Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo 64 games
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Great multiplayer game
Mario Kart 64 (N64)
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Mario Kart 64 (N64)
Advantages: Multiplayer, gameplay balance
Disadvantages: Not the most immersive single player
Mario Kart 64 is one of the best multiplayer experiences on the Nintendo 64, a fact which still holds true in this generation of games consoles.
The single player is split into a number of cups, each one consisting of a handful of races and increasing in difficulty. There are three settings - 50cc, 100cc and 150cc - with the opponents getting tougher as the numbers get higher. On the later levels at the higher difficulties, you'll be screaming at the screen with how tough it is.
This game truly excels in multiplayer though. You can choose from either a straight forward race, taking on your friends in any of the tracks available in the single player, or battle mode, where you are given three balloons on the back of your kart and have to pop everyone elses using items scattered around the purpose-built levels.
There are loads of items to use against your opponents - one of the major gripes many people have with the game is how easy it is to get knocked off first place by those miles behind. This keeps it interesting though, balancing the game for those who play it too much and those who have just started.
This game has well-earned its reputation, though would keep you occupied much longer as a multiplayer rather than a single player game.
Summary: Completely earned the reputation it has
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