Mario Kart 64

Virtual Console Shifts Up A Gear With One Of Nintendo's Best Racing Games Of All Time

26th January 2007 - Racing fans are in for an extra special treat today as Mario Kart 64, one of the greatest games in the hugely popular Mario Kart series, is available to download to Wii's Virtual Console. Featuring tense racing action for up to four players, Mario Kart 64 is the ultimate trip down nostalgia lane for you and your friends for the small sum of 1000 Wii Points.

As if this great game wasn't reason enough to join the 1.4 million Wii users connected to the internet around the globe, Friday will see the launch of the first version of the News Channel, for free, across Europe. Once downloaded the News Channel provides instant on demand news from around the world at the press of a button.

This Friday will also see the release of Soldier Blade from Turbografx (PC Engine), which will join over 40 classic titles already available for the Virtual Console. Since launch a staggering 1.5 million games have been downloaded worldwide from the service.

All in all a great day for PAL gamers. A nicely optimised version of Mario Kart 64 and one of the best shoot-em-ups to hit the PC Engine! Another excuse to burn those wii-wallets!