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Talking Point: The NES Games You Want on 3DS Virtual Console

Posted by James Newton

By popular demand

We've already heard about the GBA games you want on 3DS Virtual Console, but that's only half the equation: Nintendo will also be giving away 10 free NES games to 3DS users too.

The NES games announced so far are:

Super Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Balloon Fight
Ice Climber
The Legend of Zelda

Obviously the NES has a much larger catalogue than just these five, so we want to know which games you want to see come to the 3DS download service.

Remember that Nintendo has confirmed that NES games for 3DS will include multiplayer functions, so be sure to factor that into your decisions too.

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User Comments (185)



Curt said:

Final Fantasy
Mega Man (any)
Kirby's Adventure
Super Mario Bros. 2 or 3
Zelda II



Corbs said:

Zelda II
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Kid Icarus
Dragon Warrior
Kid Niki
Mega Man 1-5
Castlevania 1-3



DrKarl said:

Zelda II
Super Mario Brothers 2 - Japan
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
Adventures of Lolo 1 & 2
Punch Out
Star Tropics 1 & 2
R.C. Pro Am
Cobra Triangle



bonesy91 said:

Kid Icarus (to get in the mood for Uprising)
Zelda II

that's all I can think of Nintendo wise.



chocolate_gal said:

uhhhhh what now? I am a super gamer chick and i have a x box, x box 360, ds, dsi, 3ds, nintendo, game cube, ps1, ps2, ps3, wii, and im gonna get a wii U.......but my point is your making no sense. :l



Dynetheous said:

super mario bros 3
zelda II
kid icarus
mega man II
almost forgot..super mario bros 2



Kevin said:

Little Nemo: The Dream Master
Maniac Mansion
Zelda II (Don't care what any of you say)



lord_hades said:

kid icarus
mario bros (not to be mistaken with super mario bros)
donkey kong
aboy and his blob



Link79 said:

Can't we already get pretty much any Nes game we ever wanted on Wii VC by now? What's left that hasn't already been released?
I can't really think of any that I wanted that hasn't already been made available.



Link79 said:

Well I guess it would be neat having portable Nes games.
i just can't imagine there'd be that many people with a 3DS but no Wii.



wwc said:

People are overlooking that Mario Golf game NES open.

Mario 3
Metal Gear



Nickno said:

@chocolate_gal Your the one making no sense. O____________O
And the games I think should be on it are....hmm...Metroid, Kid Icarus, SMB2: Lost Levels, SMB3, and.... DKJR MATH jk.



3DS said:

Mega Man 1-5
Kid Icarus
Zelda 2
Final Fantasy
Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3



gamepopper said:

Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos
Zelda II
Little Samson
Startropics know what, I'd love to see more obscure NES titles available to download unlike the ones that ALWAYS become either downloadable or ported like the Megamans, the Marios and the Zeldas



Stine said:

Kid Icarus
Dragon Warrior
Adventure Island
DuckTales (lol)
Castlevania 1 or 3
Mega Man (any)

Out of those, I think there's a great chance of getting Kid Icarus and Puch-Out. I don't really care, though; I can get NES games on the Wii. I'm way more excited about the GBA games.



Rapadash6 said:

You know this is all well and good but how come nobody is addressing the obvious question here. Why the heck aren't the NES (SNES too for that matter) games we've already downloaded and paid for on Wii able to be brought over for FREE anyways? Seriously, what's going to happen with Wii U? Are we going to have to pay for VC games again on there too? Are we going to yet again be at the mercy of when Nintendo decides to release the games we want and have already gotten on Wii? I think this is an important issue and I will be seriously miffed if all the money and toil waiting for the games in the first place is for not once this new console comes around.

So to answer the question, I want all the games I've already paid for on there and not spread along a 5 year period. I want to be able to play them ALL, NOW, and for it to cost me NOTHING! If Sony can do it with PS1 games between the PSP and PS3 then Nintendo can do it with these games too.



CanisWolfred said:

What I want are far better games that what they're giving us so far. Donkey Kong jr., really?



grumblebuzzz said:

I don't really care, since I already have all the ones I want on the Wii. But since they'll be free for me, I'll take whatever they want to give me. Some portable Mario 2 and 3 action would be nice.



CrazyOtto said:

I think if a game has both a NES version and a GBA version, then they'll put the GBA version of it on since the NES version is already on the Wii's VC.



irken004 said:

None. I have all the ones I want on the Wii already, no need to buy them again.



komicturtle said:

Kirby's Adventure and Earthbound Zero. Please Nintendo. You had that game ready. Bring it out finally! D:

Also: I own Super Mario Bros. only in that All Stars game, not the original. I have Ice Climber and Donkey Kong Jr. as eReader cards (which are missing, so I guess I don't have that)... And I don't have the rest. So, bascially, I'm getting new 'old' games :3

Lucky me.



Scarhino89 said:

Zelda II : The Adventure of Link
Dragon Warrior I, II and III (If this is possible)



Borgomon said:

Well, going on the assumption that Nintendo will only give us games made by Nintendo:

StarTropics I and II
Doki Doki Panic (Japanese SMB 2)
Kirby' Adventure (or whatever the NES game was called)
Zelda II
Tetris I and II
R.C. ProAm
Wario Woods/Yoshi/Kirby puzzle games



goldboy27 said:

final fantasy
smb the lost levels
punch out
kid icarus
zelda II



grumblegrumble said:

Zelda 2 (one of my faves)
Donkey Kong Classics (DK I, DK Jr and DK 3)
Kid Icarus
SMB 2 & 3



Mowzle2 said:

I'm one of those who doesn't own a Wii!
All my gaming is handheld and began with a DSLite - so anything they offer will be new for me, but Kid Icarus, Zelda II, Duck Tales and A Boy and His Blob sound like a good start.



Chrono_Cross said:

What I want are far better games that what they're giving us so far. Donkey Kong jr., really?

Wipeout HD
Dead Nation
Little Big Planet
and Super Stardust HD were the choices from Sony for the PSN outage. Five crappy games worth up to nothing but for what? Missing out on a month and a half of "fun" gaming because they can't keep their network safe from pirates? Oh and a free month of PSN+. Can't forget that! Nintendo's giving us anywhere up to $80 worth of free NES and GBA games for a price drop? That's what I'm talking about. I'm not only getting my money back but I'm getting 20 games of my choice to occupy me for months to come.

None. I have all the ones I want on the Wii already, no need to buy them again.
Try new ones out. They're free did you know that? Plus your getting 10 additional GBA for free.

Why do people have to complain even when they get 20 games for free? Ridiculous.



NESguy94 said:

Kid Icarus
Zelda 2
Megaman (any)
Mario Bros 3 (the Lost Levels and Mario 2 wouln't be bad either )
Duck Hunt?



Ragnarok said:

Super Mario Bros. 3 (Must tbh)
Super Mario Bros. 2
Kirby's Adventure
Kid Icarus (Just throwing it here, never played)
Metroid (Also throwing it out there as it's yet another title I haven't played)



Slapshot said:

Vice: Project Doom
Kid Icarus
Cobra Triangle
Ninja Gaiden I, II and III
Life Force
The Legend of Kage
Blaster Master

.... that would be a good start.



warioswoods said:

Why are so many of you listing 3rd party games? There's absolutely no reason to expect those, and every announced game (GBA or NES) has been 1st party. Why even bother mentioning Castlevania, etc?

Anyhow, I want Wario's Woods, which would be well suited to the portable format.



xAlias said:

3D Classics

3D Classics Mario Bros (any or all)
3D Classics Duck Hunt
3D Classics Metroid

Other than the 3D Classics, I can't see myself getting any old games. :3



Shiryu said:

A shame "Contra" and "Ninja Gaiden" are not from Nintendo, would love to get those. Also any Kunio games would be most welcome, "River City Ransom" and "Kunio Soccer League 2" are awesome. "Gradius" would also be very cool to have. Ill just keep my fingers crossed.



ueI said:

I suppose everything available on virtual console would be a good start.

@Kid_Crono: Give everyone a break! People don't have to be excited about free games they already own. I may not have loved Infamous or Little Big Planet, but I would always choose them over DK Jr. Personally, I'm looking forward to my 20 free games. Still, others have every right to see this as inadequate compensation. I'm not "getting my money back" as you put it.



MasterGraveheart said:

Again taking into account that it may just be Nintendo first-party games...

EarthBound (a.k.a. Mother, once again, I'm correcting the numbers. And hey, the game is actually completed and in a Nintendo vault somewhere.)
Punch-Out!! (hopefully with Mike Tyson, but I'm not getting my hopes up for that)
Kid Icarus
Kirby's Dream Land

I tried to keep the franchises new and different, but I certainly woudln't complain if Super Mario Bros. 3 or Zelda II were there.



FluttershyGuy said:

I've got a long list that would go on and on of NES games not yet released on Wii VC that I'm STILL waiting for and I generally prefer to play my NES games the way they were originally intended, on the TV.

But, in a perfect world, which I know is anything but, Squeenix would, at long last, unleash NES Final Fantasy II & III on the rest of the world! I'll take 'em translated, untranslated, Wii VC or 3DS VC. Doesn't matter to me! And gimme original, untouched SNES Final Fantasy V you also left us out of while you're at it! (although I know that's for a different thread).

Since it's more likely that I'll win Mega Millions tonight and get to retire 30 years early, I'll take the Dragon Warrior/Quest NES games! And lots of Capcom and Konami stuff (I'm talking about games not involved in the Ambassador program).



CanisWolfred said:


I was thinking the same thing, but I guess people are just too excited to talk sensibly.


Well sorry for wanting games I'll actually play instead of crap that'll just sit rotting. I guess I better keep my mouth shut so I don't upset the people who'll play any crappy game Nintendo gives them.

And did you seriously call those 5 PSN games crap? That's the last straw man. I just can't take you seriously anymore. Anybody who calls Wipeout crap is dead to me.

EDIT: Those twenty games won't be your choice either, btw.



Bensei said:

Just give us those that already are on the Wii VC. Shouldn't be that hard to write a decent Emulator for 3DS that makes it possible to port the Wii NES VC to 3DS.



Chrono_Cross said:

Infamous and Wipeout HD sit there and rot. Not everybody owns these games and its a nice treat from the company especially for people like me, who unfortunately missed out on the GBA. Plus they're free. Why would anyone complain about this?

Yes I did because I wanted variety from that long wait. But Sony failed to please me.



19Robb92 said:

I don't know that many NES games. But I guess any Zelda, Mario and Metroid title would be good. I'd like to have Kid Icarus too since Uprising is coming out. Would be nice to play it's prequel even though they're nothing alike.



pixelman said:

Seriously, what warioswoods said. Nintendo can release games they own for nothing, but they'd have to pay for giving us free third party games. No way they'd do that.


Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Zelda II



Dizzard said:

Oops I posted everything over at the GBA post...I guess I can post it again:

Kid Icarus
Final Fantasy
Dragon Warrior
Devil World



Chrono_Cross said:

Never said you couldn't I'm just saying all those games are free. Why complain when they're free? So what you already have them? I don't. And neither do a lot of people.



Tare said:

Personally I hope they limit it to a 'one game per franchise' thing. I love both zelda 1 and 2, but I don't want both of them, especially if it takes up a slot.
Dragon Warrior
Contra (Co-op on that game would be godly)
Lastly, either a 3D capable Rad racer, or Ninja Gaiden.



ueI said:

@Kid_Crono: Except that you were outraged when you saw that people were complaining who had legitimate reasons.



GreenX1 said:

Super Mario Bros. 2 &/or 3
Donkey Kong 1 &/or 3
Mario Bros.
Kirby's Adventure
Gyromite...if at all possible.



Azaris said:

Final Fantasy1,Adventure of link,Kirby's Adventure,Dragon Warrior,Castlevania 2



jayo said:

In addition to the confirmed 5:
Mario Bros
SMB: The Lost Levels
Donkey Kong
Duck Hunt



Chrono_Cross said:

They are free. You dont have to download them. If you already own the games or "dislike" them and have a 3DS at this very moment, then its quite obvious your not losing anything. But like me I missed out on a few of these games, plus the GBA games, so this is great news which your not getting.

Other than that they only announced 5 games of the 10 so you might have something to look forward to. Plus the additional GBA games.



CanisWolfred said:

^I'm complaining because I don't like putting crap in my Backloggery that I'll never play. I can't delete them because that would be untruthful. I own them, therefore I must play them. It's a matter of principles man.



Ryno said:

The user comments section has become such a bizarre place as of late. Well, more so than usual. I love it, so entertaining.



Chrono_Cross said:

lol. Don't download them then. And if there is a game that you so happen to not own or have an interest in playing, play it. No one has to download anything. That's what I've been trying to say from the beginning.



CanisWolfred said:

I have to download them if I intend to get my money's worth. Not like I'll have a physical games to play.



ZEROGAME53 said:

1) Kirby's Adventure
2) Startropics
3) Punch Out
4) SMB 3
5) Any nintendo lightgun game (but, it would have touch screen controls)



Punny said:

Super Mario Bros. 3
Kid Icarus
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link



NintyMan said:

I would like:
1. Kid Icarus
2. Kirby's Adventure
3. Punch-Out!!
4. Super Mario Bros. 3 (I know I asked for the advanced version in the GBA comments but now I think the original would be best!)
5. Metroid



grumblebuzzz said:

Donkey Kong Jr is actually fun, but some people are too young to be into it because it's so primitive. If you don't want it, don't get it, simple as that. They're giving (GIVING) you portable Zelda and Mario so be thankful. We could have gotten nothing at all, like the PSPGo owners got when their system price-dropped.



irken004 said:

@Kid_Chrono Don't assume that I have a 3DS. Because I DON'T. I would have to buy them all again, which I won't. Also you're being awfully fanboyish/trollish.



Chrono_Cross said:

A lot of people on forums/websites act fanboyish/trollish. I never assumed you did but IF you did then you shouldn't be complaining.



FluttershyGuy said:

I have love for Wrecking Crew! It's been one of my NES favs for over 23 years! Have wanted Wrecking Crew '98 for years and hope it still comes as a Wii VC import one day. I could live with WC for an Ambassador game!



Waxedfloss76 said:

battletoads [nes] one of rares best---goldeneye maker
tmnt 2
super metroid...i know its snes
smb3 and 2
contra n super c
mega man 4



WolfRamHeart said:

@Kid_Crono: You mention that these games are free but when you think about it they really aren't. The early adopters already paid for them. Nintendo lowering the price of the 3DS is an admission by them that they made a mistake by overpricing the console to begin with. This gesture of "free" games is their way of apologizing to their fans by compensating them for dropping the price significantly only a few months after the system launched. This is a gesture of goodwill to avoid a backlash of angry complaints and trying to keep their customers happy. I personally think that this is a good deal but I can understand why some people are still not completely satisfied with it. People have the right to voice their opinions, it is their money after all.



Incredible-JMAN said:

mario bros 3
Icarus (also put icarus 2 on GB virtual console!)
and BUBBLE BATH BABES!!!! XD just kidding....

...but seriously



Gamer83 said:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes II: The Arcade Game
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
Duck-Hunt (could work on 3DS using the touchscreen)
Batman (the Sunsoft game based off the movie)



ueI said:

"A lot of people on forums/websites act fanboyish/trollish." Oh, the irony!



TheGreenSpiny said:

Wow, you people need to stop whining. @mickeymac: That is some backwards logic. Not every person in the world is gonna be satisfied with this solution but I say it's fair. No one said you had to go out and buy a 3DS day 1 for $250. If people thought that was too much to pay for the system they shouldn't have bought one period. I know there are always those rabbid Nintendo fanboys who are gonna be there day one and feel slighted by the sudden price drop. I think the 20 games is a great compensation. I wish I had a 3DS because I would love to have those GBA games all on one system, without the need to carry the carts around.



CanisWolfred said:


Backwards? What? If you're not satisfied, you have every right to complain. This is a UK site, not Soviet Russia. I'm tired of people trying to silence me and others just because they don't agree with our opinions.



theblackdragon said:

@TheDarkness: You're satisfied. Mickeymac is not. He (and everyone else) is just as entitled to voice his negative opinion of events as you (and everyone else) are to voice your positive one. Don't to read what you perceive as whining? Ignore it, please, and move on.



timp29 said:

Zelda II
Castlevania III
Super Mario Brothers 3
Bionic Commando / Mega Man II/III/IV / Ninja Gaiden

Totally dreaming - 3D Classics - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (I know it's SNES, but I would love the 3DS to be the ultimate Zelda handheld/console)



Mao said:

Nintendo took my 80 dollars, and then they gave me games that I already have in return.



lockelocke said:

I, for one, am satisfied with the ambassador program, but I can totally understand people who are not. I mean, some people don't even like retro games. I don't understand these people, but they exist.

It is a bit lame that there's no system in place to migrate games purchased from the Wii Shop to the 3DS. This was a non-issue because the eShop seemed like it was only going to offer classic handheld titles, but now that NES games have come into the picture, I feel a bit taken advantage of. I personally can't complain because I'll be getting the games for free, but I've already paid for The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. What gives?



1upsuper said:

Dragon Warrior
Dragon Warrior II
Dragon Warrior III
Dragon Warrior IV
Sweet Home

Unfortunately, none of these have even the faintest of chances.



Tare said:

I hadn't made the connection that it will only be first party titles. My apologies. But then again, it instantly filters down what's most likely to be on the list. I'd be perfectly happy with
(I think these are first party ones, they're all first in the series)
Dragon Warrior
Final Fantasy
Mach Rider (I have a sneaking suspiscion this will make the list as it was an original launch title)
Lastly, I still want rad racer. Funny thing is, I've heard if you press select while playing on an NES, it goes 3D. Red and blue lines appear, so this also wouldn't surprise me if we got this. If we did, my money's on it being in the THIRD DIMENTION!



Skogur said:

Punch Out!
Super Mario Bros. 3
Final Fantasy
Guardian Legend

Lastly, Donkey Kong rather than Donkey Kong Jr.



john5150 said:

Well, if I had to choose the other 5 they would be:
Mega Man 2
Super Mario Bros 2 (The proper one, not the Doki Doki Panic clone)
Super Mario Bros 3
Kirby's Adventure

The NES had a lot to offer.
Now to hope and pray Nintendo publish SNES games XD

Also, I hope that these games use the whole of the upper screen. I mean, if Nintendo can port them to the Wii to display in 16:9 then surely they can make the NES and GBA Ambassador games use the full screen.



Drake said:

Much like the GBA games I think they'll keep these to Nintendo games only, so:

  • Kid Icarus
  • Mach Rider
  • Mario Bros.
  • Metroid
  • Wrecking Crew


Chrono_Cross said:

I'm tired of people trying to silence me and others just because they don't agree with our opinions.

If that applies to you then it does to everyone else.

"A lot of people on forums/websites act fanboyish/trollish." Oh, the irony!

Thanks for proving my point. xD But if there's something everyone's missing its the fact that Nintendo could've dropped the price tag and not given us anything what-so-ever.



ooofooo said:

Isn't Donkey Kong also a Rare game. If so how come only Nintendo publishes those games



dawnpatch said:

The one I wish for cause of the greatest co-op ever But won't happen
River city ransom
And earthbound 0
Any first party game is cool with me



tweet75 said:

im hoping nintendo will let ambassadors pick 5 games from a selection of many for free plus the stated 5.



horobita said:

They should Bring out "crystalis" the original for the nes
Such a great game that not many people know sad



SwerdMurd said:

All 3 Castlevanias
Both Contras
All 4 Dragon Quests
Life Force/Salamander

that's be ideal. Hundreds of hours of gameplay, amazing run and guns, friggin' castlevania, and my favorite NES shoot em up.



dimi said:

@rapadash6 is right. If Apple and Sony give you universal access to all their library why can't Nintendo provide that? Nintendo should provide their entire back catalogue online (new titles too). I want Dragon Quest and Kid Icarus



James said:

@Dimi I'd be willing to wager a sizeable portion of cake that Nintendo's entire back catalogue is rather larger and more riddled with licensing difficulties than either Sony's or Apple's



edhe said:

Surely we should get the option to buy all NES games currently available on the Wii Virtual console.

As for the ambassador program, in addition to the 5 already confirmed, I'd like any of the following:

NES Open Tournament Golf
StarTropics I & II

I assume they have to be Nintendo developed games in order to be given out for free. Otherwise, I'd really like whoever's in charge to get round to releasing Nintendo World Cup on the Western download services.

I predict (wosrt case scenario) we'll probably get Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, Hockey and Pinball.

Those confirmed games look dull (I've played the original Zelda to death - I don't need to play it again...) - The GBA games more than make up for that.



timp29 said:

Yeah, I am a little annoyed that I have already bought some of these games twice (once on the NES, once on Wii VC), now Nintendo has the hide to give me some of these for free in return for ripping me off on my 3DS. Can't say I really care that much, but it is totally understandable that there are those that are upset by this.

Also, they should surprise us and make the next 5 SNES games!!



Luffymcduck said:

Megaman 5 and 6
Kid Icarus
Zelda II (only because I don´t have it, terrible game)
Startropics 2 (a sequel for another terrible game)

I already have the rest of the playable NES games, except the good Capcom Disney games which won´t be released.



GamingsCupofJoe said:

Mega Man 2
Mario 3 or 2, i dont care there both awesome
Bomberman (Since it was the first game I ever played)
and Mike Tysons Punch Out (But I know they will make it Mr Dreams Punch Out)



pocketmon said:

duck hunt should be included with super mario bros, as it would be nice with the 3ds zapper. it woud not make a good full game, it would leave us with 19 games and 1... half-game



Traxx said:

I don't care for NES games. Most of them look and play horroble aged. Additionally, what about the people already owning a bunch of NES games via Wii's Virtual Console? I already own all the NES games I consider worth owning and playing from the Wii NES VC library.

They should have made 10 free downloads for all the 3DS Virtual Console content + 10 free GBA games.



Capt_N said:

@zezzy: #144 Bible Adventures is already available free to play online, & considering what it's status was on the NES(unlicensed), I doubt Nintendo would do that. But I assume you're joking.

Anyway, the games I'd want are:
Super Mario Bros. 2 Japan, 2(western), & most importantly 3
Kirby's Adventure
Zelda II
Tetris 2
Mega Man 3
Pipe Dream



Pogocoop said:

SMB lost Levels.
Kirby's adventure
Final fantasy.

Those plus the five were allready getting, and I will play for days and days.



StarDust4Ever said:

My favorite NES game of all time, the infamous unlicensed Tengen Tetris, but I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that will never happen - it's for games like that, I still boot my old NES toaster system from time to time!

I always thought that Zapper games such as Duck Hunt or Hogan's Alley, would work great on the DS platform. Their absence on the Wii Virtual Console would make them very lucrative buys for owners of both systems.



BulbasaurusRex said:

I'd like Punch-out!! and Duck Hunt (if possible), otherwise I've pretty much already got all the 1st party NES games I want from Wii's Virtual Console.



FigetingPigeon said:

1.Life Force Salamander
2.Iron Sword Wizards And Warriors 2
3.Blades Of Steel
5.Duck Tales
6.Chip And Dale Rescue Rangers
7.RC Pro AM
8.Ninja Gaiden
9.The Battle Of Olympus
10.Double Dragon 2 The Revenge
11.Battle Toads
12.Snake Rattle And Roll
14.Adams Family Pugsleys Scavenger Hunt
15.Bubble Bobble
16.California Games
17.Double Dragon 3 The Sacred Stones
18.Kung-Fu Master
19.Little Nemo The Dream Master
20.Ninja Gaiden 2 The Dark Sword Of Chaos
21.Ninja Gaiden 3 The Ancient Ship Of Doom
22.The Simpsons Bart VS The Space Mutants
24.Wizard And Warriors
25.Wizard And Warriors 3

These are the games i'd like to see get released on the 3DS's VC for the NES. I know most are highly unlikely due to licensing issues and etc but it would be nice if Nintendo made a effort to release other games like these on the 3DS VC, i'm sure they can. I already own most of Nintendo's 1st party games due to still owning my NES, plus downloadiong the ones I hadn't off of the Wii's VC. I just hope Nintendo doesn't just release all the games that are on the Wii's VC for NES straight over the the 3DS VC.




Only a handful as I have just about all I want on the WiiVC. HOWEVER, I may be drawn to the option of playing them on a handheld, - which I would prefer.




The title asks for NES games - implying they want to know about NES games in general - hence:

Super Mario Bros. 1 & 3
Mike Tyson's Punch Out

Also maybe: Ninja Gaiden, Paperboy and Duck Tales



moomoo said:

Punch Out!
Kid Icarus
River City Ransom
If possible, I'd love Contra on there too. I would ask for Metroid and Kirby's Adventrue, but both of those are also on the GBA with updated graphics. Zero Mission even had the original Metroid on it with old-school graphics and everything else.



alLabouTandroiD said:

Nice Talking Point.
My picks only include five Ambassador games i haven't got yet and which are already on the VC. Since imo the 3DS' VC shouldn't get exclusive NES titles.
And since they are already on the Wii's VC i think they could even include third party titles.

  • Ninja Gaiden II
  • Life Force
  • Faxanadu
  • Super Dodge Ball
  • Double Dragon
    But Mega Man 5 or Castlevania IIi would be welcome additions too.


Supurge said:

Super Mario Bros. 3
Kirby's Adventure
Kid Icarus
Super Mario Bros. 2
I can't pick another one for sure, but maybe Zelda II or Mega Man. I don't know if Capcom would agree with them, though.



GamerZack87 said:

I'm happy with Nintendo choosing my ten NES games, as I know they'll be quality titles regardless. I'm also sure of the NES games they WON'T include:

-They won't include the arcade Mario Bros., due to Super Mario Advance 3 being confirmed. Each Super Mario Advance title (and Mario & Luigi) has Mario Bros. built-in, so no surprises there.
-As much as I adore Kirby's Adventure (and I do...very much), if Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land is included then there's no point in including Adventure since Nightmare is an enhanced remake.
-Pokemon Maroon and Teal Versions won't be included since those two NES games don't exist in this reality (could you imagine the import charges our Nintendos would have to pay? Goom-buh KE-BOO!! You owe us $1 Octillion!!)



SunnySnivy said:

Mega Man 2, Kid Icarius, and Kirby's Adventure.

Would also like to see Battletoads, but I highly doubt that will ever happen.



DrDaisy said:

Batman: The Video Game
Super Mario Bros. 3*
Super Mario Bros. 2*
Arkista's Ring

And for the love of God, add a button-mapping menu, or at least the button options provided in Super Game Boy!

*Original versions without voices or script changes.
Replacing "Oh thank heavens" with "Oh splendid" in the Advanced versions?! Really, Nintendo? Really?!



rlopez1996 said:

pokemon ruby saphire emerald firered leafgreen mario party advance yoshis island MARIO AND LUIGI SUPERSTAR SAGA kirby and the amazibg mirrorgame and watch gallery 2,3,4 mario vs donkey kong mario pinball land and mario all stars



BJWanlund said:

NES Classics (not just the Ambassador games):
Adventures in the Magic Kingdom
Balloon Fight (and Balloon Kid on the GB Virtual Console too please)
Any Batman title (VERY unlikely)
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge
Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (and the Castlevania games on the GB Virtual Console as well please)
Contra (and its sequels)
Day Dreamin' Davey (hey, it's from HAL Labs, so it's a subsidiary of Nintendo)
Double Dare (licensing's going to be a pain on this one, but if Nintendo can put out a TMNT game, they can most certainly put out a Double Dare game)
the Double Dragon games
Dr. Mario
Dragon Power (based on the Dragon Ball anime)
DUCK HUNT (holy crap, what is the licensing trouble with this game? Just get it out there already!!)
DuckTales (GB version too please)
Earthbound Zero (like a number of other folks said)
Gargoyle's Quest II
Ghosts 'n Goblins
Gold Metal Challenge '92 (perfect multiplayer game)
The Goonies II
Home Alone (unlikely)
Ice Climber
The Incredible Crash Dummies (see here:
John Elway's Quarterback
Jordan vs. Bird 1 on 1
Kid Icarus (preferrably with the original password system intact)
The Little Mermaid (maybe I'll finally exorcise my demons on that game)
Magic Johnson's Fast Break (which had the capability for four players to play simultaneously)
M.C. Kids
Metroid (preferrably with the original password system intact)
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (unlikely)
NES Open Tournament Golf
NES Play Action Football (a weird choice, but someone might remember that one)
Nintendo World Cup
River City Ransom
Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular! (the least likely on this list, if they put Snoopy's Magic Show on the GB Virtual Console I'd be deliriously happy)
Super C
Super Dodge Ball
Super Mario Bros. 2 (why not?)
Tecmo Bowl
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game (the ONLY licensed game on Virtual Console on Wii to my knowledge)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
The Three Stooges
Tiny Toon Adventures
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland
Wacky Races
Where's Waldo?
Wrecking Crew
Mario & Yoshi (known as just Yoshi here in the States)
Yoshi's Cookie (GB version of this game and Yoshi as well please)

Yes, a goodly number of these games are stuck in licensing hell, but if there could be one super major LEGAL way to buy many of these games (not just NES, but SNES, N64, Genesis/MegaDrive, Sega CD/Mega CD, etc.) and still give money where it should and needs to go, then I'm all for it, even if it's a collection that I have to play on a game system or PC or whatever.




ljinkakidd said:

I'd like to see the following:
1.)Kirby's Adventure
2.)Super Mario Bros 1-3
3.)Dragon Warrior 1-3
4.)Zelda of course
5.)Castlevania 1-3
That's all I can think of that would be worth it.



Mandoble said:

Super Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Balloon Fight
Ice Climber
The Legend of Zelda

Are they serious? these are the worst between the worst, these that they will never be able to sell not even by 50 cents. And they are trying to compensate 100€ with all that garbage?



ljinkakidd said:

Well come on these games are what defined gaming anyway
and they're gonna be free aren't they? So why not take em'?



anthonyDotNet said:

Tall order coming up, so Nintendo it'd be wise to grab your notebook:

Nintendo Entertainment System:
All zapper games (maybe into a compilation?)
Freedom Force
Duck Hunt
Double Dragon 1 through 3
Arkanoid (original had a controller for this, maybe implement screen rather than default cross pad?)

Super Nintendo:
Super Double Dragon
Star Fox 1 AND 2
Tetris and Dr. Mario
Super High Impact

Virtual Boy:
Galactic Pinball
Red Alarm
3d Tetris

Nintendo 64:
Killer Instinct Gold
New Tetris
Extreme G 2
Freak Boy (game that was never finished, but would love to see it.)



shinobi88 said:


Did your head xplode yet? I only list the heavy hitters, so get ready:

Super C
Mega Man 2
Ninja Gaiden



Mandoble said:

BTW, the very only NES games of any interest for me are:
Maze Of Galious (probably never translated from Japanese) <- MSX version of this one is what La Mulana is based on
Castlevania 1 and 2
Gradius 1 and 2
Metal Gear 1

Ups, not a single Nintendo game in the list



tweet75 said:

all i can say is im not buying my nes games on virtual console again there is no reason nintendo couldnt allow those who purchased them on wii virtual console already to play them on 3ds other than greed. Playstation does this why cant nintendo. If nintendo keeps this up they will suffer.



Retrogamer88 said:

i always thought that the NES on the wii was lacking multiplayer but now they make it right,and i hope we get famicom imports like on the wii VC
castlevania 1-3
super mario 3
final fantasy
zelda 2
ninja gaiden 1-3
donky kong 1-3
dragon warrior 1-4
duck tales 1-2
mighty final fight
gargoyles quest 2
megaman 1-6
destiny of an emperor
super dodge ball
river city ransom
crash and the boys street challenge
Tecmo bowl
teenage mutant ninja turtles 1-3
teenage mutant ninja turtle tournament fighters
kabuki quantum fighter
little samsom
little nemo the dream master
bucky o'hare
zen intergalactic ninja
metal gear
snakes revenge
super C
contra force
the goonies 2
RC pro am
shadow gate
friday the 13th (why not? haha)
Dr mario
life force
double dragon 1-3
punch out
blaster master
GI joes 1-2
vice project doom
kung fu
3D world runner
clash at demonhead
bionic commando
star tropics 1-2
battle toads
maniac manison
joy mech fight
the guardian legend
devil world
sweet home
journey to silius
zombie nation



Henmii said:

Some people will hate me for saying this, but I could have done without the NES games! NES games are already on Wii vc, and every NES game on 3DS vc means a GB or GBC game less!



e72882 said:

Kid Icarus
Dragon Warrior
Final Fantasy
Kirby's Adventure
Pro Wrestling
Star Tropics
Mega Man 6

I'm hoping some of these games are part of the 10 provided by Nintendo for us 3DS owners. I think Metroid and Kid Icarus have the best chances as they are published directly by Nintendo. Also if we could get at least one of the RPGs that would be really awesome and a Mega Man game too.



niner said:

I'm way late to this party, but in case Ninty is tallying things up, here are my votes:

Super Mario Bros. 3 (unless we're getting the Advance version)
Dr. Mario
Kid Icarus
Kirby's Adventure
Punch Out!!

...and as alternates:
StarTropics 2
NES Open Tournament Golf
Wrecking Crew
Super Mario Bros. 2



Dr_Mabuse said:

Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! (not Mr. Dream)
Mother (easier to bring over than Earthbound, would work better in a retail compilation)
Super C
Bionic Commando
Gargoyle's Quest II



NintendoFanatic98 said:

I want:

SMB 1,3
Mega Man 2
Kirby's Adventure
and most of all
Dragon Warrior IV! Pleasepleaseplease at least bring it to Wii VC.

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