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2022/03: Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA) - CLon®
« on: February 28, 2022, 09:35:05 pm »

For this month's "Maps Of The Month" featurette, I wish to draw your attention to CLon®'s Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA) maps.

It's March again, and you know what that means... another "MAR10 Day" to play Mario games - as if you need an excuse to play them!  This March in particular gives us the start of the Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which revisits tracks from previous Mario Kart games.  The first wave of this downloadable content includes Sky Garden from Mario Kart: Super Circuit.  Mario Kart Tour for mobile begins this month with an event featuring Sky Garden - again, from Mario Kart: Super Circuit.  And after this March, there will only be one year left for the Wii U's eShop, so this is a good time to consider grabbing some Virtual Console games while you still can - one of which is Mario Kart: Super Circuit!

The third entry in this popular kart racing series is the first on a handheld, and the last to use sprites for the characters.  It is most similar in form to the original Super Mario Kart on the Super NES, with the track and ground being a flat image that is angled and rotated.  CLon® brings us maps that have been extracted, so you wouldn't see these area maps from an overheard view during actual gameplay.  But they are accurate, so they would still be of value as you drive, drift, and jump through these many courses.  Including the Extra Cups that revisit all of the tracks from the original Super Mario Kart, the total is 40, so this game had the most courses until Mario Kart 8 received downloadable content!  That's a lot of kart cartography - thanks, CLon®!  Love that Sunset Wilds map, which is animated to cycle through the colours of the sunset.

So to recognize the effort put into mapping the first handheld Mario Kart game, CLon®'s Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA) maps will be known as VGMaps.com's Maps Of The Month for March 2022.
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