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|Mario Kart: Super Circuit|
The North American boxart for Mario Kart: Super Circuit.
|Release date|| July 21, 2001|
August 27, 2001
September 14, 2001
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
|Platform(s)||Game Boy Advance, Wii U|
|Media||Game Boy Advance cartridge|
|Previous game||Mario Kart 64 (1997)|
|Next game||Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)|
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (called Mario Kart Advance in Japan) is the third installment in the Mario Kart series. This game introduces twenty new tracks and has all of the tracks from Super Mario Kart.
The eight racers are classified into three weight groups. Those three groups being Lightweight, Middleweight, and Heavyweight. Lightweight characters have high acceleration and high handling, but suffer from low top speeds, and heavier weight racers can knock them off the course. The middleweight racers are average in all areas. The heavyweight racers have high top speeds and are recommended to be the fastest in the game, but the downfall is that they suffer from low acceleration and low handling which can slow them down.
If the player gets Rank Star or more in any cup, they will get a bonus version with the old courses. If they got a Star in Lightning Cup, they would unlock another Lightning Cup with courses from Super Mario Kart. Although the regular courses only have three laps, the Bonus (or Extra) courses have five laps. Most of the hazards have been removed such as a couple of Thwomps from Rainbow Road.
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit is one of the few Game Boy Advance games to offer Link Up Mode (a cable running from one Handheld to another). Players can then race against each other in GP mode, VS Mode or Battle Mode. It also has Ghost Car which means you can swap time trial records and try to beat them by beating the ghost car.
- This game is the first game in the Mario Kart series to have Retro Stages. However, they are only Super Mario Kart ones and are apparently all of the courses.
- Luigi, Wario, Peach, and Toad use their voices from the Japanese release of Mario Kart 64 and in the first two Mario Party games.
- This game is the 1st handheld in the Mario Kart Series.
- This is the only Mario Kart game to have a "random character" option.
- This is the first Mario Kart where peach is a lightweight.
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