NEW Games - Virtual Console!

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Jan 30, 2007

NEW Games - Virtual Console! by boblen at 11:44 AM (2,249 Views / 0 Likes) 23 replies

  1. boblen
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    WII-KLY UPDATE: FOUR NEW CLASSIC GAMES ANNOUNCED FOR WII SHOP CHANNEL


    Jan. 29, 2007

    Today Nintendo adds four new classic games to the popular Wii™ video game system's Wii Shop Channel. The games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the channel every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week's new games are:

    Mario Kart 64™ (Nintendo® 64, 1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Points): Put the pedal to the metal in this worthy successor to the Super NES® classic, Super Mario Kart®. Mario Kart 64 boasts great graphics, tons of unique power-ups and a stunning 3-D version of the legendary Battle Mode. With improved courses and a revolutionary head-to-head four-player mode, Mario Kart 64 is sure to win the heart of any race-driving fan. The game includes 20 different courses filled with dips, valleys, jumps, tunnels and bridges. Smooth, precise control – a trademark of all games from Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto – will bring players back time and time again for freewheeling fun.

    Contra® III: The Alien Wars™ (Super NES®, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): In the year 2636, the Alien War continues, and it's up to two soldiers, Jimbo and Scully, to put a stop to the alien invasion. The aliens have ravaged the Earth with their powerful organic and technological weapons. Players can join with a partner and battle through six stages of nonstop run-and-gun action. Collect power-ups, including bombs, flamethrowers, spread shots, lasers and machine guns to take out the aliens. Control Jimbo and Scully as they travel through war-torn cities, race on air bikes, ride missiles and ultimately break into the alien base to defeat the alien boss once and for all.

    Bonanza Bros.™ (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): Mobo and Robo Bonanza are enjoying their favorite television show when the picture crackles and the shadowy figure of a mysterious stranger appears on the screen. This figure asks them to collect certain items that he has placed inside various buildings to test his security force. If they return the items successfully, Mobo and Robo will be rewarded. The two of them state that they will get the job done in just three minutes. However, little do they know that each building is packed with security guards who will raise the alarm if they are caught red-handed. Fortunately both Mobo and Robo are equipped with bullets that can knock the guards unconscious for a few seconds. A huge reward will be given out if Mobo and Robo are apprehended. Help the infamous Bonanza Bros. infiltrate a number of different locations ranging from banks to mansions to casinos, and don't get caught.

    Comix Zone™ (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): Sketch Turner is an artist in New York City. One day while Sketch is drawing, a huge thunderstorm strikes the city. A bolt of lightning hits Sketch's image and brings it to life. That image is Mortus, a megalomaniacal mutant who wants to become real and rule the earth. Mortus magically transports Sketch into the pages of his comic book so that he can end his creator's life and become real. Inside the comic book, Sketch meets General Alissa Cyan, who believes he is a superhero that came to save their post-apocalyptic world from the evil brought by Mortus's hand. Now that he's a comic book superhero, Sketch can really put the hurt on the bad guys. Instantly, Sketch can fight like a one-man mercenary platoon.
     


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    i just took a look at the points it takes...thats way too much for a game available on emus IMHO.
     
  3. Bullshirt

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    Nice, Mario Kart coming to VC. It brings back memories of N64 days, not to mention the 2p grand prix, it's enough to warrant a purchase
     
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    Are Ninty adding ANY new features to these games? (Online play, Bonus Level/track etc)

    If they did than I can see myself purchasing them happily (MK64 Online!! [​IMG]). Otherwise, unless you've never played the games at all I don't think the price is justified. Nostalgia is great...but 1,000 Wii points great...? Hmmm

    Will Goldeneye 007 ever come to Virtual Console?
     
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    I bought Mario Kart 64 when it came out here on Australia Day [​IMG]

    It's good fun, I never owned a Nintendo64 so I benefit from the VC.
     
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    No.. If it went anywhere it would actually be to the Xbox Live Arcade.
     
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    Give it time,
    Probally Smash Bros will come out next.
    Donkey Kong
    Diddy Kong Racing (maby)

    I do hope to see most of those good clasic games relived for the Wii [​IMG]
     
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    yeah give it some time... DKR should come though why would it not? (NDS version cut sales)
     
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    Really!? hmm, thats fascinating. I suspect the licensing agreement for the XBOX to emulate an N64 title would be hefty. Wait does xbox live emulate original titles or are they ports? [​IMG]
     
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    They're ports, not emulated titles.
     
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    Im still waiting for us poor pal gamers to get Zelda ALTTP on the VC. Hopefully wiil come out on friday over here [​IMG]
     
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    i got mario kart 64. really, really brings me back...

    how the hell can gamespot give it a 6.2?!
    i will never read that site again, now that i see ign gave MK64 an 8
     
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    cool...

    wondering where and how can u earn or but Wii points in Australia?
     
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    probably by credit card or plenty of stores should have cards for purchase.

    don't know if you can "earn" them though.
     
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    Hi,
    Your going to need a Credit Card.

    Thanks.
     
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    lol. Nice concise answer to ^

    kudos
     
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    Does anyone know if the turbo grafix version of R-type has 2 player mode? Can someone confirm this, I checked online and it is listed as such.

    Anyone wanna gimme a rundown of how that works?
     
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    I think it does have 2 player mode but is alternate like super mario bros games [​IMG]
     
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    I read a review in Retro Gamer of VC Mario Kart 64, they say that its visually clearer and at better resolution, can anyone confirm this?

    Shame there isn't wi-fi but meh.
     

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