Wednesday, August 17

25 years since the launch of Mario Kart 64 in Japan

Mario Kart 64, the second installment of the saga Mario Kart, has turned 25 years old this month. Specifically, it was on December 14, 1996 when this arcade driving game was launched for the Nintendo 64, although it did so in Japan much earlier than in other regions such as North America (February 10, 1997) or Europe (February 24, 1997). June 1997), which is why we Spaniards will not celebrate their quarter century until next year.

Be that as it may, the truth is that this game has been around for a good number of years, although as recent ports like the one available on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack has not aged badly at all: “Mario Kart 64 it’s still as fun and frenzied as we remembered it. Without a doubt, one of the titles that will get the most out of the new online functions of the Nintendo 64 application, “we said in our subscription review.

In addition to Nintendo Switch, this second installment of Mario Kart It was also released on Wii in 2007 and on WiiU nine years later., in 2016, thanks to the virtual consoles available on each of these platforms. Since then the franchise has been expanding with deliveries that have taken advantage of many of the characteristics established in Mario Kart 64 and in fact some more recent titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe The Mario Kart DS bring back some of the iconic levels of this veteran game giving it a more current touch.

When will there be a new Mario Kart?

Far from being a dead franchise, Mario Kart continues to establish itself as one of the most popular video game brands and his latest delivery, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, yes It has exceeded 37 million units sold since its launch. That is why we are not surprised by the rumors of a possible new game that will soon arrive on Nintendo Switch, although the company has not confirmed anything official at the moment.

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