May is a big month for fans of the Wii U and the iconic Mario Kart series, and you can be sure that Mario Kart 8 and its predecessors will get plenty of coverage. Nintendo will be shouting from the rooftops, naturally, and its own weekly Nintendo Minute show will be getting into the act.
Somewhat appropriately, the Nintendo of America presenting duo start off a month of coverage with the series' first title, Super Mario Kart, showing the multiplayer and single player. Those still unfamiliar with the 16-bit title will get a sense of just how different it is from modern entries; the franchise has evolved a great deal.
The SNES classic is available on both the Wii U and Wii Virtual Console platforms, of course. Are you still regularly blasting around these retro tracks?
Wii U VC version confirmed for this month?
"the franchise has evolved a great"
which means it has got a hell of a
NOA release confirmed?
Come on, NOA.
NOA, where you at?
I've recently played through Super Mario Kart. I can't believe I beat 150cc Special Cup.
Very strange that you see them playing with Wii U pro controllers to play (making it a Wii U eshop game), yet no word of the game releasing in NA. Seriously don't fully understand this company sometimes.
EDIT: my mistake. It's not the Wii U pro controller.
No, they are using the Wii pro controllers, not the WiiU ones. Can tell simply by the fact that these ones are wired, not wireless like the WiiU.
Oh, yeah I see it now. The shoulder buttons are a lil different, too.
Still, I wanna be able to play it on the gamepad! gosh darnit! lol
Release Super Mario Kart already NOA for the Wii U vc.
@Spartacus3765 I don't think anyone does. Wii U.... What a silly name.
I predict we'll get something Mario Kart-related on Club Nintendo this month.
Will this game ever come to NA?
I have a strong disdain for NoA as of lately. They are a#$backwards and behind the other entities. Not a good look. Don't know what Reggie and the others are doing, but we are definitely not on the same level as NoE, and of course Japan.
It'll probably be out in NA the week of May 30th (so the 29th beig Thursday). I kind of understand this, but I don't like it at the same time as I'll be too busy with 8 to mess with SMK the next day (as much as I do love that old game). Just my speculation though. They way they did SMB3 with NES Remix 2 is sort of an example of this.
I swear that when Reggie started talking on the Direct about getting a free game with the purchase of MK8, I thought he would refer to this one. Hopefully they release it before that one hits, and if not it does not matter to me.
NOA Release date for the VC confirmed for May 2015.
It would be fun to get Mario Kart SNES on my Wii U. Hopefully it comes out this year.
@brewsky Yeh 150cc on the original MK is harder than any version since. Its brutally hard to finish in the top 4 of every race in Special Cup.
Best kart racer of all time.
It would be great if it was made. Multiplayer is possible via emulators online however many people round the world meet up to play vs on the classic SNES SMK. The world championships are a yearly event where it all happens. You can read about it here : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/03/feature_a_look_at_the_super_mario_kart_snes_world_championship_2014
This is what gets me so mad about Wii u virtual console. They could have released SMK months ago. They trickle us with games. I could go on about my disapproval of virtual console on Wii U and 3ds for that matter. It is one my main reasons for buying a Wii U. This game is not even confirmed for North America
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