Wario And Excitebike Come To The Wii U Virtual Console




This week, two games have been added to North America’s Virtual Console library. Nintendo Wii U owners will be able to pick up Excitebike 64 and Wario Land: Shake It!.

Excitebike 64 originally appeared on the Nintendo 64 in 2000 and is the second game in the Excitebike series. Unlike the original, it offers a first-person perspective and six riders to choose from. The season mode has 20 tracks, many of which have hidden paths, and there are tutorial, exhibition, and time trial modes. The original Excitebike is available in the game, as well as Excite 3D, a 3D version of it, a track editor, and minigames. It’s $9.99 in the Nintendo Wii U eShop.


Wario Land: Shake It! originally appeared on the Nintendo Wii U in 2008 and is the sixth Wario Land game. Wario learns about a legendary treasure in the Shake Dimension after Captain Syrup leaves an Ancient Globe she’d stolen for him. He decides to head to this other world to take the treasure back from the Shake King who’d stolen it, collecting riches and saving Merfles so he can head home along the way. It features shaking-related motion controls for actions and attacks, 32 standard levels, and six boss levels. It’s $19.99 in the Nintendo Wii U eShop.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.