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The Best Mario Kart Games 

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List Rules Game must be part of the Mario Kart series.

Here is a list of the best Mario Kart games, ranked from best to worst by thousands of gamers' votes. If you think the coolest Mario Kart video game isn't as high as it should be, then make sure to vote it up so that it has the chance to rise to the top. You might also be interested in Mario Kart shortcuts and cheats as well as obscure Mario games you probably haven't played.

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This list is kept up-to-date with all new video game releases and includes everything from Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart 8, and many more.

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Mario Kart Wii is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mario Kart Games
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Mario Kart Wii is a 2008 racing video game and the sixth major and most successful installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console. Mario Kart Wii was announced at E3 2007 by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. The game was released worldwide throughout April 2008, but one year later in South Korea. Like its predecessors, Mario Kart Wii incorporates playable characters from the Mario series, who participate in kart races on various race tracks using specialized items to hinder opponents or gain advantages. The game features multiple single-player and multiplayer game modes. Online multiplayer via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2008

Developer: Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

Platform: Wii

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Mario Kart: Double Dash‼... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mario Kart Games
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Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is a racing game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube in 2003. The game is the fourth installment in the Mario Kart series and the third for home consoles after Mario Kart 64. It was preceded by Mario Kart: Super Circuit from 2001 and was succeeded by the handheld game Mario Kart DS, which was released for the Nintendo DS in 2005. Similar to previous titles, Double Dash!! incorporates characters from the Mario series and pits them against each other as they race on different, Mario-themed tracks. The game introduced a number of new gameplay features, most notably the inclusion of two riders ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2003

Developer: Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

Platform: GameCube

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Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mario Kart Games
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Mario Kart 64 is a 1996 go-kart racing game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It is the successor to Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and is the second Mario Kart game. It was released first in Japan on December 14, 1996 and in North America and Europe in 1997. In January 2007, Mario Kart 64 was released as a downloadable Virtual Console title on the Wii. Changes from the original include the move to polygon-based true 3D computer graphics for track design, and the inclusion of four-player support. Players take control of characters from the Mario universe, who race around a variety of tracks with items that can either ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 1996

Developer: Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

Platform: Wii, Nintendo 64, iQue Player

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Mario Kart DS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mario Kart Games
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Mario Kart DS is a 2005 racing game developed and published by Nintendo. It was released for the Nintendo DS handheld game console on November 14, 2005 in North America, on November 17, 2005 in Australia, on November 25, 2005 in Europe, on December 8, 2005 in Japan, and on April 5, 2007 in South Korea. The game is the fifth installment in the Mario Kart series of video games, and the first to be playable via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection online service, but has been terminated on May 20, 2014, along with other Wii and DS games. Like other games in the series, Mario Kart DS features characters from the Mario series, and pits them against each other as they race in karts on tracks based on ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2005

Developer: Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

Platform: Nintendo DS

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