The Wii U virtual console gets a big addition!
Mario Kart 64 is now available on the Wii U, I repeat, Mario Kart 64 is now available on the Wii U! That’s right, one of gaming’s first destroyers of friendship is now available on the Wii U’s virtual console.
European players have had access to the game for awhile, but as of December 29th, 2016, the game is available to North American gamers for the low, low price of $10. The game will also support the classic four player split screen that made the game so popular in the first place. The game does not support ghost data, though. You can find more information on that on this report from Destructoid.
Mario Kart 64 is one of the most popular games from the Nintendo 64. A lot of gamers from the mid-90’s (myself included) will remember pouring hours upon hours into this game, and the infamous Goldeneye. (Also a destroyer of friendships. Looking at you Oddjob players!)
The Wii U version of the game will have the classic maps Moo Moo Farm, Toad’s Turnpike, and Yoshi Valley available too. Battle mode is also back for those of you wanting to spend hours throwing shells at each other. I’m also certain that the infamous blue shell will also be included in the game, just in case you guys want to start some real life fights too!
I’m so excited for this news! MK 64 was one of my favorite Nintendo 64 games along with Goldeneye and Perfect Dark. What do you guys think of the news? Did you play the original version of the game? What other classic games would you like to see on the Wii U (and possibly the Nintendo Switch’s) virtual console? The possibilities are almost endless so let us know what you think in the comments section below!