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Do you ever think the Wii Virtual Console will have a library worth noting? I remember when there were whispers that the Wii would be able to play *all* of nintendo's library... *sigh*

Theres still 9/10ths of my favorite SNES games *not* yet available on WVC ><;

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Well, I myself don't really understand this.

From where I stand there are already too many great games on there to fit on my Wii without an SD card.

Not going to start up a list or anything, but every week there seems to be at least 1 worthwhile game at the least.

Except for last week where we got nothing but Double Dribble in Europe. :dizzy:

But looking at the catalogue so far, there are so many great games on pretty much every system already online, and the classics just keep coming.

Now with even NeoGeo games and PC-Engine CD games as well!

It's normal that Nintendo is spreading out the releases like this though.

Think about it. If they would simply dump every single Nintendo game online it would be so overwhelming, and since we wouldn't be getting new releases every week, the surprise and anticipation would be lost, which would no doubt lead to lesser interest and therefor sales as well.

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Well, I myself don't really understand this.

From where I stand there are already too many great games on there to fit on my Wii without an SD card.

Not going to start up a list or anything, but every week there seems to be at least 1 worthwhile game at the least.

Except for last week where we got nothing but Double Dribble in Europe. :dizzy:

But looking at the catalogue so far, there are so many great games on pretty much every system already online, and the classics just keep coming.

Now with even NeoGeo games and PC-Engine CD games as well!

It's normal that Nintendo is spreading out the releases like this though.

Think about it. If they would simply dump every single Nintendo game online it would be so overwhelming, and since we wouldn't be getting new releases every week, the surprise and anticipation would be lost, which would no doubt lead to lesser interest and therefor sales as well.

I doubt that we'll ever see *all* of Nintendo's library on the VC, at least in their original forms. I doubt licensed properties will ever see the light of day (think Capcom's licensed Disney titles on the NES).

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Yeah they will never have the whole library but most of the 1st party games will end up there over the years to come.

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They'd never release all of their hits at once. I, myself, rarely use the VC, because I own my games and systems (I own every system they feature other than the Neo-Geo...). I spent 1 2k Pts card before, basically on the following:

Gunstar Heroes (800 Pts)

Blazing Lasers (600 Pts)

Bomberman '93 (600 Pts)

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They'd never release all of their hits at once. I, myself, rarely use the VC, because I own my games and systems (I own every system they feature other than the Neo-Geo...). I spent 1 2k Pts card before, basically on the following:

Gunstar Heroes (800 Pts)

Blazing Lasers (600 Pts)

Bomberman '93 (600 Pts)

I too own just about every game system in history but I've decided to downsize considerably. I've been selling off my systems and games. I'd much rather have the games at the tips of my fingers rather than messing with all the systems and games. So far I've unloaded all of my PSX, Atari 2600 5200 and 7800 stuff. I've gotten rid of most of the stuff for my Saturn, Genesis (32X, Sega CD), Game Gear, Atari Lynx.

Anyway the point is I love the VC it's so convienent and saves space.

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I couldn't believe my luck when Sin & Punishment was released, so what I am looking forward to most is the prospect of more shocking releases of that ilk, perhaps some localised Jp-only classics. For now though, it is considerably cheaper to take the modded Xbox route for your retro fix. I for one think that it is a bit cheeky to charge seperately for each of the Mario games on the NES, for example.

Saying this, if they released Demon's Crest I would be reaching straight for the credit card details, once I had finished a celebratory bout of onanism.

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Thor I did the same myself, I still have a few systems, but I have every game I've ever wanted emulated...from arcade games to every console...it sure saves

time to have it all in one place...I just turn on my MAME cap and bam!..it's all there...... B)

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i actually like the virtual console. At the times when i don't have access to a computer I can play old games.

Plus it is great playing the games with an actual controller

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So far, although I think the selection could be better, I'm impressed with the VC. More than anything, the presence of various PC Engine games which were hard or expensive to come by seals the deal for me.

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They gave me sin and punishment on a pal machine: I'm a really happy puppy.

Now I'll silently wait for Kof 98..

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The options have been great so far but I do expect some of the better games that came out for Neo Geo.

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Well, the thing about Neo Geo games is that if they released newer games like Garou Mark Of The Wolves first and a couple of weeks later the original Fatal Fury's, barely anyone would be buying the older titles.

So I understand why they are starting with the ones they did and working their way up. I didn't actually expect Top Hunter and KOF '94 to turn up this quickly.

And since I've never been a big sports fan, Baseball Stars 2 surprised me how fun it is. Might have to pick that one up on AES as well. :happy:

Whenever they decide to put Neo Turf Masters online, be sure to check it out.

I have it on the AES and it's one of the best arcade style golf games ever!

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i'm really pleased with the VC. sometimes i kind of wish nintendo would add some new features to some of those old games, kind of like xbla. however, they preserve the true essence of the titles on the VC. personally i only own 2 VC titles so far (Zelda Ocanara of Time and Splatter house) but i plan on getting quite a few more

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They seem to keep getting me and my roommate to spend money on em!

Even though between us weve got the NES, SNES, Genesis, Nintendo 64">N64, 2 Game Cubes and now a Wii!

Not to mention those um little ROM dealios that fill up a whole hard drive of mine.

Guess I keep buying them here and there for convenience of having it with me whenever.

Kinda like why I own the original Zelda for NES, GC, GBA, the rom for Nestopia, and now the VC hehe.

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Something I wish all game companies would do for their remakes, is include the original version - uncut - in addition to the updated version. That way people could replay the old for nostalgia and play the new for the extra features... Particularly with games that are remade just for a graphics overhaul.

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I'm with a lot of these guys. I used to own dozens of systems and games, and then realized that they took up tons of space, and worse, have no value. Games are terrible at keeping value, with exception to a few holy grails. I sometimes wish I still had my turboduo, but with the VC that feeling is much less now. TG16 is by far my favorite system, and it is so much more conveinant to fire up the wii to play than drag out an old console and cartridges. The selection so far is improving. As far as TG16, almost everything I like is there (except Rondo go figure). As for NES and SNES though, there's a lot I am waiting for.

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As far as TG16, almost everything I like is there (except Rondo go figure).
Well if everything goes right it shouldn't take long before it's released here as well.

It's already on the Japanese list for release this month.

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While I agree that, yes, the wii VC does have a great line-up, there are quite a few great titles that are missing (example of one being Super mario RPG)

However. give it time, and the library will expand, and eventually everyone wil be happy

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One of the biggest problems with making old games available on the Virtual Console and XBox Live Arcade is licensing. There are quite a few games which seem like a no-brainer but the respective companies can't do much about them because the owners of the IP are now rivals. Rare's games are a good example of this problem, they can't find their way on either platform because of the shared licenses.

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For cases like Donkey Kong Country, I think Nintendo should have the rights to rerelease that game on the VC since even though Rare created the game, Donkey Kong is Nintendo's IP. Nintendo shouldn't lose out on being able to release their own IP just because they outsourced the creation of the game to another developer, especially since the DKC games put Rare on the map.

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I think it's cost too many money (5€ for a NES game and 10€ for a Nintendo 64) if it's a little bit less expensive it can be good :)

But anyway it's a great idea for Nintendo for do that in Wii :)

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