Welcome to Cover Art! A section of the site where we look at a retro video game’s box cover art and briefly discuss it’s gameplay and legacy.
Super Mario Kart was both developed and published by Nintendo for the SNES. Directed by Super Mario World & Pilot Wings staff, it was released for the US in 1993.
Easily one of, if not the best racing game for the Super Nintendo, Super Mario Kart pits your favorite Mario characters against each other in crazy races. Super Mario Kart was notable for it’s blend of cartoon styling and early 3D graphics utilizing the SNES’ Mode 7 graphics effect. It also allowed players to use power ups which ranged from weapons to speed boosts inside various familiar and new race courses. Since then it’s continued through a series of sequels on various Nintendo consoles, except the Wii U (cheap shot, I know).