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Topic: Ice Climber Update Includes Download Play Multiplayer!

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3Dkid

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This is Japan only for now, unfortunately. However, this shows much promise for 3DS Virtual Console, especially Game Boy (Color) games. Excited? Share your thoughts.

Edit: Here is a link for reference: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/30967

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You mean wireless multiplayer? Cool. I can't wait to do that with Super Mario Bros. or Balloon Fight.

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Morpheel

Amazing news, I hope they update every VC game that should support multiplayer soon (with "soon" meaning sometime this year or the next one).

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Brando67854321

This article says the multiplayer is for nes games only This forum does not mean anything, they are never going to add multiplayer to the Gameboy or Gameboy color because they can't emulate a stupid link cable.

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Hokori

Sweet this makes me hopeful for the GBA games, especially Kirby

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Retro_on_theGo

Brando67854321 wrote:

This article says the multiplayer is for nes games only This forum does not mean anything, they are never going to add multiplayer to the Gameboy or Gameboy color because they can't emulate a stupid link cable.

What? That article says more NES games will get multiplayer updates and one will be Zelda. Zelda didn't even have multiplayer. And it also says 10 GBA will get the update. ... I hope they'll all (or at least half) have download play multiplayer.

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Retro_on_theGo wrote:

Brando67854321 wrote:

This article says the multiplayer is for nes games only This forum does not mean anything, they are never going to add multiplayer to the Gameboy or Gameboy color because they can't emulate a stupid link cable.

What? That article says more NES games will get multiplayer updates and one will be Zelda. Zelda didn't even have multiplayer. And it also says 10 GBA will get the update. ... I hope they'll all (or at least half) have download play multiplayer.

Oh really? I don't see that the gba games will get multiplayer in that article

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Magikarp3

wait, does download play mean that you only need one purchased copy of the game to play multiplayer? Or is that some typo in the article?

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Geonjaha

Um...where have you been?
Local Multiplayer was announced for the NES ambassador games before they were released.
It's going to be implemented for the obvious titles Ice Climber and Balloon Fight, where there is actual simultaneous multiplayer.
I'm looking forward to it though - finally some VC multiplayer

For those who hadn't heard of this before; No, this doesnt mean GB/GBC games will be getting multiplayer unfortunately, and no - this doesnt mean all the NES games will be getting multiplayer. It seems only the games with simulataneous multiplayer will be getting it as games like Super Mario Bros. can still be played in multiplayer by passing the 3DS around (not ideal - but that explains it).

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Tsuchinoko

@Kyuubikid213 The Japanese says "Download play". Is this different than "wireless multiplayer"?

@oiiopo I think this does mean you only need one copy.

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I'm curious as to why this has update hasn't been pushed out in the states yet.

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KaiserGX

It's suppose to emulate local multiplayer. The difference between this and Cable Link is it's emulating multiplayer on one "console" where's Gameboy it's two consoles and both have the game, IIRC.

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I wanna play online multiplayer with games like Ice Climber and Excitebike.

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C-Olimar

Miss_Birdo wrote:

It's suppose to emulate local multiplayer. The difference between this and Cable Link is it's emulating multiplayer on one "console" where's Gameboy it's two consoles and both have the game, IIRC.

Yeah, this is probably why it is easier for NES.

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Obviously I would want all Game Boy games to have multiplayer put in but Pokemon would almost be broken without wireless so I wouldn't mind paying a little extra to have wireless link-up play!

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3Dkid

I predict that Yoshi and Balloon Fight will get the same treatment, since they also have simultaneous multiplayer.

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