Mario Kart 64 [Model NUS-NKTJ]

A 22-year-old Nintendo 64 Game by Nintendo

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): mariokrtj1 mariokrtj


Mario Kart 64 © 1996 Nintendo.

Three... Two... One... GO! The signal light changes and you drop the pedal to the metal. Take on up to three friends in the split-screen VS games, or race solo in the Mario GP. Tell your friends to bring it on in the highly competitive Battle mode. Advanced features allows you to race with your "Ghost". The driving data for your best run appears as a transparent character on the screen. No longer must you simply race against the clock - you can actually race against yourself.

Everyone's favorite characters are back and gorgeously rendered, including two new additions: Donkey Kong and Wario. Save your hottest Ghost data to a portable N64 Controller Pack and collect multiple power-up items! Twenty different courses include 4 Cups with 4 Courses each and 4 special Battle Mode courses!


Cartridge ID: NUS-NKTJ


Successor of Super Mario Kart for the Super Famicom. Second in the Mario Kart series.

Mario Kart 64 was released on December 14, 1996. It was then released in 1997 for North America and Europe.

Changes from Super Mario Kart include the move to 3D computer graphics and four-player support. 3D graphics allowed for track features not possible before such as changes in elevation, bridges, walls, and pits.

One of the first games in the series to feature Charles Martinet as the voice of both Luigi and Wario.

The game was originally called Super Mario Kart R when it began development in 1995. It was intended to be a launch game for the Nintendo 64. A prototype version featured the Feather item from Super Mario Kart and Kamek (Magikoopa) as a playable character which was replaced with Donkey Kong in the final game.

Driving controls were designed to be similar to operating a radio-controlled car.

According to game director Hideki Konno, rendering the characters in 3D was not impossible, but the limited processing power of the console would not have allowed all eight characters to appear on the screen at the same time.

Rare Ltd., who developed the Donkey Kong Country games, provided the character model for Donkey Kong.

Placed 17th in Official Nintendo Magazine's 100 greatest Nintendo games of all time.

Mario Kart 64 sold 2.24 million copies in Japan and approximately 5.5 million copies in the United States. It was reported in 2009 that the game had sold over nine million copies worldwide.


Get the gold trophy in the 150cc Special Cup to see the credits and alter the title screen image. This also access the Extra courses.

To race against these ghosts, you must beat the times listed here:
Luigi Raceway: 1'52''00
Mario Raceway: 1'30''00
Royal Raceway: 2'40''00


Released for the Wii Virtual Console in jan.2007.

Game's ROM.