Nothing is quite as nostalgic for me as sitting down with my friends after school for a rousing match of Mario Kart 64. The four-player split-screen action was mindblowing to us and the graphics at the time were some of the sharpest, and prettiest, we’d ever seen. Fast forward 25 years later and the experience, while still pretty great to play, hasn’t aged quite as gracefully in the graphics department, especially in the HD and 4K era. Lucky for us, modders have created one of the best-looking Mario Kart 64 experiences with the release of a brand new texture pack dubbed Mario Kart 64 HD.

 

 

Everything from the character sprites, items, and tracks have all received a facelift thanks to a plethora of HD textures that enhance the original; making this version of the game arguably the best way to faithfully experience the classic in High Definition. If you want to check it out yourself, you can check out the modding group’s Twitter account or even the project’s Github page and give it a whirl!

 

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Written by Jason Ganos

Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.

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