Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 64, Castlevania Dracula X

Even though it’s Thursday, only two new games were added to the Nintendo eShop today. But Nintendo is definitely going with quality over quantity this week, as both can rightly be called stone-cold classics, and one would make an excellent party game for your New Year’s Eve bash this weekend.

Originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 1997, Mario Kart 64 was the second game in the Mario Kart franchise and the first time it achieved perfection. Now available to download through the Wii U eShop, Mario Kart 64 featured the debut of four-player Battle Mode, as well as the infamous Blue Shell.

New 3DS owners will be able download Castlevania: Dracula X beginning today. Serving as a precursor to Symphony of the Night, Dracula X was released in extremely limited quantities for the Super NES back in 1995, but that won’t be a problem with the 3DS eShop edition.

More information on both games can be found after the break.

Wii U eShop

Mario Kart 64 – Put the pedal to the metal in this worthy Nintendo 64 successor to the Super NES classic, Super Mario Kart. With improved courses and a head-to-head four-player mode, the Mario Kart 64 game is sure to win the heart of any racing fan. The game includes 20 different courses filled with dips, valleys, jumps, tunnels and bridges. Smooth, precise control will bring players back time and time again for freewheeling fun.

3DS eShop

Castlevania: Dracula X – In this Super NES horror classic, gear up as Richter Belmont – equipped with the legendary Vampire Killer – to save his beloved. Battle against monsters that lurk in the shadows and strategically use magical tomes, mystical power-ups and titanic weapons. Unfold another chapter in the Belmont family’s lineage, with more than seven stages of grim encounters and myriad of possibilities depending on the choices that you make.

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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