Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Features for Cube

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Mario Kart Wii has had an incredible launch in the UK. In its first week on sale it sold more than the combined total of all five previously released Mario Wii games in their launch week. One of its big selling points for fans of previous Mario Kart games is the inclusion of numerous classic tracks. To give you an idea of how these have been recreated on the Wii we've put together two videos, comparing the Nintendo 64 tracks to the remastered versions and the GameCube tracks to their remastered versions.

Please note: Audio could not be captured from Mario Kart: Double Dash.

Nintendo 64 Vs. Wii

Mario Kart 64 is a bit of a marmite game for fans of the series, with players either falling into the 'love it' or 'hate it category'. We happen to love it here at VideoGamer.com HQ, but this video shows just how dated the visuals now look. While the remastered tracks aren't graphical showcases, they are a clear improvement over the blocky N64 visuals. Click above for comparison footage of Mario Raceway, Sherbert Land, DK's Jungle Parkway and Bowser's Castle.

GameCube Vs. Wii

We'll tell you straight: we're not big fans of Double Dash. Although it was fun when played with a group of friends, it was a little too weapon-focussed for our liking. It looked pretty good though, and that's evident in the video comparison above. You'll see Peach Beach, Waluigi Stadium, Mario Circuit and DK Mountain in action, but it's probably only Mario's rather unusual kart in Double Dash that'll give it away.

For more on Mario Kart head over to our Mario Kart Wii review

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RaZoR_GTX

I never had the chance to play N64 version, but i played the snes version and that was good enough! Too many games coming out on too many formats! lol I cant play them all! :(
Posted 12:31 on 18 April 2008
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Clance

I haven't met anyone who didn't like Mario Kart 64... What's that comment about?

I prefer Mario's kart in 64.... It is simple and understated, which makes it more satisfying when you burn away in the lead with the same kart that everyone else is driving, just a different colour.
Posted 15:11 on 16 April 2008
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RaZoR_GTX

My god im going out to get this game when i have the cash :D:D
Posted 02:26 on 16 April 2008
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Anon

Hunh. Well, the driver was indeed a tad "careless". But..
Nothing new there. I'm not surprised in the slightest the changes between MK:DD and MKW are so small.
Posted 22:49 on 15 April 2008
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Ghost5

Great comparison but the driver was a tad careless :p
Posted 19:50 on 15 April 2008
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Wido

Comparing the Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 64 its obvious Mario Kart Wii is more better by graphics. The thing is comparing the cube verison of double dash to mario kart wii, there isn't that much you can say. The wii verison of the tracks from the cube they look more smoother and sharper than comparing it cube tracks to the wii verison of the tracks.
Posted 19:38 on 15 April 2008

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Release Date: 14/11/2003
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Racing
No. Players: 1-16
Rating: PEGI 3+
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