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Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Minidust posted:

So I just got a Wii U after never having the original Wii. Will buying Virtual Console games via Wii mode tie them to my Ninendo Network ID that I set up for the U in any way? Or is it just a bad idea to go there until some proper Wii U version of the VC comes out (I believe that was supposed to be in the cards, unless I understood incorrectly)?

I believe it just ties your Wii stuff to the Wii U as though it were a Wii, and not to any account in particular. Since Wii Mode treats everything on there as though it were a Wii proper, all purchases and the like will be similar, which means you still have to use Wii Points. No idea if they'll ever tie the Wii Shop Channel purchases to a Nintendo Network ID at all, or allow folks to buy Wii Shop Channel items through the eShop proper, or whatever they may have planned for it.

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Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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I still think it's weird that the 3DS Virtual Console has NES games on there. I figured they'd be all-portable, but whatever. Wanna see Neo Geo Pocket Color games show up on there down the road, but considering how slow/unwilling third parties are to put anything on the 3DS VC,

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Haraksha posted:

If a game gets pulled from the VC and you had previously purchased it, do you then lose access to that game?

Nope. I have R-Type (TG-16) on Wii VC and was able to redownload it recently to my Wii U with no problem. It should be the same for 3DS stuff.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Kinda odd that NES Dig Dug would be a buck cheaper. I seem to recall the Wii Virtual Console version being 100 points more due to it being an import (strangely, while Dig Dug was on the Famicom, that version wasn't released in the states, whereas Dig Dug II was).

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Space Fish posted:

Also, I'd like to reiterate that Game Boy Goemon is a pile of poo poo and harmed my love of the series. You have been warned!

I still own a physical copy of the game, and yet I bought it on the eShop despite knowing how bad it is, all because I want Konami to know that I will throw piles of money for more Goemon games. It's unfortunate that it looks like Konami will never release another older franchise game that isn't Western God of Castlevania or some other Silent Hill game of questionable quality. I'll even take a new Gradius or Parodius as long as it isn't a creepy as poo poo Otomedius game.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Pope Guilty posted:

I can't believe Legend of the Mystical Ninja isn't on VC.

What, the SNES one? That was one of the first third-party VC games I bought on the Wii, unless you either mean Wii U VC or Konami pulled the game for whatever reason.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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quote:

The Path of the Warrior: Art of Fighting 3 (Neo Geo) - 900 Points

One of my favorite fighting games, and nobody played it. A real shame, it's pretty good, and the best of the three Art of Fighting games. Of course, you could just get Art of Fighting Anthology for a song these days.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Pope Guilty posted:

Is that a good price?

Definitely. It's the best Resident Evil game since 4. There are HD console ports coming out soon for I believe every platform, but the game is well worth it on the 3DS.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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I've had Super Metroid on the Wii VC since it was first available, as well as Super Mario 64, so I guess my coins will continue to not be used. I hope they release some other ridiculously overpriced reward in the near future, because I already have the two Game & Watch DS games and the Ball reproduction.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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RMZXAnarchy posted:

I've got cartridges of both so I don't really feel compelled to be rebuying either (Except for Metroid when it comes out on the Wii U VC.)

I love G&W Ball, its just a neat thing to have honestly.

I've got cartridges of both as well, but I bought them on Wii VC anyways. Because I am dumb as hell. (I am also going to buy Super Metriod for thirty cents I have no shame)

And yeah, the G&W Ball repro is nice. It's the closest thing I have to an actual G&W handheld. Considering all the other old hardware and crap I own, I'm surprised I don't have at least one. And yet, I have an R-Zone.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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PaletteSwappedNinja posted:

Sounds like the Wii U update might be live...

I'm downloading it at this moment. Current estimated time remaining: 51 minutes and climbing

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Boten Anna posted:

"The Virtual Console didn't do as well as we expected," said the company that repeatedly launched small quantities of mediocre games for it.

I hope you aren't saying Pac-Man is a mediocre game?

Though considering all the new Pac-Man games and cheaper alternatives Namco has been releasing for the past several years, a $5 price tag for the Wii U version is pretty bad. I think even the 3DS VC version of the NES game is a dollar cheaper than the Wii U VC version. Now I have to wonder if Wii U VC prices can be determined by third-parties when they submit the game, since pricing seems flexible for non-VC games on the eShop, what with sales and all.

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Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Rirse posted:

Yeah I'm hoping this stays a trend along with other games getting permanent price reductions (Code of Princess). Might pick up Rolling Western due to the sale, any opinions?

It's a pretty fun tower defense game, though the towers are meant to supplement your running-around-rolling-into-things action rather than being the main focus. Combat involves the touch screen; you have to "pull back" (drag the stylus in a downward motion) to charge your roll, with the longer/farther you hold back, the faster/more damage you do, but you move with the control stick. Depending on the upgrades you get and your ability to adapt to the combat, you could potentially complete levels without investing into towers, but that gets really hard later in the game as maps and enemy pathing space out farther and farther.

I really enjoyed the game. I gotta try out the sequel.

Now that I think about it, I wouldn't really call it a tower defense game with action elements so much as it is an action game with tower defense elements.

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Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Boten Anna posted:

The NES version is.

You got a point there.

Man, arcade VC titles on the Wii ruled. I hope thst becomes a thing in the future.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Revol posted:

Backwards compatibility that isn't able to make full use of the newest hardware. No thanks.

If they're good games then what does it matter?

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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PaletteSwappedNinja posted:

More interesting news: Nintendo has OFLC-rated "Mystery of Murasame Castle" aka Nazo no Murasamejou, a Famicom Disk System game that has never been released outside of Japan that served as the inspiration for the "Takamura's Ninja Castle" attraction in Nintendo Land. I guess we can expect it on the VC sometime "soon".

I will buy this if they bring it over to the states. Also, they should bring over Devil World.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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bpc908 posted:

The pages for the games are up on the 3DS Eshop right now though

Those games have been listed on the eShop for ages with that "coming soon" release date. I remember them from last year.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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For those wondering if the 50%-off deal for SMB2 is applied to the $1 upgrade fee, it isn't. You should buy both SMW and SMB2 anyway because they are Good Games, and to show Nintendo you actually support the idea of digital distribution sales as an incentive to buy more games. But mostly because they're Good Games.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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KimT posted:

how do o beat this guy



You're being rather generous. I'm wondering if folks will figure out that whole wall jumping thing so early in the game.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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I didn't know anything about Link 'n Launch, but after some web searching, it looks like I'm gonna get me that. It also helps that I already own the other three games on the list. I was getting kind of reluctant to burn through coins in hopes that another expensive limited edition thing would pop up like the gold Nunchuk from a while back (which I did get), but with this Club Nintendo year almost over and all the codes I have on the ready, I think I'll be fine.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Played Link 'n' Launch a bit, and as a fan of puzzle games, this is awesome! Well worth the 150 coin asking price.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Shadow Ninja 64 posted:

The Project X Zone demo is up on the NA eShop now.

Woo, time to see how much it feels like Namco X Capcom and then feel disappointed because I know I'm going to buy it and endure a horrible slog halfway through it.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Yeah, Yoshi is a pretty boring puzzle game, made worse by the fact that, by the time it was released, the NES already had plenty of much better puzzle games.

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Apr 20, 2005

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Zaphod42 posted:

Why would you want them on WiiU when you can have them on 3DS?

Confused young gamers posting on Miiverse asking why Mega Man can't crawl.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Wow, Game Gear games!

I am actually surprised that Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is as cheap as it is. I figured they'd hit it with the Sonic Tax.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Sulphuric Sundae posted:

Is Shantae still set to come out today?
Shantae, Metal Gear, and Super Mario Bros DX are the only GBC games I've owned that I refuse to get rid of.

I wish I had a physical copy of Shantae to call my own. I'm hoping it being released on the 3DS VC will drop the price of a physical copy, even just a little bit. It could hang out with my overpriced copies of CIB Earthbound and Panzer Dragoon Saga.

PaletteSwappedNinja posted:

Forget Luigi U, forget Bugs vs. Tanks, s'all about FARMING SIMULATOR! 3D!

For those on the fence about Farming Simulator, here's a video detailing the gameplay:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEJHrmliVQw

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Apr 20, 2005

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Nightskye posted:

Is Vegas Stakes anything worth caring about? It looks like it's nothing special-- just an extremely dated casino game.

It was kind of weird for a gambling simulation game. In addition to standard gambling fare, occasionally there would be events such as finding a lost wallet (you can keep the money inside or turn it in to the hotel office for a 50% chance that the person who gets the wallet back will repay your kindness with more money than what was initially in the wallet) or some down-on-his-luck guy will want to sell you some kind of jewelry or whatever and you can choose to buy it or not (there's a 50% chance that you will profit from selling the item later, or it'll turn out the item is a fake). I rented a lot of gambling simulators back in the day, and Vegas Stakes is my favorite of the bunch, though that ain't saying much.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Zeeman posted:

Oh wow, I remember playing this a bit on Game Boy. I loved those random events.

I rented it back in the day on the SNES, and then managed to get a cheap copy of the game a couple of years ago when I was building up my physical SNES collection. I actually didn't know there was a Game Boy version until I started actively building up my physical original Game Boy collection last year, when I was compiling a list of games I wanted to get for the handheld. Still looking for a cheap copy of that version.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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I have a lot of Wii VC games that I transferred from my old Wii, and I dumped $20 into the Wii U eShop, and the only thing I've done with that money thusfar is buy the Wii U versions of those same Wii games at the "upgrade" fee ($1 NES, $1.50 SNES). Still got quite a bit of money left. Also, I use the term "upgrade" loosely because the Wii version is still completely accessible; it's more like I have two versions of the same game, kinda like how, if you're familiar with Steam, you'd have a standard version of a game and a Mac version just because.

I'd recommend Mighty Switch Force, as I found it to be a very good puzzle platformer with a killer soundtrack. I have it and the sequel on the 3DS, but I'm sure the Wii U version had more stuff to it (I haven't gotten around to playing that version yet). I guess look the game up on YouTube to see if that's something you might be interested in.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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PaletteSwappedNinja posted:

EDIT: just noticed they referred to Pit as "Kid Icarus" in the press release. Nice work, NOE!

They must've gotten his name from the hit cartoon "Captain N: The Game Master" in which he is called Kid Icarus. And Mega Man is green. And Simon Belmont looks like a human Launchpad McQuack.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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PaletteSwappedNinja posted:

Shantae is almost here! Now we can all look forward to the price of the cart coming down by, what, fifty cents?

I wish. Shantae seems to have the double-whammy of being wanted by collectors because it is apparently a good game and also because it was produced in limited quantities.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Sonic 1 is to Super Mario Bros. as Sonic 2 is to Super Mario Bros. 3. Both are solid games, but the sequel just has and does so much more.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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JesustheDarkLord posted:

All video games just have me push buttons what the gently caress is this hobby

Haven't you heard? Video games aren't just button pushing anymore. They're interactive movies and sometimes you run from chest-high wall to chest-high wall to click on heads.

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Zaphod42 posted:

I've always been put-off by Earthbound's weird humor, and I hate first-person RPGs, (Dragon Warrior/Quest Sux, FF rulez) but Earthbound is just such a huge deal, and is so unique, I really need to give it a run through.

I never really got the hate for RPG combat in first-person perspective. First-person or third-person, you're still selecting commands from a menu and numbers pop up. Though I guess sometimes it's fun to watch a little movie play after you select an attack.

And I always appreciated Earthbound's weird humor and setting, because it was released at a time when most RPGs were either straight swords-and-sorcery fantasy or swords-and-sorcery sci-fi with a generic fantasy/sci-fi storyline.

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Apr 20, 2005

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Pope Guilty posted:

No River City Ransom? Nintendooooooo!

Go ask, uh...wait, who owns River City Ransom now that Technos Japan is dead?

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Neo Rasa posted:

I believe a small group called Million that's run by one of its creators and basically licenses out any Double Dragon/Super Dodgeball/RCR stuff now and was basically created for this purpose.



Also old news, but that Shantae: Risky's Revenge game from the DSi totally owns. I can't believe I didn't get it til now.

Ah right, I keep forgetting the name of the company. They really haven't done much I guess, asides from letting WayForward make Double Dragon Neon, which rules. I'd buy it again if they released it on the Wii U.


And yeah, I loved Shantae: Risky's Revenge. It's odd because I normally don't enjoy "Metroidvanias" that much, but I guess it's because it doesn't have a lot of tacked-on RPG elements. Shame about the map in the game. Love the soundtrack as well (no idea why the video is 12 minutes long when the song is 6 minutes long).

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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AngryCaterpillar posted:

Why is the DSiWare game Minis March Again the same price as the 3DS download game Minis on the Move

Probably because it was always that price and they just haven't changed it when the new game came out.

Or did you want a sarcastic answer?

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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A lot of times I get lucky and the used games I purchase still have unredeemed Club Nintendo pins. Otherwise, just apply all the same reasons for wanting to buy new versus used that anybody else would (support developers versus save money or whatever people do to rationalize one or the other).

Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Kurtofan posted:

Breath of Fire II coming to Wii U VC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppm5ZAkJTlM

That's kinda weird. Are they skipping the first game?

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Mercury Crusader
Apr 20, 2005

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Rirse posted:

I think the reason why Breath of Fire 1 isn't coming (it was skipped over on the Wii as well) is because in the US it got published by Square back on the SNES.

Publisher issues are confusing as hell it seems. I figure Capcom would be able to release it no problem since they own the rights to the game. I recall several other games with different publishers getting released on Wii VC and 3DS VC by their IP holders despite having different publishers back in the day. Off the top of my head, there was:

- Faxanadu (published originally by Nintendo in the US, published by Nihon Falcom on the Wii VC)
- Ghouls 'n Ghosts (published/co-developed originally by Sega, published by Capcom on the Wii VC)
- Shantae (published originally by Capcom, published by WayForward on the 3DS VC)

Then again, there's weird stuff like NISA deciding not to release La Pucelle on the PSP because apparently Mastiff holds the publishing rights in the US for that game? (it sure wasn't because it was a PSP game; they ended up bringing over Black Rock Shooter instead much later)

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