Console: Super Nintendo
Fun fact: Super Mario Kart started off as just a vague idea to create a two-player racing game to complement F-Zero, which was single-player only. It was only well into development that Nintendo decided Mario and the gang would fit the game, and thus Nintendo stumbled onto one of its biggest franchises.
While the racing and battle modes are still pretty fun, Super Mario Kart is best experienced as a piece of nostalgia as opposed to your go-to racer. But the original’s legacy is undeniable, as it paved the way for all of its even better successors.