Pilotwings, Super Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. 1 coming to Wii Virtual Console in America this holiday 2009

Super Smash Bros. 1 N64 Wii Virtual Console release this winter. Pilotwings SNES and Super Mario Kart release holiday 2009
Nintendo is set to give gamers many classic gaming presents this holiday season, as they’ve announced that Super Mario Kart for SNES, Pilotwings for SNES, and the original Super Smash Bros. 1 for N64 are all coming to the Wii Virtual Console before Christmas.

And the love starts today, with the release of the original Super Mario Kart for Super Nintendo, which started the whole cart-racing genre and shot the Mario universe characters into racing game legendry. It, of course, was the first of MANY sequels for all Nintendo platforms, the latest two entries being Mario Kart DS to Mario Kart Wii.

Super Mario Kart will cost 800 Wii Points to download when it hits the Wii Shop today (Monday, November 23rd). A nice birthday present for me. Thanks Nintendo!

This landmark entry for the Virtual Console will be followed up by the oft-requested first SNES Piliotwings game, which was a launch title for the Super Nintendo way back in 1991. It showed off the system’s then jaw-dropping Mode-7 scaling and rotation graphical effects and spawned the even more popular Pilotwings 64 sequel, which was a launch-title for the Nintendo 64.

Following that release will be one of the most highly requested games that Nintendo Wii users wanted to see for download on the Wii Virtual Console; The original N64 Super Smash Bros.

As you can read in my Super Smash Bros. 1 review, this four-player brawler made waves when it was first released in 1999 with it’s chaotic, super fun party-style gameplay. It would go on to spawn two sequels, you can read about the first in my Super Smash Bros. Melee review of the GameCube classic. While the best-selling Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii is the latest game in the series.

Still no sign of EarthBound Wii VC . . . that better be the next big release. OR ELSE!

Via GameSpot