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Did you guys make use of the classic dowloads?

Thomas Ennis

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Most of the games I own/play on the Wii are the retro games. From what I understand, the Wii U also has this option. Who among us here used the classic game downloads frequently?
 


Pocketim

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Back when I first got my Wii and it was the only modern console I owned, I pretty much only ever used the system for Virtual Console games, always awaiting the next N64 release since I never owned one growing up and there were a lot of games on it that I wanted to play. It was kind of bizarre actually, having a brand new innovative console with revolutionary motion controls, and all I wanted to play on it was Starfox and Kirby 64, and rereleases of games from the 90s were exciting me far more than the retail releases! The Wii also introduced me to some great retro games I had never heard of, like Dynamite Headdy on the SEGA Genesis, which is now one of my favorite games for the system.

Later on I grew bored of waiting for Banjo Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64 so I ended up just getting a N64 second-hand online. After that I never really used the Wii for retro games again (heck, after that I barely used the Wii for new games either), I'd rather collect the old carts instead. So I guess I can blame the Wii for my slight obsession with collecting retro games now! :laugh1:
 

queenzelda

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I own a bunch of retro games myself. Being a retro Playstation junkie I kept a lot of my Playstation titles; I'm glad I did since my Suikoden collection is worth a lot of coinage as of late. I have a few Wii VC games but I own the physical copy some how or another as it is my way. xD
 

Yami Yugi

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I still do. I have a lot of Wii & now Wii U VC titles ranging from Super Mario to Super Metroid.
 

Thomas Ennis

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I found the virtual console to be the greatest redeeming feature of the WII. Playing my old favorites again was/is exciting.
 

Linkzelda

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I have a few Virtual Console games myself, and if it wasn’t a feature integrated for the Nintendo Wii, I would honestly wonder how I could be able to dive into the virtual experiential reality of retro games. When I was a kid, I was only able to watch people play Ocarina of Time, but getting a Nintendo Wii and investing in the VC version of it allowed me to get into the experience.

I also downloaded games like Mario Kart and Super Mario 64, which were definitely fun to play and develop an experiential learning of why people would get nostalgia trips. Other than that, there weren’t a lot of other games I bought for the VC, but I definitely made use of the ones I currently have.

The VC feature is honestly what still salvages the Nintendo Wii as being a valuable resource for reconnecting with classic games.
 

jvgsjeff

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Since I still have (and play) a NES, SNES, N64, etc., the only Virtual Console games I bought were TurboGrafx-16 games (since I don't own a TG-16 console). Bonk's Revenge and Devil's Crush are my favorites of the ones I bought.
 
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