European Virtual Console Update
Posted by Sammy Barker
The unique new system for Nintendo's Wii hardware aptly titled the "Virtual Console" will allow gamers to download a range of games from the Nintendo and SEGA back catalogue for a small price.
Today the news broke of exactly what will be available for us European Wii gamers come the launch of the console on December 8th.
Here is a rundown of what will be available on the Virtual Console, which is accessed by the Wii Shop channel:
NES: Baseball, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Ice Hockey, Mario Bros., Pinball, Soccer, Solomon's Key (Tecmo), Tennis, The Legend of Zelda, Urban Champion, Wario's Woods.
SNES: Donkey Kong Country, F-Zero, SimCity.
N64: Super Mario 64.
SEGA MEGA DRIVE: Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Columns, Gunstar Heroes, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier II, Toe Jam & Earl, Ristar, Dr. Robotonik’s Mean Bean Machine.
TURBOGRAFX (PC Engine): Bonk’s Adventure, Super Star Soldier, Victory Run, Bomberman’93, Dungeon Explorer.
The games will be available for download via the use of the Wii Points system, whereby NES games will cost 500 points, SNES games 800 points and N64 games 1,000 points. The Mega Drive and PC Engine games will cost 800 and 600 points respectively.
To give you an idea of price 2,000 points will be retailed at around €20, which is around £13 in the UK. This effectively means that a NES game will cost just £3.25 to download, a very reasonable price for such classic games.
We'll keep you updated on all the additions to the Virtual Console library in the future, and try to bring you reviews of all the top titles.