This may look familiar to fans of Super Mario Kart, and it
should. A pirate group from Hong Kong decided,
strangely enough, to make a fighting game starring the characters of
Super Mario Kart! This game has gained quite a bit of fame with
the appearance of the Internet, mostly because prior to Super Smash
Brothers, this and a few other Hong Kong pirate carts were the only
fighting games starring Mario.
If you've played Street Fighter or a similar game, you probably know
what to expect. A handful of fighters duke it out, each with
their own unique abilities such as fireballs and super uppercuts, until
one is left standing. It's the same story here.
Toad fights Nokonoko/Koopa Troopa
with his patented projectile fungus
The sprites in the game have a moderate amount of flicker, as you can
see above, but as the gameplay is unaffected it's not too much of a
bother. I also commend this hacker group for their job on the
controls - performing moves is a snap.
Hmm, strange stages there...
A few more battles. Luigi and Mario are your basic Ryu clones,
sporting a projectile, an uppercut and a foward kick attack.
Yoshi has a tongue attack that does quite a bit of damage, as well as a
home stage stolen from Little Nemo: the Dream Master. Donkey Kong
Jr. sports a spinning lariat and a banana peel projectile.
Not pictured: Peach in Chun-Li uniform
Let's not forget, though, that no fighting game is complete without a
big, bad boss....
HAHAHA! He's even shorter than Toad! Sorry, Bowser, but
it's hard to take you seriously when you're shorter than someone who
barely comes up to Mario's knees.
Anyway, after beating Bowser, your character will face a mirror image
of himself. After beating him, you'll fight Bowser again, then
another clone, then Bowser again... you get the idea.
This game can be played in two-player mode as well! Another
player can join in simply by pressing Right on Controller 2 at the
guide for Kart Fighter
One-line Synopsis: It's better than a
pirate cart with 750 copies of Arkanoid, Mario Brothers and Ice
Climber, that's for sure.