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Topic: Full of list first party Game Boy Advance games missing from the Wii U Virtual Console

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unrandomsam

21. Posted:

justlink wrote:

we wont get alttp for gba because we have the snes one

Europe has the rubbish 50hz one.

Japan has both versions of Super Mario World / Super Mario USA. Europe has Super Mario Bros Deluxe as well as the NES ones.

The GBA emulation is generally far superior as well.

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CrazyOtto

22. Posted:

justlink wrote:

we wont get alttp for gba because we have the snes one

Japan has both Super Mario World and Super Mario Advance 2.

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CrazyOtto

23. Posted:

Europe gets Mario Golf: Advance Tour

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GoneFishin

24. Posted:

Will be interesting to see if Japan receives Link to the Past.

Unlike the GBA port of Super Mario World which added the ability to switch to Luigi with his own physics, the nice status screen that shows you which exits you've reached, and turning the Dragon Coins into NSMB style Star Coins to collect, Link to the Past has no such enhancements for would be downloaders on the Wii U.

Everything remotely significant that was added for single player was dependent upon first playing Four Swords linked up with a friend, as I recall (The new dungeon and the new side quest). So unless Nintendo does some editing here, that content will be inaccessible leaving this addition as a rather pointless one with the otherwise superior original already available.

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CrazyOtto

25. Posted:

I updated the list.

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unrandomsam

26. Posted:

GoneFishin wrote:

Will be interesting to see if Japan receives Link to the Past.

Unlike the GBA port of Super Mario World which added the ability to switch to Luigi with his own physics, the nice status screen that shows you which exits you've reached, and turning the Dragon Coins into NSMB style Star Coins to collect, Link to the Past has no such enhancements for would be downloaders on the Wii U.

Everything remotely significant that was added for single player was dependent upon first playing Four Swords linked up with a friend, as I recall (The new dungeon and the new side quest). So unless Nintendo does some editing here, that content will be inaccessible leaving this addition as a rather pointless one with the otherwise superior original already available.

The Mario World port also nerfs the difficulty by allowing too many hits. Plus adds the Star Coins which are not even desirable.

There is a reason for Europe to have the GBA version of a Link to the Past - because it supports French / Spanish / Italian. The PAL SNES one runs 17.9% slower and only supports English and German. (Apparently there is a 60hz French only SNES one as well but they won't be rereleasing that either)

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Yellowtails

27. Posted:

justlink wrote:

we wont get alttp for gba because we have the snes one

They might pull a Super Mario Bros deluxe and release it either only in Japan, or everywhere else except North America.

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GoneFishin

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unrandomsam wrote:

The Mario World port also nerfs the difficulty by allowing too many hits. Plus adds the Star Coins which are not even desirable.

99% of the dragon coins were already there, it merely turned them into a collectible akin to the NSMB's star coins by tracking which ones you've collected. Nice way to enhance a game as far as I'm concerned.

And I was talking actual enhancements of note, not every last little difference. We could go on all day discussing the differences between the GBA port and the SuperNes original. While it sounds like you might have something for those in PAL land, for us North Americans, the GBA port of Link to the Past is essentially pointless with the original already available.

All the interesting enhancements required playing Four Swords (The best addition of all), something that isn't going to be able to be done on the Wii U. Short of modifying the requirements to access the added dungeon and the extra side quest, all you're essentially doing is playing a cropped SuperNes port with annoying voice samples added for Link and downgraded music. Even the slowdown when things get busy is still there.

So with a slight twist, like I said, it will be interesting to see if Nintendo of America releases this one.

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CrazyOtto

29. Posted:

Japan gets F-Zero GP Legend

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arronishere

30. Posted:

I'm hoping Drill Dozer gets an UK release.

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CrazyOtto

31. Posted:

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I'm hoping Drill Dozer gets an UK release.

Since the Wii U Game Pad has a rumble pack and M2 is handling GBA games on VC, I think Drill Dozer will make it to all regions eventually.

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CrazyOtto

32. Posted:

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land is coming to North America

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BensonUii

33. Posted:

Still waiting for those GBA Castlevanias to come to Europe. :/

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