Mario Kart 64 is a kart racing game developed and published by Nintendo. It is the second game in the Mario Kart series, and features a variety of characters from the Super Mario universe. In the game, players control one of the characters and race against each other on a variety of tracks, using items and power-ups to gain an advantage. The game features improved graphics and gameplay mechanics compared to the previous game in the series, and also includes a multiplayer mode that allows up to four players to compete against each other. Mario Kart 64 was released in 1996 for the Nintendo 64 and was well-received by critics and players, who praised its colorful graphics and engaging gameplay.