Super Mario Kart Drives Onto Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo of Europe announced on Twitter this morning that the classic Super Mario Kart would be making its way to the Wii U Virtual Console, March 27, 2014.

Super Mario Kart was originally launched in 1992 to rave reviews, and is said to have invented the kart racing sub-genre. Since its introduction to the gaming world, many have copied its form, premise and concepts, but the only games that were ever able to hold a candle to its smooth, fun and competitive gameplay were its sequels.

If you’ve yet to play the original, there’s no better time than the present. Use it to prepare yourself for Mario Kart 8, which releases May 30, 2014 in North America and Europe.