History Trivia / MarioKart

16th Jan '17 2:04:50 PM Monolaf317
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** ''Mario Kart 8'' originally had drills installed to the karts and bikes, so the player could tunnel through the ground. However, this idea was scrapped, because the dev team thought anti-gravity would be more interesting.

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** ''Mario Kart 8'' originally had drills installed to the karts and bikes, so the player could tunnel through the ground. However, this idea was scrapped, because the dev team thought anti-gravity would be more interesting.interesting.
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5th Dec '16 1:35:41 AM BNSF1995
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** In ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'', instead of Mercedes Rose reprising her role, Rosalina is instead voiced by Kerri Kane. No explanation is given for this change. In ''8'', she is voiced by Laura Faye Smith, her actress from ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''.

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** In ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'', instead of Mercedes Rose reprising her role, Rosalina is instead voiced by Kerri Kane.Kane, who made Rosalina sound younger than before. No explanation is given for this change. In ''8'', she is voiced by Laura Faye Smith, her actress from ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''.''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', who made her sound ''even younger'', spawning complaints from fans that Nintendo was trying to turn her into a [[Main/RecycledInSpace space version of Peach]].
2nd Nov '16 1:39:09 PM MarioAndSpongeBobFan
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** As in the main series, Lemmy and Morton are voiced by Creator/LaniMinella. Larry is voiced by Michelle Hippe.

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** As in the main series, Lemmy and Morton are voiced by Creator/LaniMinella. Larry is [[TheOtherDarrin instead]] voiced by Michelle Hippe.Hippe.
** Honey Queen in ''7'' is voiced by Creator/KatsumiSuzuki, who also voices Diddy Kong.


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** ''Double Dash!!'' has Grant Kirkhope and Chris Sutherland voicing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong using recycled voice clips from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', but in later games, they are voiced by Creator/TakashiNagasako and Katsumi Suzuki respectively.
20th Oct '16 8:51:49 AM Euan2000
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** In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash'', Huey tells Luigi to "use that creepy stare" at one point.
17th Oct '16 11:40:30 PM PeDaRoYs
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** The fifth cup, called Reverse Cup, [[https://tcrf.net/Proto:Mario_Kart:_Double_Dash!!#Reverse_Cup was planned]] for ''Double Dash!!'' which makes racers race the track the other way around.



** ''Mario Kart 8'' originally had drills installed to the karts and bikes, so the player could tunnel through the ground. However, this idea was scrapped, because the dev team thought anti-gravity would be more interesting.

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** ''Mario Kart 8'' originally had drills installed to the karts and bikes, so the player could tunnel through the ground. However, this idea was scrapped, because the dev team thought anti-gravity would be more interesting.
25th Oct '15 7:02:46 AM technickal
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** Isabelle's Animalese voice clips are provided by Kazumi Totaka.
13th Oct '15 12:42:23 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* BadExportForYou: The international versions of ''Mario Kart Arcade GP DX'' do not have [=BanaPassport=] support, leaving players without a large chunk of content playable.
14th Sep '15 12:42:58 PM NoUsername
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** Toad is voiced by Samantha Kelly.

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** In later games, Toad is voiced by the same actress as Peach (Jen Taylor up to ''DS'', Samantha Kelly.Kelly from ''Wii'' onward).



* InternationalCoProduction: This game was developed jointly by Nintendo EAD and Texas-based Creator/RetroStudios. The built-in staff ghosts include a mix of records of both divisions of Nintendo.
* KillerApp: ''Wii'', ''7'', and ''8'' were this for the Wii, 3DS, and Wii U respectively.

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* InternationalCoProduction: This game ''7'' was developed jointly by Nintendo EAD and Texas-based Creator/RetroStudios. The built-in staff ghosts include a mix of records of both divisions of Nintendo.
* KillerApp: ''Wii'', ''7'', and ''8'' were this The entire ''Mario Kart'' series is one for the Wii, 3DS, and Wii U respectively.every console it's been on. ''64'' stands out, but every game from ''DS'' onward counts as well.
4th Aug '15 6:49:02 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** The Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 8 has been nicknamed by GeorgeTakei as the "Gay Space Station".

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** The Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 8 has been nicknamed by GeorgeTakei Creator/GeorgeTakei as the "Gay Space Station".



** Nintendo's Digital Event video during {{E3}} 2014 had a clip of Luigi giving his memetic death stare while pulling out a green Koopa shell when Reggie Fils-Amie mentioned ''Mario Kart 8'' at one point.

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** Nintendo's Digital Event video during {{E3}} [[UsefulNotes/ElectronicEntertainmentExpo E3]] 2014 had a clip of Luigi giving his memetic death stare while pulling out a green Koopa shell when Reggie Fils-Amie mentioned ''Mario Kart 8'' at one point.
9th May '15 1:16:37 PM EBsessed
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** The infamous Spiny Shell is known to all its fans and haters alike as the Blue Shell. That, or a long string of profanity.

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** The infamous Spiny Shell is known to all its fans and haters alike as the Blue Shell. That, or a long string of profanity.
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