Definitive Wii/Wii U Virtual Console Games w/ rerelease Issues

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    Since there's a lot of them and having interest in the idea, I thought I'd make a continually updated list of the games that would be on the Wii (or upcomming Wii U) Virtual Console if not for licensing, technical, ect. issues.
    NOTE:And just because a game is on this list it doesn't necessarily mean it will never be released on Virtual Console. Some games can be rereleased with edits working around the issue.

    NES/Famicom/Famicom Disk System
    • Aniticipation (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Batman (Licensed game)
    • Barker Bill's Trick Shooting (Technically a licensed game, specific Zapper peripheral being difficult to recreate)
    • Battletoads (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Tradewest)
    • Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Tradewest in North America and Technos Japan/Million)
    • Captain Skyhawk (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Milton Bradley)
    • Chip N' Dale Rescue Rangers (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)
    • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom, released shortly before new games for the NES were discontinued by most distributors)
    • Cobra Triangle (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Crystalis (SNK support for Virtual Console may be limited to Neo Geo games)
    • Darkwing Duck (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)
    • Digger T. Rock: Legend of the Lost City (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Milton Bradley)
    • Doki Doki Panic (Promotional game, original basis for American Super Mario Bros 2 and the process of which Nintendo may be ashamed of)
    • Duck Hunt (Specific Zapper peripheral being difficult to recreate)
    • DuckTales (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)
    • DuckTales 2 (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)
    • Gyromite (Specific R.O.B. peripheral being difficult to recreate)
    • High Spped (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Tradewest)
    • Hogan's Alley (Specific Zapper peripheral being difficult to recreate)
    • Iron Sword: Wizards & Warriors II (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Acclaim)
    • Little Samson (Released late in the NES lifespan and is very rare to find)
    • Mickey Mouse/ Mickey Mousecapade (Licensed game from Disney, Hudson Soft and Capcom in North America)
    • Mike Tyson's Punch Out (Contract with Nintendo expired and overall "controversial" celebrity)
    • Mother/Earth Bound (Possible music right issues, has never seen a western rerelease, part of a series that has a history of not being released in western companies)
    • Pin*Bot (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Popeye (Licensed game from King Features Syndicate)
    • R.C. Pro-Am (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • R.C. Pro-Am II (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Tradewest)
    • Slalom (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Snake Rattle 'n' Roll (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Super Tetris 2 & Bombliss (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)
    • Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Tradewest in the US)
    • Stack-Up (Specific R.O.B. peripheral being difficult to recreate)
    • Super Glove Ball (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Mattel, used specific disliked Power Glove peripheral which would be difficult to recreate)
    • Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima IV (Final officially released game for the Famicom and was never released overseas)
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Was released, but then later delisted)
    • Tengen Tetris (Tetris licensing issues, Nintendo themselves sued and stopped production of the game when they formerly had the rights)
    • Tetris (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)
    • Tetris 2 (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)
    • The Little Mermaid (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)
    • Time Lord (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Milton Bradley)
    • Wild Gunman (Specific Zapper peripheral being difficult to recreate)
    • Wizards & Warriors (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Acclaim)
    • Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Acclaim and Zippo Games)
    • (NORTH AMERICA ONLY)Devil World (Nintendo of America's strict policy on religious crosses in video games which this game is full of)
    • (NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE ONLY)Clu Clu Land D/Clu Clu Land: Welcome to New Clu Clu Land (A different version of the already released Clu Clu Land, for the most part only released in Japan and is the only Japanese version)
    SNES/Super Famicom



    • Aladdin (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)



    • Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Sony Imagesoft)



    • Battletoads in Battlemaniacs (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Tradewest)



    • Disney's Magical Quest (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)



    • Disney's Magical Quest 2 (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)



    • Disney's Magical Quest 3 (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)



    • Disney's Toy Story (Licensed game from Disney, Traveller's Tales, Disney Interactive and Psygnosis)



    • Doom (License, FX 2 Chip being difficult to emulate)

    • Earthbound (Various rights issues, part of a series that has had a history of not being released in western countries, no rereleases in America at all)



    • Goof Troop (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)



    • Lion King (Licensed game from Disney and Virgin)



    • Mario Paint (Specific SNES Mouse & Mousepad peripheral being difficult to recreate)



    • Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (Licensed game from Traveller's Tales, Sony Imagesoft in North America and Europe and Capcom in Japan)



    • R-Type III: The Third Lightning (Was released, but then later delisted)



    • Star Fox (FX Chip being difficult to emulate)

    • Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World (Super Mario All-Stars rerelease left out Super Mario World because it was already available on Virtual Console)



    • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (FX 2 Chip being difficult to emulate)



    • Super R-Type (Was released, but then later delisted)



    • Super Tetris 2 & Bombliss (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)



    • Super Tetris 3 & Sparkliss, Magicaliss, Familiss (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)



    • Tetris & Dr. Mario (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)



    • Tetris 2 (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)



    • Tetris Battle Gaiden (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)



    • The Jungle Book (Licensed game from Disney, Eurocom and Virgin Interactive)



    • Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Games (Licensed game from Disney, Tiertex and THQ)



    • Uniracers (Pixar sued over similarities to Red's Dream and production of further cartridges was stopped.)



    • Yoshi's Safari (Specific Super Scope peripheral being difficult to recreate)
    • (AMERICA AND EUROPE ONLY)Tetris Attack (Strict licensing from the Tetris company)
    • (AMERICA AND EUROPE ONLY)Panel De Pon (Series is always known and released as the different "Tetris Attack/Puzzle" League in America and Europe, is the same game as Tetris Attack)
    Satellaview Games(Games were "broadcasted" live with unsaved audio and voice acting and may need to be remade, games may not be saved at Nintendo at all)
    • Super Tetris 2 & Bombliss (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)
    Super GameBoy (Specific peripheral versions of GameBoy games)




    N64
    • A Bug's Life (Licensed game from Disney, Traveller's Tales, Disney Interactive and Activision)
    • Animal Crossing (Japanese)(Has a lot of text to translate and maybe more so than the usual imported game, GameCube version is easier to rerelease, is mostly the same game as the GameCube version)
    • Banjo Kazooie (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Banjo Tooie (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Blast Corps (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Conker's Bad Fur Day (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Diddy Kong Racing (Features characters Banjo and Conker that are from Rare's games, was rereleased but as a remake that removed those characters)
    • Donkey Kong 64 (Includes Rare's Jetpac as a mandatory mission)
    • Goldeneye (Rights issues with Nintendo, Rare, actors, MGM and whoever owns the James Bond license)
    • Goof Troop (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)
    • Harvest Moon 64 (Problems with the source code)
    • Hey You, Pikachu (Specific N64 Microphone peripheral being difficult to recreate)
    • Jet Force Gemini (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Killer Instinct Gold (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Magical Tetris Challenge (Licensed game from Disney, Capcom and the Tetris Company)
    • Mickey's Speedway USA (Licensed game from Disney and now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, used connectivity to the GameBoy Color version of the same name through specific N64 Transfer Pak peripheral)
    • Mischeif Makers (Licensed game)
    • Perfect Dark (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Pokemon Stadium (English)(Relied on connectivity to the Pokemon GameBoy games through specific N64 Transfer Pak peripheral)
    • Pokemon Stadium (Japanese)(Relied on connectivity to the Pokemon Gameboy games through specific N64 Transfer Pak peripheral)
    • Pokemon Stadium 2 (Relied on connectivity to the Pokemon GameBoy games through specific N64 Transfer Pak peripheral)
    • Tetris 64 (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)
    • Tetrisphere (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)
    • The New Tetris (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)
    • Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue (Licensed game from Disney, Traveller's Tales and Activison)
    GameCube
    • Animal Crossing (Nintendo may want to withdraw the NES games so people buy them seperately, used connectivity to the Game Boy Advance through peripheral, American version used the E-Reader peripheral which itself used E-Reader cards)
    • Animal Crossing e+ (Japanese)(Has a lot of text to translate and maybe more so than the usual import game, mostly the same game as the western version Animal Crossing besides some additions, western version Animal Crossing is easier to rerelease, used the E-Reader peripheral which itself used E-Reader cards, used connectivity to the Game Boy Advance through peripheral)
    • Donkey Konga (Donkey Kong Drums Peripheral used)
    • Donkey Konga 2 (Donkey Kong Drums Peripheral used)
    • Donkey Konga 3 (Donkey Kong Drums Peripheral used)
    • Gotcha Force (Unpopular release which is now really rare)
    • Mario Golf: Toatstool Tour (Used connectivity to the Game Boy Advance game Mario Golf: Advance Tour through peripheral)
    • Mario Party 6 (Microphone peripheral used)
    • Mario Party 7 (Microphone peripheral used)
    • Nintendo Puzzle Collection (Contains Panel De Pon, the series which is always known and released as the different "Tetris Attack/Puzzle League" in America and Europe)
    • Pac-Man Vs. (Used connectivity to the Game Boy Advance through peripheral)
    • Pokemon Colosseum (Used connectivity to the Game Boy Advance Pokemon games through peripheral)
    • Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness (Used connectivity to the Game Boy Advance Pokemon games through peripheral)
    • Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (Used connectivity to the Game Boy Advance Sonic games through peripheral)
    • Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (Used connectivity to the Game Boy Advance Sonic games through peripheral)
    • Super Mario Sunshine (Pressure trigger of the GameCube controller being hard to emulate)
    • Super Smash Bros Melee (Includes references to Rare's GoldenEye and Perfect Dark)
    • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (Used connectivity to the Game Boy Advance through peripheral)
    GameBoy
    • Battletoads (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Tradewest)
    • Battletoads / Double Dragon (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Tradewest)
    • Battletoads in Ragnarok's World(Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Tradewest)
    • Bomberman GB (Japanese-only version of western audience-based Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!)
    • Disney's Toy Story (Licensed game from Disney, Tiertex Design Studios and Black Pearl Software)
    • DuckTales (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)
    • DuckTales 2(Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)
    • Killer Instinct (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • Monster Max (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Titus Software)
    • Sneaky Snakes (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare, rights possibly held up with Tradewest)
    • Super R.C. Pro-Am (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)
    • The Jungle Book (Licensed game from Disney, Eurocom and Virgin Interactive)
    Virtual Boy (may be possible according to Reggie Fils-Aime)
    • 3D Tetris (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)
    • V-Tetris (Licensing issues with the Tetris company)
    GameBoy Color
    • A Bug's Life (Licensed game from Disney, Tiertex Design Studios, Disney Interactive and THQ)
    • Conker's Pocket Tales (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)*
    • Magical Tetris Challenge (Licensed game from Disney, Capcom and the Tetris Company)
    • Mickey's Racing Adventure (Licensed game from Disney and Rare)*
    • Mickey's Speedway USA (Licensed game from Disney and Rare)*
    • Microsoft 6 in 1 Puzzle Collection Entertainment Pack (Made by rival Microsoft)*
    • Microsoft Pinball Arcade (Made by rival Microsoft)*
    • Microsoft The Best of Entertainment Pack (Made by rival Microsoft)*
    • Perfect Dark (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare)*
    • Shantae (Very late release with a small amount of copies made, may have trouble rereleasing it because it doesn't play correctly on emulators)
    • Tetris DX (Original version has already been released on the 3DS Virtual Console)
    • The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening (DX edition has already been released on the 3DS Virtual Console)
    • Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue (Licensed game from Disney, Traveller's Tales and Activison)
    • Toy Story Racer (Licensed game from Disney, Tiertex Design Studios, Activision and Disney Interactive)
    GameBoy Advance (The whole GBA library itself may never be released by Nintendo through their 3DS Virtual Console)



    • Banjo-Pilot (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare and THQ)*



    • Banjo Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare and THQ)*



    • Disney's Magical Quest (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)



    • Disney's Magical Quest 2 (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)



    • Disney's Magical Quest 3 (Licensed game from Disney and Capcom)



    • It's Mr. Pants (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare and THQ)*



    • Mother 1+2 (Was never released in Europe or USA, music rights issues, part of a series that gets little to no rereleases and especially outside Japan)
    • Mother 3 (Released late in the GBA's life, was never released in Europe or USA and so far hasn't been rereleased in any country, shares the problem of little to no rereleases with Mother 1 and Mother 2 and especially in western countries, music rights issues)
    • Rhythm Heaven (Released late in the GBA's life)
    • Sabre Wulf (Made by now subsidiary of Microsoft Rare and THQ)*
    Post if you have any other games to go on this list.





    *Because Microsoft has no interest in the handheld market, the game may be easier to rerelease. Although Rare's orginal franchises may count as Microsoft franchises and Rare may no longer be interested in their older franchises.

    Edit: 14/09/12 Added in Pokemon Stadium (Japanese) and Pokemon Stadium 2. Seperated the DuckTales games.
     


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    Pokémon Stadium 2 as well, obviously. You miss out on half the game without GB linkage. Also I think Ninty should be able to emulate the FX chips, especially on the much more impressive hardware of the Wii U. It might take a bit af time, but definitely not impossible. Probably too much work to be worth it, though, especially considering Star Fox 64 is basically an improved version of the original.
     
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    pokemon stadium 2
     
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    I'll add in that then (although wasn't the american Pokemon Stadium the sequel to the original Japanese one...).
    Also, two other games.
    -Would Animal Crossing 64 (Japan) be held back for any specific reason?
    -If they release Super Smash Bros Melee on Wii U will they have to edit out the references to Rare's Goldeneye and Perfect Dark?
     
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    If hackers can emulate the FX chip on the Wii, Nintendo can sure as heck emulate it on the Wii U.
     
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    all the games you mentioned that used lightguns could be done though without issue the emus prove that a wii-mote can be used to emulate the lightgun experience
     
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    I just want to know, how the WiiU "know" what games do you have. I mean, if I have a game channel (an original or a homebrew one), it's just go to the WiiU's 'Wii menu' ?
     
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    ?? I don't quite follow your logic but as far as I read ou can transfer your old Wii VC and Wiiware titles but you have to have a net connection to do it, so it will probably check 1.you bought the title 2.the title is real through the id number/check its file size
     
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    Thta's what I thought too, but Nintendo doesn't seem to like that idea.
    Also, can you transfer illegally downloaded vc files to the Wii U?
     
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    Donkey Kong 64 not being up there has nothing to do with Jetpac. Rare themselves confirmed this and have stated that they are surprised it hasn't been put up yet.
     
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    Well, okay.
     
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    nobody knows the answer to that one yet, but while there is a hole in my arse my guess would be no
     
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    Its a good question though, I wonder if anything could happen to hacked Wii's if you try to do a system transfer to a WiiU. Even though my Wii is hacked, I do have legit VC and shop stuff on there that I would like to transfer. I know from the 3DS transfer, the original 3DS gets wiped and reset to factory defaults.
     
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    Well, in order to do a system transfer to the 3DS from the DSi (or 3DS to 3DS), it requires an internet connection. This makes me think that even though the games are tied to the system, Nintendo has their own records of stuff purchased through their services, so it may use both in making the actual transfer. With that, I would say they won't transfer form the Wii to the Wii U, and in a worst-case scenario, Nintendo may take legal action if you transfer over illegally-obtained content.
     
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    never said it was a bad question...just as of now (unless you know someone who owns a wii u) nobody does know
     
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    The gamecube Mario Partys that utilized the microphone (might not be translatable to the usb mics), then again if memory serves you could play those mario partys without the microphone games. It would be like how in Mario Golf and Mario Tennis on the n64 VC has the slots for the GBC characters, but there is no way you're ever getting them in there (unless of course you use ocarina to cheat them in like I did :) )

    Also the few gamecube games that were two discs (can't recall off hand but I think at least one resident evil and a metal gear solid fell into this category), who knows if the GC VC games will be able to just skip the step of swapping discs, dios mios and devolution can't bypass this yet, so who knows.

    Finally since Japanese games are in the mix as pointed out with the Pokemon Stadium reference, then any 64DD game. I know Nintendo has made no such mention of releasing 64DD games, but if they wanted to truly have every past (Nintendo) system playable on the WiiU, then the 64DD shouldn't be ignored (not in Japan anyway), thing is I don't think anyone has found a way to emulate the 64DD. I'm sure it must be possible, and if anyone knew a way to do it, it would be Nintendo. And yeah I'm aware I'm really thinking outside of the box now.
     
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    For the Pokemon Stadium games, I guess they would just drop compatibility for them, as they did with multiplayer with the 3DS's GBA games.
    Any games that used the Zapper could probably be easier to be remade supporting the Wii remote's motion controls, like what was done with the 3DS's 3D Classics to support 3D and a bigger screen.
     
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    It sucks how Microsoft just sits on Conkers and doesn't make a new game. At least I can always hope that Conkers Bad Fur Day will get released on VC.
     
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    I'm 100% sure wiiware and VC installed via wad files will not transfer over, as there will be no record at the shop of you having purchused it.

    Now, what will be more interesting to see is if things like smash stack still work in Wii mode on the Wii u. You would think not, but then flashcarts still work in DS mode on the 3ds.

    As for the list, the lightgun games work perfectly on emus and there are numerous gun games already on the system, including nintendos own ones. Don't know what the issue is there.

    Hey you pikachu could be done through a Mic but I think they decided the game just sucked.

    DK64, makes no sense why its not our yet.
     
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    Mario Paint would be awesome using the GamePad instead of a mouse, but I doubt they'll release it.

    Same could be said about using Wiimote for light-gun games, but they haven't done it for Wii yet.

    The GamePad has a built-in microphone. Would be perfect for Hey You Pikachu, Mario Party, and other microphone games! Again, I have a feeling they won't bother.
     

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