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''Kat's Run: All Japan K-Car Championship'' (''Kat's Run: Zen-Nippon K Car Senshuken'' in Japan, often called just ''Kat's Run''), is a [[RacingGame racing video game]] for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]], developed by Varie and released fairly late on the console's lifespan (July 14, 1995!) by {{Creator/Atlus}}.

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''Kat's Run: All Japan K-Car Championship'' (''Kat's Run: Zen-Nippon K Car Senshuken'' in Japan, often called just ''Kat's Run''), is a [[RacingGame racing video game]] RacingGame for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]], developed by Varie and released fairly late on the console's lifespan (July 14, 1995!) by {{Creator/Atlus}}.



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* WantedPoster: The titular Kat (with her eyes ripped from the poster), with a reward of 1.000.000.000 yen! (around US$10 million!!)

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* WantedPoster: The titular Kat (with her eyes ripped from the poster), with a reward of 1.000.000.000 yen! (around US$10 million!!)million!!)
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It's notable for being (maybe) the only 16-Bit racing game centered around the real world K-cars (軽自動車 (''kei jidousha''), a car type with both a reduced size and power output) and its namesake SUVs. You can select from ten different licensed K-cars of the time, with each car having its own advantages and weaknesses. You must select from ten drivers (and two hidden), to race against the nine other opponents around different locations ''a la'' VideoGame/OutRun (complete with scenery changes). With the addition of some powerups found in the track to hinder opponents like VideoGame/MarioKart, your goal is to get to the final course and challenge one-on-one the eponymous driver, [[SNKBoss it's as hard as it sounds]].

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It's notable for being (maybe) the only 16-Bit racing game centered around the real world K-cars (軽自動車 (''kei jidousha''), a car type with both a reduced size and power output) and its namesake SUVs.[=SUVs=]. You can select from ten different licensed K-cars of the time, with each car having its own advantages and weaknesses. You must select from ten drivers (and two hidden), to race against the nine other opponents around different locations ''a la'' VideoGame/OutRun (complete with scenery changes). With the addition of some powerups found in the track to hinder opponents like VideoGame/MarioKart, your goal is to get to the final course and challenge one-on-one the eponymous driver, [[SNKBoss it's as hard as it sounds]].

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''Kat's Run: All Japan K-Car Championship'' (''Kat's Run: Zen-Nippon K Car Senshuken'' in Japan, often called just ''Kat's Run''), is a [[RacingGame racing video game]] for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]], developed by Varie and released fairly late on the console's lifespan (July 14, 1995!) by {{Creator/Atlus}}.

It's notable for being (maybe) the only 16-Bit racing game centered around the real world K-cars (軽自動車 (''kei jidousha''), a car type with both a reduced size and power output) and its namesake SUVs. You can select from ten different licensed K-cars of the time, with each car having its own advantages and weaknesses. You must select from ten drivers (and two hidden), to race against the nine other opponents around different locations ''a la'' VideoGame/OutRun (complete with scenery changes). With the addition of some powerups found in the track to hinder opponents like VideoGame/MarioKart, your goal is to get to the final course and challenge one-on-one the eponymous driver, [[SNKBoss it's as hard as it sounds]].

Although it was a fun game, it's often overlooked due to being released late on the Super Famicom's lifespan, but many people remember it ([[NoExportForYou at least in Japan]]) for being one of the first games to use many licensed cars before VideoGame/GranTurismo on the following era.

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!!Kat's Run provides examples of:
* ContentWarning: The game opens with a disclaimer, stating that the vehicles depicted [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope are not indicative of their real life performance]], and also reminding the player to follow the traffic rules and drive safely.
* ExcusePlot: There's not too much of a story, either in-game or the manual.
* MarathonLevel: The default setting has you race across the ten courses, one after the other. [[CheckpointStarvation And no, there're no Checkpoints in this game, not even before facing Kat]].
* NonStandardGameOver: If you let Sayoko the policewoman catch you, the game ends right there as she fines you.
* SNKBoss: Kat, she uses the car you chose, but with [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard higher stats]] and drives perfectly compared to you.
* UnusualEars: [[IdolSinger Mika]] uses a pair of those.
* WantedPoster: The titular Kat (with her eyes ripped from the poster), with a reward of 1.000.000.000 yen! (around US$10 million!!)

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