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9. Mario Kart 64 (N64)

Mario Kart 64 was the first Mario Kart I owned, but it wasn't the first one I played, as I wasted many an hour playing the original Super Mario Kart on a friends SNES, but if I'm honest with myself I never loved that game. Then on Christmas day in 1997, I received this along with an N64 console, which made for a great Christmas, but it was also the moment I truly started to love the franchise, and that's why this is my favourite Mario Kart. My character of choice was Yoshi, and that's something I generally stick with in every Mario Kart today. My favourite tracks were probably Bowser's Castle and Sherbet Land, and on top of that I'd say I quite enjoyed Rainbow Road despite a lack of hazards purely because it has the best music of any Rainbow Road so far.