13Diddy Kong Racing
There were two big kart racers on the 64, but it's the one starring Diddy Kong and other various characters that deserves the spot on our list. Diddy Kong Racing took the Mario Kart formula to new heights with a refined single-player and the ability to race on a car,
boat, or plane.
While these functions make the game fun to play, there are still a lot of problems. This more open design makes it difficult to know where the tracks lead, and the controls aren't as responsive as a racer should be. Couple that with the fact that all but three playable characters in the game aren't recognizable at all, and you'll probably go back to play some more Mario Kart 64.