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[Wii Shop] Super Star Wars, NyxQuest, Rock N' Roll Climber, Brain Age Express

SteevLSteevL What can I do for you?Registered User regular
edited August 2009 in Games and Technology
This is the Wii Shop thread. You might remember it as the Virtual Console thread. There was a time when Virtual Console and WiiWare games were meant to be discussed in separate threads, but that time is now over. This thread is for the discussion of games released on Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare.

Videos included in spoiler tags when available!

Latest NA releases: (new releases every Monday)

Virtual Console:
Super Star Wars (SNES, 800 Wii points)

WiiWare:
NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits (1000 Wii points)
Rock N' Roll Climber (800 Wii points)

DSiWare:
Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters (800 DSi points)

Latest EU releases: (new releases every Monday, to be filled in when I get more info)
Virtual Console:
WiiWare:
DSiWare:


Game Lists:

North American VC Release List
Europe VC Release List
Japanese VC Release List
Australian VC Release List

List of WiiWare games released in North America
List of WiiWare games released in Europe

List of DSiWare games

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  • Raybies666Raybies666 I can't believe there were 665 raybies here before meRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    SteevL wrote: »
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Aoi wrote: »
    I'm really really curious. How many blocks does Ys take up on the Wii? And is it everything? Cinematics, voicework and all?

    I think the cinematics are there, but I'm not positive... I haven't heard any voice work yet, but I'm only up to the shrine at this point.

    It takes up somewhere around 270 blocks.

    Since all the CD quality music is still intact, I'd be surprised if the voice acting isn't in there. I didn't wait for the introduction narrator to start his spiel about "Ys....a utopia"but from what I remember, that was actually contained within the original game's CD track. I think you could actually put the game CD into a standard CD player and listen to all the voice acting.

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  • shutzshutz Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    fodderboy wrote: »
    I have very fond memories of Y's Book I & II.
    [snip]
    If anything it is way better then most of the crap TG CD-ROM games that came out (it pains me to say that).

    There's one TG CD game I'd love to get, even though it's been released for the PSP (which I don't have): Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

    I had a chance to play it, and it's one of the few non-metroidvania Castlevanias that I really enjoyed (the two NES games are just way too frustrating... and Simon's Quest is a nonlinear metroidvania precursor)

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  • VothVoth Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    SteevL wrote: »
    It's slightly more complicated than that. If they run into you, you'll get hurt. It's usually better to run into them from the side and not ram them into a wall too.

    Right, if you run headlong into the enemies, they will do more damage. Coming at them from slightly above or below will reduce your damage, also. They don't just stand around and let you walk into them. They'll move quite a bit.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I wonder if that alien pinball remake is going to be any good. I like me some good pinball.

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  • SomestickguySomestickguy Unbelievable! Could you imagine the step? He's genius!Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Is this the thread I go to to complain about unnecessary apostrophes?

    Cos blargh people

    Y's? Really? Are you suggesting that the title means Y its/his/hers?

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Is this the thread I go to to complain about unnecessary apostrophes?

    Cos blargh people

    Y's? Really? Are you suggesting that the title means Y its/his/hers?

    Are you one of those people who joins discussion threads on news posts to correct grammer/spelling, as well? Really?

    The game is fun as hell... it's not like gaming isn't full of completely made up words anyway.

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  • SomestickguySomestickguy Unbelievable! Could you imagine the step? He's genius!Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Is this the thread I go to to complain about unnecessary apostrophes?

    Cos blargh people

    Y's? Really? Are you suggesting that the title means Y its/his/hers?

    Are you one of those people who joins discussion threads on news posts to correct grammer/spelling, as well? Really?

    The game is fun as hell... it's not like gaming isn't full of completely made up words anyway.

    Uh, my point was that's not the title and that people apparently adore sticking an apostrophe in any word that ends with an S.

    Sorry, it's a pet peeve.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    jack eddy wrote: »
    Is this where I go to complain that we did not get Mario RPG?

    I haven't been keeping up with these threads, but why the flying fuck did they decide to release it in Europe but not America?

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Godfather wrote: »
    jack eddy wrote: »
    Is this where I go to complain that we did not get Mario RPG?

    I haven't been keeping up with these threads, but why the flying fuck did they decide to release it in Europe but not America?

    Because something like that was long, long overdue.

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Something else that's long overdue?

    Majora's Mask.

    Especially considering the fact that Nintendo has nothing lined up for the hardcore crowd.

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Godfather wrote: »
    Something else that's long overdue?

    Majora's Mask.

    Especially considering the fact that Nintendo has nothing lined up for the hardcore crowd.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=225555

  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    This doesn't solve my Majora problem

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    shutz wrote: »
    fodderboy wrote: »
    I have very fond memories of Y's Book I & II.
    [snip]
    If anything it is way better then most of the crap TG CD-ROM games that came out (it pains me to say that).

    There's one TG CD game I'd love to get, even though it's been released for the PSP (which I don't have): Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

    I had a chance to play it, and it's one of the few non-metroidvania Castlevanias that I really enjoyed (the two NES games are just way too frustrating... and Simon's Quest is a nonlinear metroidvania precursor)


    Yeah, I've been clamoring for Dracula X: Rondo of Blood since the Virtual Console was announced. It might actually come out over here; it's been put out in Japan, I believe.

  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    SteevL wrote: »
    shutz wrote: »
    fodderboy wrote: »
    I have very fond memories of Y's Book I & II.
    [snip]
    If anything it is way better then most of the crap TG CD-ROM games that came out (it pains me to say that).

    There's one TG CD game I'd love to get, even though it's been released for the PSP (which I don't have): Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

    I had a chance to play it, and it's one of the few non-metroidvania Castlevanias that I really enjoyed (the two NES games are just way too frustrating... and Simon's Quest is a nonlinear metroidvania precursor)


    Yeah, I've been clamoring for Dracula X: Rondo of Blood since the Virtual Console was announced. It might actually come out over here; it's been put out in Japan, I believe.

    Lords of Thunder and Ys are available, so I don't even really need a Turbo Duo anymore. I still -want- one, mind you, but I don't need it. ;-)

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    So yea, apparently I don't remember this game that well.

    FUCK THE GOD DAMN BAT BOSS IN HIS GOD DAMN FACE.

    That is all. :|

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  • KrisKris Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Maaan, I've had Super Metroid on my Wii since it came out, and I've played maybe an hour of it. I am a bad person. :(

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Kris wrote: »
    Maaan, I've had Super Metroid on my Wii since it came out, and I've played maybe an hour of it. I am a bad person. :(

    Yes you are. Super Metroid is too good not to play.

    I really wish Nintendo would realize how retarded region locking games is. Especially for digital downloads. Apparently they have a rule that WiiWare games has to be not only in English, but also in German and French. Honestly, fuck Germany and France. Those fuckers should just learn to use English like the rest of the world.

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  • RotamRotam Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    My major beef with the Shop channel is that it doesn't except a Maestro Card. That kinda annoys me.

    Also, in other news, I bought Super Mario RPG last week and I've played it twice.

    What the hell is wrong with me?

  • ArceusArceus Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Peewi wrote: »
    Kris wrote: »
    Maaan, I've had Super Metroid on my Wii since it came out, and I've played maybe an hour of it. I am a bad person. :(

    Yes you are. Super Metroid is too good not to play.

    I really wish Nintendo would realize how retarded region locking games is. Especially for digital downloads. Apparently they have a rule that WiiWare games has to be not only in English, but also in German and French. Honestly, fuck Germany and France. Those fuckers should just learn to use English like the rest of the world.
    Or we could all just learn Japanese so that nothing would ever have to be localized ever again.

    With Pokemon it's especially excuciating since it usually takes up to a fucking year and a half before it finally gets out of Nippon. Utterly ridiculous.

  • Conan-sanConan-san Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Rotam wrote: »
    My major beef with the Shop channel is that it doesn't except a Maestro Card. That kinda annoys me.
    This. It's a real pain in the arse that I can only use my (Largely maxed out) credit card as apposed to my Maestro Bank card which I do 99.9% of my other online purchaces with.
    Peewi wrote: »
    I really wish Nintendo would realize how retarded region locking games is. Especially for digital downloads. Apparently they have a rule that WiiWare games has to be not only in English, but also in German and French. Honestly, fuck Germany and France. Those fuckers should just learn to use English like the rest of the world.
    I agree to a point. And it's going to get to a point where someone's going to create a PAL-ENG region and be done with it. I meen there's absolutly no reason why I can't have a UK version of FF4 DS now as apposed to buying a US import (Which, it has to be noted, will probably be cheaper @ £32 than the domestic price), none what so ever.
    Godfather wrote: »
    Something else that's long overdue?

    Majora's Mask.
    I would like to think that Nintendo R&D are working on geting the emulation on the 4mb expantion pak working properly before they bring out MM or any other of the 4mb pak's games. The Gamecube Disk version was a joke.

  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Gamecube version is fine. I never had any of those bugs, and the game looks amazing in 480p.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Somehow, my Virtual Console thread got both the [BRACKETS] treatment and managed to keep "Virtual Console" in its own set of brackets. Odd.

    edit: got rid of [BRACKETS] in the title

  • fodderboyfodderboy Registered User
    edited August 2008
    shutz wrote: »
    fodderboy wrote: »
    I have very fond memories of Y's Book I & II.
    [snip]
    If anything it is way better then most of the crap TG CD-ROM games that came out (it pains me to say that).

    There's one TG CD game I'd love to get, even though it's been released for the PSP (which I don't have): Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

    I had a chance to play it, and it's one of the few non-metroidvania Castlevanias that I really enjoyed (the two NES games are just way too frustrating... and Simon's Quest is a nonlinear metroidvania precursor)

    Castlevania i'd love to have the orginal. It never made it stateside.

    Vasteel is one i really wanted, a pseudo sequel to military madness, but it had an action component similar to Archon.

    Dungeon Explorer II: I think the orginal was great and had fantastic music, i'd love the super cd version.

    Lords of Thunder: I just need to buy it.

    But other then those, none of the CD games are: OMG GOT TO HAVE.


    It really sucks that nintendo kinda screwed NEC with third parties and NEC picked some of the crappest games to import.....


    On the original audio.

    The TG CDs I think were Red Book audio compliant so the audio tracks would play in a standard CD player. The Working Design games had a one of there game characters give a warning about doing this as the first track - in case the player tried to playing the data.

  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I'm a huge Castlevania fan, and I bought the first one... but it hasn't aged as well as, say, Megaman 1. I can do without Simon's Quest, but get CV 3 out here, for God's sake. It's still fantastic.

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  • h8b1llg8tsh8b1llg8ts Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Lords of Thunder and Ys are available, so I don't even really need a Turbo Duo anymore. I still -want- one, mind you, but I don't need it. ;-)

    This is my problem right now. I'm loving the simplicity of the Wii so much vs the pain in the ass set up for each of my NES, SNES, GEN, Turbo, NEO, ect that the thought of a huge Ebay sale is really looking more intriguing everyday. I'll still hold on to the essentials for sentimental sake but did I really need 6 copies of Sonic 1?

    Also, on a side note, why doesn't Nintendo have a Wii Console Release Updates? Everything I find is just TBD ...

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  • Blueknight78cBlueknight78c Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Cherrn wrote: »
    I'm a huge Castlevania fan, and I bought the first one... but it hasn't aged as well as, say, Megaman 1. I can do without Simon's Quest, but get CV 3 out here, for God's sake. It's still fantastic.

    My thoughts exactly!
    Although I know it won't happen, I really wish we'd get the Japanese version. IMO it's a much better (& easier) than the US version. Same goes for CV1.

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  • darren66darren66 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Cherrn wrote: »
    I'm a huge Castlevania fan, and I bought the first one... but it hasn't aged as well as, say, Megaman 1. I can do without Simon's Quest, but get CV 3 out here, for God's sake. It's still fantastic.

    CV1 and CV2 were released on Halloween, If I believe... Therefore I have hopes of CV3 this Halloween.

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Screw you guys. Simon's Quest is tops.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Gamecube version is fine. I never had any of those bugs, and the game looks amazing in 480p.
    I'm sure you had the audio skips and shit; I think that stuff was non-negotiable.

    The freezing was spottier, but MM is not a game that responds kindly to that sort of thing, so when it happens, it sucks hard.

    It's not the worst thing ever, but it's far from perfect, too.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I fucking love CV1. I'm terrible at it, I've never gotten past the second stage of level 4, and it's frustrating, but it's bizarrely compelling nevertheless.

    It helps that the soundtrack is amazing.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Castlevania 1 is excellent, and I played the hell out of it when I was a kid. I'm not sure how long it took me to beat it, but looking back it felt like months. It literally took me hours to figure out that Dracula's weakness was his head. At one point I thought I just had to sit there and endure his attacks until the time limit because maybe that's when sunlight will fill the room and kill him.

    I wish I could go back in time and see the look of disappointment on my face after successfully whipping Dracula's fireballs until the time limit ran out and I died.

  • SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    SteevL wrote: »
    Castlevania 1 is excellent, and I played the hell out of it when I was a kid. I'm not sure how long it took me to beat it, but looking back it felt like months. It literally took me hours to figure out that Dracula's weakness was his head. At one point I thought I just had to sit there and endure his attacks until the time limit because maybe that's when sunlight will fill the room and kill him.

    I wish I could go back in time and see the look of disappointment on my face after successfully whipping Dracula's fireballs until the time limit ran out and I died.

    That would actually make for a really cool boss battle in some kind of game.

  • dragonsamadragonsama Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    fodderboy wrote: »
    shutz wrote: »
    fodderboy wrote: »
    I have very fond memories of Y's Book I & II.
    [snip]
    If anything it is way better then most of the crap TG CD-ROM games that came out (it pains me to say that).

    There's one TG CD game I'd love to get, even though it's been released for the PSP (which I don't have): Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

    I had a chance to play it, and it's one of the few non-metroidvania Castlevanias that I really enjoyed (the two NES games are just way too frustrating... and Simon's Quest is a nonlinear metroidvania precursor)

    Castlevania i'd love to have the orginal. It never made it stateside.

    Vasteel is one i really wanted, a pseudo sequel to military madness, but it had an action component similar to Archon.

    Dungeon Explorer II: I think the orginal was great and had fantastic music, i'd love the super cd version.

    Lords of Thunder: I just need to buy it.

    But other then those, none of the CD games are: OMG GOT TO HAVE.


    It really sucks that nintendo kinda screwed NEC with third parties and NEC picked some of the crappest games to import.....


    On the original audio.

    The TG CDs I think were Red Book audio compliant so the audio tracks would play in a standard CD player. The Working Design games had a one of there game characters give a warning about doing this as the first track - in case the player tried to playing the data.

    Well there is Cosmic Fantasy 2 and Valis 2 and 3 that were pretty good on the T-16 CD

  • AoiAoi Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Ys 3 made it over here on Super CD, too. Vasteel was garbage though, don't bother with it if it ever does come out. On the other hand, the actual cd based sequel to Millitary Madness, Neo Nectarus, I would love to see happen. The cd version of Bonk 3 was nice, but the CD version of Air Zonk was complete garbage. Sim Earth got a decent translation over to SCD as well. OH! And the point and click style Shadowgate sequel wasn't bad either.

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  • fodderboyfodderboy Registered User
    edited August 2008
    fodderboy wrote: »
    shutz wrote: »
    fodderboy wrote: »
    I have very fond memories of Y's Book I & II.
    [snip]
    If anything it is way better then most of the crap TG CD-ROM games that came out (it pains me to say that).

    There's one TG CD game I'd love to get, even though it's been released for the PSP (which I don't have): Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

    *snip*

    The TG CDs I think were Red Book audio compliant so the audio tracks would play in a standard CD player. The Working Design games had a one of there game characters give a warning about doing this as the first track - in case the player tried to playing the data.

    Well there is Cosmic Fantasy 2 and Valis 2 and 3 that were pretty good on the T-16 CD

    CF2 is okay - painful, painful random encounters. Walk 10 secs, fight, walk 10 secs fight, repeat till end. The only thing i thought was great about it, was the ending. It was the first game i beat where the ending was not only a surprise but genuinely sad.
    Spoiler:

    Valis 2 and 3....ick. Play Legendary Axe 1 or 2 - way better.

    Exile was ok - a step above the genesis version due to the music and cut scenes.

    Most of the TG-CD games where just chip games with CD music and the occasional poorly animated movie.

    My Personal 'thumbs up' TG game list:

    Air Zonk - love this shooter
    Dungeon Explorer
    R-Type
    Cotton - excellent shooter
    Ninja Spirit
    Bomber man 93 - the kids love it
    Blazing Lazers
    Star Soldier
    Aero Blasters
    Parasol Stars - love bubble bobble
    Military Madness - computer is predictable, but still fun

    CD
    Y's I & II - just for nostalgia
    Gates of Thunder - not as good as i remember

  • fodderboyfodderboy Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Aoi wrote: »
    Ys 3 made it over here on Super CD, too. Vasteel was garbage though, don't bother with it if it ever does come out. On the other hand, the actual cd based sequel to Millitary Madness, Neo Nectarus, I would love to see happen. The cd version of Bonk 3 was nice, but the CD version of Air Zonk was complete garbage. Sim Earth got a decent translation over to SCD as well. OH! And the point and click style Shadowgate sequel wasn't bad either.

    Thanks for the Vasteel info, at the time i thought Working Designs could do no wrong and it sounded awsome.

  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    According to the wikipedia page, today's Europe releases are:

    Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa (NES, 600 points)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UyVWD68L7w

    I had not heard of this game, but it looks like it came out on the VC here in the US back in June. Looks kind of neat.

    Dig Dug (NES, 600 points)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51ct9oYQfS4

  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Hey look, it's the same crappy New to you VC imports we got awhile ago. The first game is actually kinda fun.

    But how about some more fun?

    Upcoming TurboGrafx-16/Turbografx/PC Engine games in September:

    US:
    -Cho Aniki (No specific date)
    -Final Soldier (No specific date)

    EU/AU:
    -Chase H.Q. (Sep 5th)
    -Ys Book I & II (Sep 5th)

    JP:
    -The Ninja Warriors
    -Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: PC Bangai Hen (The Kunio dodgeball game, which Japan also already has on NES)
    -Final Blaster
    -Mizubaku Adventure

    The rest of the Japanese games in September are:

    Famicom:
    -Tantei Jinguuji Saburo: Yokohama Minato Renzoku Satsujin Jiken
    -Wagyan Land

    Super Famicom:
    -Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana)
    -Space Invaders

    N64:
    -Mario Golf

    Mega Drive:
    -Sorcerian
    -Forgotten Worlds
    -Hokuto no Ken

    Urape gets Ys next week. Oh and Mario Golf and SECRET OF MANA are coming to Japan. Three player the game is amazing, and I bet many of you have never played it that way. Now you have no excuses besides your friendless existence.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Now you have no excuses besides your friendless existence.

    Well, and the likelyhood that none of us will see it for at least six months.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I'm kind of amazed that the US is getting Cho Aniki.

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