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Super Mario Kart
Game Code: MK Genre: Racing/ Arcade
US Title: Super Mario Kart US Publisher: Nintendo
Japan Title: Super Mario Kart Japan Publisher: Nintendo
Title in Kanji: Title in Kana:
European Title: Super Mario Kart Europe Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo Players: 1-2 (simultaneously)
Accessories: none Special Chips: DSP-1
Save: Battery

Super Mario Kart is probably the most popular spinoff from the Super Mario series. It feature all the main characters from the Super Mario series (as well as Donkey Kong), and pits them against each other in races. The interesting thing is the use of items, that can be used as weapons or tools for shortcuts. The rotational courses took the F-Zero formula to the next level.


Prototypes

Region Cart/PCB scan Dump Status State of Completion Source Notes Details
USA yes dumped final prototype cart binary is identical to the US version link
USA yes no beta prototype cart estimated to be 80-90% complete, probably will never be dumped link
USA yes undumped likely final prototype cart Not dumped, but likely the same as the final US release link

Cartridge label information

Region Country Serial Code notes Scan
Asia Japan SHVC-MK scan needed
Asia South Korea SNSN-MK-KOR scan needed
Americas USA SNS-MK-USA regular USA release link
Americas USA M/SNS-MK-USA-1 Players Choice Million Seller re-release - "K-A" Rating, Made in Mexico scan needed
Americas USA SNS-MK-USA-2 Players Choice Million Seller re-release - "K-A" Rating link
Americas USA M/SNS-MK-USA-2 Players Choice Million Seller re-release - "K-A" Rating, Made in Mexico scan needed
Americas USA SNS-MK-USA-3 Players Choice Million Seller re-release - "E" Rating scan needed
Americas Canada SNS-MK-CAN Canada label variant link
PAL Europe SNSP-MK-EUR regular Europe release link
PAL Australia SNSP-MK-AUS-1 scan needed
PAL United Kingdom SNSP-MK-UKV regular release link
PAL France and Holland SNSP-MK-FAH scan needed
PAL France and Germany SNSP-MK-FRG scan needed
PAL Germany SNSP-MK-NOE regular release link

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PCB Information

ROM Chip ID Region Known Man. Dates PCB Type CIC SRAM Decoder/ Logic Circuit Special Chips
SNS-MK-0 (front) USA 9231 SHVC-1K1B-01 D411 16k SN74LS139AN / MC74NCU04NDSP-1
SNS-MK-0 (front) USA 9246 SHVC-1K1B-01 D411 16k SN74LS139P / MC74NCU04NDSP-1
SNS-MK-0 (front) USA 9652 SHVC-1K1X-10 D411B 16k MAD-2ADSP-1B
SPAL-MK-0 (front) (back) Europe 9312 SHVC-1K1B-01 D413A 16k SNS74LS139N/SN74HCU04NDSP-1
SPAL-MK-0 (front) (back) Europe 9741 SHVC-1K1X-10 D413B 16k MAD-2ADSP-1B
Prototype (front) (back) USA - SHVC-2QW5B-X1 D411 16k SN74LS157NDSP1

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Box information

Region Country Serial Code Notes Front Scan Back Scan
Americas USA SNS-MK-USA regular release link link
Americas USA SNS-MK-USA-4 Players Choice million seller release - "K-A" rating, "For Display Only" scan needed scan needed
Americas USA SNS-MK-USA-3 Players Choice million seller release - "K-A" Rating link link
Americas USA SNS-MK-USA-4 Players Choice million seller release - "E" rating scan needed scan needed

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Manual information

Region Country Serial Code Notes external link
Americas USA SNS-MK-USA regular release Nintendo Age
Americas USA SNS-MK-USA-1 first revision Vimm's Lair
Americas USA SNS-MK-USA-4 fourth revision - comes with the players choice version scan not available
Americas Canada SNS-MK-CAN-1 Canadian release, first revision scan not available
PAL United Kingdom SNS-MK-UKV regular release - United Kingdom scan not available
PAL United Kingdom SNSP-MK-UKV-1 first revision - United Kingdom replacementdocs
PAL France and Holland SNSP-MK-FAH scan not available

Bibliography

  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch (Preview), Publication date: July 1992, Volume: 38, Pages: 110
  • Nintendo Power, Summer CES '92 (shown at CES), Publication date: August 1992, Volume: 39, Pages: 58
  • Nintendo Power, Cover, Publication date: October 1992, Volume: 41, Pages: -
  • Nintendo Power, Featured article (game overview, strategy guide with maps of the first three cups), Publication date: October 1992, Volume: 41, Pages: 83-91

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