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#1 compl3x

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 19:36


The Wii U update is finally here, and with it, the Virtual Console has launched today in North America. While the choices are far from impressive, mostly consisting of promotional $0.30 gamesthat were already offered, I'm just glad the Virtual Console is finally here, and hopefully Nintendo won't stagger releases as much as they have in the past.


Today, you can pick up Super Mario World ($7.99 - yeesh), Ice Climber ($4.99), Kirby's Adventure($0.30 temporarily, $4.99 regularly), Donkey Kong Jr. ($4.99), Balloon Fight ($4.99), Excitebike($4.99), Punch Out!! ($4.99), and F-Zero ($7.99). If you already own an NES game, you can pay $1 to upgrade to the Wii U version, or pay $1.50 for SNES games. You'll net customizable controls, remote play, restore points (save states), and Miiverse support for your upgrade.


As a recap, that's only the NES and SNES available right now. I've already had my fill with the anniversary games, so I don't think I'll quadruple dip on Super Mario World just yet.



http://www.destructo...on-252538.phtml



Yeah. Those prices seem reasonable . . .



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 19:45

Sweet! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 19:50

Holy crap that's pathetic, what happened to all the Wii Virtual Console games? Especially the ones that can STILL be played on the Wii U by importing your content over...?!

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 20:02

They're being redone for the WiiU and the new VC .

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 20:03

They're being redone for the WiiU and the new VC .


LoL But they still work.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 20:20

on the old VC yeah...

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 20:40

Wait, so purchases from the Wii Virtual Console are not brought across onto the Wii U Virtual Console?

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 20:47


Wait, so purchases from the Wii Virtual Console are not brought across onto the Wii U Virtual Console?


how else could they milk you for more money? you can play the Wii VC games on the Wii U Emulator but that's it

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 20:50


Wait, so purchases from the Wii Virtual Console are not brought across onto the Wii U Virtual Console?


why would they...

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 21:18

Typical Nintendo. I used to love them but they've been like this since day one :D

On an unrelated and too wishful-thinking note, wish they would port their games to iOS :)

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 21:31

old controller based games just don't work on touch.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 22:03

old controller based games just don't work on touch.


Why do you need touch controls for something like Super Mario World? The Wii U gamepad has all of the necessary controls. $7.99 - That pricing is absurd.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 22:14

I was referring to the iOS thing.

and why is the price absurd. it's what people are willing to pay for it, and there's hours and hours of entertainment in it. even if you only play it 4-8 hours that's 1-2 dollars per hour. Better than most entertainment.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 23:15

You have to also think of the manhours that people put into making the emulator for this. Not a lot of people realize the amount of effort it takes to code an emulator.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:27

8 dollars for a 20+ year old game. Sounds reasonable. I love the apologist mentality some folk have for Ninty.

You have to also think of the manhours that people put into making the emulator for this. Not a lot of people realize the amount of effort it takes to code an emulator.


Doubtful. Nintendo already have all of the resources/code etc. to do this. It's confusing as why it took them this long. Nintendo making a stable emulator for the Wii U isn't like hobbyist coders who made Znes or Snes9x.