It's the final Nintendo Download Update of the year, and as expected we have a couple of Virtual Console releases and no 'new' downloads - the New 3DS gets another SNES title, while the Wii U get some classic kart racing. Let's get to it.

Missed the European Nintendo Download details? Don't fret, they're right here.

Wii U Virtual Console

Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo, $9.99) - Super Mario Kart is rightly acclaimed, but its sequel joined a number of other N64-era releases with a special new weapon: four player matches. Like many N64 titles it boasted of early polygon-based visuals, and to this day is much loved for some of its iconic courses and it's different feel to more modern entries. You can read our most recent recommendation in our Mario Kart 64 review.

New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

Castlevania: Dracula X (Konami, $7.99) — The SNES port of the PC Engine's Castlevania: Rondo of Blood makes its way to the portable. It doesn't stand up to many of its series contemporaries, in our opinion, as we explain in our Castlevania: Dracula X review.

3DS HOME Themes

Pokémon New Partner

Pokémon Full-power Z-Moves


As always Nintendo of America is keen for you to browse the eShop and this official website for discounts; games with a reduced price this week include Just Dance 2017, Runbow and Teslagrad. You can also see a big breakdown of festive discounts right here.

That's the line-up for the final Nintendo Download Update in North America this year. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

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