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Nintendo Announces Dates For Wii U Virtual Console Trial Games

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Nintendo has announced on its official website the dates when you can start playing the seven titles that consist of the Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign. The trial campaign introduces Wii U gamers to the Virtual Console which will officially be up and running in Spring. The Virtual Console will come as part of an update which will also improve overall system speeds and functionality. Here’s the seven games you can get your hands on as part of the trial, plus the dates.

  • Balloon Fight: January 23 – February 21
  • F-Zero (SNES): February 20 – March 21
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES): March 20 – April 18
  • Kirby’s Adventure (NES): April 17 – May 16
  • Super Metroid (SNES): May 15 – June 13
  • Yoshi (NES): June 12 – July 11
  • Donkey Kong (NES): July 10 – August 13

68 comments

    1. “Why they include SNES games, I’ll never know. At least they’re good SNES games.” – thekidnintendowiiman

  1. It’s going to be great when Japan gets Mother. Everyone flood the Mother community with pleas of localization!

    1. “It’s going to be great when Japan gets Mother. Everyone flood the Mother community with pleas of localization!” – AC

      1. Balloon Fight is my favourite game because Mr. Sexbomb Juicycock worked on it as I sucked on his nobble dong!

        -THE REAL Bill-

    2. What is the deal with EarthBound? I haven’t played it myself, but from what i’ve seen it looks pretty average. I’m not trying to offend anyone, I just want to honestly know why people think it’s so great.

      1. “What is the deal with EarthBound? I haven’t played it myself, but from what i’ve seen it looks pretty average. I’m not trying to offend anyone, I just want to honestly know why people think it’s so great.” – Mike S

      2. I haven’t played it either, and I’ve been trying to track down a SNES cart for under $130…but the from what I can tell, the big deal is it’s an RPG by Nintendo that’s supposedly good in the areas of music, story-line, plot-twists, and humour. It’s considered to be one of the best RPG’s of all time.

      3. Thought so. If it comes to Virtual Console, I’ll make sure to get it. Who knows, I might like it.

  2. I’ll download all of them except Balloon Fight and Yoshi since I got them for free on my 3DS and barely play them. By the way, how is the original F-Zero? Is it easier than the GBA one we got in the ambassador program?

    1. “I’ll download all of them except Balloon Fight and Yoshi since I got them for free on my 3DS and barely play them. By the way, how is the original F-Zero? Is it easier than the GBA one we got in the ambassador program?” – Mike S

    2. For 60 cents, I think it’s worth it. I likely won’t play them much, but nice to have it while it’s cheap. Since this is a “campaign” I also want to show Nintendo that this is an awesome price, and encourage sales of any discount.

      1. “For 60 cents, I think it’s worth it. I likely won’t play them much, but nice to have it while it’s cheap. Since this is a “campaign” I also want to show Nintendo that this is an awesome price, and encourage sales of any discount.” – Marth

      2. My point is that I already got them for FREE. I’ll be buying all the other games though.

      3. “My point is that I already got them for FREE. I’ll be buying all the other games though.” – Mike S

      4. I understand your point, I have them free too. I’m just saying for 60 cents to have 2 games isn’t bad at all. If it wasn’t this cheap, I’d have skipped on 4 of them and just grabbed Punch out and Super Metroid. I’m not a Kirby fan, Yoshi and Balloon Fight aren’t worth that much more to me and also not a huge F-Zero fan either. The GC one was awesome though, but not so much the SNES one.

      5. “I understand your point, I have them free too. I’m just saying for 60 cents to have 2 games isn’t bad at all. If it wasn’t this cheap, I’d have skipped on 4 of them and just grabbed Punch out and Super Metroid. I’m not a Kirby fan, Yoshi and Balloon Fight aren’t worth that much more to me and also not a huge F-Zero fan either. The GC one was awesome though, but not so much the SNES one.” – Marth

      6. Get Balloon Fight as many times as you can, Iwata and his delicious, juicy cock worked on that master(bate)piece!

        -THE REAL Bill-

  3. Inb4 we get another crap ton of complaints about some minimal difference on PAL NES games (coming from a European btw…)

    1. “Inb4 we get another crap ton of complaints about some minimal difference on PAL NES games (coming from a European btw…)” – darkgamer001

    2. To be fair, the difference between 60Hz and 50Hz is VERY noticeable. To have a game run in 50Hz in this day and age is UNACCEPTABLE.

      Why are Nintendo fucking us Europeans and Oceanians over?

      1. “To be fair, the difference between 60Hz and 50Hz is VERY noticeable. To have a game run in 50Hz in this day and age is UNACCEPTABLE.

        Why are Nintendo fucking us Europeans and Oceanians over?” – Anonymous

      2. “Yes its fucking crazy when you see the actual difference side by side” – Anonymous

      3. Eh, I seem to be the only one who doesn’t find it very noticeable. Tbf, I agree that there should be an option – a choice between 50 and 60 Hz at the start of the game.
        It’s just that I find it a bit odd that gamers are up in arms about this issue, whilst other stuff, like game pricing in Europe and Australia, and region lock, seem to get ignored. Again, I guess it’s just me….

      4. Ermm, it only really affects NES games, and thats how they ran in the PAL versions.
        Seriously, the music is the only noticeable thing, its slightly slower. Thats it.

      1. ““All your base are belong to us” – CATS” – Nintendo Troll Slayer

    1. “Is the GamePad the only controller that’s compatible with Virtual Console games?” – Josh

  4. Dammit! I already own Punch Out on my Wii and 3DS… Eh! Why not play it again? That game is amazing. Definitely getting Super Metroid as well.

  5. I’m getting Super Metroid without a doubt. Bought it on my Wii and still got the snes cartridge somewhere. Best snes game ever!

  6. since i’ve had to buy Tetris about 15 times, it would have been nice if it was only 30 cents for the wiiU.

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