Super Mario Kart hitting EU Virtual Console on Friday

Monday, 29 March 2010 11:14 GMT By Johnny Cullen

SNES Super Mario Kart

Nintendo’s announced it’s releasing Super Mario Kart for SNES on the Virtual Console this Friday for Wii.

The game released last year on the US VC, but never made it to UK/European shores until now, so huzzah for that!

Go relive them childhood memories from 1993 for 800 Wii points.

Press release is below. Just watch out for the red shell while reading, eh?

29th March 2010: Start your engines for the original, legendary Super Mario Kart, racing onto your Wii on 2nd April 2010, available exclusively on the Wii Shop Channel!

Consistently regarded by many as one of the best video games ever made, Super Mario Kart on SNES was originally released seventeen years ago and has spawned five smash hit sequels.

Burn rubber across 20 tracks rendered in fluid Mode 7 graphics, including many courses so enjoyable and beloved that they are still featured in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart DS today. Take on the original Ghost Valley, Bowser Castle, Koopa Beach and the infamously challenging Rainbow Road!

For only 800 Wii Points you can relive the excitement of going head-to-head with your friends in split-screen, enjoy the multiplayer favourite – Battle Mode or go solo racing against an all-star line-up of Mushroom Kingdom characters.

And it wouldn’t be Super Mario Kart without the sublime controls; power slides are super-precise and outmanoeuvring your opponents is still as fun now as it ever was. The only question left is: do you have the skill to dodge a red shell?

Remind yourself why Super Mario Kart is still as popular as ever, when Mario and friends speed their way onto Virtual Console this Friday!