Diddy Kong Racing
Diddy Kong Racing is another Kart game from Rare for the Nintendo 64. There are three major differences from Mario Kart:
- You can race either GoKarts, low-flying Airplanes or amphibious hovercraft. Some courses allow you to choose between planes and karts, some between karts and hovercraft - in others, there is no choice. In multiplayer modes, you can have one person in a plane and another in a kart for example.
- There is more of an 'adventure' feel to it where you complete goals and explore the island, unlocking more races. This ties the game together into a single long game rather than just a set of separate races.
- Instead of collectibles appearing randomly when you smash into a box or something, they appear as balloons - the colour or pattern of the balloon tells you what's inside - so you know what you'll get before you collect it.