Whenever a Mario Kart entry arrives, it immediately becomes a must-have on its respective platform, thanks to its universal appeal to gamers of all experience and ability levels. That widespread appeal has translated to sales, as nearly every Mario Kart game ranks near the top of its platform’s sales chart. But it goes beyond mainstream success; Mario Kart is fun whether you’re spending the evening alone perfecting a drift around a corner or gathering your closest friends for a marathon session.
Sure, the rubberband A.I. and the randomization elements are enough to make us want to jump up and down in frustration, but it’s never quite enough to deter us from driving up to the next starting line. Check out our ranking of the entire Mario Kart series below, and let us know how you would rank the series in the comments section!