Super Mario Kart
Super Mario Kart is the first game in Nintendo's Mario Kart series. It was first released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1992, and was the third bestselling title for the system. Super Mario Kart utilized Mode 7 graphics for its levels, while using sprites for characters and powerups and weapons, such as shells. It is known for establishing many of the series' staples, such as alternative gameplay systems featured in multiplayer battles, the use of Lakitu as a referee, and recurring locations such as Rainbow Road.
The game's entire track selection reappears in Mario Kart: Super Circuit as unlockable content.
Main article: List of Retro Tracks from Super Mario Kart
Super Mario Kart contains a total of twenty playable race courses based upon locations in Super Mario World. These tracks are comprised of eight different environment types.
|Mario Circuit||Mario Circuit 1, Mario Circuit 2, Mario Circuit 3*, Mario Circuit 4|
|Donut Plains||Donut Plains 1, Donut Plains 2, Donut Plains 3|
|Ghost Valley||Ghost Valley 1, Ghost Valley 2*, Ghost Valley 3|
|Bowser Castle||Bowser Castle 1, Bowser Castle 2, Bowser Castle 3|
|Choco Island||Choco Island 1, Choco Island 2|
|Koopa Beach||Koopa Beach 1, Koopa Beach 2|
|Vanilla Lake||Vanilla Lake 1, Vanilla Lake 2|
|Rainbow Road||Rainbow Road|
Super Mario Kart also contains an additional four stages for use in the game's battle mode, using the same thematic styling as the featured race courses:
- Battle Course 1 - themed after Donut Plains
- Battle Course 2 - themed after Koopa Beach
- Battle Course 3 - themed after Vanilla Lake
- Battle Course 4* - themed after Mario Circuit
Main article: List of Retro Characters/Vehicles#Super Mario Kart
There are eight playable drivers in Super Mario Kart, none of which need to be unlocked:
Ported from Super Mario Kart
In addition to these, Mario Kart Wii already contains a variety courses, characters, and music tracks from this title as built-in Retro content.
Available in Super Mario Kart
Most mods for Super Mario Kart are created using EpicEdit, a full stack track and data editor.
In addition to this, a variety of courses and other custom content are available online.