Mario Kart 64 is one of the most popular and most beloved classic games Nintendo has offered in the 90s. The game has been available since January of this year to the European market. However, it is only now that it is making its way to the North American market.
Release and game details
The popular Mario Kart 64 was originally released on the Nintendo 64 in 1996 in Japan. It then eventually reached the rest of the world the year after. It was the second Mario Kart game released. However, it was the first to offer four player multiplayer mode and 3D tracks.
According to a report by Gamespot, the classic game will be available on Nintendo Wii U’s Virtual Console in North America today, December 29. It will have a price tag of $9.99. It is the latest addition to Wii U’s virtual console games.
This version of Mario Kart 64 will not support ghost data as reported by Destructoid. It will, however, support the four player feature it was originally released with. More on that, the Grand Prix, Versus, Time Trial and Battle modes are included in the release.
There will be a lot of tracks available apart from the most memorable ones in the game like Moo Moo Farm, Yoshi Valley and Toad’s Turnpike. The list includes Bowser’s Castle, The Banshee Boardwalk, Koopa Troopa Beach, Frappe Snowland, Choco Mountain, DK’s Jungle Parkway, Kalimari Desert, Rainbow Road, Luigi Raceway, Royal Raceway, Mario Raceway, Sherbet Land and Wario Stadium.
A player can go through the mirrored version of the courses when the gold trophy in the Special Cup 150cc has been won.
More on the return of classic games
Apart from Mario Kart 64, classic game Castlevania: Dracula X will also return. It will be available on Nintendo 3DS virtual console. The returning game first appeared in 1995 for the Super Nintendo. It is now available on the New Nintendo 3DS eShop for $7.99.
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