The Virtual Console release schedule has tapered off quite a bit lately, but we can't help but think that there are still quite a few games that could and should see a release on the service at some point.
Nintendo's become one of the most popular game developers in the industry and have quite a storied history over the years in both arcades and on their various home game consoles. So now it's time to let Nintendo know which of their games we want to see made available on the Virtual Console.
With the Virtual Console Arcade platform firmly in place, classic 80's Nintendo arcade titles like Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong 3, Popeye, and the original Mario Bros. seem like the perfect fit for the Virtual Console service. Sure we've seen NES versions of some of these games released on the service already, but there's nothing quite like the real thing and there's really no reason not to release these timeless arcade classics.
There are also still a few Nintendo first-party console titles left for the taking. Earthbound (SNES) has been a title fans have been clamoring for since the inception of the Virtual Console service, and Yoshi's Island (SNES) comes up fairly often in various Virtual Console discussions as well. We know there are some possible licensing issues with Earthbound and Yoshi's Island makes use of the special Super FX 2 chip, but it would seem that a company with the clout and experience of Nintendo would be able to get past these minor roadblocks if they truly wanted to.
Well we've rambled on about the Nintendo classics we'd like to see brought to the Wii Virtual Console service and now we want to hear what you have to say. Here's your chance to tell Nintendo what first-party games you'd like to see made available on the Virtual Console service. Let your voice be heard! Who knows, they might even listen.