Topic: Ranking The Mario Kart Games

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@Snaplocket If that happened it might bump MK8 DX up to No. 1 for me. The old Latiku system would make it for me, there's been so many times in MK8 where I've been like, "I can make a shortcut out of this." And Lakitu just cucks me.



4. Mario Kart: Super Circuit
3. Mario Kart 7
2. Super Mario Kart
1. Mario Kart Wii

...and that's all I've played.

Currently Playing:
Switch - NSMBU Deluxe
PS4 - Moss


1. Mario Kart DS
2. Mario Kart Wii
3. Mario Kart 8 (haven't played Switch version so...)
4. Double Dash
5. Mario Kart 7
6. Mario Kart 64
7. Super Circuit

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I played Super Mario Kart at a mates house a few times back when it was new but the first MK I owned was 64.I didn't particularity like it and was soon forgotten about once Diddy Kong Racing was out.I bought Double Dash when it came out but returned it a few days later,didn't like it.MKWii was where I really got into the series.I haven't really played much of the handheld versions so I wont rate them.

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

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1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (easily my favorite Kart racer ever, only Diddy Kong Racing is somewhat close)
2. Mario Kart Wii
3. Mario Kart DS
4. Super Mario Kart
5. Mario Kart 7
6. Mario Kart: Super Circuit
7. Mario Kart 64
8. Mario Kart: Double Dash



4- Mario Kart 64: I played it a couple of times with a friend. To be honest I really disliked it, just as pretty much every N64 game since I never liked the controller. Also, Twisted Metal killed any interest I had in this game.

3- Super Mario Kart: I remember trying to like it several times as a child, but I just couldn't get used to the controls.

2- Mario Kart Super Circuit: For some reason I enjoyed this one more than Super Mario Kart. It still wasn't my thing though, just entertaining in really short bursts.

1- Mario Kart 7: Finally, the one that I could enjoy. I don't know why but I got used to the controllers quite fast. I think the visuals and animations are great, it controls stupendously, I love the amount of tracks and the variety between them, I enjoy the kart customization and despite feeling a bit simple when it comes to single player, finishing the cups is quite entertaining and the multiplayer is amazing.



There's a nice variety of opinions here, which is good to see for sure. In a little bit I'm gonna open a new topic, but in this one we'll be ranking the Super Smash Bros. games from worst to best.

If I had to guess though, there's gonna be one game in particular that'll be at the bottom of most lists.

(Edit: This topic is staying open, should've mentioned that.)

Edited on by WarioIsTopTier



Here's mine.

1. Mario Kart Double Dash (Love the chaos and team mechanics. Battle mode was awesome as well.)
2. Mario Kart DS (Mission mode was awesome. VS mode made the replay value even better, and the battle mode was great).
3. Mario Kart Wii (Online was really fun, but the items can really get frustrating at times. Battle mode was decent as well.)
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (I haven't played it, but it would probably go here since it actually has a good battle mode and actually feels more finished than the Wii U version. Just please add in elimination Balloon Battle mode).
5. Mario Kart Super Circuit (This game is actually much better than many give it credit for. It has a free run mode unlike 7, and is just a solid game in general. I find it much better than the dissapointing MK7)
6. Mario Kart 64 (Fun battle mode even if the game might be outdated).
7. Mario Kart 8 Wii U (Bad battle mode and not that much different from 7 which I wasn't a fan of. It does have good courses).
8. Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario Kart (7 was dissapointing to me. There was no single player VS mode, game felt slower to me, and coins were brought back and you can't even turn it off like Super Circuit can in the Free Run mode. 7 does have some good courses. Super Mario Kart was good for the time and it does have a better battle mode than what 8 and even 7 offers.).



It's tricky, I find them all fairly equal. There's like a hair's space between a lot of these on this list and it could probably be different on any day of the week.

I'm going to describe each with things I didn't like about them, which may make me look like a negative nancy, but that's only because the good things about them are kind of obvious/have been talked about to death anyway, so I'd only be going over well-trodden ground. So my favorites in order are:

1. Mario Kart 64. Only issues are that Rainbow Road is rubbish and most of the battle courses are very much made with 4 players in mind, so when only playing with 2 players they're too big.

2. Super Mario Kart. Lack of 4 player I guess, but wasn't really a big thing at the time, so fair enough.

3. Mario Kart DS. Might've been number 1, but loses points for featuring blowing into the microphone in battle mode. Yes it's optional, but optional blowing into the microphone is still blowing into the microphone.

4. Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Slightly derivative I guess.

5. Mario Kart Wii. Took the over-emphasis on cheating/madcap weapons/unfairness a bit too far (though I do actually generally agree with that approach). Also, wasn't the online battle mode like team-based only as well? I prefer every person for themselves.

6. Mario Kart: Double Dash. Introduced the over-emphasis on cheating/madcap weapons/unfairness, which I hated at first, but grew to understand/appreciate. Also introduced the ugly over-the-top wacky races style vehicles that have unfortunately become the series staple, instead of the simple, elegant, actual Karts.

7. Mario Kart 7. Introduced vehicle customization, which imo has no place in a casual-friendly, arcadey, pick-up-and-play racer like Mario Kart. Leave that to Gran Turismo. I don't care what type of wheels we're going to be using, let's just race for God's sake!

8. Mario Kart 8. Oh my God, he put Mario Kart 8 last! Burn him! Well it includes a lot of the things I didn't like from above. It also has non-Mario characters in it (like Link on a ridiculous motorbike), which I guess was inevitable, but I don't like it. But mainly because it had a terrible battle mode. So, if all Mario Kart games are basically the same sort of thing, yet this one has one key feature that's far worse than the rest, how does that make it the best one? Obviously Mario Kart 8 DX rectified this, but I don't have it or plan on getting it.

Edited on by Haywired



Just saw something neat, leftover data in Mario Kart Wii was discovered today for an unfinished Mission Mode. Personally speaking I'd love to see it come back, what you think?



Keep in mind that this list isn't based on how good the games are from a technical perspective. It's just based on the games that I had the most fun with/have the best memories of. I've only played these 4 BTW, so there's going to be a lot of MK games missing from this list.

1: Mario Kart Double Dash: I really enjoyed playing this in multiplayer, and the item switching thing was awesome. I don't know why they didn't include that in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, since we can hold two items in that game. It allowed for so much more strategy behind item usage. Plus, it was one of the first two games I got with my Gamecube, and I was really impressed by the graphics after jumping from the N64 to the GC.

2: Mario Kart Wii: A lot of fun, and one of the first online games I'd ever played.

3: Mario Kart 64: I had a ton of fun with this one, but admittedly it didn't have as much going for it as the first two. Still one of my first games ever though, and I really enjoyed it.

4: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: A lot of fun, but it didn't really change much from Mario Kart Wii, and I really wish they had included stuff like the item swapping from Double Dash.



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