What is your guys favorite Mario Kart game? I wanna know
Imma give my thoughts on each MK game:
Super Mario Kart: To me, Super Mario Kart is one of the worst in the series. While I understand it's an old game and it's difficult to compare it to the newer entries. This game shows its age and it just isn't as fun to play as other Mario karts. The tracks are difficult to look at graphically, difficult controls and feel very slippery, the items don't feel like they affect the game much making it feel more like a basic kart racer than a Mario kart game, which is huge cause items are what make Mario kart stand out so much. Plus it doesn't help that literally half the entire screen is taken up by a useless map of the track. The tracks are short and unmemorable too since they all feel the same but with just a different color pallet. Plus it's only limited to 2 players when MK is typically best experienced with 3-4 players. As harsh as I am being to a 30-year-old game tho, I still think it somewhat enjoyable to play, but nowadays when there are Mario Kart games that exponentially exceed what Super Mario Kart ever has done, it's hard to return to Super Mario Kart for anything outside of nostalgia purposes.
Mario Kart 64: This game was pretty good and a huge step up from Super MK for me. I think if I were to give someone an example of what classic and basic Mario kart is about, I'd show them 64. MK 64 doesn't do anything really remarkable but it's still a fun MK game. This is when the series jumped into true 3D, items actually had a big effect, 4 players was a possibility, the tracks were actually big and memorable. I'll say this Mario kart is mid-tier. Not anything remarkable but doesn't fall short of what Mario Kart really is in any way. I wish this game was 60FPS though since it feels odd to play an MK game at anything less than 60FPS.
Mario Kart Super Circuit: This is the only Mario Kart I have never played. However, from what I hear it seems very similar to super Mario kart, which I didn't enjoy too much. So i'd say it may be the worst one in the series.
Mario Kart Double Dash: I only played double dash once at a friends house so I don't have much experience with this game either, but this game really seems like a true step up for the Mario kart series. Good track design, two items at once that offer a strategic way to win, good character roster, and more. This Mario Kart seems top tier.
Mario Kart DS: I also don't have a ton of memories of this game since I've never owned it and played it only a couple of times when I was really young. However, this could legitimately be argued as the greatest Mario kart. The fact they introduced online play with this entry on the 2005 DS is amazing, great course selection, and a mission mode which was amazing and baffles me why Nintendo never brought it back in future entries. Battle mode was fun and download play made it easy for multiplayer since only one MK DS game was needed to play locally.
Mario Kart Wii: Tbh I think this is another good Mario kart. Introduced 12 racers which I enjoyed, motorcycles, and it has good track design. However, it's a bit disappointing the graphics haven't improved since double dash and imo double dash's brighter artstyle made it look better than Wii.
Imma review the rest later