Posted on Apr 1, 2004 12:00 AM EDT by:TW
It has been reported that, all the courses from the Nintendo 64 game, Mario Kart 64 can be unlocked in the GameCube version of Mario Kart: Double Dash. This is great news for gamers who want to relive nostalgic memories of the classic N64 game, as well as those who have not played MK64 to receive a extensive bonus.
Including previous Mario Kart courses in a game is not a new idea, this has been done in Mario Kart: Super Circuit for the Game Boy Advance, where the Super Mario Kart tracks from the Super NES game were included as an extra.
The "classic courses", as they are called in Mario Kart: Double Dash, can be opened up by winning the Gold in the All Cup Tour (Mirror) with all 16 original characters, along with the 4 secret characters found in Mario Kart: Double Dash. Essentially you need 10 winning teams of all 20 different characters, as long as each team wins at least once, the task can be completed.
These courses are essentially the same as the original, except that they will have MKDD additions such as zippers, and more frequent item boxes. They are available to play in the regular Grand Prix (GP) and the Versus (VS) modes.
We have received official word from Nintendo of Europe that the bonus Mario Kart 64 courses can be found in Mario Kart: Double Dash. "Congratulations for opening up the classic courses, we are surprised that someone actually attempted to perform such a feat, now other gamers can take up this challenge," a UK representative commented.
We were provided with two screenshots from Nintendo of Europe, the first of which featuring Mario Raceway, and the second having Kalimari Desert.
Source: Nintendo of Europe