Nintendo likes to take its time developing new games for its consoles, which can be infuriating for Wii owners who have to sit and watch the steady flow of hot Xbox 360 and PS3 releases that fill out the calendar between Nintendo's quarterly blockbusters. But when those first-party hits come along, they hit gamers where it smarts: right in the nostalgia.
That's never been more obvious than this year with the company's two biggest exercises in pandering to fan fascination scheduled for close release: Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart Wii. But which one is the true king of fan service? 1UP break down everything they know about the games and come out with a winner.