Wii U owners can also download the original Super Mario Kart as well.

PSA: Mercedes-Benz cars invade Mario Kart 8 starting today

By Robert Workman, Aug 06, 2014 12:30pm PDT

It's the 22nd anniversary of the release of the original Super Mario Kart on SNES. That means two things. Number one, we are soooooo old. Number two, it's time to celebrate with some racing!

Nintendo announced that Mario Kart 8 was getting the classy Mercedes Benz treatment in the US back in June, and that day has finally arrived. The new update for Mario Kart 8 that allows players to race along with three Mercedes-Benz cars in the game, including the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 St. Roadcast from the 1950's and the legendary Silver Arrow of the 1930's. Players can choose these cars throughout the game, and also partake in a special Mercedes Cup event, which can be played online.

You'd think that would be enough racing franticness, but in addition to this game's update, Nintendo has released the original Super Mario Kart game for download on the Wii U. You can access it on the eShop for $7.99, and race to your heart's content in either single player or two-player mode.

In case you forgot how good the classic Super Mario Kart was, here's a game clip. Notice Luigi isn't quite so angry here…

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