Gaming Virtual Console: Essentials

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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)

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[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.
 

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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!
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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

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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!
 

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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.
 

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