Top 10 Most Wanted Nintendo Virtual Console Games
The Nintendo Wii has been out since November 19th 2006 which saw the release of the Virtual Console. A way to buy and download old classic games from past systems and play them right from your Wii system. Most major games have since been released such as the Mario series, Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Sonic and so on, but there are still a few gems that have yet seen the light of day. I have made a list of my top 10 most wanted games I would love to see come to the Virtual Console. Hopefully in time they will, and down the line I will make a Part II of my list but for now, here are my top 10 games.
Castlevania: Bloodlines – Sega Genesis
The only Castlevania game to ever come to the Sega Genesis and the only remaining in the series yet to come to the Virtual Console. The gameplay, blood, and level design were very good in this game.
Contra – NES
One of the first games I remember beating, with help with the famous Konami code of course. Can anyone really beat this game with only 3 lives? I would love to go back and play through this game. The Virtual Console already features the two sequels so why not include the original.
Donkey Kong 64 – Nintendo 64
This game was a 3D platformer almost like Super Mario 64 but the graphics are much more in depth. Instead of collecting stars like Super Mario 64 you are collecting Golden Bananas. I made it half way though when I first played it back in 1999 and I would love to go back and try to complete it. I am not sure if the game will ever make it to the Virtual Console though, the game was developed by Rare, which has since been bought by Microsoft, but since Nintendo owns the Donkey Kong franchise they should be able to put it out, I guess it comes down to a legal battle.
Duck Tales - NES
Alright I know this game will never make it to the Virtual Console due to licensing issues but I can dream can’t I? Almost all Disney related games Capcom put out were amazing, another one that comes to mind is Chip & Dale’s Rescue Rangers but Duck Tales was my favorite. The levels were wonderfully designed, the music was great and there were a lot of little secrets to find. I hope someday the Capcom/Disney license could continue and these games could see the light of day again because I would buy them again on the Virtual Console.
Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – Nintendo 64
The only Zelda game that has yet to make it to the Virtual Console happens to be the darkest of the series. People wonder if the game will make it to the Virtual Console because it required an expansion pack to the Nintendo 64 for extra memory, but I am sure they built the Wii with enough memory to support the game. A few years ago it was ported to the Gamecube, but it had a lot of problems such as freezing and audio problems. If they do release it on the Wii I hope it is a true problem free version.
Super Mario All Stars – Super Nintendo
A game that everyone would love to come out but Nintendo will never release it because they would lose money if they did. Let me explain, Super Mario All Stars includes upgraded versions with better graphics and music of Super Mario Bros 1, 2, 3 and includes the Lost Levels. Right now the original Super Mario 1, 2 & 3 games are on the VC for $5 a piece and the Lost Levels is $6, that’s $21 Nintendo is making off you for buying all 4 games. Why would they release a game that has all 4 games with updated graphics and music for the standard Super Nintendo price of $8 and lose $13 in profit? The only way they will release Super Mario All Stars is if they jack the price up to $15-20, and I for one might buy it because I love that game so much.
Super Mario Kart – Super Nintendo
The original that started it all and it still has not found its way to the Virtual Console. Sure it may be not as pretty to look at as the newer games, it may run slower but it’s still a classic and still fun to play. I still remember all those little shortcuts that gave you an advantage over your foes and the best part was multiplayer, I spent hours playing this game with friends.
Super Smash Bros – Nintendo 64
Just like with Super Mario Kart, it may not be as fun as the newer games, but it’s still a classic. With just 12 playable characters compared to today’s over 30 some, the game is a very basic fighter on stages that all Nintendo fan will recognize.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time – Super Nintendo
The sequel to the original Ninja Turtles arcade game was ported to the Super Nintendo and it looked and played so good it felt like being at an arcade. The Super Nintendo version featured a level that wasn’t in the arcade and a few other little details that made this game so great. I would love for this game to be release on the Virtual Console or even better the arcade version on Xbox Live Arcade where you can get the original Ninja Turtles arcade game now.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors – Super Nintendo / Sega Genesis
A top down zombie shooter where you control either a boy or girl and you navigate around suburban neighborhoods, shopping malls, office buildings and other areas shooting zombies and trying to save you neighbors. It’s a really easy concept and a very addicting game and it is a game that I hope makes it to the Virtual Console someday soon.