Many Super Mario Kart
fans refuse to acknowledge Mario Kart 64
. Although the newer game has improved graphics and sound – it’s easy to be disappointed with the N64
’s strategically simpler game.
One of the main flaws (in the opinion of Super Mario Kart fans) is the lack of coins. In the original game, players can pick up coins that improve each character’s top speed. This adds an extra dimension to game-play. It’s not good enough just to cling to the racing line – you have to know when to deviate in order to pick up those coins.
Collisions with other players and falling off the track can all loose coins. You could say that the coin system rewards accuracy and strategic driving.
One UK based Mario Kart group can be found on http://www.supermariokart.com/. The London Super Mario Kart League only race the SNES version at 150cc.