News Archives for: June 2001

Mario Kart: Super Circuit Game Details
Posted on June 26, 2001 @ 6:52 PM EDT by: Hairball
IGN Pocket has posted a load of information on the upcoming Mario Kart: Super Circuit for the Game Boy Advance.

Here's a brief summary of what's going to be in the game:

  • Same 8 characters in the N64 version
  • Question mark boxes, like the N64 version, again
  • 4 "Cups" with 4 circuits in each, and a "special cup"
  • Time Trial Mode with Ghost Racer
  • Single Cartridge Multiplayer Link on 4 Super Mario Kart for SNES circuits with multicoloured Yoshis as racers
  • 4 Battle Mode Arenas (one from SNES version)...yay!

GBA Hits Europe!
Posted on June 22, 2001 @ 12:00 AM EDT by: TWgamer
The Game Boy Advance is released in Stores around Europe and the UK today. In North American 500,000 units have been shipped, will the GBA do as well in Europe? Time will tell.

Mario Kart Advance = Mario Kart Super Circuit?
Posted on June 16, 2001 @ 5:33 PM EDT by: Hairball
Nintendo's official Game Boy Advance site has made a little change to the listing on what used to be Mario Kart Advance. According to the release date, the game is now called "Mario Kart Super Circuit", though this could still be changed again, or something, I really don't know.

Anyhow, this Mario Kart game for the GBA will be released on August 27, 2001.

Game Boy Advance North America!
Posted on June 11, 2001 @ 12:00 AM EDT by: Hairball
Finally, after a such a long wait, the Game Boy Advance has been released in North America. The new Game Boy system will cost $99.95 US ($139.95 Canadian), and should be in stores today, or in the next day or two.

The GBA is available in Glacier (clear blue, pictured), Arctic (white), and Indigo (purple), and features such launch games including Super Mario Advance, and F-Zero: Maximum Velocity.

The they say, is history.

Mario Kart GCN Preview @ IGNCube
Posted on June 7, 2001 @ 5:05 PM EDT by: Hairball
IGN Cube has posted a preview for the upcoming Mario Kart for GameCube, as it is currently called. They say the game will be most likely coming out in 2002, so it won't be a GameCube launch title.

They also posted a few screenshots, and a movie, of some short footage of the game displayed at E3.


The real launch
Posted on June 6, 2001 @ 7:50 PM EDT by: Hairball
You may have noticed that now points to the Game Boy Advance site, which is also located at, but you'll be even more surprised that there's an update of the site, with game information, finally!

The Game Boy Advance is coming out in less than a week. So that about explains it I guess.


GBA Ports Coming Soon
Posted on June 4, 2001 @ 5:29 PM EDT by: Hairball
In the first issue of the newly-released Nintendo Power Advance, a NP magazine about Game Boy Advance games, the upcoming gmaes list has showed that Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, and Yoshi's story will be among the ports Nintendo is making for the GBA.

It's no surprise that these games will be ported over, since there has been reports of these games coming out. In case you don't know, Yoshi's Story (the N64 game) was one of the games showed as a "demo" for the GBA development kit.

Source: Nintendo Power Advance