Nintendo is finally getting around to bringing Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games to the Wii U Virtual Console. The first titles to arrive include Super Mario 64 for the N64 and the DS version of Yoshi’s Island, both priced at $9.99.
The Wii U Virtual Console is a software emulator that lets console owners play old games on the new system. Up to this point, the Wii U Virtual Console only included games from the NES, SNES and Game Boy Advance.
The only question is, what took Nintendo so long to bring N64 games to its current console when nearly two dozen have been available on the original Wii for ages?
The good news is that if you’ve already bought classic titles on the original Wii, those can be “ported” to the Wii U for just $2 each. Sure, it sucks that you have to pay up once again but it’s better than having to fork over full price for a second time.
It’s unclear at this hour just how many Nintendo 64 games the company is hoping to bring to the Wii U.
At last check, the original Wii had 21 titles up for grabs – most of which were smash hits like Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Star Fox 64 and Wave Race 64. Somehow, GoldenEye 007 didn’t make the list – a travesty, if you ask me.
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