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WaLzgi

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On that note, why not just rob a store instead of buying stuff? It's free after all :P

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skywake

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If you don't like the price don't pay it. They could have just as easily not done the VC at all and they could have charged full price regardless of whether you got it on the Wii VC. They could have not had the offers and deals that they're now pushing.

As it is I got a small handful of games on the Wii VC when the prices were $7.50AU for NES, $12AU for SNES and $15AU for N64 games. Now they're offering me NES games at $6.50AU, SNES games at $10.40AU and promotions/deals ontop of that. That includes off-TV play, save states and all of the other shinies. MiiVerse communities where people can ask "why cant metroid crawl". It's all kinds of better than what it was.

Although when people refuse to pay even 30c for Super Metroid you have to wonder what Nintendo would have to do to make people happy.

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Gregor

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People... You need to realize that they had to make a good emulator for these games to work properly on the Wii U. When you pay to upgrade, they are essentialy making money to fund the other emulation projects. You could argue that they should have just put the emulator on the eShop and have us pay like 10 for that instead to transfer over all games. But what if you only want to transfer 1?

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I doubt they could make these games any cheaper than they already are. People also seem to forget the if you bought on the 2006 Wii Shop, you can get a reduced price from the Wii U version too.

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Fusion14 wrote:

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Just go out and try to buy a Super Metroid cartridge for 5 or 6$. I rest my case

That cartridge will eventually rot. Digital dont.

Now that's a new one!

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Ryno wrote:

Fusion14 wrote:

Mk_II wrote:

Just go out and try to buy a Super Metroid cartridge for 5 or 6$. I rest my case

That cartridge will eventually rot. Digital dont.

Now that's a new one!

that is a new one, none of my carts have any problems booting on the first try.
clean your carts properly and yours will too
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ogo79 wrote:

Ryno wrote:

Fusion14 wrote:

Mk_II wrote:

Just go out and try to buy a Super Metroid cartridge for 5 or 6$. I rest my case

That cartridge will eventually rot. Digital dont.

Now that's a new one!

that is a new one, none of my carts have any problems booting on the first try.
clean your carts properly and yours will too
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Maybe. But can you say the same 20 years from now? What about your SNES. You're going to have to worry about both of them.

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DudeSean

28. Posted:

I think the prices are fair. You pay for quality. The games are cheaper than the cartridges, you get more features (save states, miiverse, etc.) and the game will never (hopefully) crash on you. Do you know how many times I was playing an NES game as a child just to get to the last level and then the game restarts, starts flashing colors or just gets really glitchy? A lot of times, is the answer. Not to mention these games cost $50-$60 when they originally came out. You kids today don't know how good you have it.

Perhaps it is expensive compared to mobile games or ps1 games on the ps3, but again, you pay for quality.

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skywake

29. Posted:

Fusion14 wrote:

People... You need to realize that they had to make a good emulator for these games to work properly on the Wii U. When you pay to upgrade, they are essentialy making money to fund the other emulation projects. You could argue that they should have just put the emulator on the eShop and have us pay like 10 for that instead to transfer over all games. But what if you only want to transfer 1?

I really don't think this is the case. Actually I'm pretty damn sure per-sale it's costing them in the order of a couple of cents to build the emulator, get the rating AND distribute the game. If that. We're talking costs for developing the emulator spread out over 100s of 1000s if not Millions of sold VC games. If they really wanted to they could just absorb the cost of the VC and give us all of the games for free.

But they are a business so they sell them... and why not? It's not like retro games are valueless and it's basically "free" money. Plus if they were valueless nobody would pay $10.40AU for them ;)

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cheetahman91

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I'm ok with the prices for the most part, but I just wish they wouldn't charge so much for the simpler NES games like Ice Climbers or DK Jr. They should charge three dollars like they do for the basic Gameboy games.

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In my opinion its better than going out and buying the system to play a game.Example -if you want to play super mario world its around 50 dollars for an snes and most likely 10-30 dollars for SMW depending on the condition. Overall if you dont have the system be glad you can get a game without having to buy the system.

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32. Posted:

Fusion14 wrote:

ogo79 wrote:

Ryno wrote:

Fusion14 wrote:

Mk_II wrote:

Just go out and try to buy a Super Metroid cartridge for 5 or 6$. I rest my case

That cartridge will eventually rot. Digital dont.

Now that's a new one!

that is a new one, none of my carts have any problems booting on the first try.
clean your carts properly and yours will too
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Maybe. But can you say the same 20 years from now? What about your SNES. You're going to have to worry about both of them.

i have a lot of nes, snes and genesis systems. why wouldnt my games work 20 years from now?

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skywake

33. Posted:

ogo79 wrote:

i have a lot of nes, snes and genesis systems. why wouldnt my games work 20 years from now?

I have a fairly reasonable collection of GameBoy games that are about 20 years old give or take (mostly take). Quite a few of them had battery backup and that doesn't work at all now on a fair amount of them. There are ways some old cartridges can fail even if you do take care of them

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skywake wrote:

ogo79 wrote:

i have a lot of nes, snes and genesis systems. why wouldnt my games work 20 years from now?

I have a fairly reasonable collection of GameBoy games that are about 20 years old give or take (mostly take). Quite a few of them had battery backup and that doesn't work at all now on a fair amount of them. There are ways some old cartridges can fail even if you do take care of them

you can replace the batteries in those games...

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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brooks83

35. Posted:

ogo79 wrote:

skywake wrote:

ogo79 wrote:

i have a lot of nes, snes and genesis systems. why wouldnt my games work 20 years from now?

I have a fairly reasonable collection of GameBoy games that are about 20 years old give or take (mostly take). Quite a few of them had battery backup and that doesn't work at all now on a fair amount of them. There are ways some old cartridges can fail even if you do take care of them

you can replace the batteries in those games...

But, but... what if the world runs out of batteries?!

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brooks83 wrote:

ogo79 wrote:

skywake wrote:

ogo79 wrote:

i have a lot of nes, snes and genesis systems. why wouldnt my games work 20 years from now?

I have a fairly reasonable collection of GameBoy games that are about 20 years old give or take (mostly take). Quite a few of them had battery backup and that doesn't work at all now on a fair amount of them. There are ways some old cartridges can fail even if you do take care of them

you can replace the batteries in those games...

But, but... what if the world runs out of batteries?!

make a kickstarter lol

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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skywake

37. Posted:

because attacking your game with a screwdriver is a much better option than simply getting a VC version.....

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SCAR392

38. Posted:

I think the prices are fair. The Kirby deal they just had, gave me a game for $1.50. I bought one for $8, and upgraded another. Upgrading counts as a purchase, so deals happen easier that way. Plus, Nintendo understands physical carts break eventually, like some say, and prices are outrageous for the carts.
They can essentially monopolize a market only they had 20+ years ago. The only competition was Sega. If Sega and other old competitor consoles add a ton of their back catalogue to the VC, it just gives them more money.
The VC prices are retail price in otherwords.

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ogo79

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skywake wrote:

because attacking your game with a screwdriver is a much better option than simply getting a VC version.....

i didnt say attack the cart with a screwdriver. perhaps you dont know how to use tools properly.
i use vc as well, im simply dismissing all the stipulation you guys have with physical carts. it doesnt boot up? clean it. battery dead? replace it.

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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ogo79 wrote:

skywake wrote:

because attacking your game with a screwdriver is a much better option than simply getting a VC version.....

i didnt say attack the cart with a screwdriver. perhaps you dont know how to use tools properly.
i use vc as well, im simply dismissing all the stipulation you guys have with physical carts. it doesnt boot up? clean it. battery dead? replace it.

Ya. Replace the cart with a VC version.
Retail price will be $8 for Earthbound. Second hand price is $80+. You can buy the VC version for less than the price of the batteries + a screwdriver.

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