DX and fixing issues with the original

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Mario Kart 64 was so much fun! I played that game more than any other Mario Kart. Mario Kart has gone downhill in a few ways since MK64. I still like the series, though. I am a big fan of Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8 because they both feel so much bigger than previous MK games. I never really liked Double Dash that much. I wish I had a Switch for MK8 Deluxe.

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Mario Kart 64 will always win for me because of what it meant to me, I posted about it as my 9th placed game yesterday in the Top 50 thread, but sure if looking at it as objectively as possible Mario Kart 8 is probably the best one. I never liked Double Dash and Super Circuit on GBA, even back then, and those two are the worst in the series.

1. Mario Kart 8

2. Mario Kart Wii

3. Mario Kart DS

4. Mario Kart 7

5. Mario Kart Double Dash

6. Mario Kart 64

7. Mario Kart Super Circuit

8. Super Mario Kart


Mario Kart 8 is the best lets hope they can do even better with mk9. I can't get into the snes/gba ones, the flat tracks and 2d graphics just cause the tracks to lack any personality imo. I don't find them memorable at all, it certainly doesn't help when they're named donut plains 1-4 etc.

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I'm torn between MK64 and MK8. If I ever feel like playing a Mario Kart game then its one of these two. Battle Mode means nothing to me so I base my opinions on just the regular game in both single and multiplayer.

I think MK64 just edges this one. MK8 just has so much extra stuff over a regular Mario Kart, it plays really well but MK64 has my favourite tracks and I actually prefer the rubberband AI in GP mode over having the cpus use all available weapons regularly. I also prefer the weapon set a bit in MK64 but red and blue shell tracking has definitely improved in later games. I prefered the old drift boost too and generally thought that winning in MK64 felt like it required more track practice and skill but the flip side is that the weapons are a little more of an afterthought than a central mechanic, no real need for a horn to kill blue shells in this game because they aren't much of a threat.

To rank them I think it would go:

1. Mario Kart 64
2. Mario Kart 8, the first time I enjoyed online play on a Nintendo system.
3. Mario Kart 7
4. Mario Kart DS, I wish the mission mode was a series staple
5. Mario Kart Wii

That's the good ones and now:

6. Mario Kart Super Circuit, still very very nostalgic for me.
7. Mario Kart Double Dash, lots of problems with this one
8. Super Mario Kart, easily the worst but forgivable due to being the first and pretty ambitious given the constraints of SNES hardware.

I like all of them though.

Still waiting for them to make a console one that has 4 player 60fps.

DS is still my favourite Mario Kart. I have yet to play 8/deluxe though. 7 was meh. 64 is a classic.

Yeah, MK8 (now MK8D) is probably best MK game ever.

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Still waiting for them to make a console one that has 4 player 60fps.

The Gamecube?

That's actually my greatest complain with MK8, I don't beleive it would have been impossible to make the game run 60fps in 4 player mode, they just didn't bother. Even more with MK8DX, they have increased the resolution substantially but they didn't correct the issue.