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Ten Games We'd Like To See On The Virtual Console In 2009

Posted by Corbie Dillard

We've already experienced two years worth of Virtual Console goodness since the launch of the Nintendo Wii console back in November of 2006 and despite some reservations about what 2009 will bring as far as Virtual Console support goes, we're trying quite hard to remain optimistic that this year will be another strong year for the service.

We've seen many of the bigger hits for each of the consoles available on the Virtual Console already released, but there are still quite a few gems that have yet to see a release on the service. With that, we decided to take a moment to put together a list of ten classic game titles we'd like to see released on the Virtual Console in 2009.

Now we know that there are still quite a few games that didn't make the list that probably deserved to, but when we put this list together we wanted to try to include some games that some gamers might not have expected to see on the list. By that same token, we did try to choose games that at least have a reasonable chance of seeing a release on the Virtual Console, but as we've already seen with the service, there are no guarantees. Also keep in mind that these games are in no discernible order. With that said, let's get on with the list of games.

Yoshi's Island (SNES) - Sure the game uses the Super FX2 chip and of course it would take some extra effort in order to properly emulate the game on the Virtual Console, but surely the Wii has enough horsepower under the hood to pull it off. Yoshi's Island was easily one of the most successful titles released for the Super NES console and many gamers, even those who owned a Super Nintendo console during the 16-bit era, missed the game due to it being released so late in the console's lifespan. The game featured a very unique graphic style and a completely new play control system, but at its core, the game still felt very much like the Super Mario World sequel it was intended to be. We think most fans would agree that it would be worth the extra time and effort to try to get this game running on the Virtual Console.

Phantasy Star (SMS) - Phantasy Star is an obvious choice when you consider that it's probably one of the best, if not the best Sega Master System games yet to be released on the Virtual Console. The game made use of a hybrid rpg style that basically bridged the gap between personal computer rpgs and console rpgs. You still had some of the typical first-person perspective dungeon crawling sequences to deal with, but many of the other aspects of the game, such as exploring the over world and battling monsters, took place in a very console-oriented style of play. Toss in a unique space theme and a very impressive 8-bit musical score and what you have is one of the best and most unique rpgs to come out of the 8-bit era and arguably the best rpg available for the Sega Master System.

Soul Blazer (SNES) - We've seen Actraiser released on the Virtual Console, so that fact alone would lend itself to the possibility of Square-Enix releasing Soul Blazer, especially since we've yet to see any of the Soul Blazer series re-released on other consoles or handheld systems. Soul Blazer ranks up there as one of the best action-rpgs ever crafted and even brings over some of the unique game play elements of Actraiser to make the game stand out from the crowd. The game also features one of the most unique and heartfelt storylines ever experienced in an rpg. Roll all of these attractive features into one game and you have an action rpg that every fan of the genre should experience at least once. Come on Square-Enix, we appreciate Secret of Mana, but we'd like to see Soul Blazer on the Virtual Console as well.

Thunder Force III (Mega Drive) - In all honesty, we'd kill to see any of the Mega Drive Thunder Force titles released on the Virtual Console, but we decided to narrow our choice down to Thunder Force III since it's widely considered to be the best of the 16-bit Thunder Force releases. We saw a lot of shooter releases early on when the Virtual Console was first getting started, but there's been a bit of a drought as of late and there's no better place to get things rolling again than with the Thunder Force series. Thunder Force III made use of some of the most advanced Mega Drive sprite functions available and really pushed the hardware when it came to visual flash. If you like your shooters tough and intense, the Thunder Force titles will be right up your alley.

Nightmare in the Dark (Neo Geo) - Nightmare in the Dark represents one of the more expensive Neo Geo titles out there and one that any Neo Geo fan would obviously love to see released on the Virtual Console for less than $10. The game has some game play influences from the Snow Bros. and Bubble Bobble titles, and combines platforming action with shooting and puzzle game influences to form one of the most unique Neo Geo titles available for the system. The spooky theme of the game and wildly creative boss fights all come together to form a game that's addictive and fun to play. This is another game that came late in its system's life cycle, which might explain why the game went so unnoticed, not to mention became ridiculously expensive over time. The insane rarity alone is good enough reason for SNK-Playmore to release this enjoyable title on the Wii Virtual Console.

Rygar (NES) - Rygar originally gained popularity in arcades back in the 80's, but many gamers aren't aware that a slightly modified version of the game was released on the NES console during the 8-bit era. The game took many of the same game play elements from the arcade title, but added in more adventure-style elements that gave the game a much more varied feel to it and provided a lot more depth to the entire experience as well. The game could be quite difficult to beat, but given the fact that the game seemed to get better the further into it you progressed, there was always plenty of motivation to keep trying. Rygar is easily one of the most overlooked game releases available for the NES and a game that deserves a second chance on the Virtual Console service.

Lost Vikings (SNES) - Although this game didn't exactly break sales records during its original release on the Super NES and Sega Mega Drive consoles, it's another title that's garnered a huge cult following over the years and has seen releases on various game consoles and personal computers over the past decade. Combining a unique mix of platforming and puzzle elements, The Lost Vikings is one of those games that's nearly impossible to put down once you begin playing it. The silly and sometimes crude humor just adds even more fun to the mix and produces a game that's one of the real gems of the 16-bit era of gaming.

Dracula X: Rondo of Blood (TG16) - We already know that Hudson has stated that they're not currently planning on releasing any more of their TurboGrafx-16 titles on the Virtual Console outside of Japan, but we just couldn't bring ourselves to leave this amazing action-platformer off the list. The game was remade for the PSP system not long ago, but this game has still not seen a release outside of Japan on a home gaming console and that's a real shame considering how outstanding the game truly is. Combining the trademark platforming action of the early Castlevania titles with some of the absolute best video game music ever composed, Rondo of Blood proves to be one of the best and most beloved Castlevania titles available for any gaming platform. Maybe Konami will eventually get on the stick and find a way to get this amazing title out on the Virtual Console.

Contra Hard Corps (Mega Drive) - We've seen a few Contra releases on the Virtual Console already, but this oft-forgotten Mega Drive classic is still a favorite among run 'n' gun fans across the globe. Combining many of the classic elements of the original arcade releases, Contra Hard Corps adds in a few new elements to the mix to give the game its own unique style. It's also worth noting that this release in the series has never seen a release on any other console over the years. This title might not have the popularity of the Contra III release on the Super Nintendo console, but it's still one of the best Mega Drive action titles and one that should have already been released on the Virtual Console.

Earthbound (SNES) - This unique Super Nintendo rpg title represents the only release of the series outside of Japan, but has garnered one of the biggest cult followings of any classic rpg in history. It's difficult to understand why Nintendo still hasn't released the game on the Virtual Console as of yet, but given the lack of popularity at the time of its release, maybe Nintendo feels like the game wouldn't sell well outside of Japan. No matter what the reason is, this is easily one of the most sought-after Super NES releases with cartridge prices eclipsing $80 on the various online auction services. This fact alone makes it a prime candidate for a release on the Virtual Console, if only to save gamers from having to pony up for the actual Super NES cartridge.

Well there you have it, The Ten Games We'd Like To See On The Virtual Console in 2009 in all of their glory. If you're wondering why there were no Nintendo 64 games on the list, the reason is quite simple; Nintendo would rather play hopscotch in a mine field than release a Nintendo 64 game on the Virtual Console, so we decided to exclude the obvious choice of Majora's Mask and give its spot to a game from another console. We also wanted to include Star Fox, but we felt like Yoshi's Island would be a good spokesman for the Super FX titles, so it got the nod instead.

Now it's time for you the readers to sound off. So without further ado, let the carnage begin! :)

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Jogurt_the_Yogurt

#1

Jogurt_the_Yogurt said:

Good list, actually. When I clicked on the link, I was getting myself all ready to say "where's Soul Blazer on this list!?" but there it is. :)

luke17

#2

luke17 said:

hmmm... Super Mario Kart?????? My personal fave game of all time!

Adamant

#3

Adamant said:

Can't really say I disagree with any of these, though I'm a bit surprised at the lack of the original Contra. Should've been on the VC a long time ago.

I can't really come up with 10 games out of the blue right now, but let me at least mention Battle of Olympus, an ace Zelda 2-ish NES adventure game it's hard to not like, and Side Arms, one of the best shmups not on the VC yet.

CorbsAdmin

#4

Corbs said:

I'll second both of those choices. I loved Battle of Olympus and Side Arms Special is one of my PC Engine favorites to this day. Let's face it, there are still plenty of great VC titles available to release. I just hope Nintendo gets on the stick and releases them. :)

GodsUncle

#5

GodsUncle said:

Sonic N Knuckles is needed. iunno if its the top of the cartridge issue, the Sonic 3 and Knuckles conundrum or whatever the dealy, just release somethin. Awright later.

McCabe

#6

McCabe said:

Majora's Mask should be on that list...but I agree with your picks. Yoshi's Island would be fantastic and a welcome addition to my channel lineup.

Link79

#8

Link79 said:

Yoshi's Island is definitely long overdue for being on VC. If they can get that one to run on the Wii then maybe there's hope for Star fox. I'd also like to get Castlevania 3 on there soon. Europe has had it since october.
As for Rondo of blood I sure hope Konami will consider doing whatever it takes to get that glorious game up for download in America. If not I may be forced to buy a PSP.

Mike1

#10

Mike1 said:

Good list. Although the games I want the most are Castlevania 3 and Super Smash Bros.

@Link70
Buy a PSP, it's worth it. I love the Rondo of Blood remake.

CanisWolfred

#12

CanisWolfred said:

Yeah, I'd like to see at least 7 of these. Would be 8, but I have a PSP, so I'll just get the remake of Rondo of Blood. To be honest though, none of these (except maybe Thunder Force 3 and Soul Blazer) are very high on my own list, but I will look into these ones when the're released.

Virus

#13

Virus said:

Hmmm, I almost was going to scream bloody murder about the lack of N64 games, but then you explained yourselves. Still, my frustration has no end about that decision. Alas, that's my bias. Although the list is not bad, I'm planning on buying only of few of those games if they ever come out.

Tragickingdom

#14

Tragickingdom said:

I know most people don't even know this game but I loved Bubsy bobcat 1 and 2, and would love to see tetris attack ASAP

CorbsAdmin

#15

Corbs said:

I never could get into the Bubsy games. The control was just too loose for my liking. I still own the first one for my SNES.

hal

#16

hal said:

a good list! might i also add:

  • Garou: mark of the wolves*
  • more KoFs* (up to 2003 all on NEOGEO!!!!),or Last Blade 1/2*
  • maybe SF Alpha 1/2*, MegaMan X series even?
  • personal favorites, Wonder Project + Pulseman (Sega Genesis/MegaDriver)
  • [Various] there's quite a few great 'imports' on SNES + Sega consoles.... (too many!)
  • +, of course, RENT-A-HERO + MARIO PAINT** !!!!!

*of course pending they fix some sort of control response problem....
**or, make a new version for Wiiware / DS.

..also, it's really not fair that JP region has SO many games (+ better quality at that!) than the others; THEY pay for their games just like JP does, THEY anticipate releases just like JP does.. what if books/information were released like this? we'd hardly have any idea of other places! [it's not that difficult!]

CorbsAdmin

#18

Corbs said:

We figured we'd start with Soul Blazer and go from there. That being said, I do love Illusion of Time and Terranigma just as much as Soul Blazer. They're three of my favorites.

DiscoBoy

#19

DiscoBoy said:

I'm also waiting for PS1 on SMS... It was basically my intro to the RPG world and what an intro that was.
Playing and completing that game for the first time is one of those memories that will never leave your mind.
I remember dreaming of Motavia and wishing to be able to fly to Dezoris...

Adam

#20

Adam said:

Hooray for Earthbound!
Boohoo for Super Mario Kart.
If Soul Blazer is as good as Illusion of Gaia, looking forward to trying it out. Hopefully we see one of them this year.

Bendover83

#21

Bendover83 said:

I liked bubsy games. Has anyone ever played Spot: 7up, a game for the Genesis. I would like to see original Contra as well. There's a lot of games that I've already mentioned a few times in past articles that I would like to see. So I'm kinda done with it for now. Lets just hope the slow release season comes around.

Manicfatty

#22

Manicfatty said:

Excellent call on Nightmare in the Dark! I really like that game and it had completely slipped my mind! That's the kind of obscure old school fun the VC needs to revitalize it. Of course that means it stands little chance of happening, but... oh well!

Kenryoku_Maxis

#23

Kenryoku_Maxis said:

Most of the games I'd like to see on the list I realize are games I've already been buying myself, because I just own the systems and so I went and found the real McCoy. But for the most part, some of them are games no one has heard of, care that much about or have no chance of being on the VC in the first place. Things like Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout (NES), Phantom Fighter (NES), Harvest Moon 64 (N64). But I still believe that games like UN Squadron, Duck Tales 2, Mischief Makers and Yoshi's Island should all make it someday.

@hal

I don't think we'll ever see games to the caliber of Mark of the Wolves, Last Blade or even the later KOF/Samurai Showdown titles on the Wii. Not when they're still selling in Japan on the PS2 for the equivalent of 50 dollars. And aside from that reason, I bet Mark of the Wolves would take up more space then the Wii HD can provide.

timp29

#24

timp29 said:

I actually remember that spot game, and as I only ever played megadrive at my friends house if spot, strider and sonic (and silpheed on the sega cd?) are pretty much all i remember, it must be alright :p

Anyway, I hardly have the gaming background to judge worthy games, seeing as I never played any of the titles listed above. Sadly too, killer RPGs, like smrpg and secret of mana (and earthbound and phantasy star) are killing me, as I want to experience these fantastic games, but find it hard to put in the solid time to enjoy them to their fullest.

NikeXTC

#25

NikeXTC said:

Games I'd buy for sure are Super Mario Kart, Majora's Mask and Starfox/Starwing.

I'm curious about games like Stunt Race FX, Super Punch Out, Uniracers/Unirally and Earthbound, too.

hal

#26

hal said:

@Kenryoku_Maxis: it is unfortunate.... lol but, guess 1 dreams too much! -- always imagining how many ppl they could reach! wheres the magic?! lol

p.s. cool list too!

Kelvin

#27

Kelvin said:

Can't argue with Yoshi's Island, Phantasy Star and Earthbound (wasn't this last one confirmed?), and I'd like to see Dracula X released, just to see what all the fuss is about.

Super Mario Kart is a must, as is Chrono Trigger, and I would love to see something from the EA Hockey series released. Support for the Amiga would be ace, but short of that, a release of the Mega Drive version of Sensible Soccer would be very welcome indeed.

EDIT: And I'd love to see Mario Tennis released, as it was my favourite N64 game by a long shot.

CorbsAdmin

#28

Corbs said:

I too would love to see Commodore Amiga support on the VC, but I'm also still waiting for the Commodore 64 games to come to the US so I can finally retire my Commodore 64 computer setup once and for all before this disk drive finally bites the dust. :)

Cally

#29

Cally said:

Very cool. I also want Illusion of Gaia, Terranigma, and Lufia 2, Castlevania Bloodlines, Guardian Legend, Herzog Zwei, Faxanadu . . . Sheez, I could go on for a while. :)

I remember renting Battle of Olympus when I was a kid.

Imports:
Ys IV!!!!!!!!
. . . and all those other Turbo CD games Japan is holding hostage . . . :(
Seiken Denetsu 3 ("Secret of Mana 2") SNES
Mega Man: Wily Wars (curiousity, at least)
Sonic CD, with the Japanese soundtrack

Yoshi's Island without the voice-over in the GBA version would sure be nice indeed (I'm a big fan of the GameBoy Player). I think people will be amazed when they try out the first Phantasy Star, especially knowing that it came out at the same time Dragon Quest in Japan.

Jockolantern

#30

Jockolantern said:

I'd love to see Illusion of Gaia, Terranigma and Lufia II on the VC as well. Definitely want to see Yoshi's Island as it's one of the greatest platformers of all time! The rest of the Mega Man games and maybe the first three Mega Man X games would be terrific. All sorts of terrific games Nintendo could take advantage of money-wise. Don't skimp on us, NoA!

Rawk_Hawk

#32

Rawk_Hawk said:

Great list I can't understand why Rygar is not out already its a great compliment to the VC library if you like Zelda-ish titles. Contra Hard Corps is so amazing! Its an awesome game please put it on the Virtual Console.! I am not an RPG guy but if Earthbound does come out, people better support this game if they want more cult hits to come to the VC.

I also noticed that Snow Bros. was mentioned. Thats another rare not well known game that would be great for the VC. At least I enjoyed it :)

xesbeth

#33

xesbeth said:

Yay for Contra hard corps, but only for an US release, the probotector version is just a mess.
Thunderforce III? No (get Gate of thunder instead). Thunderforce IV? Yes.
I want more shmup! MORE!

KeeperBvK

#34

KeeperBvK said:

Terranigma would probably be the only game I'd buy for the VC even though I also own it for the SNES. Other than that I feel like the list is missing some Mega Man love and some imports like Sweet Home (NES), Hoshi o Miru Hito (NES), Takeshi no Chousenjou (NES), Majuuou (SNES), Umihara Kawase (SNES), Rendering Ranger (SNES) and of course one of the most obvious choices: Super Mario Kart.
Still a nice list. :)

Betagam7

#35

Betagam7 said:

Agree with you on Soulblazer, its the only one of the Gaia trilogy I didn't play originally but unless Nintendo hurries up I'll soon have my modded snes ready to get the cart of ebay.
Also would like to see Earthbound and Lost Vikings is a good call.
Couldn't care less about Yoshi's Island to be honest as its available for the GBA already...still at least you didn't put Majoras Mask on there, that's the game I'm sick of people asking for when they can quite easily get the collectors disk to play it on Wii.

ness

#37

ness said:

@ Nobarai (#12): "Not a single Sega Saturn game!"

There is not yet a Saturn support on the VC, that's the reason ;).

My list would look like this:

  • The Legend of Zelda - Majora's Mask (N64)
  • Donkey Kong 64 (N64)
  • Earthbound (SNES)
  • Mega Man 4 (NES)
  • Duck Tales (NES)
  • Thunder Force III (Mega Drive)
  • OutRun (Mega Drive)
  • Yoshi's Island (SNES)
  • Garou - Mark of the Wolves (Neo-Geo)
  • Nintendo World Cup (NES)
itsmeyouidiot

#38

itsmeyouidiot said:

I don't see why you all need Yoshi's Island on the VC so bad. There's both an excellent GBA remake, and an excellent DS sequel out now, and I have both, so I'm probably not going to bother.

Mikaro

#41

Mikaro said:

My List:

NES:
Mega Man 4-6, Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi, DuckTales, Contra

SNES:
Mega Man X-X2, Soul Blazer, Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu, Earthbound, Yoshi's Island, Star Ocean, Star Fox, Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage

TG16:
Dracula X: Rondo of Blood

MS/MD:
Phantasy Star, Vectorman 2, Castlevania: Bloodliness

N64:
Donkey Kong 64, Super Smash Bros., Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

dfalco

#42

dfalco said:

not a bad list but not what i was expecting .
nes
duck hunt
mother
wild gunmen
stack up
hogan alley
grymoit
duck tales
contra
snes
starfox
molard mauld in cold showdows
mario kart
yoshi island
pilotwings
earthbound
n64
smash brothers
donkey kong diddy kong
win back
pokemon stadium 1 2
neo geo
waku waku 7
mark of wolf
king of fighters 95 96 97 98 99
samurai showdown 3
master system
phantasy star
mega drive thunder force 2 3 4

LinktotheFuture

#43

LinktotheFuture said:

Too bad Nintendo doesn't read this site, they would see that there is a lot of people who are waiting for a lot of great games to be released on the VC. Hopefully they will come around.

slangman

#44

slangman said:

Yeah i would love to see more SNES titles this year. I hope we get the likes of Earthbound, Illusion of Time and SoulBlazer. And even Yoshis Island too even though I own the GBA version I would love to play the proper version.

Kelvin

#45

Kelvin said:

I don't see why you all need Yoshi's Island on the VC so bad. There's both an excellent GBA remake, and an excellent DS sequel out now, and I have both, so I'm probably not going to bother.
Would you mind giving me your GBA or DS then? Because I have neither, and don't intend to buy either just to play one game. Or, you know, I could ask, hurting no one in doing so, for it to be released on the Wii, a machine I do own.

Jeepers...

Kultist

#46

Kultist said:

Pretty good list!
Like some already said, it is missing the original Contra.
I'd add the following :
Crystalis
Faxanadu (Come on Hudson! Don't leave this one out!)
Lufia I & II (Especially II)
Illusion of Gaia (Non DW or FF, should be possible)
E.V.O. (Same reason)
Secret of Evermore
Ogre Battle (Wasn't this one announced in Japan a while ago?)
Super Punch-Out!
Warsong

ttplayer92

#48

ttplayer92 said:

Bubbsy 1 and Joe & Mac 1 for the SNES would also be great additions to the VC. Oh and Mortal Kombat. Seriously, what the hell happened to it?

Rapadash6

#49

Rapadash6 said:

Here's my top ten, in no particular order;

-Soul Blazer (SNES)
-Super Smash Bros. (N64) (Confirmed for Japan THIS month.)
-Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
-The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
-Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (TG-16) (Released in Japan in April 07)
-Blaster Master (NES)
-Mega Man X (SNES)
-Illusion of Gaia (SNES)
-Castlevania Bloodlines (Genesis)
-Little Nemo: The Dream Master (NES)

A few notes about my list; First of all, despite all the nay sayers on this site, including it's authors, I still firmly believe we'll see the TG16 version of Dracula X outside of Japan, and sometime this year to boot.

Second, the Super FX chip is perfectly within the Wii's abilities and with Yoshi's Island and Star Fox being some of the more popular games on the SNES, you can bet that Nintendo is working on getting them to work on the Wii. Just one year ago we weren't sure Super Mario RPG and Kirby's Dream Land 3 were coming for similar reasons (SA-1 chip) and here we are.

Lastly, Little Nemo is actually NOT a licensed property but public domain due to it's age, so it is perfectly eligable for release on the Virtual Console.

Rapadash6

#50

Rapadash6 said:

Oh, in case no one has said so already, Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen and Super Punch-Out!! have been rated by the ESRB.

Jashin

#52

Jashin said:

We definetely need Lufia and Ogre Battle!!!!!!!!!
Actually VC was one of the most important reasons to buy a Wii for me. So, where are the great RPGs????
(and I like to play Majora's Mask again, too...)

WarioFan63

#53

WarioFan63 said:

How could you not list Super Back to the Future 2? You mean to tell me a Japanese only licensed title based on an American franchise isnt in your Top 10? Youre all fired! Even the fans!

Hey you know long it took me to figure out that it was Contra: Hard Corps? For the longest time I didnt see that 'r'...

deggs

#54

deggs said:

that list is pretty dead on...

my list (just for fun)

#1) Gargoyle's Quest 2 (nes)
#2) Faxanadu (nes)
#3) Guardian Legend (nes)
#4) Soul Blazer (snes)
#5) Terranigma (snes)
#6) Castlevania 3 (nes) (i'm in north america)
#7) Lifeforce (nes)
#8) Gun Nac (nes)
#9) Castlevania Rondo of Blood (tg 16)
#10) Lightening Force (or Thunder Force 4 or whatever it's called)

honorable mentions:

Golvellius (sms), Golden Axe Warrior, Contra, Contra Hardcorps, Rygar, Battle of Olympus, Lufia 2, Thunder Force 2 and 3, Chase HQ 2 (genesis), Castlevania Bloodlines, Space Mega Force, Darius Twin, Super Mario Kart, 8 eyes, pilot wings, pinball quest, 7th saga

I'll think of more but that's what i got right now

King_Elemento

#55

King_Elemento said:

I was going to say:
WHERE IN THE NAME OF PAC-MAN IS MAJORA'S MASK?!?

But then I read the end of the article.
Pretty good list overall, but I'd probably only by Yoshi's Island and EarthBound from there. But I might by Phantasy Star if I feel in an RPG mood.

Blue-Thunder

#56

Blue-Thunder said:

My Top 10 would be,
1 Super Mario Kart
2 Pilot Wings (snes)
3 Mario Golf 64
4 Majora's Mask
5 Duck Hunt
6 Nintendo World Cup
7 Stunt Race 64
8 StarWing
9 EarthBound
10 Smash Bros
The VC is not Delivering on its Promise Lately
So I'm not holding my Breath. Nintendo has forgotton about the Fans from the past. Lucky for me I have a PS3 as well as a Wii or all I'd have to play is Animal Crossing and Wii Music.
Get Your Act Together Nintendo

Mr_M

#57

Mr_M said:

Judging by the lack of upcoming downloadable classsic games, i have my doubts that any of these games will ever be put on the service.

MarkyVigoroth

#58

MarkyVigoroth said:

My list (since the other's lists had me want to do this):
NES
Mother 1
Devil World
SNES
Mother 2
Mario + Wario
N64
Pokémon Stadium 0
Pokémon Stadium 1
Pokémon Stadium 2
Super Smash Bros.
Hey, You! Pikachu!
Neo Geo
Puzzle Bobble/Bust a Move
C64
[Any, especially] Mayhem in Monsterland!

And for the systems that may never come:
GameBoy
Pokémon Red/Blue/Green
Pokémon Yellow
Pokémon Pinball
GameBoy Color
Pokémon TCG
Pokémon TCG 2
Pokémon Gold/Silver
Pokémon Crystal (with PCC support through WiiConnect64!)
Pokémon Puzzle League
VirtualBoy
[Any]
32X
Knuckles Chaotix
Sega CD
Sonic CD (even though I already have this on Sonic Gems Collection, I still want this on VC!)
arcade
Any of the Mario + Puck Man crossovers
That Mario Party arcade game
old download services
Those BSZelda games
Sonic Eraser
Sonic Studium (fixed)

Bass_X0

#59

Bass_X0 said:

VirtualBoy
[Any]

Not going to happen. Hope to see a full-color remake of the Virtual Boy games for WiiWare instead. Very few are worth playing though. Maybe they should just do Wario Land. Yeah.

ness

#61

ness said:

@ Mr. M (#59): "Judging by the lack of upcoming downloadable classsic games, i have my doubts that any of these games will ever be put on the service."

Don't you think your assumption is a little bit unrealistic? For example Earthbound was rated by the ESRB ;).

@ "Exactly, which is the reason why I said "may never come."":

I don't think it is unrealistic that the DS successor may get a Virtual Handheld/Game Boy.

niner

#62

niner said:

I just hope that the SNES gets some love this year. It's a crime that there are only 38 SNES games out on VC. The Genesis/Mega Drive has over 60% more games available than Nintendo's own console! It's like the 16-bit wars all over again, only this time Nintendo is brokering the whole thing and making their own console lose. Folks have already shared all of these names, but I'm hoping that these games are released sometime:

Earthbound
Lufia 2
Terranigma
Mega Man X series
E.V.O.
Contra
All NES and SNES Disney/Capcom properties (yes I know it won't happen)
Ogre Battle
On the Ball (with Wiimote controls)
Super Scope games, especailly Battle Clash (again with Wiimote support)
The BS games like Zelda BS, Mario Excitebike, F-Zero 2

MarkyVigoroth

#63

MarkyVigoroth said:

I doubt that Nintendo has an excuse in trying to stretch out releases, since he can simply release more old systems.
Let me explain:
Nintendo VirtualBoy; GameBoy; GameBoy Color
Sega: CD; 32X; Saturn

Also, Nintendo and Sega can release those games that were download-only (like Sonic Eraser), since they are selling through a download-only service download-only games. I think such evens out.

I am just being hopeful with the arcade games.

They do not really have an excuse against releasing more, hai?

P.S. I am not so sure why they are so hesitant in releasing N64 games. Then again, they think that they have to stretch out their existing system games...

Eclipticalis

#64

Eclipticalis said:

Glad to see that Earthbound made the list, hopefully it gets released sometime in the near future, it was rated by the ESRB quite some time ago.

Anyone think there's a chance of "Crystalis" for NES being released? There's a game I would like to play again.

niner

#65

niner said:

Boy, it would be great to get Crystalis, wouldn't it? I bought the cart not too long ago but it was toast. SNK should still own the rights so I don't see why not. Maybe we could petition SNK to get it released. Guardian Legend is another SNK property that would be nice to have.

SlyRax

#66

SlyRax said:

really nice list and the most games I see missing were already mentioned by other users here, think of super punch out, illusion of time or soul blazer.

what i am seriously missing nevertheless is for instance parodius. i loved that game back in snes-times. tiger heli would be another game i'd love to play again.

lockelocke

#67

lockelocke said:

Great list! I'd love to see all those games on the VC.
My personal top 10 games I'd like to see:
10) Thunderforce 4 (MD)
9) A Boy And His Blob (NES)
8) Chrono Trigger (SNES)
7) Final Fantasy (NES)
6) Earthworm Jim 2 (SNES)
5) Star Fox 2 (SNES).....long shot
4) THE MOTHER-EFFIN COMMODORE 64 FOR NA!
3) NBA Hangtime (N64)
2) Life Force (NES)
1) Tetris Attack (SNES)

PRP

#69

PRP said:

"...Nintendo would rather play hopscotch in a mine field than release a Nintendo 64 game on the Virtual Console..."
Did I miss something? Why the hell Nintendo wouldn't release any N64 title? Majora's Mask is maybe the most interesting game that could ever be released on the VC,and one of the reasons I bought a Wii. So many people didn't had a chance to play this fantastic game, why this decision? Are they retarded?

Stuffgamer1

#70

Stuffgamer1 said:

@Kelvin: It's easy for us uber-obsessed gamers who have every system ever to forget that not everybody here does. I hope Yoshi's Island DOES hit VC for the sakes of those who want it, but I still choose to stick with my GBA copy.

@PRP: Sometimes I DO think Nintendo is retarded. But really, the statement on Nintendo's releasing of N64 games was based on what we see them doing. Fact is, they HAVEN'T been releasing very many N64 games for some reason. At first, it was supposed to have to do with the time it took to touch them up, but now I think they just decided to abandon the effort of doing so entirely.

Reading through lists DOES have a way of making people want to put up their own lists...so I'll add my top ten, in the format of replacing games from the main list I don't particularly want with my own stuff, and in no particular order (probably wouldn't have Lost Vikings on here without it being on the main list, for example):

Soul Blazer
Earthbound
Lost Vikings
Illusion of Gaia
Terranigma (especially this, since it's not available in America at all right now)
Secret of Evermore
Act Raiser 2 (love the first, but never got to try #2)
Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals (and the first, if they so choose, but DEFINITELY 2)
Goof Troop (I am allowing myself ONE implausible pipe-dream based on the fact that Capcom and Disney worked together on several GBA games a few years ago)
Goemon's Great Adventure (best Goemon game actually released in America, but I think the controller pack support was supposedly preventing plausible release, not that I buy that excuse considering what they did with Pokemon Snap)

Gee, only one of those games isn't on the SNES. Wonder what my favorite game system of all time is... ;)

Link79

#71

Link79 said:

@ Rapadash6
I hope you're right about Rondo of blood. I'd kill for a chance to play that on my TV instead of having to buy a PSP for one game.
We'll just have to wait and see. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

7th_lutz

#72

7th_lutz said:

@64. MarkyVigoroth,

I have a reply for comment about the Sega Saturn and the n64.

Sega Saturn can't be a vc system on the Wii.

It is caused by 2 facts.

1.) The amount of memory a Saturn game takes up.
2.) Sega Saturn is a difficult system to emulate and it was a difficult system to program during its lifeas proof.

N64 doesn't have a lot of vc games for a three reasons:
1.) Nintendo has problems emulating Controller Paks and Expansion Pak for some reason.

2.) Most 3rd party games used Controller Paks to save n64 games.

3.) Rare has the rights to most n64 games they did with Nintendo.

Betagam7

#73

Betagam7 said:

Bass have to disagree with you on the VB "very few are worth playing" Considering only 14 games were ever released in the west and that Mario Clash, Red Alarm, Warioland, Vertical Force, Jack Bros, Space Squash and Mario Tennis are all well worth a go I'd say the VB actually has a pretty good quality to quantity ratio.
Never going to appear on Wii though. Look at Nintendo's revisionist "history" on SSBB in PAL regions and you'll see that it states that nothing was ever officially released for the system!

rat

#74

rat said:

I'd love to see GoldenEye, and I'd gladly be paying up to 1500 points for it, maybe even 2000. I also enjoyed a lot ISSS64/98, I feel that's when ISSS games' gameplay peaked. Extreme G would be nice too, never finished it because I didn't have a memory pak, and passwords are sooo 80s. Star wars games, even Turok and Doom 64 would be nice too. Perfect Dark. Diddy Kong Racing was good, but I've played it too much already. Majora's Mask will come out eventually. My girlfriend would like to play Lego Racers.

I think N64's lame/great ratio was even worse than NES', which is aggravated by a small library. Add a few IP/license issues, no rumble pak nor memory pak support, perhaps no expansion pak support either, and that's why there are only 15 released games, one of which is Mario Golf.

Just, for goodness' sake, DON'T THEY DARE TO RELEASE SUPERMAN 64!!!!!

worrybomb

#75

worrybomb said:

Definitely agree with Phantasy Star (SMS), Yoshi's Island (SNES), Earthbound (SNES), Contra Hard Corps (Genesis/MD), and Rondo of Blood (TG-16 CD). Here's my ten games wishlist, in no particular order.

  • Battletoads (NES): Yes, Rare made it and ports/remakes of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie are heading to Xbox Live instead of the VC. Still, it'll be great if Battletoads would get a VC release. Remaking the game, in my opinion, would lose it's charm so if Rare can hear us, they'll tell Microsoft to have a heart and allow them to release Battletoads to the VC.
  • U.N. Squadron (SNES): Yes another shooter. But I'll gladly trade most of the shooters in the VC library for this one. One of the best shooter games I have played and one I would gladly download in a heartbeat
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES): Sure you can have your Mario Kart fix on the DS and Wii but you haven't played Mario Kart until you played it with the Feather power-up.
  • Contra (NES): Why hasn't this game already released? What's taking Konami this long??
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars (Genesis/MD): Once a title only available on the Sega Channel, it'll be great to release it to an audience that never even knew the Genesis had a Sega Channel.
  • Sega CD games: Okay let's be realistic. Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast games aren't going to be available through the Virtual Console...at least during the Wii's VC life cycle. So can we have Sega CD games instead? While most of the library is crud, you still have great titles like Sonic CD, Lunar CD, Shining Force CD, Snatcher, Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Darkside, Earthworm Jim: Special Edition, Final Fight CD, etc. It'll be great if you introduce this Sega. =)
  • Metal Storm (NES): I heard a lot of praise about this underrated NES title so Irem should definitely re-introduce this gem to a new audience.
  • Little Nemo: The Dream Master (NES): If it is indeed true that Capcom is in the clear to release this title, then do it Capcom! Put down those re-releases of Street Fighter and release this game now!
  • Excitebike 64 (N64): I gotta mention a N64 title when it's all said and done, this title will be a great addition to the VC. Heck it'll be one of the great racers to be released on the Wii. So definitely release Excitebike 64. Great fun!
  • Skitchin' (Genesis/MD): While I would love Road Rash to be released on the VC, you really want a fisticuffs competition to the finish line, then Skitchin' is the game for you. Accompanied by a rockin' soundtrack, it's game that'll make you beat someone up. Just make sure to beat up the video game skaters only.
WolfLink22

#77

WolfLink22 said:

I agree that Yoshi's Island belongs on this list.But Tetris Attack and Super Smash Bros belong on it too.

niner

#78

niner said:

@worrybomb

Metal Storm! Yes, yes, yes. I forgot to mention that one. It's easily one of the best games for the NES. Anything from the now-defunct Irem is welcome, but that's their best game IMHO.

WiiMan192

#79

WiiMan192 said:

A fairly agreeable list there! :) But I was kinda expecting Super Mario Kart to be on there somewhere...

Cthuloops

#81

Cthuloops said:

Need:
EarthBound (SNES)
Battle Tanx (N64)
Majora's Mask (N64)
Jet Force Gemini (N64)
Mario Party (N64)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 (N64)
Resident Evil 2 (N64)
Blast Corps. (N64)
Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64)
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (N64)
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (N64)
Super Smash Bros. (N64)
Battle Tanx: Global Assault (N64)
Megaman X 1-3 (SNES)
Megaman 7 (SNES)

To name just a few. :P

RadioShadow

#82

RadioShadow said:

The VC games I want released are:

  • Bare Knuckle III (JP) (Genesis)
  • Contra: Hard Core (Genesis)
  • Panel De Pon (JP) (SNES)
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbours (SNES/Genesis)
  • Micro Machines 2 Turbo Tournament '98 (Genesis)
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES)
  • Aleste (MSX)
  • F-Zero X Expansion Pak (N64)
slapuallday

#84

slapuallday said:

Michael Jacksons Moonwalker for the Sega Genesis should be available on the VC i dont understand why its not there now...but it really should because it was one of the best games in its time..and it was the time when Michael Jackson was the best!

Eclipticalis

#85

Eclipticalis said:

Speaking of unusual games, I think "Base Wars" for NES would be a good addition. There's something so fun about robot fighting baseball. What better way to settle an umpire dispute than by fighting to the death?

Kaeobais

#86

Kaeobais said:

84. carson: I'd love to see that too. Doubt it though.

83. RadioShadow: Zombies ate my neighbors is amazing, it took me forever to beat it. Also enjoyed Ghoul Patrol, but not as much.

niner

#87

niner said:

@Eclipticalis

If you enjoy killing umpires then you'd love Mutant League Football and Mutant League Hockey for the Genesis. I'd love to see those come out on VC.

marktheshark

#88

marktheshark said:

Games I would like to see on VC:

Rampage: World Tour (N64)
The rest of the KOF games, from '95 up to 2003
SVC Chaos (Neo Geo)
Road Rash 64
Gex 64 & Gex 3
Samurai Shodown RPG (Neo Geo CD, might not happen for a few years)
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Samurai Shodown III, IV, V, and V Special
& some 3DO games

Stuffgamer1

#89

Stuffgamer1 said:

@Betagam7: Really? No games unlocked as you played Brawl? As I recall, the Virtual Boy list starts empty in America, too, but it fills as you unlock stuff in Brawl (trophies, stickers, characters, stages, I don't know for sure what does what).

On the other hand, a bit of research shows that the Virtual Boy was never released in Europe at all due to its failure elsewhere. I guess the "history" in Brawl is programmed to reflect releases in that territory...with that in mind, does Earthbound appear on the list?

#90

said:

Yoshi's Island! F**k yeah! =D I also agree that Rondo of blood and contra hard corps should arrive this year! But don't forget the awesome Castlevania Bloodlines!

And it will kill capcom to release Resident Evil 2 (N64) on the VC too? C'mon! That would be great!

CorbsAdmin

#91

Corbs said:

You don't know how close we were to including Castlevania Bloodlines. We wanted to squeeze in Contra Hard Corps, so we had to cut Bloodlines out. But you're right, it does belong on the VC.

dfalco

#92

dfalco said:

all the games i want for the n64 are mostely rare games
like
banjo kazooie
banjo tooie
conker bad fur day
perfect dark
jet force gimie
golden eye
killer instice
but there are some others i would like for the n64
star war racer
star wars shodow of the empire
star wars rouge squaridon
extrem g and extream g 2

marktheshark

#93

marktheshark said:

@dfalco
You do realize that Rare games probably won't happen for at least a few years, right? The other games on your list however, have a good to great chance of showing up eventually. I especially agree to your other wish list. :) I hope we get KOF'95 as well as '96, '97, '98, '99, 2000, 2001, 2002, & 2003. :)

Kaeobais

#95

Kaeobais said:

I don't get why everyone is getting all obsessed with SNES Mario Kart ... I remember it being very hard to control.

@Corbie: I've never played Castlevania Bloodlines, heard it was great though.

Here's my most wanted (lol) list.
In no specific order:
Haunting: Starring Polterguy (Genesis)
Turok 2 (N64)
Ghostbusters (Genesis)
Disney's Alladin (Genesis) (Not sure what the chances of this game are)
Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers (Genesis)

Would have had more Sonic Games, but I'm gonna get Sonic Mega Collection (Or try to). Also, Vectorman would have been in there, but I own Sonic Gems Collection, so ...

Twilight_Crow

#96

Twilight_Crow said:

I had totally forgoten Soul Blazer, awsome game, also, I'm with those who ask for Illusion of Time/Gaia, Terranigma and Lufia 2 (haven't played the last two but they certainly sound good), and I want to know what's all the fuzz about Rondo of Blood.

uncle_smuck

#97

uncle_smuck said:

How many of these games will actually be released?. I shall be holding my breath until new year. I can see us getting a few N64 games but not the ones we want. And as for saturn support...why not? Oh and what about Jaguar games? that had some superb games. alien vs preditor, tempest, theme park, brutal sports football..... I cant bring any more to mind.....
If the VC ever gets Mega CD they have to bring thunderhawlk to the VC!

ness

#98

ness said:

@ Stuffgamer1 (#90): "@Betagam7: Really? No games unlocked as you played Brawl? As I recall, the Virtual Boy list starts empty in America, too, but it fills as you unlock stuff in Brawl"

The Virtual Boy list fills in the Europe version of SSBB, too.

Adamant

#99

Adamant said:

"Lastly, Little Nemo is actually NOT a licensed property but public domain due to it's age, so it is perfectly eligable for release on the Virtual Console."

The Nemo game is based on the movie that came out at the time, and probably has some license problems regarding that.

Fredrik

#101

Fredrik said:

My wish list for 2009

1. Axelay (SNES) - Not out in Europe yet! Why Nintendo?!
2. Aladdin (SNES)
3. Demon's Crest (SNES)
4. Magical Quest, Mickey Mouse (SNES)
5. IO - Into Oblivion (C64)
6. Super Star Wars, the whole trilogy (SNES)
7. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
8. Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
9. Cybernator (SNES)
10. Amiga introduced to Virtual Console (with Turrcican as the first game)

Betagam7

#102

Betagam7 said:

@Ness and Stuffgamer

Yes the list of games is there my point with the "revisionism" is the fact that Nintendo tells us that every single VB game (and Earthbound) were "Not released" or words to that effect.
It's ridiculous and smacks of the Nintendo of the 80's and 90's that liked to pretend that the rest of the world didn't exist. For the same reason neither the US or Europe gets Earthbound in its "masterpieces" and PAL regions get 50hz "masterpieces" so we don't wonder why the version we buy from the VC is worse than the one on Brawl (this is despite the fact that 60hz versions of many of these appeared on Zelda collector disk and Animal Crossing)
The logic behind it all is staggering and makes you wonder, does Nintendo really think it'll be inundated with complaints from mothers who haven't been able to track down a copy of Earthbound or Red Alarm for little Johnny after he read about it on Brawl?

Draygone

#103

Draygone said:

Even though this list isn't in any specific order, I can't help but find it amusing that the first game in the list, Yoshi's Island, has a screenshot with a number 10 on it. :P

Also, this is really trivial, but I heard that the "Super Mario World 2" title was added for the US version, meaning it was just a standalone game in Japan rather than a sequel.

chr1sbean

#104

chr1sbean said:

Please please please release Faxanadu! I used to love that game, I remember getting it for Christmas one year and I did not leave my room again until school started! :)

Also, very personal choice this one, I would love to see Krakout(C64 game) on the VC - A kewl little bat & ball game that I first played that when I was about 8 years old, and I still play on an emulator today! Probably bore most people that game, but it's one of the few C64 games I'd actually pay any money for!

famicom

#106

famicom said:

Good ones, but I'm missing the best of the best in the SNES history of Enix games, mainly Terranigma.

Chrono Trigger won't be out any time soon. Because it's slowly being released worldwide on the DS.

MarkyVigoroth

#107

MarkyVigoroth said:

Betagam7-san: "The logic behind it all is staggering and makes you wonder, does Nintendo really think it'll be inundated with complaints from mothers who haven't been able to track down a copy of Earthbound or Red Alarm for little Johnny after he read about it on Brawl?"

If they do get inundated, those letters are nothing compared to the ammount of gamers (and parents who know more than a bit of gaming) who want Mother 2 in Virtual Console.

Stuffgamer1

#108

Stuffgamer1 said:

@Betagam7: Okay, that's not REALLY revising history, it's just poorly worded. Like I figured, what they mean was that those games were never released IN EUROPE! Sure, Japan and America got them, but the history of Nintendo's releases for PAL territories should reflect what was released there. In the same way, I believe that a number of Japan-only games are listed in the American Brawl's history, saying either "not released" or "Japan only" (or something to that effect).

Also, the reason for Earthbound not being in our Masterpieces is not fully known, but may have something to do with the fact that the Japanese VC doesn't have Mother 2 yet either. They may have put the Masterpiece on Brawl in Japan expecting to put the full game on VC, and were surprised to learn that they can't for some unknown reason. This is mostly speculation, but it would make sense...

ALDAWGZ

#109

ALDAWGZ said:

great list my top 10 games i like 2 see come 2 vc
super punch out
ducktales
super mario world 2
super mario kart
wrestlemania 2000
splatterhouse 3
friday the 13th
little nemo the dream master
tmnt 4 turtles in time
castlevania rondo of blood

wedge554

#110

wedge554 said:

Ill never understand nintendos marketing... why not just release them, then theyll get more money... stupid...

tsquared

#111

tsquared said:

These are wishful thinking but I would like to see
Deja Vu
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom
Maniac Mansion
Earthbound
R/C Pro Am
BattleToads
Nightshade
Willow
A boy and his blob
Shadowgate
Crystalis
North & South
The Firemen
Zombies ate my neighbors
Knights of the Round
Shadowrun

Outrunner

#112

Outrunner said:

Japanese/European Sonic CD is a must. As is Majora's Mask for me. Also I really hope they can get Saturn games up some day but I highly doubt it. Just imagine playing NiGHTS into dreams on my Wii... awesome...

Bobby_Paycheck

#113

Bobby_Paycheck said:

I can kind of understand the lack of Soul Blazer and Rygar, but no Earthbound?! One would think with Smash Bros. Brawl being out they would release some of the classic games starring the characters in the Smash Bros. roster. Characters like Ness and Lucas from Earthbound! Sin and Punishment had a cult following and it made it to the VC, it's time for Earthbound now.

capcom83

#114

capcom83 said:

No one mentioned Final fantasy games. I would like to see a release of any part. Or Chrono trigger!

CorbsAdmin

#115

Corbs said:

Square is too busy remaking the Final Fantasy titles to cut into their sales by releasing them on the Virtual Console. It's not looking likely at all that we're going to see any Final Fantasy titles released on the Virtual Console. And we won't see Chrono Trigger until sales of the DS remake die down completely.

Chunky_Droid

#116

Chunky_Droid said:

Would love to see SNES Bomberman, Wonderboy in Monsterland, Sonic & Knuckles and Super Mario Kart

And I wouldn't get a PSP even for the remake of Rondo of Blood as PSP's cramp my hands something fierce

MrPuzzlez

#117

MrPuzzlez said:

I believe that Tetris Attack is not on the list for the fact that Pokemon Puzzle League is available. Same formula, but with annoying Pokemon characters.

vegeta

#118

vegeta said:

i would like donkey kong 64, mario party 1,2,and 3,super smash bros (n64),banjo kazoi and banjoe tatoie. konkers bad fur day,mario tenis, and mortal combat 4

MarkyVigoroth

#119

MarkyVigoroth said:

"Bad Fur Day..." Since Wikipedia says that Nintendo denys the game, I doubt that such would be release. If such is true, then I bet they would release Conker's Pocket Tales or Diddy Kong Racing, yet I doubt Nintendo would want ANYTHING with Conker.

Kaeobais

#120

Kaeobais said:

102. Fredrik: I would have said Demons Crest too, as it is REALLY fun ... but is also mind numbingly hard.

Have any of you even heard of Haunting Starring polterguy? THAT GAME RULES ALL!!!!!!!

Ricardo91

#121

Ricardo91 said:

I haven't heard much about Soul Blazer, haven't heard of Nightmare in the Dark at all, and I'd rather have the original Contra than Hard Corps (though they'd both be very nice additions), but the rest of the list is dead on. Swell job Corbs!

Anyway, I've posted a top 10 list before, but I'll post another one that might be slightly different:

1. LoZ: Majora's Mask (N64)
2. Excitebike 64 (N64, duh)
3. Donkey Kong 64 (N64, duh)
4. Castlevania III (NES)
5. Contra (NES) (Why don't we have this yet?)
6. Super Mario Kart (SNES)
7. Phantasy Star (SMS)
8. Gargoyle's Quest II/Demon's Crest (NES/SNES)
9. Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES)
10. Earthbound (SNES)

Honorable mentions: Blaster Master, Clash at Demonhead, Mega Man X1 & 2, Rolling Thunder 3, Taz-Mania, Mischief Makers, Alien Syndrome, Parasol Stars, Crystalis, Outrun, CV: Bloodlines, Devil World, Metal Slug X, Smash Bros., Super Punch-Out!!, MUSHA, Life Force, Pilotwings (64 or otherwise), a few imports.

I'd also like to see Sonic & Knuckles, Yoshi's Island, and Rondo of Blood, but left them out because I have them in other forms, and thus wouldn't download them, and Tecmo Super Bowl because of licensing issues with the NFL teams.

dfalco

#122

dfalco said:

yep i do realize that but you can't blain a bloke for trying it would be great to get all the rare games for the n64 because the are so great. but if not.
duck hunt
duck tales
fire embelms
smash brothers
starfox
iliousion of gaia
secert of everymore
chrono trigger
mario tennis
win back

Pj1

#123

Pj1 said:

My wish list is.

Mario Kart
Mario All Stars
Pilot Wings
Mario Tennis
Majora's Mask
Chrono Trigger
Earth Bound

Would I be allowed to mention Mario's time machine and Mario is missing? I think they would make great additions to VC, oh and EA games, Desert Strike, Ice hockey and Road Rash.
Chrono Trigger

dfalco

#124

dfalco said:

a list of 100 games i want on the vc in order of how depress i am see them on there.
100 dr mario nes
99 duck hunt nes
98 road rash n64
97 harvest moon 64
96 stack up nes
95 hey you pikachu n64
94 killer instice snes
93 dragon warrio nes
92 mario paint snes
91 mario party n64
90 kirby dream land 3 snes
89 kirby 5 in one snes
88 super punch out snes
87 fire embelm nes
86 dark rief n64
85 mortal kombat snes
84 mario is missing snes
83 contra nes
82 mortal kombat 2 snes
81 un .squardrion snes
80 mario time machine snes
79 pokemon stadium n64
78 ulimate mortal kombat 3 snes
77 gyromite nes
76 mortal kombat 3 snes
75 phantasy star master system
74 splatterhouse 3 mega drive
73 vectorman 2 mega drive
72 castelvania rondan of blood tg 16
71 sin earth tg 16
70 duck tales nes
69 teenage muntant ninja turtels 2 nes
68 megaman 4 nes
67 castelvania bloodline mega drive mega drive
66 pokemon stadium 2 n64
65 mother nes
64 clu clu land nes
63 wings of war mega drive
62 shadow dancer mega drive
61 starwars shadow of the empire n64
60 secert of everymore snes
59 mega man 5 nes
58 conker bad fur day 64
57 wipeout64
56 golden eye n64
55 final fantasy 2 snes or 4 in japan snes
54 cadash tg 16
53 beetel adventures racing
52 castelvania n64
51paperboy n64
50 wild gunmen nes

Bass_X0

#125

Bass_X0 said:

118: Actually, its because the Tetris name is actually a license now and apparently the Tetris company won't allow the Tetris name on games that aren't proper Tetris. I think Nintendo should be able to change the name of the game and the title screen to something like "Yoshi's Puzzle League" or something.

dfalco

#126

dfalco said:

part 2
49 hogan alley nes
48 dr mario 64
47 ninja gadien 2 nes
46 dragon quest snes
45 castelvania legacy of darkness n64
44 earthbound snes
43 final fantasy 3/ or 6 in japan
42 lionking snes
41 megaman 6 nes
40 winback n64
39 aladian snes
38 cusom robo 2 n64
37 killer instice gold n64
36 mickey mouse speedway n64
35 mortal kombat 4 n64
34 zombie ate my negihbours snes
33 paden de pon snes
32 act rasier2 snes
31 aero fighters snes
30 stunt race fx snes
29 wild guns snes
28 tinstar snes
27 pilotwings snes
26 banjo tooie n64
25 axelay snes
24 star ocean snes
23 super scoope 6 snes
22 tetris attack snes
21 yoshi safari snes
20 pilotwings 64
19 mario kart snes
18 iluision of gaia snes
17 star fox snes
16 exterm g n64
15 ninja gadien 3 nes
14 megaman x snes
13 soul blazer
12 star wars episode racer n64
11 street fighter alpah 2 snes
10 banjo kaoozie n64
9 mario golf n64
8 donland duck mauland malid snes
7 mario party 2 64
6 mario party 3 n64
5 major mask n64
4 yoshi island snes
3 mario tennis n64
2smash brothers n64
1 chrono trigger it my all time best game i got the usa copie and i got a download on the computer best game ever.

dfalco

#127

dfalco said:

thunder force serise
mega man 7
waku waku 7
last blade
metal slug 3
mark of wolfs
robortron
wrtrix
lufia
fire embelm snes
intranition super star soccer 64
ready to rumbel
mario early years serise
mario all stars
gunshoe
pengo
donkey kong 64
salom
excite bike n64
duck tales 2
resident evil 2
wrecking crew 98
megman 64
jet force gimie
turok 1
evo
at the end of the year if most of these games are on the list i do another what more games i like to see on the vc

Objection

#128

Objection said:

@dfalco "43 final fantasy 3 of 6 in japan snes" FIII was on the Famicom, AKA NES (Our "FFII" was IV on the SNES and our "FFIII" was VI on the SNES.)

XCWarrior

#129

XCWarrior said:

My #1 is the original Star Fox.
Ogre Battle for the N64
Final Fantasy II and III for SNES
Earthbound for the NES as well
TMNT II, III and IV
Double Dragon series

KingMike

#130

KingMike said:

I would be shocked if Mother 1 and 2 don't come to Japan this year, since this summer is the 20th and 15th anniversaries, respectively.
EarthBound would be certain to come. And Mother 1 is well within their capabilities (leaked copies of the finished but unreleased US version have been circulating for a decade and selling for hundreds, so it'd be crazy for them to not offer it legally).
Still, Lufia II needs to be released (I liked 1, but I'll admit its gameplay was a bit dated even for its original release).

Yoshi's Island GBA: they blew it by putting Yoshi's groaning sound in when he floats. It is easily as annoying as Mario's whining. Considering it one of the most frequently heard sound effects, that's a bad thing.

MetroidMedia

#131

MetroidMedia said:

Awwww I only saw 2 games I wanted on this list.
EarthBound and yoshi's Island.
oh come on thats all I can afford!
the only thing I want is.
5.Final Fantasy VI
4.Super Mario All Stars Deluxe(World)
3.EarthBound
2.Yoshi's Island
1.Majoras Mask
thats all! nothing more. Who cares if they're famous? I didn't like games like ActRaiser and Pokemon Snap! I found them boring. And I HATE contra. too hard! GO AHEAD!!! send your hater comment to me(especialy you Mickymack)! That all your peoples lives are worth, hater comments! ITS MY ****ING OPINION!!!

Bass_X0

#132

Bass_X0 said:

I believe baby Mario's crying was intentionally annoying. You don't want to lose him because you don't want to hear the crying and you have to get him back quickly to shut him up.

CanisWolfred

#133

CanisWolfred said:

@MetroidMedia

Whoa, calm down there, little man! I mean really, we're not even allowed to flame here, so don't worry about it. Besides, you did give legitimate reasons for disliking those ones you mentioned, and as for your list, well, there is a reason why those games are so famous.;)

And I thought Contra was too difficult, too. I liked C3 though, being able to have a spare weapon stashed really helped a lot. And yeah, I can see why you got bored with ActRaiser and Pokemon Snap, despite the fact that I really liked them.

Edit:...wait, what?! When have I ever sent you "hateful comments"?

@Bass0X

Yeah, while I personally found chasing baby Mario to be annoying enough, BM's crying just made it even worse. Major reason why Yoshi's island is my least favorite Mario game.

Also, I forgot about Rygar until I saw this list! I was really looking forward to it. I'll also be looking forward to Lost Vikings, now that I know what it actually is. I had never heard of Nightmare in the Dark before I saw it on this list, but now I'm definitely looking forward to it! I had played Contra: HC on an emulator before, but it's been so long that I can't really remember what it was like...hold on, I still have the ROM, guess I'll give it another go, hold on a second. Edit: DO WANT!!! I'd actually go as far as to say that C: HC is actually better than C3! I definitely can't wait until it comes out!

MetroidMedia

#134

MetroidMedia said:

@Mickeymac
sorry Mickymac.
you just always find somthing wrong with my taste in games.(besides now)
dont get upset about it.(your the one who usualy replys... thats all)
Im sorry for that. your usualy nice about correcting me so i can't say your my biggest hater.(or a hater at all) I should say thanks. for... actualy respecting my opinion.
EDIT: I actualy like Contra 3 but Contra(NES) was too hard!

CanisWolfred

#135

CanisWolfred said:

@MetroidMedia

I'm not really finding fault with your tastes, I was just throwing in my own 2 cents. I like to voice my own opinions. It's just that our opinions don't match up most of the time. For instance I honestly only liked one of those games that you mentioned, but even still, I'm not going to deny that those other ones are quality games.

CanisWolfred

#137

CanisWolfred said:

Oh, right, forgot to mention that.:P Earthbound - while I was disappointed that the battle system was basicly ripped from Dragon Quest(which I hate), the witty humor was more than enough to make up for it. I really liked it a lot, although, not as much as I had hoped.

Edit: I'm sorry for that. You're usually nice about correcting me so i can't say you're my biggest hater (or a hater at all). I should say thanks, for... actually respecting my opinion.

No problem, I wasn't even really mad, to be honest. I actually found it kind of funny, since I was thinking at the time "wow, some big jerk must of really set him off", and then it turns out that big jerk was me. Yay, irony!:P

CorbsAdmin

#138

Corbs said:

When someone says a game is "too hard" it always reminds me of what my friend used say while we were playing R-Type in the arcades and someone would complain about it being overly difficult. He'd say, "It's not an overly difficult game, you're just an overly sucky gamer!" Still makes me laugh to this day.:)

Bendover83

#139

Bendover83 said:

I had 10 games, but I've thought of more as time went. So here's my 25 games I would like to see on VC.
1) Turtles in Time
2) Contra
3) Gauntlet
4) Karnov
5) Paperboy
6) R.C. Pro Am
7) Double Dragon II
8) Return of Double Dragon
9) Mutant League Football
10) Road Rash
11) Primal Rage
12) 7up Spot
13) DuckTales
14) Chip N' Dales Rescue Rangers
15) BattleToads
16) Uniracers
17) Contra Hard Corps
18) Winback
19) Zombies Ate My Neighbors
20) Super Smash Bros.
21) Ninja Turtles: Hyperstone Heist
22) Super Punch Out
23) Super Mario Kart
24) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
25) Tetris 64 (The one where you could build the seven wonders of the world with the blocks collected, I think.)

Tornado_Man

#140

Tornado_Man said:

Here is my top 10
10.Super Mario kart
09.Super Smash bros
08.DK64
07.Duck Tails
06.Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
05.EarthBound
04.Wrecking crew 98
03.Mario party
02.Mario Tennis
01.Superman 64 (IMO GREATEST GAME EVER)

lol just kidding on number 1, number 1 would be Mega man 4

MarkyVigoroth

#141

MarkyVigoroth said:

"When someone says a game is "too hard" it always reminds me of what my friend used say while we were playing R-Type in the arcades and someone would complain about it being overly difficult. He'd say, 'It's not an overly difficult game, you're just an overly sucky gamer!' Still makes me laugh to this day."
I do not like losing tons in games, yet I decided that those are not legimate reasons why to hate Bio Miracle Bokkutte Upa, Phantasy Star II, and Magician for the NeoGeo.

dfalco

#142

dfalco said:

lots of these peopel have good tatse in video games but there is one game that relly anyoing me is earthbound ok it a good game but why do peopel want on the vc libary so quickly there are other games that should be on the list first like smash brothers.

Bass_X0

#143

Bass_X0 said:

Does anyone think Crackdown and ESWAT will appear on the U.S. VC sometime this year? Sega have almost exhausted their own published Genesis games yet for some reason these two remain European exclusive. I have no idea why they are though. Ehh...

Ricardo91

#145

Ricardo91 said:

@Mickeymac. If Baby Mario's crying really ruins the game thar much for you, try turning the volume down. :P

@Corbie. I'd take offense to that. I'd probably be the complaining guy. :|

CanisWolfred

#146

CanisWolfred said:

@Ricardo91

Well, I suppose I could do that, but that still won't fix everything else that I hated about it. I never said that the cry was what ruined it, I just said that it made it even worse.

Exidy

#147

Exidy said:

Lets play the following this year on VC-
NES--
Little Nemo
RC pro-am
Slalom
Golgo 13
Super Nintendo--
Space Megaforce
Uniracer
U.N. Squadron
Neo--
Blazing Star
Windjammers

Objection

#149

Objection said:

"When someone says a game is "too hard" it always reminds me of what my friend used say while we were playing R-Type in the arcades and someone would complain about it being overly difficult. He'd say, 'It's not an overly difficult game, you're just an overly sucky gamer!' Still makes me laugh to this day."
Or you could just say you're a sucker, since you spent many more quarters on those difficult games to get good enough at them than a more-balanced game. Just throwing my 2 cents in...

Captain_Konami

#150

Captain_Konami said:

Ah, some good worthwhile articles being posted on VC Reviews recently. Much thanks.

Yes, I do like this list. Either games that I agree with based on personal experience and affection (like Rygar), or ones I know enough about to know are worthy choices for ones I never got to play yet would definitely purchase to try out (Soulblazer, Nightmare in the Dark, Contra Hard Corp, Earthbound.......essentially the sorts that were the big draw for me in buying the WII/VC in the first place :) ). And glad to see Star Fox get a mention, as it really shouldn't go without mentioning. :)

And @ Corbie 139's "It's not an overly difficult game, you're just an overly sucky gamer!":

Yeeeaaah, that's just good stuff....... :)

Sadly, I think there are too many games that put me in that description (though I'd suspect most every gamer has games that put them into the description at some time or another).

As for a top 10 list, I could easily just go nuts with a bunch of NES games, as I seem to have preference for such, but lets see if I can work in a couple SNES ones:

Crystalis (glad to see it mentioned by so many previously.....my intuition tells me there's hope for it sooner rather than later.... who knows)
Most of Bendover83's top 10 (I do get to cheat and do a many-to-one to sneak in extra titles, right??? Great. Good. :) )
Mario Party 3
Star Fox (snes)
Contra (nes) (after reading folks wondering about the lack of it's release on VC thus far, I'm moved to wonder if the presence of it's arcade port on the Xbox360 might be a legal fork in Big N's interests in releasing it?)
Blaster Master
Goonies 2
Rygar
ProWrestling
Duck Tales

Secondary mention of Chip n Dale’s Rescue Rangers (and #2, just cuz I never got to play it and it looks consistently as good as the first one), Boy and His Blob, and ...... oh yeah, THE COMMODORE 64 for NA (even with some of the flawed emulations that seem to be sneaking out on it in EU).

On an aside, when it comes to Hudson hopes like Rondo of Blood and Faxanadu (you know I just couldn't go through a Most Wanted post without asking for that good little game) , it occurs to me that there might be the possibility that Hudson has already completed it's emulation for those to the VC and that are already in Big N's (I'm guessing) ungodly large and overstocked HOLDING PEN (what's more likely, that they let it run dry as some suggest, or that they are holding back for their own selfish reasons.......I know which seems likelier to me) and may yet come out in a decent time frame even with Hudson looking toward other avenues currently. (Though Big N might STILL hold up their releases just to spite Hudson....... it's been done before)

punchout87

#151

punchout87 said:

Here's My Absolute Dream List:

1. Super Punch Out (Snes)
2. Final Fight 2 or 3 (Snes)
3. T.M.N.T. 4: Turtles in Time (Snes)
4. Revenge of Shinobi (Genesis)
5. Batman Returns (Snes)
6. Starfox (Snes)
7. Sunset Riders (Snes)
8. Contra (Nes)
9. Aladdin (Genesis)
10. Double Dragon 2: The Revenge (Nes)

rodoubleb

#152

rodoubleb said:

My personal wish list:
10. The Magic of Scheherazade
9. Tombs & Treasure
8. Wizardry
7.Clash at Demon Head
6. Maniac Mansion
5. Shingen the Ruler
4. Baseball Stars
3. Shadow Gate
2. Life Force
1. Tecmo Super Bowl

Tweek

#153

Tweek said:

My Personal Top 10 List (in no particular Order:

1. Final Fantasy (NES)
2. Crystalis (NES)
3. Double Dragon 2 (NES)
4. Any of the N64 Mario Party Games
5. Contra (NES)
6. Fire Emblem (NES)
7. EarthBound (SNES)
8. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
9. UN Squadron (SNES)
10. CastleVania 3 (NES)

I know that several of the games on my list are unlikely to be released at all, so please, dont bug me about it.

Viral

#154

Viral said:

I was just thinking, where are Mario Party 1, 2, and 3 as well as Final Fantasy 1-6? Square has milked us long enough for they're re-re-re-releasing of these games. I think it's time they owned up and offered it on the VC. As for Mario Partys, Nintendo could easily release those, it's just whenever they're bored?

ShivanDrgn

#155

ShivanDrgn said:

For me I would like to see:
1. Bahamut Lagoon (SNES)
2. Last Blade (Neo Geo CD)
3. Ogre Battle 64 (SNES one is coming soon)
4. Twinkle Star Sprites (Neo Geo CD)
and of course.....
Chrono Trigger!! :P

Jockolantern

#156

Jockolantern said:

@ShivanDrgn: Considering a superior port of Chrono Trigger just came out on the DS, the chances of that game ever seeing the light of day on the VC are slim to none. Get a DS and grab this new port of Chrono Trigger; you won't be disappointed.

CanisWolfred

#159

CanisWolfred said:

I honestly can't come up with any sort of list. I could probably list some off the top of my head...and I will:

Ranger-X (Gen)
Road Rash (Gen)
Contra: Hard Corps (Gen)
Castlevania: Bloodlines (Gen)
Crystallis (NES)
Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Makyo Toitsusen (Gen)
Pulseman (Gen)
M.U.S.H.A. (although any Genesis fighter will do)
Metal Storm (NES)
Nightmare in the Dark (Neo Geo)
SVC: Chaos (Neo Geo)
Seiken Densetsu 3, Secret of Evermore, Soul Blazer, Terranigma, Illusion of Gaia (SNES)
Rage of the Dragon (Neo Geo)
Matrimelee (Neo Geo)
King of Fighters '99, Samurai Shodown III, Metal Slug X (My second personal favorites in their respective series)
Blazing Star, Pulstar (Neo Geo)
Garou: Mark of the Wolves (why wasn't it at the top of my list?: Because I completely forgot about it until about 5 seconds ago!)
Last Blade 2 (the one with Setsuna)(another game I completely forgot about, which is odd, since I changed my avy to Setsuna in order to constantly remind myself how much I want that game)
Way more than I am willing to, or even capable of listing
*In no particular order

But in all honesty, I'm just keeping my eyes out for good games, especially obscure games that never quite got their due back in the day.

brooks83

#161

brooks83 said:

@ Captain_Konami: The fact that the arcade version of Contra is on Xbox Live shouldn't cause a legal issue. Super C is also on Xbox Live, and we have it on the VC.

Rootbeer

#162

Rootbeer said:

Lost Vikings on SNES? No way...it's gotta be the Genesis version. More levels and 3 players make it the clear cut superior version. I play that sucker just about every week with 2 of my friends, and it's an incredible experience. I don't see how anyone could play Lost Vikings by themselves or with only one other person.

dfalco

#163

dfalco said:

in there top ten list yoshi island is at ten i think that is wrong because there other 9 are all right games but w 2 is the best one on the list and the it will be thunder force 3 there other 8 are all right but yoshi is the best one on there trust me it my 4 fav snes game after link to the past chrono trigger and mario world .

CanisWolfred

#164

CanisWolfred said:

@dfalco

It's not a "top ten list" it's just ten games that they want to see. If anything, Yoshi's Island is #1, since it's the first one they mentioned.

RMA

#166

RMA said:

ZOMBIES ATE MY NEIGHBOURS!

They really did...I'm worried I'm next...

ViLLY83

#167

ViLLY83 said:

Doesn't anyone want Fire'N'Ice (Solomon Key 2) on the NES? IT'S BRILLIANT! Here is my list:

NES: Fire'N'Ice (Solomon Key 2), Duck Tales, Megaman 4-6, Marble Madness, Tecmo Cup, Bart vs the World

SNES: Super Mario Kart, Yoshi's Island (it was high time, hooray!), Killer Instinct, Star Fox

MEGA DRIVE / GENESIS: Jungle Book, Aladdin, Castle of Illusion, Land of Illusion, Sensible Soccer, Deep Duck Trouble

N64: Majora's Mask, DK 64!!!

@ 29.Corbie: I'd really love some Commodore Amiga stuff too!!! Along with some classics from portable consoles (GB & GG): Mario Land, Mario Land 2, Sonic Drift...

Cheers

dfalco

#168

dfalco said:

even if it is a top ten list there want to see for 2009 7 out of 10 of these games won,t be on the vc libary any way. you will get 3 this year and 3 year next year or 4 if you luckly

Kaeobais

#169

Kaeobais said:

ZOMBIES ATE MY NEIGHBOURS!

They really did...I'm worried I'm next... lol

You know what I was just thi COUGH haunting starring polterguy cough woah, sorry about that, you know what I was just thinking, we need fackin NES Gauntlet to be released ... granted it is hard as hell past level 30 ...

CanisWolfred

#170

CanisWolfred said:

@dfalco #169

Yeah, I really can't understand what you wrote there (actually, I can't understand any of your posts), but I'll take a guess and say you're referring to the main list, and said that this is a top ten list, and that 7 out of 10 of these won't be coming to the VC.

With that assumption, I say this: All of these have a very good chance of coming evenually, unless you mean that 3 out of 10 won't be coming, which is slightly more plausible. Yoshi's Island, Earthbound, and Dracula X: Rondo of Blood have a very, very small chance of never coming to the VC, but I'm pretty sure they'll come eventually.

And it's not a top ten list.

Also I would like to see Wipeout 64. Of course it won't, and I could easily get it off eBay for super cheap, but still, it would be cool if it did come to the VC.

Kaeobais

#172

Kaeobais said:

Well I'm not sure what Resident evil's could possibly go on there unless there was a N64 one.

Jasco

#173

Jasco said:

Top 10 Games i would like to see on VC
1)Soul Blazer SNES
2)Lagoon SNES
3)Lufia 2 SNES
4)Friday the 13th NES
5)IIusion of Gaia SNES
6)Castlevania Bloodlines Genesis
7)The Legend of Zelda - Majora's Mask N64
8)Chrono Trigger SNES
9)R.C. Pro Am NES
10)P.O.W NES

Jasco

#175

Jasco said:

never played Resident Evil 2 on the N64 was it any good but i had it for the PS1

Jasco

#176

Jasco said:

wonder if they will never release the Resident Evil games that were on the Gamecube and put them on the VC

ness

#177

ness said:

No, not in this generation. Don't forget, GameCube games are 1,5 GByte big ;).

Jasco

#178

Jasco said:

i wish that Nintendo would team up with Sony and start putting out some of there best games on VC can you image playing Final Fantasy 7 on VC but that will never happen....

CobraCommander

#180

CobraCommander said:

1. Donkey Kong 64 (N64)
2. Castlevania (N64)
3. SMW2 Yoshis Island )SNES
4. Sailormoon Rpg (SNES)
5. Macross (SNES)
6. Resident Evil 2 (N64)
7. Starcraft (N64) -with Wii Remote Support!
8.Snatcher (Turbografx)
9.Devil Man (NES)
10. Crisis Force (NES)

Kaeobais

#181

Kaeobais said:

175. Bass X0: Oh,well I can see it happening since Capcom is doing quite a bit with nintendo so far. What with Monster Hunter 3 coming up and them having already released RE4 on Wii. There's a very real chance they might release RE2 on VC.

179. Jasco: Yeah, can't see ninty joining one of it's opposers. Of coarse sega has been with ninty for quite a while, but that was because sega screwed themselves by making a bunch of consoles (not all) that sucked, almost destroying them., until ninty hopped in :D

hal

#182

hal said:

@Jasco: FF7 + Ehrgeiz may be released on PSNetwork, --hopefully this year.. Ehrgeiz was already released in JP; heard SCEA was trying to get more content released in US. of course, no hope with VC though.

@Shadx: don't think Sega actually 'screwed' themselves with the consoles.. they've developed a large 'cult' pretty much! [is it because they died young? lol] not to mention their great ideas/content* + their willingness to not become another EA**, ect.,. what 'destroyed' them was not only PS2, but the combination of losing their main financier(alot was probably unresolved also)! after the major financial losses, theres the dissolution under Sammy in 2004. Nintendo didn't save anything at all, unfortunately.. so alot of their brain-trust (that is, actual Sega) is gone.

**no offense to EA, ect., but it's no coincidence that the over all 'interest' of VGs is not really what it could be; the vast majority are extremely boring.
*like to see Nintendo conceive something [aesthetically] on the level of Cosmic Smash. gameplay-wise, it's 'dead simple' (tennis/pong/squash + break out), but wonder if they can really match something like that.. [just speculation].

Jasco

#183

Jasco said:

i hope that Soul Blazer or Lufia 2 comes out on the VC sometime this year both are great games also is there any new when Super Punch Out! will hit the VC

DarkChocolate76

#184

DarkChocolate76 said:

Hmmm...I KNOW this is dating me, but I would love to see the classic Commodore VIC-20 games Omega Race and Cosmic Cruncher released on the VC. If they can release C64 games...VIC-20 should not be far behind.

Jasco

#185

Jasco said:

Would love to see them add 3DO games to the VC someday.. Way of the Warrior was awesome on 3DO

#188

said:

I would mostly agree with this list. Given, I've got the SNES and GBA versions of Yoshi's Island already. Contra Hard Corps has needed a rerelease for quite some time now. Lost Vikings is pretty cool, but not really one of my priorities. Phantasy Star will probably be in Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, and I have the (somewhat glitchy) port for the GBA, though I'd totally support it showing up on the VC.

Rygar, definitely Rygar. I have the arcade game on Tecmo Classic Arcade, as well as the PS2 game. It's strange that Tecmo, who was so generous with including the Ninja Gaiden trilogy and arcade game on the XBox releases of the series, failed to include the Arcade or NES games in Rygar: TLA. Thunder Force as a whole is good, but I'm a little more interested in Technosoft's more cult effort, Herzog Zwei.

I'm afraid I've been beaten to the punch, as it would seem that, at my place in post 189, only one person (Cally of post 30) mentioned Herzog Zwei. It's been up there on my list with Super Mario RPG, Castlevania III, Ys Book I & II, and even entirely unexpected games like Do-Re-Mi Fantasy, Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa, and Puyo Puyo 2 from the start.

When I first got the Wii, my first downloads included Toejam & Earl, Bomberman '93, and the Internet Channel. I wanted Herzog Zwei as well, as it's one of the best 2P games around, and it's simply mind-blowing for an '89 Genesis game to have such outstanding competitive play. It was so early in the Genesis' life, and yet it's aged so well that it could've been from the mid-nineties and none would be the wiser.

Go ahead and keep your list the same, it's true that there are plenty of people with varying opinions, but I'll hope that you merely overlooked Herzog Zwei and are tempted to revise that list to kick out one of those games in it's favor. -_^

WiiFreedom

#189

WiiFreedom said:

It'd be cool to have EarthBound in VC now...although...they could put at least one Final Fantasy game too.

#190

said:

^ Yeah, they could, but we all know the most obvious choice would be Mystic Quest. I doubt they'd remake that, and it'd make the ideal throwaway to defend against any questioning that Square doesn't "fully support" the VC and Wiiware.

Kinda like how Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was supposed to convince idiot Nintendo fanboys that Square still loved them. The game sucked and you know it, and it was only Final Fantasy by name, but hey, they've been real good on the remakes since the GBA, and remakes are A-OK since the new stuff sucks phenomenally.

Even Japan didn't get much Dragon Quest love on the GBA, but the DS is the exact opposite.

To end this, I'll state that Nintendo doesn't want Earthbound on the VC because people would buy it, and... ummmm... HERZOG ZWEI!

StarDust4Ever

#191

StarDust4Ever said:

@dfalco: You may want to check your top 100 list again, as some of the titles have already been released - I noticed two already, but I am sure there are more...

90 kirby dream land 3 snes
9 mario golf n64

SKTTR

#192

SKTTR said:

@StarDust: He's from the UK.

for me it's enough to have 1 good game in a month.
so here it comes.

January: StarTropics 2 (NES)
February: Super Turrican 2 (SNES)
March: Gribbly's Day Out (C64)
April: Last Blade (NG)
May: Warsong (MD)
June: Earthbound (SNES) Hanabi and my birthday ;)
July: Wetrix (N64)
August: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
September: Strider (MD)
October: Zombies (SNES) great for Halloween
November: Project Firestart (C64) also great Halloween title
December: Terranigma (SNES)

I think this year is a no-no-go for Chrono Trigger and Kirby's Fun Pak. :(

UKnowIt

#193

UKnowIt said:

I'd love to see the following:

TigerHeli - NES
Karnov - NES
Gauntlet Legends - N64
All the NES Dragon Warriors
NBA Jams or NBA Showtime SNES
ArchRivals - NES
RC Pro AM - NES
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire - N64
Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey - N64
Drakkhen - SNES
Smash TV - SNES

I can go on and on!!!!

FierceDiety94

#194

FierceDiety94 said:

you know what I just wish in the first place? I wish you could just connect a port from your Wii, to your Computer, go to the internet, and download any game you want, hardly any limitations, instead, you got a load of junk if you ask me, in my opinion, the Virtual console couldn't be any more disappointing. the only thing it did right, was release Super Mario RPG. unless Virtual console changes their ways of downloading and stop with this total nonsense that a Dog could figure out, forget it. let them release these cruddy games. and to all Earthbound fans out there: I know your pain, I'm not a fan of it myself, but I sure know the disappointments of Virtual console,
all they do every Week, is sit on their butts and release loads of over-priced pieces of junk.

FierceDiety94

#197

FierceDiety94 said:

@ Hal: yeah, it really is man. I'm not trying to sound like a baby, but there are some things I feel can really use some second thoughts. Virtual console was one of the many reasons I got the Wii in the first place. anyway, sad? yes. is it going to ruin my life? nah.

I always thought it would be neat for Nintendo to make the super gameboy a playable kind of system for Virtual console. THAT would be great. I like super mario land 2: 6 golden coins.

TheWrightWay

#199

TheWrightWay said:

...There Is But One Game And One Game ONLY That I MUST See On The Virtual Console. And It Is This:
The Illusion Of Gaia.
PLEASE Somebody Make That Happen.
And Possibly Monster Party. Great Game >___o

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