Poll: Favorite Mario Kart

Which Mario Kart game do you like best?

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 05/26/2014 09:00 7 Comments     ShareThis

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After a grueling wait, the latest installment of the Mario Kart series, Mario Kart 8, will finally be racing into stores (and the Wii U eShop) on Friday, May 30. Despite beginning life as a spin-off, Mario Kart has solidified itself as one of Nintendo’s premiere franchises, kickstarting the mascot racing genre and making an appearance on every Nintendo console since its inception. 8 looks to be one of the most exciting installments yet, with a robust selection of characters, stunning visuals, and a new anti-gravity mechanic that is sure to make races even more frenetic and unpredictable.

With 8′s release looming on the horizon, we wanted to cast our gaze back on the previous installments of the series and ask which one you liked best. Cast your vote in our poll below, and be sure to tell us how you came to your decision in the comments!

Which installment of Mario Kart is your favorite?

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7 Responses to “Poll: Favorite Mario Kart”

  • 984 points
    Robert Marrujo says...

    I voted for 7, as much as I enjoy Double Dash!!. Now, I’m flip-flopping and think I made a mistake. DD did so much right that it’s hard to deny its importance in the series’ history, but 7 really felt like a breath of fresh air, and it’s the only installment I’ve played as much. Though, MK DS IS a close second to 7… my brain hurts…

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    xeacons says...

    To avoid a brain cramp, let’s handle this logically. Since the addition of Retro Tracks in MK DS, the latest episode would provide the most from new and old episodes. I’m going with MK7.

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  • 399 points
    Toadlord says...

    I had to go with sheer time-investment here, and Double Dash won out. I think the game has the best battle mode out of the rest of the series to date, and the character-specific powerups allow for a cool bit of strategy.

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  • 612 points
    Matthew Tidman says...

    Mario Kart 64 all the way. My sister and I spent years going back and forth beating each others’ best times in Time Trial. There was just so much to love in that game and it set the course for the rest of the series.

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  • 948 points
    penduin says...

    Toadlord is right, time-investment is the main factor. I played Mario Kart DS with a group of work buddies almost every day for something like two years. We got _insanely_ good at it. I could skip blue shells about half the time, and I wasn’t alone.

    I even created a webpage to track our stats and assign each of us somewhat-random character and kart combinations in an attempt to balance our odds. That just made us even better with the types of karts we used to be lousy with. :^)

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    MaxiMillion says...

    Mario Kart on the DS was by far the greatest of them all. Most likely because it introduced retro tracks to us, had a bunch of cool characters, a great online mode and my all-time favorite thing in MK history: mission mode.

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  • 346 points
    Marc Deschamps says...

    Double Dash, all the way. I miss the two-man karts. It added a lot of strategy, particularly in multiplayer mode.

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