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Topic: List of Virtual Console games that are unique to the Wii Shop Channel

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Dogorilla

As the Wii Shop is shutting down, I thought some of you would be interested to see this list of Virtual Console games that are on Wii but not 3DS, Wii U or Switch. Have a look to see if there are any games you want on there before it's too late. (It wasn't me that made this list, it was reddit user u/Mechageo.)

Edited on by Dogorilla

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DarkEdi

Wii Shop is shutting down? When? I need more info for Americas.

Me gusta jugar videojuegos. Soy de México. Sorry my english grammar. I love the Virtual Console, party and fighting games too.

Nintendo Network ID: edi_tena

belmont

That's a good list, thanks.

The list does not cover WiiWare. I suggest Castlevania Rebirth and Contra Rebirth.

The VC had a great lineup. The shop is a pain to navigate anb buy stuff though.

EDIT: Most of SEGA Mega Drive games are on Steam or in the various PS3 and PSP Classic Collections.
Master System are not released, to my knowledge, anywhere else except Phantasy Star 1 that is on the PS3 MD Collection.

Also some Square games have Steam or Playstation releases.

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belmont

DarkEdi

I just read the Wii forum topic. It is very sad. I think the best exclusive games to download are the consoles that aren´t supported in Wii U: Arcade, Master System, Genesis and Neo Geo. And there are a lot of Nes, Snes and N64 not available in Wii U.

Me gusta jugar videojuegos. Soy de México. Sorry my english grammar. I love the Virtual Console, party and fighting games too.

Nintendo Network ID: edi_tena

KingMike

With the Square games, it cannot be recommended to play the PlayStation versions. Unfortunately being the PS1 versions, it is like playing an emulation of an emulator from 1999. With loading times and poor sound quality.
Final Fantasy IV might have been better than the others as I recall playing a bit of that and it having less loading times.
Final Fantasy V though you're stuck with PSN unfortunately for English regions. The PSN version unfortunately seems to be based the original release, bringing back a terrible graphics corruption bug that at the least seemed to have been fixed in the Greatest Hits disc print.

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OdnetninAges

Whoa, that's a lot of games.

My current Game Design teacher worked on Super Star Wars, so I'll probably pick that up. I might get Kirby's Avalanche too.

Thank you for sharing this!

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KingMike

A lot of the list can be condensed to "All Genesis, Master System, TurboGrafx-CD and non-NeoGeo arcade games". Well, the small selection of Commodore 64 games as well but those were delisted years ago so it's a moot point now.
(I'm pretty sure even the increasing selection of TurboGrafx games on Wii U has been limited to the chip format games.)

KingMike

Bass_X0

I do wish that Turbo CD games had come to the Wii U. I wanted Castlevania Rondo of Blood.

Edgey, Gumshoe, Godot, Sissel, Larry, then Mia, Franziska, Maggie, Kay and Lynne.

I'm throwing my money at the screen but nothing happens!

Gerald

I plan on buying some Wii VC games that I haven't got yet, through the Wii U, before the Wii Shop shuts down.
What bugs me why Ninty will not have a sale before closing

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Atariboy

Turbografx-16 CD releases are available on the Wii U Virtual Console. Lords of Thunder, Bomberman Panic Bomber, and Battle Lode Runner are all available.

I hold little hope for Castlevania, since not even Japan has that. Since every TG16 related release that the Wii U in the West has received was previously available in Japan, this one is unlikely now that the book seems to have been closed on the Virtual Console in Japan.

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mordecai

I've created an updated list, and cleaned it up a bit based on system. This is still subject to change as some games are still being released. Namely, TG16 games on Wii U VC & Neo Geo games on Switch ACA. Also, this only subtracts games currently available on Wii U or Switch download services, not compilations or other systems (including 3DS).

NES:
Adventures of Lolo 2
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
Blades of Steel
Boy and His Blob
Bubble Bobble
Burgertime
Double Dribble
Elevator Action
Faxanadu
Final Fantasy
King’s Knight
Legend of Kage
Lunar Pool
Milon’s Secret Castle
NES Play Action Football
Ninja Jajamura-kun
Operation Wolf
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kindgom
Star Soldier
Zanac

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SNES:
Actraiser
Aero the Acrobat
Aero the Acrobat 2
Chrono Trigger
Combatribes
Darius Twin
Doremi Fantasy
Final Fantasy 2
Final Fantasy 3
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
Ghoul Patrol
Gradius 3
Indiana Jones’ Greatest Adventures
Kirby’s Avalanche
Ogre Battle
Prince of Persia
Secret of Mana
Space Invaders
Super Adventure Island
Super Adventure Island 2
Super Bonk
Super Star Wars
Super Star Wars – Empire Strikes Back
Super Star Wars – Return of the Jedi
Super Turrican
Zombies Ate My Neighbors

.

N64:
Bomberman Hero
Cruisn USA
Pokemon Puzzle League
Super Smash Bros

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TG16:
Bravoman
Castlevania – Rondo of Blood
Chase HQ
Cho Aniki
Cratermaze
Dead Moon
Dragon Spirit
Dragon’s Curse
Dynastic Hero
Fighting Street
Galaga 90
Gate of Thunder
Gradius 2
JJ & Jeff
Military Madness
Monster Lair
Ordyne
Psychosis
Riot Zone
Samurai Ghost
Splatterhouse
Street Fighter 2 – Champion Edition
Super Air Zonk
World Class Baseball
Ys Book 1 & 2

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Neo Geo:
Baseball Stars 2
Fatal Fury 3
Ironclad
King of Fighters 97
Last Blade 2
Magical Drop 3
Metal Slug 4
Ninja Combat
Ninja Commando
Ninja Masters
Real Bout Fatal Fury
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special
Sengoku 2
Sengoku 3
Street Slam
World Heroes 2 Jet

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mordecai

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SMS (All of them, system never reissued):
Alex Kidd – The Lost Stars
Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
Enduro Racer
Fantasy Zone
Fantasy Zone 2
Phantasy Star
Secret Command
Sonic Chaos
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Space Harrier
Wonder Boy
Wonder Boy 3
Wonder Boy in Monster Land

.

Genesis (All of them, system never reissued):
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Soldier
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Beyond Oasis
Bio-hazard Battle
Bonanza Bros
Boogerman
Clay Fighter
Columns
Columns 3
Comix Zone
Darius Twin
Dr Robotniks Mean Bean Machine
Dynamite Headdy
Earthworm Jim
Earthworm Jim 2
Ecco – The Tides of Time
Ecco Jr
Ecco the Dolphin
Eternal Champions
Forgotten Worlds
Gain Ground
Galaxy Force 2
Ghouls N Ghosts
Gley Lancer
Golden Axe
Golden Axe 2
Golden Axe 3
Gunstar Heroes
Kid Chameleon
Landstalker
Light Crusader
Mega Turrican
Mercs
Monster World 4
MUSHA
Phantasy Star 2
Phantasy Star 3
Phantasy Star 4
Powerball
Pulseman
Puyo Puyo 2
Revenge of Shinobi
Ristar
Rolling Thunder 2
Shadow Dancer
Shining Force
Shining Force 2
Shining in the Darkness
Shinobi 3
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Splatterhouse 2
Street Fighter 2 – Special Champion Edition
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Strider
Super Fantasy Zone
Super Street Fighter 2 – The New Challengers
Super Thunder Blade
Sword of Vermillion
Toejam & Earl
Toejam & Earl – Panic on Funkatron
Vectorman
Virtua Fighter 2
Wonder Boy 3
Wonder Boy in Monster World

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Retro Arcade (all of them, never reissued):
1942
Altered Beast
Black Tiger
Commando
Exed Exes
Gaplus
Ghosts N Goblins
Golden Axe
Mappy
Ninja Gaiden
Rygar
Shinobi
Solomon’s Key
Sonson
Space Harrier
Star Force
Super Hang-on
Tecmo Bowl
Tower of Duraga
Wonder Boy in Monster Land
Zaxxon

Edited on by mordecai

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Dogorilla

Thanks for making that list, it's a lot clearer!

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JohnBlackstar

Thanks from me also. I have been wanting to pick games up before they are gone so it is good to see which are most vital to grab.

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Sciqueen

@Dogorilla Thanks so much for this list!

Does anyone know if my Wii Shop points on Wii U will be lost after I do the Wii - to - Wii U system transfer? I have 8000

Sciqueen

Dogorilla

@Sciqueen I think your Wii Shop points will be transferred to your Wii U, but you'll only be able to spend them on Wii games (from the Wii U's version of the Wii Shop Channel), not the Wii U eShop. So don't worry, I'm pretty sure you won't lose anything.

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Atariboy

Sciqueen wrote:

@Dogorilla Thanks so much for this list!

Does anyone know if my Wii Shop points on Wii U will be lost after I do the Wii - to - Wii U system transfer? I have 8000

As I recall when I researched the process before doing it myself when I bought a Wii U a year into its life, your Wii Shop points will be merged. So if you have say another 500 points on your original Wii, you won't lose anything doing the transfer. You'll just end up with an 8,500 point balance on your Wii U's Wii Shop.

The only stuff I recall that are lost rather than merged are your Wii U's 'Wii Mode' Mii's, if you select to transfer your Wii's collection of Mii's over to your Wii U (I believe this part of the transfer process was optional, possibly just for this reason). And if you have a game save on both your Wii U and Wii for the same Wii game, the save on the Wii U will be overwritten with the save being transferred from the Wii.

So for example if you briefly checked out Zelda: Skyward Sword on your Wii before restarting on the Wii U and don't want to lose your progress, be sure to delete the old save on your Wii before doing the transfer.

Edited on by Atariboy

Atariboy

Atariboy

Another thing to note. Only the games on your Wii's dashboard at the time you initiate the transfer will be moved over directly. So if you have a ton of SD card content and set it aside to move over to your Wii U afterwards (Rather than using the same card for the transfer itself), don't be fooled when you insert the SD card afterwards into your Wii U into thinking that your games are still there and that you're done.

They will show up normally in the SD menu on your Wii U, but won't play if you try to fire one up. You must go through the tedious process of deleting each game and then redownloading to get a new download that's associated with your Wii U. Use purchase history or whatever it's called, since it's quicker and is the only place that any delisted content you may have bought will show up to be redownloaded.

This is going to burn some hasty Wii U owner that moved over their content at the last second, thought everything looked fine in the SD card menu when they quickly checked, and didn't actually try to fire up a game off the SD card until years later.

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theepictorkoal

Based on the revised list of titles exclusive to the Wii Shop and are not on the Wii U eShop, are there any RPG, tactical RPG, or life simulation (monster/animal raising) games still only available on the Wii Shop?

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