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Nintendo "Would Like to Enrich" Its Virtual Console Lineup

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Will also aim to utilise smartphones outside of games

Not too long ago we published a Soapbox article that argued it's high time for the Wii U Virtual Console to freshen up, after the arrival of a number of low profile and disappointing titles on the service; beyond that, we've also already seen many of the better games to grace the service on the Wii equivalent. It's not all bad, of course, but could be better.

It seems that Nintendo is aware of the need for more enticing offerings on its service, as Satoru Iwata touched on the subject when asked about Nintendo utilising its assets in the recent financial briefing Q & A; of course, the subject of retro classics on smartphones was raised.

In terms of taking greater advantage of our previous assets, I feel that there are two points to consider. As we first began to do on Wii, one method would be to release games for our previous consoles, such as Nintendo Entertainment System or Super Nintendo Entertainment System, on other Nintendo consoles as Virtual Console games. While Wii U and Nintendo 3DS already offer Virtual Console software, I feel that we have not been able to take full advantage of our assets yet, so we would like to enrich our Virtual Console lineup. As the ability to digitally offer our products has given us greater flexibility in offering new propositions to our consumers, we should naturally consider these possibilities in the future. The other point is, as you mentioned, whether we should release our games on smart devices. At the moment, however, we believe a more balanced approach would be to use our content to increase the value of our hardware as opposed to distributing it on smart devices, and therefore, we have no plans to release Nintendo content on smart devices.

Somewhat echoing recent comments by Reggie Fils-Aime on Nintendo's strategy with mobiles, in an earlier answer Iwata-san made clear that the company is interested in utilising smartphones and their communities to build buzz around its games.

...I believe that the era has ended when people play all kinds of games only on dedicated gaming systems. For example, I think it is natural that many people feel that it is more convenient to use smart devices, as opposed to dedicated gaming systems, to play games to kill a bit of time. That is to say, there are some areas in which dedicated gaming systems were once used that now have greater potential on smart devices. On the other hand, dedicated gaming systems are developed by considering the software that is designed to run on the hardware, enabling us to make unique propositions. With that in mind, my view is that the gaming market will be segregated to a fair degree. However, this does not mean that smart devices will simply compete with dedicated gaming systems. Given their growth, I feel that we should make an effort to take advantage of their existence. For instance, we already made it possible to browse Wii U’s networking service called Miiverse on smart devices. Starting with this attempt, we are discussing among us how we can expand the use of smart devices to help drive the business of dedicated gaming systems. Smart devices have already played a central role in creating buzz among consumers above a certain age with respect to, for example, “Animal Crossing: New Leaf,” “Monster Hunter 4” or “Pokémon X/Pokémon Y.” Twitter timelines filled with tweets about Monster Hunter and Pokémon can certainly help create awareness for the products, and we also know that many watch Nintendo Direct on their smart devices. Rather than simply viewing smart devices as competitors, we should consider ways in which we can use them for our business.

We certainly hope to see the offerings on the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console step up in future months, as Nintendo does have a wealth of excellent material to work with. As for smartphones, the more Nintendo can utilise the social aspects of these devices, then surely all the better for its fortunes.

[via nintendo.co.jp]

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User Comments (114)

PokeTune

#2

PokeTune said:

How about you put some effort into the release then? Maybe you could stop drip feeding them to us and release more at a time? How about that, Nintendo?

MeWario

#4

MeWario said:

Nintendo would like to enrich its Virtual Console aye? Hahahahahaha don't make me laugh Nintendo. You've been insulting your fans week after week with your crappy drip drip of average games at ridiculous prices. I've given up!

Luke8400

#6

Luke8400 said:

GameCube and Dreamcast releases would be a system seller. Aside from Earthbound, the VC on Wii U is a snoozefest right now.

HawkeyeWii

#8

HawkeyeWii said:

Nintendo "Would Like to Enrich" Its Virtual Console Lineup"

Well I would hope to shout!!!! Because it is very below par right now. I hate how games on the VC get released in such small amounts. Like one game released a week. Release these games in bucket loads Nintendo! And start to expand to all the past systems that you can work with!

Cevan

#9

Cevan said:

They need to start releasing GBA games on the 3DS, and N64 and Gamecube games on the Wii U. More SNES games would also be a great thing as well.

Jazzer94

#11

Jazzer94 said:

A good start would be releasing games on other platforms instead of just Nes and Snes.

WitchSugoi

#13

WitchSugoi said:

Well, at least we know now that they are aware of the VC's problem.

The most relieving news here is that Iwata is remaining strong in his stance about smart devices. I'm not an app person but I'd totally be downloading any app N comes up with to show them they're making the right decision.

zeldagaymer93

#14

zeldagaymer93 said:

So where's Super Mario Bros 3 then? This was announced awhile back and still no release... they keep saying that they are going to make VC filled with many good games yet they never do.

Tasuki

#16

Tasuki said:

I could see the point in not putting VC games on smartphones and tablets, so they can use the VC games to bolster the Wii U and 3DS line up, but honestly that just leaves people to use go about it illegally on smartphones and tablets which also hurts Nintendo.

Jazzer94

#18

Jazzer94 said:

@Hawkeye Its just really annoying especially if you compare it to PSN where I can buy FF 7,8,9 or Crash Bandicoot 1,2,3 and racing and have the ability to play it on my PSP or PS3 its sad we have to upgrade/buy games again its even worse that we have to wait.

Blast

#19

Blast said:

I'm glad that Iwata acknowledges the problems and is working on them. At least he talks about the problems. Some other people wouldn't.

Geonjaha

#22

Geonjaha said:

Nintendo, if you want to enrich your VC lineup, beg Square Enix to let you put their old games up. If you want to doom the VC service and lose even more customers to it, put it on smartphones. Also, GBA games on 3DS. 'Nuff said.

HaNks

#23

HaNks said:

shocking that more investment hasn't been put into these areas already. nintendo are sitting on easy money with the back catalogue, if handled correctly. and a lot of goodwill with the fans/positive word of mouth.

i'm skeptical they'll get it right, given the level of ineptitude they've handled these services with thus far.

KingofSaiyans

#25

KingofSaiyans said:

If Nintendo wants to fuse the dedicated handheld users and the smart phone casuals they should just create their own smart phone. Imagine how many people would flock over from their iPhones and Galaxys just to play super mario 3 or perhaps even pokemon on a device (which I assume would have physical buttons if ever created) that Nintendo created.

efaulk84

#30

efaulk84 said:

As they said in School House Rock Three is the magic number. They should go back to Three releases a week instead of this one or none.

Boxmonkey

#31

Boxmonkey said:

Nes and snes! No mention of n64 or GameCube! I get so angry with nintendo sometimes. Not many people want to play games from 1985 and pay £3 for them. Let's face it the VC has been rubbish so far.

Guitardude7

#32

Guitardude7 said:

Enrich the Virtual Console huh? Alright I'm game for that. Though may I suggest....

N64 and GCN games for Wii U

GBA games for the 3DS.

Release of a GCN controller for Wii U (Hey a man can dream)

WaLzgiStaff

#33

WaLzgi said:

As @blastoise-san mentioned, at least they admit there's a problem. Other companies like EA would only make excuses and blame others for their own mistakes (though surprisingly they admitted to mistakes too recently). Now how this will pan out in the future still remains a mystery.

JustinH

#34

JustinH said:

@PokeTune Seriously. It's all great that Iwata says he wants to put more games on the Virtual Console, but it's another thing to just up and do it.

ajcismo

#35

ajcismo said:

Please do something, anything with the VC. There are literally thousands of titles Nintendo has the Rights and Licenses for that older and retro gamers (like myself) want to spend money on buying. It should be exploited and marketed as a selling point of the system.

BlackSpy

#36

BlackSpy said:

"I feel that we have not fully taken advantage of the Wii U virtual console service."
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NintyMan

#37

NintyMan said:

Yes, please. I think it's time Nintendo seriously consider to start adapting GBA games and even GameCube games to the Wii U VC. That would absolutely enrich the service.

And I completely agree with others that at least Iwata recognizes there's a problem. Some businessmen would try to talk out of or around it.

WaLzgiStaff

#38

WaLzgi said:

Obviously they haven't released enough Urban Champion. Everyone wants that game after all ;)

HaNks

#39

HaNks said:

needs more NES games. and remember not to put LTTP up before ABLW release, nobody wants to play it before, right? ;p

Falchion

#40

Falchion said:

I think they should add japan only games. Like fire emblem, the early shin megami tenseis and mother 3... I would gladly pay $10 to $15 for any one of them. But they need to release the N64 classics too

JaxonH

#42

JaxonH said:

Their recent VC lineup is irrelevant to me, tbh. It's not like I haven't played every single game they have to offer already, and it's not like they're cutting edge games either. They're classics, but by that very definition, they've been around the block. Sure I'll buy Super Mario Bros 3, sure I'll buy whatever else they wanna send my way, but I'm not losing any sleep over it. Been there, done that, now I'm playing 8th gen games on my Wii U. If they wanna throw us garbage for the VC, so be it.

I'm not going to get upset over something like VC- after all, it's decade old games that I've played my whole life. I'll buy em if they got em, but no worries if they don't. I've got 7 unopened Wii U games on my shelf, 1 unopened Vita game, 3 unopened 3DS games, and more coming than I can count, inluding other 8th gen consoles. I've got plenty to keep me occupied for the next year and a half. Take your sweet time Nintendo. I know you will anyways.

Mickey

#43

Mickey said:

Clearly Nintendo should drop everything and release everything that everyone wants.

Gso

#44

Gso said:

Portable games for the virtual console should not be limited to the 3DS. GBA and GB games on the Wii U please :D

ricklongo

#45

ricklongo said:

I love my Wii U and my 3DS. But the Virtual Console is the one thing I can safely say sucks about them. Nintendo really needs to get a grip here.

marnelljm

#46

marnelljm said:

Well, what the hell are they working on anyway? Because it certainly isn't Wii U games. Seriously ridiculous it took them this long to make a simple Mario 3D game, great! WIND WAKER HD!!! Amazing feat by adding a fresh coat of paint on a ten year old Gamecube game. Bravo! You mean to tell me they couldn't have released many classics from the SNES on 3ds? BS. The Wii had no problems running N64 games so why are N64 and Gamecube games not on Wii U VC. TIRED of the trickle of games that haven't been up to par besides Earthbound (thanks mates took ya 500 years).

Just total BS that they haven't gotten their act together after such success on the original Wii.

HeroOfCybertron

#48

HeroOfCybertron said:

For one thing Nintendo can and should do is release GBA vc games on the Wii U like they said they would do, that was one of the (GBA vc) things I looking forward to when I got my Wii U.

SchamMan89

#49

SchamMan89 said:

We need far more Virtual Console games released per week, and more supported systems.

In addition to the consoles Wii supported, let's see Gamecube, Saturn and Dreamcast. And please, allow these games to be shared between 3DS and Wii U.

Sean_Aaron

#50

Sean_Aaron said:

Classic Nintendo arcade games would be nice to see; I never understood their absence from the Wii.

LexKitteh

#51

LexKitteh said:

They keep talking about increasing the Virtual Console lineup but they don't deliver. The Wii U library is still pathetic compared to the Wii's. And what about the GBA games they promised?

StephenYap3

#52

StephenYap3 said:

For 3DS, give us GBA and some SNES games...and for goodness sake, give VC some control configurations! Sega's VC did this, so you could learn something from them!

For Wii U, it's obvious: Step it up on the titles and bring N64 titles on there. For GameCube games, release games that don't require the use of slightly pushing the analog triggers. I love Sunshine, but with the GamePad's triggers being digital than analog, I'm not sure how I would play it.

SMW

#53

SMW said:

Just give me 1080 Snowboarding on Wii U so I can finally play it again without buying a Classic Controller! Seriously, its been sitting on my Wii U unplayable ever since I transferred it from my Wii. My mistake in assuming it'd get updated anytime soon! :P

Magikarp3

#54

Magikarp3 said:

I actually quite like where the 3DS VC's at right now. There's a good mix of games in all genres from a variety of different publishers. If I were a new consumer who'd just bought a 3DS, I would've taken a look at the current line-up and been spoiled silly.

As someone who's already bought a huge amount of VC titles though, I guess more wouldn't hurt :p

GN004Nadleeh

#56

GN004Nadleeh said:

'we have no plans to release Nintendo content on smart devices' so for only stupid devices? they promised gamecube games on the vc but that never happened and when it does it will probably be tak 2 or the ant bully. only japan deserves great games and north america gets the rest

rjejr

#57

rjejr said:

They should release Xenoblade Chronicles as a DL for $50 before X comes out. Here in the states it's about $70 USED.

unrandomsam

#58

unrandomsam said:

@Mellowkarp Not that much decent run-n-gun. (Only Super C) and Commando : Steel Disaster (Dsiware if that counts). 3D Classics Gunstar Heroes would solve that for me (Never gets old) or Metal Slug X or 3.

Recca is good but not as good as GG Aleste 2 or Gun-Nac. (Or any of the PC Engine stuff).

The best GBC jrpg I think is Dragon Quest III.

There is enough stuff now. (Wasn't for me a year ago when I got my 3DS XL. If I could have got the ambassador GBA games would have been fine).

Quite a few of the best NES games are still not there (Even in well represented genres).

Super Mario Bros 3
Castlevania III
Crystalis

FX29

#59

FX29 said:

Final Fantasy VII on the Wii U virtual console would be awesome. Also Gamecube on Wii U is pretty obvious, there is no reason why it shouldn't be on the virtual console. The same goes with GBA games on 3DS.

SKTTR

#60

SKTTR said:

It's time for Game Boy, GBA, Gamecube, Wii, Saturn, and Dreamcast downloads. And bring C64 back again!

More RPGs: EarthBound Zero, Terranigma, SoulBlazer, Shadowrun, EVO: Search for Eden, ActRaiser 2, Secret of Evermore, Ys III, Lufia 1+2, Robotrek, etc.

Translated classics: Fire Emblem, Famicom Wars, Secret of Mana 2, Famicom Detective Club, Shin Onigashima, Animal Forest, etc.

More classics: Maniac Mansion, Doom, Contra, Lemmings, etc.

More arcade games.

Enhanced Virtual Console menu, with boxart for each game.
PAL 50hz and NTSC 60hz versions for each download.

SockoMario

#61

SockoMario said:

@marnelljm "Seriously ridiculous it took them this long to make a simple Mario 3D game. Great! Great accomplishment by adding a fresh coat of paint on a ten year old Gamecube game."
Are you referring to Super Mario Sunshine? If so, you have no idea what you're talking about.

JebbyDeringer

#65

JebbyDeringer said:

Ok if they are going to do this they NEEEEEEEEEED a unified store. These games are emulated so really the only thing difference is the embedded emulator that is system dependant, the ROM data is exactly the same. They should have a unified account system and the games should be purchased and useable on multiple devices. I'm done with buying games multiple times and tying games to a system rather than an account is 1990s technology. Making it available for iOS would be very smart especially with the now available off screen controls in iOS7.

Dogpigfish

#66

Dogpigfish said:

How about they release a bunch at a time, but incorporate unique optional touchpad controls. Also, need good games like GameCube and Wii hd releases; that's a real virtual console. No more gameboy or nes garbage.

Ultra128

#68

Ultra128 said:

Sadly, I don't think GameCube games would be practical, as the Wii U GamePad lacks analog triggers. Still, they should at least bring up N64 games again. Sega Saturn games would also make excellent additions.

Giygas_95

#69

Giygas_95 said:

"Nintendo 'Would Like to Enrich' Its Virtual Console Lineup"

So what's stopping you, Nintendo?

I would sure like to see Mother 1 and 3 on Wii U and 3DS...

@KnightRider666 I'd buy some of those. I wish I could get an original Virtual Boy!

kupo

#70

kupo said:

@cbkummer
That's the main reason I fill out those Club Nintendo surveys...to repeatedly beg for SNES and GBA games to appear on the eShop.

RedRocBoy

#76

RedRocBoy said:

They really need to wake up and listen to their consumers. We're the ones supporting them and giving them money. More NExs,SNES, Sega Games,N64,GameCube. Even some surprises with their strong relationship with Nintendo, Sega could give us some Saturn and DreamCast games. We should really hit up their Twitter and tell 'em.

WaveWarlock

#78

WaveWarlock said:

I want this in stereoscopic 3D baby. ;)

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I barely made any progress in this game because the VB would strain my eyes after 20 or so minutes. lol

Tsuchinoko

#79

Tsuchinoko said:

Mini report from Japan! We've been getting a healthy dose of new games for the GG, GB and GBC recently. I'm pretty happy with it. :)

Kolzig

#80

Kolzig said:

3DS should get GBA games and Virtual Boy games. Wonderswan games would be an awesome surprise addition as a new platform supported for 3DS. It would be really great to give new life to the abandoned Virtual Boy. The games could have a different color setting for easier viewing for eyes and then "a true mode" with the eye killing red&black colors.

Then also more GB, GBC and Game Gear games to the existing libraries.

Mobile phones don't need Nintendo games, the only thing at the moment needed for mobile phones is Miiverse & eShop app by Nintendo.

It would be really awesome to get that one combined eShop for Wii U and 3DS so when you buy NES or SNES games, you would get the basic game on both consoles with one purchase. That would be a really fair game from Nintendo and very un-Nintendo like move since they have since the dawn of time loved to resell their old games on every device again and again.

Then 3D classics could be a separate entry that you need to buy again since there they actually have done some additional work.

And for Wii U Gamecube, Sega CD/Mega CD, Saturn and Dreamcast games should be added to the Wii U Virtual Console.

Capt_N

#81

Capt_N said:

Obviously, I'm aware this is a Nintendo fansite, not Nintendo themselves, but:
1. Accounts
2. Cross-Play (also known as cross-platform playing, I purchase on one, I can play on the other, no charge)
3. Cycle-perfect emulation, or high quality low-level/high-level emulation(low-level preferred, as it's more accurate)
4. Have the emulators fully utilize the hardware they are being run on(in other words, feasibly supportable peripherals on every system emulated, such as the Nes Zapper, SNes Super Scope, Super Nes Mouse, N64 controller pak, & (if possible) with the appropriate controllers plugged-in rumble pak, etc.)
5. Support for Nintendo-owned on-cart(ridge) chips, that enhanced games, & willingness to purchase rights to put on service games that used chips not made by Nintendo, otherwise there will be a lack of available releases unnecessarily.
6. (Kept) Schedules (/that get kept/stuck to) for the consumer
7. Couple weeks warning for any games that are to be taken down
8. 3DS-specific, Super Game Boy fully supported, & the option to play multi-mode Game Boy game paks (each time I play them) in the mode of my choice. Game&Watch Gallery 2 is a perfect example of a multi-mode game pak; It can be played in an original Game Boy, a Game Boy Color, & it has Super Game Boy features. Also, any Super Game Boy enhanced games, we are forced to play them in their original/monochrome Game Boy mode. I wanna play my d/l of Donkey Kong, & Kirby's Block Ball w/ those SGB enhancements.

Will most of this happen? If any of it at all, it probably will happen slowly.

Tsuchinoko

#82

Tsuchinoko said:

I second (or third, or eighth) the GBA games idea. I would love to have them on the 3DS. Truth is, even just looking at the GBA Ambassador games list, I'd gladly buy them all, as they're great games. I'm thinking its an eventuality, even if its not for the current handheld console, it has to be a reality sooner rather than later.

Also, the Japanese VC/e-shop really has been putting in the extra effort lately. I mean, we're even getting Mighty Switch Force next week! I know that doesn't seem like much, but its not common for us to get non-Japanese developed games on the 3DS like that. I mean I know its took a long time for us to get many western developed VC games as well (at least until the GBC Rayman game).

@Capt_N I do know that the Japanese VC is fairly different than the western versions. We do have set schedules, as well as consistent pricing that is very easy to understand and always rounded off. FC/NES games at 500 yen, GG games at 300 (very cheap!), GB games at 400, and GBC games at 600. It never changes!

andreoni79

#83

andreoni79 said:

I'm playing Ikaruga on my Gamecube since 2003. If you don't know this wonderful shoot'em up and you want to play it, you should look for a used Gamecube or Dreamcast and a copy of that game, or you can simply download it for your 360 spending less than € 10.
Will we ever play this on Wii U VC? Maybe. GC games will cost € 10? No way. Good job Nintendo.

wombatkidd

#84

wombatkidd said:

@marnelljm So apparently you know all about a game that hasn't been released yet. Can I use your psychic powers for a minute? I was thinking of buying a 2016 Kia Rio when it comes out and wanted to know if it will have more leg room than the 09.

Pod

#86

Pod said:

Letting people browse the Nintendo eShop on their smart phones on the go, and purchase things that will be downloaded and ready for them when they get home to their console seems like a smart move.

mch

#88

mch said:

Bring on the N64 and Gamecube games on Wii U VC, pronto per favore!

marnelljm

#89

marnelljm said:

@wombatkidd Clearly you missed the point about the 3D Mario World. My main issue was that it took them so long to create this when it should have been ready months ago. Same with the Virtual Console. Every game that was released on the Wii should already be available on the Wii U VC. The fact that they do not have a unified account system after Microsoft and Sony have had them for YEARS just boggles my mind.

Darknyht

#92

Darknyht said:

For now I am satisfied. It will get better, but between the games that were/are going to be essentially handed to me (Wii Fit U, Wii Sports Club) on the Wii U and the games I have been picking up from Club Nintendo lately (Zelda: ALttP, Mario Kart) I am doing good on games for the moment.

HyperSonicEXE

#93

HyperSonicEXE said:

Just make a smartphone with hardware buttons like (but waaay better than) the Xperia Play.

We already know they were toying with 3G.

CJ_Vick

#96

CJ_Vick said:

How about the original SNES Star Fox for 3DS VC? How's that for enrichment?

unrandomsam

#97

unrandomsam said:

@HyperSonicEXE I prefer the Xperia Plays Screen to the 3DS top screen. (Rubbish phone though. Sony in not updating the software made it a total pita running newer stuff properly).

HyperSonicEXE

#98

HyperSonicEXE said:

@unrandomsam
Yeah, the buttons lasted maybe a year, and it was slow as molasses. But damn if I didn't enjoy the heck out of Sonic CD+ and all those emulators.

StDrogo

#100

StDrogo said:

What I don't understand is why it seems normal for only previouse Nintendo handheld systems to be the only system games on the 3DS VC. Before the DS, in the prime days of the GBA, Nintendo released several SNES games on it, 4 or 5 I think, and they sold like wild fire. If the GBA can hadle SNES games then the 3DS is more than capable of playing them and Nintendo has already proved the 3DS can play N64 games. Having grown up teething on the Atari 2600, and now being married, my wife hates it when I play console games so I only have handhelds. I think Nintendo is making a huge mistake not porting, not only GBA and VB games but SNES and N64 games on the 3DS VC. SEGA is once again one step ahead of Nintendo by already having release dates for 8 Genesis games! I'm getting at lest 6 of those. Come on Nintendo take a hint!!! No reason for other systems like the TG16 also!! Man Splaterhouse and Galaga 90 were great games!

unrandomsam

#101

unrandomsam said:

@StDrogo You have the prime use case for off tv play. (Especially if you are doing it when she is doing something you hate - e.g watching soaps).

wombatkidd

#102

wombatkidd said:

@marnelljm " My main issue was that it took them so long to create this when it should have been ready months ago."

Yes, the whole ten months between announcement and release has been so long. Surely, no other game has taken ten months to be done before. But yes, you truly are the final arbiter of what release dates things should have and I bow to your awesomeness. /sarcasm

"The fact that they do not have a unified account system after Microsoft and Sony have had them for YEARS just boggles my mind."

That doesn't even have anything to do with anything, Mr. out of left field poster. But in any case, just see how much that unified account system is helping people move their old games from ps3 to ps4.

marnelljm

#103

marnelljm said:

@wombatkidd Working pretty well for PS3 and PSP/Vita. PS4 isn't even out yet, how does that argument even make sense?

I love Nintendo. but I'm done with their excuses. Every other company can get with the program. It's high time they did too.

wombatkidd

#104

wombatkidd said:

@marnelljm Because the ps4 has NO BACKWARDS COMPATIBLY and the wii u has FULL BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY and lets you keep your saved games.

It's pretty obvious you just want to complain and aren't actually interested in learning what what you're saying is complete crap though, so I'm done bothering.

I mean seriously "Boo who, a game took nearly a year to make and it should have been done earlier because I said it should be." Nice arguments, there.

marnelljm

#105

marnelljm said:

@wombatkidd I agree. No point in arguing with an apologist who will blindly defend them no matter what.

Nice proofreading and spelling there.

KnightRider666

#106

KnightRider666 said:

@Giygas_95: I agree, what exactly IS stopping Nintendo? I don't know why they haven't released VB games on the 3DS VC. It's 3D system. Why not put 3D games on it from the past that were in 3D to begin with? No excuse.

Giygas_95

#107

Giygas_95 said:

@KnightRider666 Yeah, and I think they should add an optional full color filter to each game in case you were tired of looking at red all the time, though I'd probably go with the way they originally looked most of the time.

And another thing, even IF they won't do anything with VB, N64, or Gamecube right now, what's stopping them from releasing more good NES and SNES games? I mean SMB3...that could have been on both consoles a long time ago.

Also, I know Nintendo isn't responsible for Mega Man, but I sure wish we could get X2 and X3 soon.

KnightRider666

#108

KnightRider666 said:

@Giygas_95: Well I'd just be happy if we got'em in red & black to be honest, but a tri-color filter would be cool(Did you know the VB games were actually going to be in red, blue, green, and black? Nintendo decided against it because it would triple the cost of the system. I read that somewhere years ago.). As for the other NES and SNES games, there should have been a lot more on the VC's by now.

Giygas_95

#110

Giygas_95 said:

@KnightRider666 I didn't know that, but that's interesting. I'd rather play them in red and black too, but the more features the better. They could possibly sell a little better with more colors available.

I'm dying for X2 and especially X3...I've never played them before. Actually, I'd never played X1 either until I got my Wii U, but that game was what really made me want the other two SNES games. I mean the soundtracks are even worth listening to on there own and I often do! Specifically the opening stage theme and Zero's theme both from X3.

WaxxyOne

#111

WaxxyOne said:

I'd really like to see Nintendo do more to embrace their classic games. The fact is, whether it's legal or not, simple emulation has been available for a long time. Good emulators even take that farther by adding multiple save states, numerous graphic filters and color options for systems like the Gameboy. Meanwhile Nintendo keeps peddling games that aren't modified from their original releases in any way, though at least it was nice to see them add proper save state support for the 3DS and Wii U (even if it is only one slot).

What I think Nintendo could do better is to offer something those emulators can't — additional content and features to classic games. To use a simple example, Excitebike could allow users to save a large number of custom tracks, and distribute them online over Miiverse or through some other sharing method. This could move the game out of novelty category into something with an active, thriving community, and that's just one game. It was also very disappointing when rather than expending a little bit of extra effort to make Oracle of Ages/Seasons link with each other when they're both on the same device, they instead opted just to kill all system link interactions in the game, and left it up to the player to figure out how to transfer codes from one game to the other. They didn't even enable the Gameboy Advance features, for crying out loud! (I can access both features on an emulator, by the way)

Nintendo has a great treasure trove of classic games and they have been pretty successful in utilizing them to make cash, but it'd sure be nice if they embraced those classic games instead of lazily throwing them onto the service and expecting people to continuing paying for the exact same thing they released 30 years ago.

FJOJR

#112

FJOJR said:

GameCube & GBA would be awesome. The last systems an F-Zero game was released for.

xj0462

#113

xj0462 said:

how about sega saturn games on wii u and gba snes and turbografx 16 games on 3DS

Luffymcduck

#114

Luffymcduck said:

Hahaha, oh really?

Now then:
Instead of releasing the same games over and over again, try to release some we haven´t seen in Wii or eShop. Like GBA and Gamecube games. Thank you, you can have some of my money when I see releases from those platforms.

Also new F-Zero plz.

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