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Generally favorable reviews- based on 220 Ratings

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  • Summary: Whoever hands out driver's licenses in the Mushroom Kingdom is about to be in some serious trouble. Classic Mario Kart action is back once again, this time in a colorful, lightning-fast game that you can take anywhere. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Wario, Yoshi, and Bowser are all tearing upWhoever hands out driver's licenses in the Mushroom Kingdom is about to be in some serious trouble. Classic Mario Kart action is back once again, this time in a colorful, lightning-fast game that you can take anywhere. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Wario, Yoshi, and Bowser are all tearing up the track, tossing Koopa Shells and laying banana peels along the way. Mario Kart: Super Circuit puts your driving skills to the test on 40 tracks, each littered with wild weapons and obstacles. Four players can compete in Mario Kart: Super Circuit using only one Game Pak. If each player has a copy of the game, bonus features and new modes of play become available. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 100
    It's all the fun of the original in the palm of your hand.
  2. 100
    Offers gamers a quality racing title with weapons, and the ability to keep players' attention for years.
  3. The graphics, sound, and gameplay all set benchmarks that other developers will attempt to surpass.
  4. One of the most ingenious games ever to come from the Nintendo stable.
  5. Fortunately, although the naming scheme has strayed from tradition, the gameplay is exactly what you expect of Mario Kart.
  6. Amazingly, the game exceeds both its Super NES and Nintendo 64 ancestors, making it a serious contender for the best kart-racer yet released.
  7. GMR Magazine
    80
    A balanced blend of "Super Mario Kart" and "Mario Kart 64." [Feb 2003, p.97]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 74
  2. Negative: 14 out of 74
  1. [Anonymous]
    Sep 14, 2004
    10
    Marvelous.
  2. Mar 5, 2020
    10
    This...is a truly wonderful experience. Not only is it a fun Mario Kart with sharp controls (When you drift) and challenging gameplay, butThis...is a truly wonderful experience. Not only is it a fun Mario Kart with sharp controls (When you drift) and challenging gameplay, but it's also portable! Mario Kart Super Circuit feels right at home on the GBA, and has become one of my personal favorite games on any handheld. The tracks, while not all that diverse in terms of themes, have unique layouts, with each having little secrets and techniques to help you win. Some of my personal favorite tracks include Cheep Cheep Beach, Sky Garden, Riverside Park, Cheese Land, Ribbon Road, and Yoshi Desert. Speaking of tracks, this game has a whopping 40 tracks in all, a number that as of this review no Mario Kart title has topped. The game's characters each play differently, with lighter characters like Toad being able to easily take corners and accelerate quickly. Heavier characters like Bowser are slow to accelerate and are more slippery to control, but once they get going(especially Bowser), they REALLY get going.
    This game has great single player, but also a fun multiplayer mode as well. Link up to another GBA, and you've got yourself a great battle mode! While it is a bummer that Battle mode cannot be played alone, that doesn't really detract from this game as a whole.
    In conclusion, I highly recommend anybody with a GBA to pick up this game immediately. You won't regret it.
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  3. KaseyF.
    Dec 2, 2007
    9
    Edge, what is wrong with you?
  4. Aug 16, 2014
    8
    Game: Mario Kart Super Circuit
    Genre: Racing
    Developer: Intelligent Systems/Nintendo System: Gameboy Advance (GBA) Total Score: 81/100
    Game: Mario Kart Super Circuit
    Genre: Racing
    Developer: Intelligent Systems/Nintendo
    System: Gameboy Advance (GBA)
    Total Score: 81/100
    Value Score: 8.1/10

    • Story: */10
    • Characters: 9/10
    • GamePlay: 8/10
    • Graphics: 8/10
    • Sound: 6/10
    • Music: 7/10
    • Length: 7/10
    • Replay Value: 9/10
    • Player Value: 7/10

    Pros
    +More characters than the original SNES version
    +Includes a whole new set of tracks along with the SNES version's tracks
    +Music has been remixed for the extra tracks
    +New modes such as Quick run which enables customization of races and vehicles and VS mode which allows multiplayer battles
    +Addition of backgrounds in race tracks adds a nice touch to the visuals

    Cons
    -Extra tracks missing obstacles makes it seem like it was a rushed idea and very empty in design
    -Due to the GBA sound card, most of the sounds seem a bit off and sometimes some voices do not work at all or some sounds do not work.
    -The lack of the feather ability makes some of the extra track shortcuts seem useless
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  5. Jun 30, 2020
    7
    While this can be considered the worst and most boring Mario Kart Game of them all, I still appreciate that (at the time) it was a portableWhile this can be considered the worst and most boring Mario Kart Game of them all, I still appreciate that (at the time) it was a portable version of Super Mario Kart/Mario Kart 64 which it kind of is since there's alot of retro tracks. overall the tracks are great along with the characters but the controls are a bit slippery. Expand
  6. NixonTech
    Mar 23, 2008
    5
    This is why mario has not aged well in my opinion.
  7. Nov 14, 2015
    0
    There is absolutely nothing good about this stupid game. The tracks are lame, the controls are messy and very hard to control, characters haveThere is absolutely nothing good about this stupid game. The tracks are lame, the controls are messy and very hard to control, characters have nothing special because they suck and the music is simply horrible. Overall this game is a monstrosity to the gameboy and not even worth a rent. Expand

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#2 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
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#6 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2001