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DudeSean

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Nintendo has already said that GBA games are coming to the Wii U VC. I was thinking one of the coolest things they could do emulate the multiplayer with one player on the tv and a second on the gamepad. I know Nintendo doesn't have a history of fully implementing all the features in their VC releases, but it would still be pretty cool.

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I'm still trying to wrap my head around their existence in the first place...

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I'm still trying to wrap my head around their existence in the first place...

It still baffles me why Nintendo are so reluctant to put GBA games on 3DS but announce them for Wii U.

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SuperMalleo

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Nintendo, like always, are just utterly lazy and don't listen to their fans. Remember what happened to SMB3?

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Jazzer94

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@Atariboy I was referring to proper VC support not just a one off like the ambassador games which prove GBA VC is completely possible.

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Kawaii_Neko wrote:

Nintendo, like always, are just utterly lazy and don't listen to their fans. Remember what happened to SMB3?

So lazy that they release other games?

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DarkwingLz wrote:

Kawaii_Neko wrote:

Nintendo, like always, are just utterly lazy and don't listen to their fans. Remember what happened to SMB3?

So lazy that they release other games?

Only VC games.

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To do multiplayer, the Wii U would have to be able to run two instances of the GBA emulator simultaneously. So if they ever follow through with their plans, it's going to rest on how efficient their emulation programming is. Hopefully it happens since it would be a perfect fit for the Wii U.

I agree. The Wii U should be capable enough to do it, but Nintendo's history makes it seem unlikely that they'd put the extra work into the VC.

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DudeSean wrote:

Atariboy wrote:

To do multiplayer, the Wii U would have to be able to run two instances of the GBA emulator simultaneously. So if they ever follow through with their plans, it's going to rest on how efficient their emulation programming is. Hopefully it happens since it would be a perfect fit for the Wii U.

I agree. The Wii U should be capable enough to do it, but Nintendo's history makes it seem unlikely that they'd put the extra work into the VC.

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Yeah I don't see how a game like Pokemon Emerald would work on transferring data since the original method was to have a DS that had a GBA and DS port.

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I doubt they'd do that. But basically i'd only want to see that in competetive multiplayer anyway. I prefer to have my co-op on the same screen for the most part.

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Jazzer94 wrote:

DarkwingLz wrote:

I'm still trying to wrap my head around their existence in the first place...

It still baffles me why Nintendo are so reluctant to put GBA games on 3DS but announce them for Wii U.

I thought that it was maybe paving the way for some sort of cross-play. It would be odd if they didn't put GBA games on the 3DS eShop eventually.

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The Ambassador versions use the DS backwards compatibility though. I dunno about their general release

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It's good that GBA games is coming out on the wii u but they never said anything about the 3DS....well I got my own way of getting GBA games but I won't talk about that here.

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It's good that GBA games is coming out on the wii u but they never said anything about the 3DS....well I got my own way of getting GBA games but I won't talk about that here.

I wonder what you could be talking about.

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Maybe we'll get Mother 3 localized in time :p

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DudeSean

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If they released all their content as rapidly as the average Tom, Dick, and Harry around NintendoLife wishes they would, new 1st party additions to both platforms would already be finished.

And the problem with that would be...?

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DudeSean

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A. They could have a "Recommended for You" page on the Wii U eShop channel that shows games that you haven't purchased but are related to games you have.
B. Each VC game could still get a spotlight on the front page even if it was a game released a while ago.

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DudeSean

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How would the VC be forgotten if there were constantly new reminders on the front page?

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DudeSean

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When did I say it was Nintendo's only goal to keep it front and center on the eShop page itself? I just said it would solve your little problem about people forgetting about VC titles. I mean, even now they're showcasing old VC releases on the eShop's front page.

Also, I don't think the Wii had that problem and they were releasing 3 games a week (for a while) AND they released games that weren't just NES and SNES. I mean, they could at the very least be releasing some Sega Master System or MSX games. I'm pretty sure that would fall into your category of "games that people wouldn't buy if awesome n64 games were available." Even now there are SNES games available, so why is anyone buying Golf, Tennis, Urban Champion or Clu Clu Land? (None of which I have bought, by the way.)

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