|Two players competing in Block Fort.|
|First appearance||Mario Kart 64 (1997)|
|Total appearances|| Mario Kart 64|
Mario Kart DS
Block Fort is one of four battle stages in Mario Kart 64. The stage has four large fortresses, which are red, blue, yellow and green and are connected by bridges; one on the bottom of the stage and one on the top. The bridges appear to be metal and are gray. The bridge at the top is generally slightly longer than the one at the second level. The floor is blue. In this stage, there's a large amount of Item Boxes, especially between the blocks at the lowest level. Green Shells are a nuisance, as they just bounce off of the walls. Red Shells are next to useless, since they'll home into a higher enemy and crash, which is not necessarily what is wanted.
Block Fort is a battle stage for Balloon Battle and Shine Runners. It is the largest stage in the game, and battling computer-controlled opponents at a normal difficulty would probably take about six minutes or more. The top level is usually the safest, however, it is easier to strike down foes on the middle level. Several techniques are possible against opponents, such as leaving Banana Peels and Fake Item Boxes on the bridges. However, those that can will drive to the side of the bridge, dodging the traps. Mission 6-4 takes place here, where Mario has to destroy 10 moving Item Boxes.