Mario Kart (マリオカート, Mario Kāto?) is a series of go-kart-style racing video games developed and published by Nintendo as a series of spin-offs from its trademark Mario franchise of video games. The first in the series, Super Mario Kart, was launched in 1992 on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to critical and commercial success.
To date, there have been four Mario Kart games for home consoles, three portable games, and two Namco co-developed arcade games, giving a total of nine Mario Kart games. The most recent game of the Mario Kart series is Mario Kart 7.