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20 things you didn't know about Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart 64 is not the high-point of Nintendo's arcade racer series, but it's rightly remembered by many for what it represents: a leading force in heated couch-play entertainment, late nights of tarmac tournaments and friendships left in tatters after the resulting arguments. 

The game was also littered with memorable tracks and technical oddities that could give seasoned players an added edge. Remember the wild speed increase on Skyscraper? 

Twenty years after it first skidded into our hearts, here are 20 game elements, secrets, development tidbits and references that you might have missed after all these years.

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