Super Mario Kart
Released: Sep 1, 1992
  • SNES
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Super Mario Kart Cheats, Codes & Secrets

Last Updated on Aug 16, 2023

This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Super Mario Kart. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.

Super Mario Kart Cheats For SNES

Shrink Your Character

This will allow you to shrink your character before a race and stay the way the whole time while competing in a circuit.  To shrink your character, on the character selection screen, Hold Y and Press A. This will turn your character small similar to when shrunk during a race. To undo this just Hold Y and press A again. This will not affect your character's speed or acceleration but it will allow other players to run over and squish your character, making it harder to race.

Speed Boost

There is a speed boost you can use at take-off right as a race is starting. To use the boost, hold B (acceleration) right before the second light appears and hold the acceleration until the race starts. This will give you a massive boost, giving you a head start in each race. Make sure to take advantage of this, especially if you aren't starting in first place.

Rear View Mirror

When playing single-player, you can change your bottom screen view from the map to a rear-view camera by pressing X or Select. This is convenient when trying to place an item behind you and in the path of another player.

Extra Continue

Finish any 3 races in the same position and you will be rewarded with an extra continue.


Below you will find all of the shortcuts in Super Mario Kart in order of appearance.


Unlock 150cc Circuit

To unlock the 150cc Circuit you must get a  Gold Cup in the Mushroom, Flower, Star and Special Cups playing on the 100cc mode.

Super Mario Kart Game Genie Codes

The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Super Nintendo (SNES) with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie Device, you can always Check on Amazon for one.

Cheat Effect Cheat Code
Change Donkey Kong Jr. Into Red Yoshi 00B6-44DD
Change Yoshi To Mario 0DB6-476D
Don't Lose Coins 03EB-CDA4
Extreme Speed 3FC4-CDA4
Float Over Water, Mudd, Snow And Through Players 19EB-CDA4
High Jumps 41EB-CDA4
Invincibility 1A3E-CDA4
No Coins 20EB-CDA4
Only Your Kart Moves 9980-44DD
Princess Is Invisible E18E-BBD2
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