Best Mario Kart game

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Best Mario Kart game

  1. Super Mario Kart

    12 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. Mario Kart 64

    9 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. Mario Kart: Super Circuit

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  4. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

    24 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. Mario Kart Arcade GP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Mario Kart DS

    17 vote(s)
    17.7%
  7. Mario Kart Arcade GP 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Mario Kart Wii

    11 vote(s)
    11.5%
  9. Mario Kart 7

    7 vote(s)
    7.3%
  10. Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Mario Kart 8

    14 vote(s)
    14.6%
  1. YoshiInAVoid
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    What's the best Mario Kart game?

    For me it's got to be Mario Kart DS, the game had the most replayability due to the way they innovated drifting - being able to snake felt so rewarding and gave the game a much longer life because of the steep learning curve of having to practice it so much. I hate how they nerfed drifting in all of the other Mario Kart games to appeal to a more casual audience. Mario Kart DS is also the only Mario Kart game to include missions, it adds so much more variety to the game than just racing and battle mode; the boss battles in mission mode were really clever as well.
     


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    Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed.

    The last Mario Kart game I actually enjoyed was probably Double Dash, since it actually added something new to the games. The rest are meh.
     
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  3. Hanafuda

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    DoubleDash, easily.
     
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    Played the shit out of DS and DD.

    DS is prolly the best, really liked the bike additions to the Wii.
    MK7 was a dissapointment and MK8... prolly the same.
     
  5. Vipera

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    I can't play anything released before Double Dash because it feels so odd. Same with Super Circuit.
    I'd say DS if it didn't have a terrible CPU and the snaking method completely ruined the online experience (that, and cheaters, of course). I didn't play DD yet, so for now it's Mario Kart 7.
     
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    The one I absolutely could not stop playing was Mario Kart DS. All others I tend to get bored rather quickly. Dunno why DS had such a hold on me, but I had basically 100%'d the hell out of it. I think I only had 1 or 2 nintendo ghost times to beat and that's about it.
     
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    Mario kart 64 followed extremely closely by Mario kart DS. Played the heck out of both but i have had alot of good times with friends playing 64 and that had some of the most fun tracks and battle modes in the whole series.

    Mario kart 8 having 4player Grand prix is certainly giving me a reason to ditch mario kart 64 tho as the main "play with friends" mario kart. We played it 3 players the other night and it was extremely fun. It may lack a decent battle mode but i think the options you can change do make battle mode slightly more interesting. Yoshi's valley with only green shells allowed is more fun that you'd think.
     
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    Err, no. Snaking was one of the things that made the game so great. All of the other Mario Karts just feel tame and casual. Flipping your thumb left and right as fast as you can while staying on the track really got your heart beat up and made the game a lot more fun. If you could never manage snaking, you didn't play the game enough or give it enough of a chance.
     
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    I did enough to cause my thumb lots of pain. And I don't think that you can consider part of the "racing" genre a game where you need to jerk off your d-pad with a rhythm to keep your boost on.
     
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    But that's just it, Mario Kart isn't intended to be just another game in the racing genre. I don't see why you complain about drifting but not items. If you want a real racing game, try something like Need For Speed.
     
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    DS. Definitely MKDS. They had everything right. Imo. The items (ffs they brought back the boo item that shit was great imo), the tracks were great. I was also a snake expert and it was great to be honest. But even without it, I felt that they had done everything right in this game. The battle mode is undoubtably the best of the mario kart series. I miss the survival challenge coming off from it and it was chaotic. XD
    My second favorite would be MK:SC, I'm a guy that just loves the classic and retro feel of MK
     
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    The Danger Zone
    Crash Team Racing.

    S&S All-Stars Transformed is good too.
     
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    Double Dash is easily the best of them. It was after Double Dash that the series started running out of ways to really do anything new that was actually better. The DS game was fun, but I feel that's primarily due to the fact that it was on the DS and not just another console game. These days I can't get myself to go back to DS, but I have no issues going back to DD for a few rounds of racing.

    Anyways, as was already at least heavily implied, there are better kart racing games out there. I get the attachment to this series, but that last Sonic and Sega game was ridiculously well done and easily better than any Mario Kart game. Crash Team Racing pretty much forever holds the shiny #1 medal though.
     
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    Personally I love the original, it was the first game I ever played with friends so I voted for that one, but gameplay wise, I prefer Mario Kart DS, it have more replay value.
     
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    Haven't played 8 but all others have, the one that i love the most is Wii.
    I just dislike Motorbike users cause they spam " on 1 tire " boost everything else in game is awesome.
     
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    Having grown up with the SNES game in primary school, the N64 one in high school and owning the rest as they came out, I have to say 8 is the best of the lot.
     
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    DD and DS, but for me, is Mario Kart DS, god, i think thats the only game that never left my 1GB Micro SD card, so many hours spent, the battle mode was hilarious, and the Snaking added a massive depth to the game that only DD can reach lol
     
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  18. zeello

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    DS has snaking. with dpad. no :gun::hateit:

    Wii is best. Although I only played it split screen and split screen online and never actually by myself, I am reasonably confident in saying it is the best, at least until I play MK7 or MK8.
     
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    DD. It introduced exploding blue shells. They can inflict great pleasure or rage depending on the receiving end.
     
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    Gonna go with Double Dash (nostalgia, tracks, nearly everything), with Wii (ability to playi with friends) 8 (Visuals, online play) close behind. Although, thinking about it, something about MK8 feels a little stale.
     
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