One of the earliest attempts by Nintendo to shoehorn its platforming characters into a console sports game, it's perhaps notable these days for all the random trivia associated with the title, including:
• One of the programmers involved was Satoru Iwata, who is now Nintendo's president (he's also one of the default character names in the game).
• It's the only time Daisy appears in a NES game.
• The Japanese and Western versions were radically different. The Japanese version took place in the Mushroom Kingdom, while the Western edition courses were named after real-world locations like the USA, Australia and France.
Mario Kart [Magnet Beam]