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.
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.

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