Virtual Console thoughts

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by Strider, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. Strider

    Strider Next to the mainstream

    Oct 29, 2002
    I haven't searched if a topic like this already existed, however I didn't know what exactly to search for anyway.

    Have you ever wondered on which basis Nintendo selects the games to be released on Virtual Console? Pondering on this thought and recalling the games I would like to see on the Virtual Console, I wondered if there might not only be license issues but also technical ones.

    As far as I can see, no technically advanced SNES or Genesis games are available on the VC. I'd like to see (Genesis) Thunder Force 4 as well as Streets of Rage 2, and I can see current titles not being up to that technical standard.

    What do you think about this, or does anyone have more information about either the VC abilities (like 100% SNES/Genesis emulation?)?

    Additionally, if there are technical limits one might wonder what this means for future Neo Geo emulation.
  2. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Donkey Kong Country on the SNES and Gunstar Heroes on MD seems technically advanced to me.

    I don't see any technical reasons for the choosing of games, maybe on the N64 side but not on the other platforms. I'm guessing its either random choosing or that they choose games that may be good for a certain time of the year like the Turtles NES game was released around the same time as the new film.

    As for Neo Geo, there's an Neo CD emulator for GC that works quite well, Wii is more powerful so I dont see any problems there plus I'm sure professional coders at SNK and Nintendo can do a lot better emulating their own games.