Retro Game Friday: Mario Kart 64

Michael Blaker
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This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering one of my favorite racing games of all time. It’s Mario Kart 64!

Gameplay: The gameplay is simple, and beautifully chaotic with players constantly vying for first place, only to be knocked out by the Spiked Blue Shell and fall into last place. It’s a simple formula with loads of fun. I don’t think I need to go into how fun it was to play at a party. I had many a good time with friends playing this game. Also Rainbow Road is purely evil and fun to ram friends off of.

Art: It’s aged poorly, but the real draw of this game now is the gameplay.

Music: Classic Mario. Nothing else need be said.

Overall: If you’ve never played this game, you need to do so with a friend or two. It’ll be fun.

For those who like: Racing, Mario Kart games, Chaos and Mayhem, Multiplayer Fun.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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