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Thread: Original Wii Virtual Console

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    Original Wii Virtual Console

    I decided to check out the Wii Shop Channel the other day and see what they had, but once I was there I realized they were missing a few games. Are some of the old N64 and SNES titles not available for purchase anymore? Like, I thought I remembered they had the DK games from SNES but now they are not up there. Does anyone know whats going on, or are they going to transfer those games to the Wii U Virtual Console?



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    I know Donkey Kong Country 1,2, and 3 are on the Wii U's Virtual Console.
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    I just sold Xenoblade Chronicles because I needed money. I got $82 after selling it since Ebay took $3 off of the top. Anyways I'm betting that Xenoblade Chronicles will come to the eShop eventually. I always felt they would find a way to bring Metroid Trilogy to the Wii U and I was right about that. I hope I'm right about this one. But it'll probably be a while since Xenoblade Chronicles will be released on the 3DS in April.
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    By the way I'm still wondering how they can have Wii games being played on the Wii U, but still no Gamecube games.

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    We're all still waiting.
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    Only just had a nose in the wii mode VC and was delighted to see the Golden Axe games (including the supposedly, but highly believably, piss poor Japan-only 3rd one). Pity the Sega stuff stopped before the Saturn (being slightly disappointed by Nights Journey I now want to play the original and it's Christmas add-on). It would also be a great opportunity to bring the Arcade-only 32-bit Golden Axe in home gaming.
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    Some of the games missing from the VC are baffling/frustrating.

    Still, there are a ton of cool games on there, and it's definitely worth investigating.

    Lots of people seem to forget it even exists, unfortunately. Generally steer clear of the WIIWARE stuff, although the Artstyle games and Fluidity are notable exceptions.

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    I still wish they could have made the GamePad's controls emulate a Classic Controller in Wii Mode. I would have bought a ton of Wii VC games that aren't available on the Wii U if they would have done that.
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    The thing is that it wouldn't even be that hard to just map the buttons. It's annoying that they haven't done this. Especially since you can view Wii games on the Wii U. Have to give you some reason to upgrade from Wii to Wii U VC games I suppose.
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    And they proved it wouldn't be that hard when they did exactly what I'm talking about with the digital Wii game downloads. And those games just reboot to Wii Mode. So why couldn't they have translated that over to everything?
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    Because then they couldn't charge the $2 upgrade once they decide to port it over. That is the only reason anymore. I wonder if we offer to just throw $50 at them would they allow us to do that?
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    If that's what it is, then they need to get off their backsides and get them all ported over, stat! Because I'm not buying them at all on the Wii VC if I have to buy a Classic Controller to play them. I already have a GamePad, Pro Controller, and about 4 Wii Remote Pluses. No way I'm buying yet another controller to be able to play VC games.
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    I don't even know if retailers carry them anymore. I still have 2 from my Wii but not being able to play games without them is foolish.
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    I agree I would have loved if the dream cast and saturn games had been on the vc.
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    Is there a limit to the amount of downloads on the Wii Shopping Channel - as in the TV monitor 'slots'? Just had a bit of a binge - had no idea Sonic 4 was a thing (reading references to it, I never really felt the need to look it up), and have just given it a quick spin.

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    I'd say it was my only hope of playing Panzer Dragoon Saga, but OCD Sega have only went and lost their original data for it to do so.

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    My uncle still has that game.
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    He was talking about it once. You can get a lot of money for that game.
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