Mario Kart 64 Arrives on Wii U Virtual Consoles



Mario Kart 64, one of the most beloved Nintendo 64 games has finally arrived in US for the Wii U consoles. Here are a few things you need to know



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The arrival of the game in the new console will mark a milestone for the Nintendo 64 game. Mario Kart is one of the most enjoyed N64 games of all time, and it instantly stole the mind of gamers following its release in 1997.

The game is available only for the Wii U consoles, which means that Nintendo 3DS gamers will be out of luck yet again. It will also be a hard time for those eyeing to grab a Wii U for enjoying the new game, as it’s really hard to find one at this point. It won’t be getting better either; Nintedo has confirmed that its production has been ceased in an effort to gear for the release of its new Switch system in March 2017.

As with the controllers, Mario Kart 64 on Wii U will support three controller configurations. They are the Wii U GamePad, the Wii U Pro Controller and the Wii Classic Controller. Make sure you have your controller attached to a Wii Remote Plus if having the latter.

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Mario Kart 64 Wii U version will be supporting up to four players, and will feature various Mario Kart courses that has been the favorite for many over these years. This include the Moo Moo Farm, Toad’s Turnpike, and Yoshi Valley. It will also include the Battle mode. The Wii U Virtual Console version won’t be supporting ghost data however.

 

Mario Kart 64 can be downloaded via the Nintendo’s eShop, where it is available at a price of $10. Players will also be gifted with 10 My Nintendo Gold Points if purchasing the game early.

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Author: Akhil Unnikrishnan

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