Mario Kart 64 repackaged with Super Nintendo sprites

Super-Mario-Kart-Mario-Kart-64-ReTextureSome would argue that the Nintendo 64 version of Mario Kart was lacking the retro feel from the SNES classic. So much so, one ROM hacker has managed to combine the two games to create a retextured version of Mario Kart 64 with Super Nintendo graphics.

Before anyone screams 'What's the point', this artistic patch gives us yet another excuse to enjoy the 1996 classic, Mario Kart 64. Another excuse we probably didn't need, but will welcome with open arms.

Taking the sprites from the original Super Mario Kart, French ROM hacker BFrancois has successfully managed to reinsert them into Mario Kart 64 replacing the more familiar models. This bizarre mashup of two styles comes as a somewhat enjoyable sight to see, one which the SNES fans will no doubt be anticipating.

The ROM patch is set to be released in the next few weeks, so until then BFrancois has released some gameplay videos to showcase his upcoming work...

Super Mario Kart: Mario Kart 64 ReTexture Gameplay Video

To see more screenshots and videos, head over to the official thread for further updates and much more.

Link: Super Mario Kart: Mario Kart 64 ReTexture Official Thread

Last Updated ( 21 March 2011 )  


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(Link to this comment) Liamh1982 2011-03-22 07:50
I'm intrigued and excited - definitely gonna get this!
(Link to this comment) nakamura 2011-03-29 11:15
Looks pretty cool!

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