Super Mario Kart [Model SHVC-MK]

Nintendo Super Famicom cart. published 31 years ago by Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Super Mario Kart [Model SHVC-MK] screenshot

Super Mario Kart © 1992 Nintendo Company, Limited.

It's the greatest racing adventure of all time!

Players have dropped the checkered flag and Super Mario Kart has crossed the finish line as one of the best Super Famicom games of all time!

Better yet, the Super Mario GoKart Park is still open for tons of racing fun! Hit the track with Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess Peach. Get tough and lock fenders with Donkey Kong Jr. and Koopa. Even Kinopio and Nokonoko will mix it up in an all-out quest for the Gold Cup! Race head-to-head with a friend or challenge the computer in great, split-screen, Mode 7 graphics.

Feel like a bit less speed and a lot more strategy? Take a crack at the Battle Mode! In four different maze-like courses you'll use Nokonoko Shells, Banana Peels, Super Stars and other wacky weapons to burst your opponents' target balloons and triumph!

With 2 games in 1 (Mario Grand Prix and Battle Mode), 8 familiar characters, 20 different tracks, 3 different skill levels, and battery-backed memory to save your best times, Super Mario Kart is not just racing, it's an adventure!

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Cartridge ID: SHVC-MK


Launched in Japan on August 27, 1992 (for 8900 Yen).

This is the third best-selling Super Famicom game of all time with eight million copies sold.

Placed 13th on Official Nintendo Magazine's 100 greatest Nintendo games of all time.

[FR] November 1992 - Consoles+ No. 14: 95/100

Export releases:
[US] "Super Mario Kart [Model SNS-MK-USA]" (September 1, 1992)
[US] "Super Mario Kart [Model SNS-MK-USA-1]"
[US] "Super Mario Kart [Model SNS-MK-USA-2]" (Players Choice) (1996)
[CA] "Super Mario Kart [Model SNS-MK-CAN]"
[DE] "Super Mario Kart [Model SNSP-MK-NOE]"
[UK] "Super Mario Kart [Model SNSP-MK-UKV]"
[UK] "Super Mario Kart [Model SNSP-MK-UKV-1]"
[FR] "Super Mario Kart [Model SNSP-MK-FAH]"
[SC] "Super Mario Kart [Model SNSP-MK-SCN]"
[EU] "Super Mario Kart [Model SNSP-MK-EUR]" (1996)


While holding L and R buttons, select Grand Prix mode, class, driver, and cup. You will play on the bottom screen on Controller 2 instead of the top screen on Controller 1.

You can shrink your driver and kart by holding button Y and pressing A at the Driver Select screen of Grand Prix and Match Race modes.

When selecting a cup in Grand Prix mode, press L, R, L, R, L, L, R, R to reveal the Special Cup. If playing Time Trial or Match Race, highlight the Kinoko Cup and press L, R, L, R, L, L, R, R, A to unlock the Special Cup there. Or you can win the Gold Cup in the Kinoko, Flower, and Star cups on 100cc to access the Special Cup permanently.

Earn the Gold Cup in the Kinoko, Flower, Star, and Special cup of the 100cc to unlock 150cc difficulty.

In the Time Trial Driver Select screen, press Start on controller 2. Now you can select any character to race against as a ghost on any course.


Executive Producer: Hiroshi Yamauchi
Producer: Shigeru Miyamoti
Programmers: Masato Kimura, Hajime Yajima, Kenji Yamamoto
CG Designers: Tadashi Sugiyama, Naoki Mori
Sound Composers: Soyo Oka, Taro Bando
Illustrators: Yoichi Kotabe, Mie Yoshimura, Yoshiaki Koizumi
Manual Editor: Atsushi Tejima
Directors: Tadashi Sugiyama, Hidequi Konno


Re-released on the Wii's Virtual Console in Japan on june.9, 2009, nov.23, 2009 in North America, and apr.2, 2010 in Europe.


Game's ROM.