Mario Kart: Super Circuit
If racing games sets your pulse racing then Mario Kart: Super Circuit is the answer for you. The Mario Kart game series was developed for Game Boy advance and the 3rd game in the series is Mario Kart: Super Circuit. It was the first Mario Kart game developed for Game Boy advance hand held system. It was released way back in 2001 and was re-released in December 2011 for 3DS Ambassador Version. The game has been entertaining audiences for the last 10years and received rave reviews after its release.
Like all other racing games, the objective of this game too is to reach the finish line earliest. Each race has eight contestants who are divided into three categories of light weight, middle weight and heavy weight. The light weights include peach, toad and yoshi. Lightweights are characterized by high speed and acceleration but they have below average weight and skid easily. They can easily be knocked off by heavier karts. The middle weights include Mario and Luigi who have the same statistics and they do not excel either in speed or in weight. They are classified as all-rounders. The heavyweights include Wario, Donkey Kong and Bowser. They are characterized by having high weight and low speed and acceleration. The non playable players include Boo, Cheep Cheep, Crab, Lakitu, Little Mouser, Mecha Koopa, Penguin, Piranha Plant, Shy Guy and Magikoopa. Most of these non playable characters serve as obstacles to the racers and make them spin out of track. Some like Lakitu help to rescue players from water.
The game has 5 super circuit cups: mushroom cup, flower cup, lightning cup, star cup and a special cup. Each of these cups has 4race courses. During the race players can pick up item boxes and the items can help them in various ways. Moreover each course has 55coins and greater the number of coins a player accumulates the better it is. Coins help to increase the top speed. A player with zero coins will spin out of the track in case of contact with another player. If a player collects 100 coins in a cup then the extra version of the game unlocks which contains the same courses as the earlier game Super Mario kart.
This game developed for game boy advance has four different game modes. The grand prix, time trial and quick run can be accessed by only one player. However the VS mode and the battle mode can be played by up to 4 players with the help of Game Boy Advance Link cable with a single game cartridge. However in the battle mode there are certain limitations. The players can play only the extra mushroom cup and the character available to them is only Yoshi in different colors.
The Game Boy Advance comes with two sets of controls, the menu controls and the game controls. The menu controls has buttons like select, confirm, cancel and access options for certain modes. The game controls include buttons for acceleration, brake, right or left steering, hop and power slide, horn, pause game, quick sharp turn left or right, shoot item in backward direction, drive backward and use item.
The game, developed by Intelligent Systems for the Game Boy Advance, is a classic racing game that keeps your adrenaline rushing. The colorful, vibrant and lightning fast game with its 40 new tracks and wild weapons and obstacles is a must have if you are passionate about racing games. With the introduction of items like thunderbolt, triple mushroom, mushroom, banana, star, spiny shell and many more such items has rendered the game even more exciting. You can choose to be any of the character and race your way through the cups or you can get together with your friends and have a hell of a racing fight. Mario Kart: Super Circuit is one of the best Game Boy Advance racing game.