The original Super Mario Kart is heading to the Wii Virtual Console this Friday, featuring 20 tracks rendered in fluid Mode7 graphics. 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 hit sequels.
For 800 Wii Points you can relish in a wave of nostalgia, going head-to-head with your friends in split-screen, enjoy the multiplayer favorite Battle Mode, or go solo racing against an all-star line-up of Mushroom Kingdom characters.
If you thought the NES was a dead console -- well -- you were right, it is. The thing's like 25 years old! A quarter of a century, and yet a new game for the ancient relic has released. It's even on a cartridge. Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril by Sivak Games is presented in the video below in all its 8-bit greatness. Nostalgic gamers will be able to pick it up from RetroZone early next year.
Yesterday Apple approved a NES emulator for the iPhone called "Nescaline." Costing $5, it could play any valid .NES image file, which encompassed homebrew games. The app itself came with five homebrews. It featured intuitive controls, allowing gamers to tap on objects to simulate firing upon them with the Light Gun. You could even enter Game Genie cheats.
But while Nintendo gamers rejoiced, lawyers got upset, as they usually do. The next day, today, Nescaline was pulled from the App Store. Apple didn't explain why, other than telling the developer it was removed "because it was an emulator," but there are numerous emulators on the App Store. It's unclear if Apple will issue a more substantial reason for pulling the app or if they'll possibly repeal the decision to remove it.