Today I'm going to break tradition — just this once. Today we're going to run a poll that includes more that two options. Crazy I know. Today we're going to decide what the best Mario Kart game is. Blood will be shed.
I have a theory: I believe that 80% of people, when asked to name their favourite version of Mario Kart, will choose the first one they played. I know I do. I still think the original Super Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo is the best version. I don't think any video game will change my mind on that, even a game as good as Mario Kart 8.
But I do think that plenty of Mario Karts have come extremely close. There's Mario Kart 8 of course, but I also think that Mario Kart DS was one of the most definitive versions of the game. Going against Mario Kart — I think — is the lack of a decent Battle Mode, which is integral to the Mario Kart experience in my humble opinion.
Anyway, I'll let you all decide.