Happy 25th, Mario Kart!

Super Mario Kart

Mario Kart, one of the most addictive multiplayer series is 25 this year.

Anyone who’s ever had access to a console in their lives will have played at least one Mario Kart game. Right? I played the Switch version a few months ago and it still holds all the fun from the previous iterations. The N64 version has become a hotbed for speedrunners, confirming its charm 25 years on.

Digital Foundry’s Thomas Morgan wrote about the technological advancements of the MK series:

The importance of Mario Kart’s evolution across the years is significant – each series entry defines the strengths and weaknesses of its host platform, and demonstrates the values, practises and philosophy that set Nintendo apart from its competition.

Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry did a cool video about the series, which you can stream below.

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