Super Mario Kart boosts onto Wii Shop

Nintendo Store Update: Publisher's classic racer joins Bit.Trip Void, new Harvest Moon on console; Electroplankton quintet grows on DSi.

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Nintendo told GameSpot last week that it would be adding notable Virtual Console omissions Super Mario Kart, Pilotwings, and Super Smash Bros. to its classic game service this holiday. Super Mario Kart is set to lead off the cavalcade of classics, and gamers can now pick up the Mushroom Kingdom-themed racer for 800 Wii points ($8).

Elsewhere on the Wii's online shop, gamers can now find A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia. With the well-received rebirth out last month, the original A Boy and His Blob appeared on the NES and can be revisited for 500 Wii points ($5).

Aksys Games' Bit.Trip series sees a new installment released through WiiWare this week for 600 Wii points ($6). Bit.Trip Void continues the rhythm mechanics seen in Beat and Core, but this time allowing for free movement as gamers attempt to match the beat by touching like-colored blocks. Natsume's Harvest Moon: My Little Shop also makes its way to WiiWare this week for 1,200 Wii points ($12), as does Gevo Entertainment's Little Tournament Over Yonder ($8) and Lexis Numerique's Learning With the PooYoos: Episode 1 ($5).

Mario will have to win this one without a blue shell.

Nintendo's DSiWare Shop also remains busy this week. Gameloft's Castle of Magic can be picked up for 500 DSi points ($5), while Nnooo's myNotebook: Blue runs for 200 DSi points ($2). Nintendo also has five new Electoplankton installments on tap, each carrying a 200 DSi-point ($2) price tag.

Discussion

37 comments
bigM10231
bigM10231

@Tauu: you can do 12 player online with rare lags with mario kart wii.

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

willywallywilly, I think that would be AMAZING! The only problem is I'd need to find someone with them.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

eh...Mario Kart Wii is better in every way. SMK was amazing in its day though

da_chub
da_chub

@ wiidsuelpack Wii has crushed the competition....Only thing is nintendo has a family image, and the hardcore games(which there is a lot) take a back seat to the EA Active Sports Carnival Games. Aside for from that, i already got this game, and cant wait for Smash Bro 64 b4 the end of the year!

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

If only the Wii was $200 when it was high on demand, then they would of crushed the competition. Those mistakes really affected the industry.

willywallywilly
willywallywilly

Cool Beans, sounds Brill. Wouldn't it be cool if you could transfer nes super nes and sega games from your wii to your ds and dsi, sure would :) what do you think about that guys :)

nini200
nini200

Totally agree HyruleanLink. No Mario Kart has ever come close to the amount of greatness that is Super Mario Kart. I don't understand why they didn't update this one with online capability though. I mean it was sorta online back when the XBand released so why not include online play to this one? Anywho, Smash Bros, Already got it but great news for those who don't. Never Played Harvest Moon. Pilotwings, if it's not the 64 version, I don't want to play it.

Rikuide_Furame
Rikuide_Furame

Fantastic news, I grew up playing Super Mario Kart.

sirfrieden
sirfrieden

Super Mario Kart is SICKLY hard to complete 100%

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

Great... I spent months waiting for Super Smash Bros. to be added to VC when I got wii, but I got sick of waiting and spent points. I don't see why it had to take this long. Japan has had SSB on VC for ages. Lazy, Nintendo. Lazy and ineffiient. I will buy it, however. ps. I also loved CTR. all Crash games, for that matter. It's too bad that Crash is now dead. (play Crash of the Titans and you'll know what I mean. Look what the did to Tiny Tiger!) Crash has just gotten increasingly worse since it was dropped by naughty dog.

Flint247
Flint247

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Cruse34
Cruse34

I don't really like this game but am so excited for pilot wings and smask bros that come out before christmas

brok
brok

I dunno about Crash Team Racing since I never played it, but apart from that I have to agree completely with PSP107

lightning_kf
lightning_kf

It's good to be playing Super Mario Kart again. Now I gotta try to get my groove back again. I just realised how tricky it is to control your kart.

Tauu
Tauu

@PSP107 I agree with you 100%. I have high hopes for Modnation Racers next year though. We'll see.

PSP107
PSP107

The only Kart game thats better than the Snes Mario Kart is Crash Team Racing(PS1) and Diddy Kong Racing(N64). Funny nothing to this day beat them.

Tauu
Tauu

Look at those CPU opponents, all in a perfectly straight line. The game still manages to be great fun, but imagine how much more fun it would be with 7 online opponents. I'd buy a Wii for that.

Kakua_Omari
Kakua_Omari

Super mario kart takes me way back, quite possibly the best in the series

Kakua_Omari
Kakua_Omari

Super mario kart takes me way back, quite possibly the best in the series

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

For the Wii, Super Mario Kart is good, Boy and His Blob is good, but what happened to Super Smash Bros? That was more exciting then any of these. While I'm at it, when are they adding Gameboy and Gameboy Color titles to the DSiware?

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

DSi user here, asking why more Electroplankton, what is myNotebook (And where is Moving Notepad), and where is a Mario Platformer with enemies?

RJay123
RJay123

did anyone else bust out laughing when they read the caption? "Mario will have to win this one without a blue shell." It's so true! Super Mario Kart is more about skill

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

it's such a slow news day that gamespot is double-posting news articles.

Flint247
Flint247

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leeko_link
leeko_link

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monson21502
monson21502

dang how many stories of this are you gonna post gamespot. when it has updated graphics and online then post a story. other wise i`ll just play all these game on my old systems or pc

vee438
vee438

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raver331
raver331

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Flint247
Flint247

Man, I wish I had some more Wii Points! I want this! :D