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Topic: Ranking The Mario Kart Games

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WarioIsTopTier

Hi guys, just felt like starting a little discussion on one of my favourite game series. I'd like to know in what order would you rank the Mario Kart games and why you'd rank them where you did.

8. From Worst...
7.
6.
5.
4.
3.
2.
1. ...To Best

I'll post my ranking if a few others do first, I'd like to make this worth my time. Posting a quick opinion on someone else's ranking is cool too, discussion is always good.

By the way I'd rank MK8 and MK8 DX as one just to keep it simple, as MK8 DX is basically a direct upgrade.
(Unless you REALLY like Fire-Hopping...)

Happy ranking!

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Octane

How is this even a question?

1. Mario Kart 8
2. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
3. Mario Kart Wii
4. Mario Kart 64
5. Super Mario Kart

Octane

WarioIsTopTier

@Octane How is a question you ask?

Cause my list is verrrry different.

And I can't be the only one.

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Octane

@BigYellow You're all objectively wrong in that case

Octane

Aurumonado

1. MK8
2. MKDS
3. MKDD
4. MK7
5. MKWii
6. MK64
7. SMK
8. MK GBA

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NaviAndMii

1. Mario Kart Wii (..genuinely! )
2. Mario Kart 64
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
4. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
5. Super Mario Kart

The accessibility of Wii made it the best for local multiplayer - which is surely Mario Karts biggest strength? 64 is a close second - 8 Deluxe an even closer 3rd - Double Dash!! was great, but it gets marked down because some of my 'casual gamer' friends couldn't really get to grips with it...and Super being last is more of a reflection of how much I love the other 4 than anything else - as the first video game I ever played, it'll always have a special place in my heart!

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WarioIsTopTier

@Octane Alright, I'll spill the beans, see what you make of this.

8. Mario Kart 64 - Handles the worst, very slippy. The character balancing is undoubtedly the worst in the series, awful AI and has a few pretty rough tracks like Sherbert Land, Kalimari Desert and what I think is the only truly bad Rainbow road. On the plus side though, it has an amazing battle mode, some really memerable tracks and is the most fun to speedrun.

7. Mario Kart 7 - Just very forgettable, no offline VS, not as many great tracks, a real rough roster, the worst iteration of the Blue Shell, and while it had some good Retro Tracks, a lot of them don't fit MK7's physics at all, like Coconut Mall, Maple Treeway and DK Pass to name a few. Still, it had some good online, introduced vehicle customization, and played nicely.

6. MK Super Circuit - Not much to say here, some might find it odd this is below SMK considering it has all the tracks from that game but I just find SMK plays a little nicer, looks nicer and ohhhhh boyyyy the soundtrack just can't hold a candle to SMK

5. Super Mario Kart - Tricky to master, but really fun once you get to grips with it. Not much else to say, although the track repetition is a shame considering how good MKSC's are.

I'll finish the other half when I get I few opinions on this, but see what you think.

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WarioIsTopTier

@NaviAndMii Nice to see another MKWii fan, although my reasons for liking it are a far bit different.

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NaviAndMii

@BigYellow Niiiice! I also felt that the online scoring system in Wii was a bit more meaningful than in 8 Deluxe - and I liked how you could send time trial challenges to friends and could directly compare your stats with other local (same console) users too...I just feel that, all round, it was (and still is) the best - and I won't hear any different! Haha! (I'd rate them all 9-10/10 though - greatest series of all time?? Possibly!)

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WarioIsTopTier

While I can, here's the nice half of my list,

4. Double Dash - This game is pure chaos, but even as someone who will boot up a game and turn items off the second they get the chance, it's really charming. It's by far the most unique Mario Kart, in both gameplay and presentation. Only 16 courses is a bummer, but unlike MK64, they're all pretty great.

3. DS - Childhood fave, there's something about DS that I can't put my finger on that I love, is it Retro Courses? Snaking? The fact the new courses are SO GOOD? Dunno, but I love this game.

2. Mario Kart 8 DX - Objectively speaking, this is prolly the best Mario Kart. Looks and sounds beautiful, plays wonderfully, a huge battle mode, 48 Incredible tracks, some pretty good balance when it comes to vehicle loadouts, and possibly the no. 1 best thing to ever happen to Mario Kart, 200cc. My only major gripe with MK8 is the items. Items are stronger and have more impact on the race than ever before, with dragable items taking a slot even when dragging them, the chance of getting a coin further ahead, and Red Shells being nearly unshakable. That REALLY sucks, but it's a tiny issue with a masterpiece of a game. (BTW the Lakitu OFB system in MK8 is the worst thing ever forgot to mention that)

1. Mario Kart Wii - If you find some people who are really good at this game, I believe this is some of the most fun you can have in gaming. Something about the physics of MKW are marvelous, with new tech and shortcuts STILL being found. As broken as they are, bikes were insanely fun and using wheelies to give you that tiny boost of speed for those pixel-perfect shortcuts is so satisfying. Also, I really feel the items/skill ratio is PERFECT here, with sandbagging actually being fairly common, red shells not being perfectly accurate and bananas only affecting you a small amount. Mario Kart Wii is really the Super Smash Bros. Melee of Mario Kart, and I love it.

@Tsurii I mean CTR is pretty cool but it's no Garfield Kart c'mon now

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GoldenGamer88

1. Mario Kart Super Circuit
2. Super Mario Kart (Yeah, yeah, it started the entire series but I don't have to like it just because of that)
3. Mario Kart 7
4. Mario Kart 64 (always preferred CTR and DKR tbh)
5. Mario Kart DS
6. Mario Kart Wii
7. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
8. Mario Kart 8 (Deluxe)

Tbh, Double Dash is just this high for nostalgia reasons. It was on my former favorite system ever and the first MK I was old enough to actually play. I just can't play the older MKs anymore. Being used to today's standards in drifting and such makes playing the past games feel weird.

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KryptoniteKrunch

8) Super Mario Kart
7) Mario Kart Super Circuit
6) Mario Kart 64
5) Mario Kart Wii
4) Mario Kart Double Dash
3) Mario Kart DS
2) Mario Kart 7
1) Mario Kart 8

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WarioIsTopTier

Surprised that Mario Kart 64 is pretty low on most lists, I mean it's my least favourite for sure but wherever I go I see people praising it as some kind of relic in Nintendo's history.

wow A six minute track with guardrails along the whole thing this belongs in a f***ing museum

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Peek-a-boo

1. Mario Kart: Super Circuit (I must have put 70+ hours into the GBA version alone)
2. Crash Team Racing
3. Mario Kart 8
4. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (the trio of Baby Park, DK Mountain and Wario Colosseum are amazing!)
5. Mario Kart DS
6. Mario Kart Wii
7. Mario Kart 7 (I hated playing against those seemingly infinite super drift boost players online though...)
8. Mario Kart 64 (doesn’t help when my second favourite and Diddy Kong Racing were available at the time)

I thoroughly enjoy playing (all of) the Mario Kart series.

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p.s. @Tsurii @GoldenGamer88 It’s nice to see two other folks who thinks highly of Crash Team Racing!

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Ralizah

1) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
2) Mario Kart 7
3) Mario Kart DS
4) Mario Kart 64
5) Mario Kart Wii
6) Super Mario Kart

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WarioIsTopTier

@Peek-a-boo Nice to see a Super Circuit fan, a lot of people just kinda write it off as the worst prolly cause they never played it. Some of the tracks really hold up. Also yeah, CTR is awesome.

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Haru17

8, Double Dash, DS, the rest.

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Snaplocket

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
2. Mario Kart DS
3. Mario Kart Wii
4. Mario Kart 7
5. Mario Kart Double Dash
6. Mario Kart 64
7. Mario Kart Super Circuit

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WarioIsTopTier

Slightly off topic, but what do people think of the idea of a Competitive mode in MK8 DX? Same as casual a casual race, but with a separate VR, very strategic items only, (No auto-aim items like Red Shells, Blue Shell or Lightning, Triple Mushrooms is the best item available.) And would alternate between 150cc and 200cc every few hours, similar to Splatoon 2. The removal of Lakitu's current system where he grabs you if you go like 2 feet off the track and plops you back and replacing that with the MKWii/MK7 system would be nice, but that's prolly too much of an ask.

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Snaplocket

@BigYellow Sounds like a really cool idea. I'd play it.

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