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Old 03-11-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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The Wiiware / Virtual console thread.

Right, what have you downloaded onto your Wii? What do you like? What do you want?

I'm in the PAL (AU) area, so not all the games in the US or even the UK are available here.

So far I have:

World of Goo - one of the best games I've played in the last few years. Beautiful game.

Lost Winds - looks lovely and innovative use of Wiimote to make wind to help Toko jump/fly/ bend fire & water, have had fun for the couple of hours I've been playing but I'm never really sure where I should be going. Just got Vortex, but I may be losing interest. We'll see.

Fun! Fun! Minigolf - Amusing enough against the wife and kids, but teh stupid 'out of bounds' zones on the regular playing field is ridiculous. The rules of minigolf are standard worldwide, why the hell change them?

Tetris Party - looks OK, but y'know. It's just tetris.

Onslaught - Great use of Wiimote & nunchuck - I never thought I'd be able to control a fps without a mouse, but this is great. Levels can be repetitive, but Wiiware is limited to 40MB, so what they've crammed in is amazing. If I hear "That's why you're still a kid" again though, I will kill someone.

I also downloaded Sonic 3 from the VC to see what that was all about. It's not for me though. Frustrating gameplay and horrible colours. I guess you had to grow up with it to really appreciate it? Maybe I need a classic controller to appreciate the gameplay?

What I really want is a fun vehicle racing game, but the ones that look reasonable (High Voltage Hot Rod) are only available in the USA.

As Jason mentioned in Mojonews a week or two back, some C64 titles are now available in the Virtual Console (not in Australia / New Zealand though), so maybe one day we'll see some old C64 LucasArts games appear there? One can but hope. I'd also assume the pre-talkie Amiga/PC/FM Towns LucasArts adventures may clock in at under 40MB so some of those could be Wiiwared if the included emulator could be kept small enough...

Well, if LucasArts had any interest at all in acknowledging their legacy games.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:13 AM   #2
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So far I haven't downloaded any WiiWare games, just a few VC games (Super Mario Bros 3, which I already had for the NES, and Super Mario World, Super Picross, and Paper Mario, none of which I had played before). I'd like to get Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels some day, and it would of course be awesome if we could get some LucasArts adventures.

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I don't have any WiiWare games but there are a few I'd like to get. World of Goo and maybe Strong Bad.

For Virtual Console, I have Sonic 2, Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Castlevania IV, Ocarina of Time, Super Metroid, and Mario Kart 64. Don't think I'm leaving any out at least.

I still have over 2,000 Wii points but not sure what I want to get with them. Too bad LucasArts won't release any of their old console games.

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Old 03-28-2009, 03:23 PM   #4
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The only WiiWare games I own are Mega Man 9 and World of Goo (both excellent). I got Strong Bad for PC. There's more I want to buy but I'm low on cash at the moment and I don't have the abundance of time for gaming that I'd like.

I have lots of Virtual Console games, which is kind of reprehensible since many of them are games I already own for their actual systems. I've found that beating Double Dragon, Ninja Gaiden, or Super C in single, 20 minute binge sessions can actually be therapeutic during times of stress.
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