Published: Fri, December 30, 2016
Technology | By Tonya May

Mario Kart 64 headed to Wii U in North America tomorrow

Mario Kart 64 headed to Wii U in North America tomorrow

If you happen to own a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can pick up the SNES version of Castlevania: Dracula X today on the Nintendo eShop.

As always, Mario Kart 64 supports local multiplayer for up to four players on the Wii U. Unfortunately, this game is only coming to the Wii U's Virtual Console for now.

Poor Wii U owners didn't have much in way of new games to play over the holidays, but the arrival of Mario Kart 64 on the Virtual Console changes things a bit. But Nintendo is definitely going with quality over quantity this week, as both can rightly be called stone-cold classics, and one would make an excellent party game for your New Year's Eve bash this weekend.

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Mario Kart 64 can be downloaded via Nintendo's eShop here. Widely regarded as one of the best Nintendo 64 games ever made, there's a good chance that many Wii U owners have a lot of fond memories with this game.

Here's a rundown of everything Nintendo is offering the week of December 29 in its eShop and Virtual Console. Moreover, Mario Kart 8 is good enough to stand on its own, and is frankly a must-have for any Wii U owner.

This particular version of the game doesn't have support for Ghost data and the N64 Controller Paks don't work as well, however, all of the other features of Mario Kart 64 will be available to players. The game includes 20 different courses filled with dips, valleys, jumps, tunnels and bridges. In addition, the game also features off-TV play, in case you feel like going at it solo while keeping the television free. Versus Mode puts two to four players together against several computer-controlled characters in a race.

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