Published 27 August, 2013 | by Sam Hewitt2
Super Mario Kart is 21-years-old today and still my favourite of the series
If Super Mario Kart were a human being, in America it would legally be old enough to consume alcoholic beverages and will also be allowed to gamble in the City of Sin – Las Vegas. That’s right, today marks the 21st year of Super Mario Kart’s release in Japan.
The game played a huge part of my childhood. Although I never actually owned a Super Nintendo as a child, I frequently played it at a friends house and till today, I have not had that same excitement with any other game in the series.
I can still remember today the first time I played on Rainbow Road, continuously falling off the edge of the railless circuit and going into furious rage….ahhhh the good old days.
As I said earlier, Super Mario Kart is still my favourite in the series. I just don’t have as much fun with the other games, I don’t know if it solely down to me reminiscing the days of playing the game with my friend, or if I actually think the game is better. Although saying that, I did have a lot of fun with both the Mario Karts on the DS systems.
Super Mario Kart was the 4th most sold game on the SNES/Super Famicom.
|Pos||Game||Year||Genre||Publisher||North America||Europe||Japan||Rest of World||Global|
|1.||Super Mario World||1990||Platform||Nintendo||12.78||3.75||3.54||0.55||20.61|
|2.||Super Mario All-Stars||1993||Platform||Nintendo||5.99||2.15||2.12||0.29||10.55|
|3.||Donkey Kong Country||1994||Platform||Nintendo||4.36||1.71||3.00||0.23||9.30|
|4.||Super Mario Kart||1992||Racing||Nintendo||3.54||1.24||3.81||0.18||8.76|
Number of sales found on vgchartz.com
What is your favourite Mario Kart of the series, and why? Please leave a comment below.