Mario Analysis

Super Mario Kart:

Super Mario Kart is a 1992 go-kart racing video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game console. Being the first of the Mario Series, the graphics did not have much expertise to them and used 16 bit to create the game. Action Huds are used where the traffic light shows the player when to start.

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Mario Kart 64:

Mario Kart 64 , a 1996 go-kart racing game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was the successor to Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and is the second game in the Mario Kart series. It was released first in Japan on December 14, 1996, and in North America and Europe in 1997. The graphics are more developed than the first Mario Kart created and the map has been added to the HUD, as well as new scenery.

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Mario Kart: Super Circuit:

In 2001, a third game was added to the Mario Kart series, this was Mario Kart: Super Circuit.  It is a kart racing game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance in 2001. The game is the the first for handheld consoles, following Mario Kart 64 (1996). The game retains traditional game elements of Mario Kart set by its predecessors, and upon release, was well received by reviewers. However the graphics seemed to have backtracked with a more 16 bit feel again, coins were also added as something to collect.

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Mark Kart: Double Dash

Released in 2003, Mario Kart Double Dash had a large improvment of graphics. The HUD itself had also changed, a speedometer has been added and the fonts of the game have change to be more bold and easy to see against the bright colours of the HUD.

 

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Mario Kart Wii

In 2008, Nintendo released Mario Kart Wii, it kept the same font as the previous game but the HUD changed slightly. Your place in the race has moved to the bottom left of the screen to make room for what object you have in possession. The map is also now the only way to see who is behind you in the race. Graphics aren’t as good as Double Dash but the game holds a rather old feel to it.

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Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart 7 took a different approach to HUDS, unlike it had in the past, it became a lot less crowded, with only your place and possession on the screen. Your view of the game has also changed, you now see from the drivers POV.

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Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8, released in 2014, Mario Kart has now expanded massively, with choices of loads of different maps and amazing graphics. The HUD itself has become a lot more simple than the first ever Mario Kart released, with only the lap, collection of coins and your place in the race, it has left more room to see when playing the game.

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