Forums

Topic: Retro Gaming on Switch (Virtual Console, Arcade Archives, Psykio Games)

Posts 1 to 20 of 30

MotionMan

This is a forum dedicated to the impending release of Virtual Console for Nintendo Switch. I also threw in the Arcade Archives and Psykio games as they’re pretty much Virtual Console and are so good they deserve to be in the mix.

Edited on by MotionMan

“Can’t let you do that, Star Fox!” - Wolf o'Donnell (Star Fox 64)

MotionMan

My dream list of consoles for the Virtual Console are as follows.
Nintendo:
NES
SNES
N64
GameCube
Wii
Game Boy
Game Boy Color
Virtual Boy
Game Boy Advance
3rd Party:
Sega Master System
Sega Genesis (Mega Drive)
Sega CD
Sega 32x
Sega Saturn
Sega DreamCast
Sega Game Gear
Turbo Graphx 16
Neo Geo Pocket
Neo Geo Pocket Color

“Can’t let you do that, Star Fox!” - Wolf o'Donnell (Star Fox 64)

Tasuki

Do we know for sure that VC is coming to the Switch. It seems to me like Nintendo is more interested in using their back catalog for Mini consoles.

Edited on by Tasuki

RetiredPush Square Moderator and all around retro gamer.

My Backlog

Nintendo Network ID: Tasuki311

neufel

MotionMan wrote:

This is a forum dedicated to the impending release of Virtual Console.

This is a thread about optimism.
Optimism is important.

But yeah, the fact that the "Arcade Archives" aren't branded VC is weird, so I hope you're right.

neufel

3DS Friend Code: 3239-2806-0987

MotionMan

It is indeed optimism. Nintendo wouldn’t abandon the virtual console. Now as for how its going to work is anybody’s guess. Its looking like it has something to do with the online service. @Tasuki

“Can’t let you do that, Star Fox!” - Wolf o'Donnell (Star Fox 64)

MotionMan

Im actually stunned that the Arcade Archives isn’t considered virtual console either. Nevertheless its been much better than the Virtual Console Arcade line we got on Wii. @neufel

“Can’t let you do that, Star Fox!” - Wolf o'Donnell (Star Fox 64)

link3710

I'm wondering if they'll just brand them like: NES Archives, SNES Archives etc.

link3710

MotionMan

Maybe. But the Arcade Archive isn’t made by Nintendo. That would be the folks at Hamster. @link3710

“Can’t let you do that, Star Fox!” - Wolf o'Donnell (Star Fox 64)

link3710

@MotionMan I know, and usually I'd say that solely as a joke, but Nintendo is working alongside Hamster for their official Arcade Releases so who knows? Maybe they'll outsource other ones to them too?

link3710

Heavyarms55

I mean, Virtual Console support for NES, SNES, N64, GB, GBC, GBA and Gamecube is my number 1 wish for the Switch. Especially Gamecube and GBA.

But we have nothing official from Nintendo right now. Just vague comments about what we will get with the paid online service next year.

Nintendo Switch FC: 4867-2891-2493
Switch username: Em
Discord: Heavyarms55#1475
Pokemon Go FC: 3838 2595 7596
PSN: Heavyarms55zx

OorWullie

The reason Arcade Archives isn't branded as VC is because it has absolutely nothing to do with VC or Nintendo for that matter, well outside of the actual Nintendo arcade releases. The Arcade Archives existed on PS4 long before the Switch was even revealed and the Neo Geo releases began on PS4 and Xbox One at the beginning of this year. There are some Neo Geo games Hamster have put on Switch that have yet to release elsewhere but it works the other way too. For example, this week's release Pulstar has been on the other consoles and PC for several months, as has the upcoming King of the Monsters. Next week we get Double Dragon Arcade, that's been on PS4 since last year.

If Nintendo had still decided to brand this as VC they could be rightly criticised for it.

Edited on by OorWullie

🇬🇧 Mr Mustard 🇹🇭
SW-6101-8403-1640

🕹️ The Nintendolife Arcade Leaderboards 🕹️

SKTTR

The "Arcade Archives" have nothing to do with the Virtual Console or Nintendo. They're published by Hamster Corp. and are handled like regular Switch eShop releases. They won't be part of a future Switch Virtual Console. Whatever the Switch Virtual Console is going to be, it will be a separate service from the Arcade Archives.

Switch fc: 6705-1518-0990

LuckyLand

I have bought Super Mario Bros but the audio doesn't sound right. I have seen a video of the japanese version and the audio was ok. I bought the game in the european eShop. Anybody else had this issue?

I used to be a ripple user like you, then I took The Arrow in the knee

MotionMan

Im haven’t experienced issues. I bought it on the American Shop.

“Can’t let you do that, Star Fox!” - Wolf o'Donnell (Star Fox 64)

YamAsereht

@LuckyLand

1. Phone Nintendo
2. Tell Nintendo Issue
3. Threaten Nintendo to fix the issue in 24 hours, or you will sell your Switch/and 3DS.
4. Put phone down
5. Shout out loud saying: "Hahaha I am strong".

YamAsereht

Don

Virtual console should always be available. If Hollywood can keep releasing classic films including that silly overrated Christmas film “It’s a Wonderful Life” with the childish guardian angel onto new formats then Nintendo can do the same with their classic games.

Edited on by Don

Don

MotionMan

I feel likes its super convinient. Plus with the switch and its many play options, it could breath new life into some of these classic games. Take Balloon Fight for Example. Already a great game, but being able to split the joy cons and just playing the 2 player mode in tabletop would be so amazing. Same goes for games like Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country and even Ice Climber. @Don

“Can’t let you do that, Star Fox!” - Wolf o'Donnell (Star Fox 64)

Moroboshi876

Wow, this thread has been dead for months, and I'm sad to see it. Retro gaming is something I thought Switch owners would appreciate more.

Anyway, I wanted to say I'm disappointed with the sparsity of Arcade Archives Nintendo games. I mean I don't want them to be released weekly as Neo Geo line, but why bi-monthly or worse?

Arcade Archives Mario Bros. was out on September 27th and VS. Super Mario Bros. on December 22nd. Last week Punch-Out!! was released, after more than three months. Why Nintendo's arcade games get released so slowly?

Switch code: SW-2291-6286-4620

Nintendo 3DS code: 2879-0476-7598

My Nintendo: Toni | Twitter:

Top

Please login or sign up to reply to this topic