Virtual Console: Essentials

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  1. Hadrian
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    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

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    So same as the other essential threads, basically vote for the games that you would regard as worth purchasing.

    I know that there are threads for Mega Drive/Genesis, SNES and others but I wanted one that only had games you can buy on the Virtual Console channel for those who are not sure what to get plus there seems to be various threads started by people who are not sure what to get. Also some VC games aren't as good as they are on the original console due to some sort of emulation cock up.

    Votes will only be accepted if:
    1. The game is actually on Virtual Console NOW.
    2. You mention which console it is on.



    Essential 7+

    [17] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - N64
    [14] Paper Mario - N64
    [13] Super Metroid - SNES
    [11] Super Mario Bros - NES
    [11] Super Mario Bros. 3 - NES
    [11] F-Zero X - N64
    [11] Super Mario 64 - N64
    [11] The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - SNES
    [10] Super Mario World - SNES
    [10] Star Fox 64 / Lylat Wars - N64
    [8] Sin & Punishment - N64
    [8] Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels - NES
    [7] Pokemon Snap - N64


    Recommended 3+


    [6] Mario Kart 64 - N64
    [6] Ninja Gaiden - NES
    [6] Contra 3 / Super Probotector 3 - SNES
    [6] Mega Man - NES
    [6] Gunstar heroes - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [5] Mega Man 2 - NES
    [5] Donkey Kong Country - SNES
    [4] Sim City - SNES
    [4] Wave race 64
    [4] Metroid - NES
    [4] Super Castlevania IV - SNES
    [4] Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - NES
    [4] Super Mario Bros. 2 - NES
    [4] Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - SNES
    [4] Kirby's Adventure - NES
    [4] Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars - SNES
    [3] The Legend of Zelda - NES
    [3] Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [3] Bubble Bobble - NES
    [3] Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [3] Bomberman '93 - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [3] Streets of Rage II - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [3] Sonic the Hedgehog - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [3] Vectorman - Mega Drive / Genesis


    Noteworthy +2



    [2] Blazing Lazers - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [2] Military Madness - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [2] Kid Icarus - NES
    [2] Mario's Super Picross - SNES
    [2] Legend of the Mystical Ninja - SNES
    [2] Alien Soldier - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [2] Splatterhouse - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [2] Toe Jam & Earl - - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [2] River City Ransom - NES
    [2] Shining Force 2 - Mega Drive/Genesis


    Games With One Vote



    [1] Beyond Oasis / The Story of Thor - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [1] Ristar - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [1] Landstalker - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [1] Comix Zone - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [1] Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [1] Wonderboy in Monsterland - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [1] Shining Force - Mega Drive / Genesis
    [1] Bonk's Adventure - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [1] Bonk 2: Bonk's Revenge - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [1] Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [1] Neutopia - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [1] Neutopia II - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [1] Ninja Spirit - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [1] Galaga '90 - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [1] Balloon Fight - NES
    [1] Punch-Out - NES
    [1] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtkes - NES
    [1] Top Hunter - Neo Geo
    [1] Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - SNES
    [1] Wario Woods - NES
    [1] Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! - SNES
    [1] Earthworm Jim - Mega Drive/Genesis
    [1] International Karate + - Commodore 64
    [1] Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance - Commodore 64
    [1] Last Ninja 3 - Commodore 64
    [1] Boulder Dash - Commodore 64
    [1] Paradroid - Commodore 64
    [1] Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine - Commodore 64
    [1] DoReMi Fantasy - SNES
    [1] Lords of Thunder - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [1] Gate of Thunder - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [1] Star Parodier - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [1] Cho Aniki - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    [1] Phantasy Star IV - Mega Drive
    [1] Startropics II - NES
    [1] Mega Man 3 - NES
    [1] Waverace 64
    [1] Secret of Mana
    [1] Sonic The Hedgehog (Master System)

    Wii Essentials
    WiiWare Essentials

    Updated up to post #78
     
  2. MrMojo83

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    Zelda a link to the past (SNES)

    nuf said
     
  3. Samutz

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    See that hole in your wall?
    [NES]
    The Legend of Zelda
    Super Mario Bros
    Metroid
    Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels
    Super Mario Bros 3

    [SNES]
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    Super Mario WOrld
    Donkey Kong Country
    Super Metroid
    Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

    [N64]
    Super Mario 64
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Star Fox 64
    Paper Mario


    Haven't bothered looking in to other systems. I was never fan of Sega before the Dreamcast.
     
  4. gambit420

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    I bought many virtual console games, my best are: Sin&Punishment, Starfox, Paper Mario, MegaMan, Gunstarheroes, SuperCastlevania4, Streets of Rage II, Super Probotector 3

    But my all time classic virtual console game is F-ZERO X

    i played it easily for more than 100 hours...
    in my opinion this game is a pure monster of gaming joy!!!
    Staff Ghost beating on all courses can be a lifetime archivment!
    Really can recommend this overlooked title to everyone who likes good racing games!
     
  5. Hadrian
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    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

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    Ok updated it, just so theres something there. Please remember to state what console the games appeared on.

    Some from me:

    Mega Drive:
    Beyond Oasis / The Story of Thor
    Ristar
    Gunstar Heroes
    Alien Soldier
    Comix Zone
    Vectorman

    PC Engine/Turbo Grafx:
    Blazing Lazers
    Bomberman '93
    Bonk 2: Bonk's Revenge
    Bonk 3: Bonk's Big Adventure
    Bonk's Adventure
    Neutopia
    Neutopia II
    Splatterhouse
    Military Madness

    NES:
    MegaMan
    Kid Icarus
    Ninja Gaiden

    SNES:
    Sim City
    Mario's Super Picross

    N64:
    Sin & Punishment
    F-Zero X
    Paper Mario

    I mostly bought the ones I don't already own.
     
  6. Remy669

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    NES:

    Kid Icarus
    Ninja Gaiden
    Super Mario Bros.
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels

    SNES:

    Simcity
    The Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past

    N64:

    Paper Mario
    Ocarina of Time
    Mario Kart 64
    Starfox 64
     
  7. Wuschmaster

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    fzero x
    mario kart 64
    sim city
    pokemon snap
     
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  8. Maikel Steneker

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    Super Mario 64 (N64)
    Super Mario Bros. (NES)
    Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
    Super Mario World (SNES)
     
  9. GameDragon

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    I'll keep it short..

    Sin & Punishment
    Paper Mario
    Contra 3
    Streets of Rage II
     
  10. SpaceJump

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    Zebes
    Super Metroid
    Metroid
    Super Mario World
    Super Castlevania IV
    A Link to the Past
    Sonic (all)
    Landstalker
    Paper Mario
     
  11. Takeshi

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    Wave Race 64 - N64
    Mario Kart 64 - N64

    Sonic The Hedgehog - Megadrive
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2 - Megadrive
    Wonder Boy In Monster World - Megadrive

    Donkey Kong Country - SNES
    The Legend of the Mystical Ninja - SNES

    Super Mario Brothers - NES
    Kirby's Adventure - NES
     
  12. .TakaM

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    Super Metroid
     
  13. ubersk8kid

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    Sin & Punishment
    Super Metroid
    Contra 3
    F-Zero X
     
  14. Beware

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    Pokemon Snap. Enough said.
     
  15. JPH

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    Definately The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (N64).
    Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis) and Super Mario Brothers (NES).

    Thanks Hadrian, but I must say - I like the "Recommened, Essential, etc" way of ordering the list.

    Edit:
    Pokemon Snap was added...add that please (N64).

    Downloadin' now!
     
  16. IBNobody

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    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - SNES
    Super Metroid - SNES
    Blazing Lazers - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
    Military Madness - PC Engine/TurboGrafX
     
  17. King Zargo

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    NES:
    MegaMan
    Ninja Gaiden

    Megadrive:
    Sonic the Hedgehog 3
    Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master

    SNES:
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    Super Metroid

    N64:
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Paper Mario

    If I could pick one it would have been Ninja Gaiden.
     
  18. Hadrian
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    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

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    Well as I said at the beginning, I was waiting until more votes was cast but now there is its done. At the moment 4+ is Essential, 2+ is Recommended and 1+ is just Noteworthy. Again this will change when there are more votes.

    Its been updated.
     
  19. Slippy

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    Ninja Spirit (TurboGrafX)
     
  20. Icarus

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    Big Appleu
    Super Mario Bros 3 !!!
     
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