Mario Kart 64 - Who plays this still?

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  1. DrGlitch

    DrGlitch Newbie

    Apr 15, 2019
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    I've been playing this for quite a few years. Back to when I owned the original N64 console.
    However only just now learning about all the glitch's in the game. I've been studying on how to do them with perfection.

    I can do a few already, Rainbow Road being one... and Wario's Funland or whatever it's called dlol.

    I think Mario Kart 64 is probably by far the better Mario Kart in the entire series? agree?
  2. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo and his tropane alkaloids

    Feb 13, 2015
    It's far from my favorite, in part because of the drifting mechanics (at least when played on a keyboard) and the lack of a regular VS mode in single player
    (I did play it multiplayer on a real N64 controller - first time I saw that console and hated the fact you had to use the analog stick - at a friend's house, but I was far too young to remember the details, loved the hard shortcuts though)
    At least you can clearly see where you are going at all times, which is not a given on the SNES and GBA ones :)
  3. toxic9

    toxic9 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 13, 2016
    I agree.. MK64 and Double Dash are the most fun of all!
    I remember playing with 4 controllers with my friends on old tiny CRT's!
    The looser gives the controller to another person waiting to play!
    I learned several MK64 secrets by myself! I spent hours trying to cheat! No internet on that time for me!
  4. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Used to have loads of fun playing this with my family as a kid, used to play 4 player battle mode all the time which was quite fun in those days.

    Every now and again my fiancee and I will play MK64 on our Shield TV in the bedroom when we feel like it. Always a good time doing that, it's the one Mario Kart game I feel I could always return to without being bored to tears like I get with the rest of them.
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  5. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    it's only the best mk made and still relies on racing skills before they ruined the franchise with item spam.
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
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    Which mario kart game has the best control? Most of them seem so awful at being able to just turn or drift... i mean "power slide" kinda like F-Zero. :blink:

    Then when I play Sonic Sega All star racing transformed, everything just feels much better. :ninja:
  7. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

    Nov 27, 2013
    IMO Wii's Mario kart is the best of franchise, wiimotion offers the funniest way to control bikes/karts.

    I knew you can play MK8 on wiiu through Wiimote or joycon's gyroscope on Switch too, but somehow there's huge gab of delay input which make it nearly unplayable.
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  8. kikongokiller

    kikongokiller GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 12, 2017
    I tried playing MK Wii and the forced motion controls were an absolute sin. It would have been easier playing it with a bloody brick!

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    Mar 10, 2019
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    Toads turnpikes track backwards multiplayer so many banged pads and swear words:lol: but yeh the controls and gameplay were superb and getting tht orange smoke drifting was a must
  10. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

    Nov 27, 2013
    It doesn't force you to use motion controllers, classic/gamecube controller are also supported, but Wiimote was better implemented on WII with almost 0 delay, which i couldn't find that on MK8.

    You know all basic gamers are used to play games at one and most classic way: just keep pressing bottoms, Mario Kart wii was revolutionary for me and for most of you too.

    Too bad that gyro on MK8 sucks ass.
  11. kuwanger

    kuwanger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jul 26, 2006
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    Wii64 allows you to play some games with the wiimote controls. I remember Star Fox 64 being interesting. I want to say MK64 was too, but it's been a long time.

    On topic, I'd say MK64 is probably my favorite of the series. I don't tend to play multiplayer, so that's not much of an issue. I rather like most racing games, though, so it's not like I dislike any of the MK series. Honestly, though, I played Super Mario Kart the most so am best at it. *shrug* If you want a similar experience on the PC to Super Mario Kart I'd recommend Wacky Wheels much over Skunny Kart.
  12. zomborg

    zomborg Makin Temp great again

    Apr 17, 2015
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    I have not played MK64 in many a moon but it's one of my all-time favorites. I remember back when it was first released. It was the most fun game I had played up to that point. My brother and I and at least 2 others spent countless hours playing. I remember nintendo power announced a competition in which you had to try to get the fastest time on time trials for the Mario raceway track. All you had to do was take a picture of your best time and mail it in. The winner received a gold N64 controller.
    We had some fast times but nowhere near fast enough to win the controller but we still had fun trying.
  13. rustinrj

    rustinrj Member

    Aug 28, 2018
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    My favorite is Mario kart 8.
  14. DinohScene

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    Played MK64 in the N64 era, very rarely play it today.
    Must admit that it was a massive improvement over the original one.
    Not to bash the SNES one but eh ;p
  15. Arcadeguy

    Arcadeguy Newbie

    Oct 31, 2018
    MK64 is my favorite.

    Still playing it time to time with the help of Emulators.
  16. Stwert

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    I still play it every other time I fire up my N64. Loved it back in the day and I still do now.
  17. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Addict

    Dec 6, 2014
    Still my favorite in the series.
    God I miss the drifting of 64..
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