Just tried the 50cc Mushroom Cup. Looks very promising so far! Bower Castle is visually a bit confusing, but I guess that is the point difficulty-wise. BTW, the grandstands on the first track are a great idea!
Thanks Hamlet, I do feel that the Bowser Castle Tracks were a bit of a weak point (though I have a soft spot for BC3). Also the Vanilla Lake tracks I really felt like my imagination ran dry.
Highlights for me:
Mario Circuits (though MC4 was a headache, and I'm still not sure the AI is as good as it should be)
Koopa Beachs (especially the Star Cup opener)
Ghost Valleys (although they aren't especially complicated, I think they just work well)
No, thank YOU for the hack. So I finished all courses on 50cc and the first one on 100cc.
I have to tell You, that I am really amazed. The idea behind Koopa Beach is beyond fantastic! I really, really enjoyed it, I'm still amazed how You came up with such a layout, great. Ghost Valley 2 was also a lot of fun. I had a blast navigating around and jumping over the holes, and without making it too difficult or frustrating, just keeping it at a fun-level. And Mario Circuit 4 had me laughing really loud. At first I was surprised that I sometimes was unable to perform the second jump and landed on the grass, but after I realised that the AI controlled drivers also do not manage the jump from time to time, it was great. In the original Mario Kart I found it often frustrating how the AI “cheated”: just jumping out of lava or over your carefully placed obstacles, Luigi and Mario using 67623986498126475412 stars while chasing You and so on. So Your MC4 gave it a “democratic” feel that was long overdue!
I'm pretty excited to try out the Special Cup once I am able to unlock it and I really need to find someone to check out the new battle courses.
OK I'm off writing a review for this!
OK, so I just finished the Special Cup, and as expected it was a lot of fun! The new Rainbow Road is definitely more difficult than the original, but still fun. And it was Deja Vu all over again, for me the most difficult track in the original was the first track of the Special Cup and in this hack it is too. It was a real battle to even get through to qualify for the next track, but when I got through I somehow managed to get first place. Just like when I played the original many years ago!
So again, thanks for this great hack. You just gained a fan!