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30 Virtual Console (Wii) Titles Available Before Year's End

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2006 @ 10:18 p.m. PST

Nintendo is making the greatest video game archive in history available for download to its Virtual Console. On top of the 530 GameCube titles, Nintendo will have 30 classic games available for download, from NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx16 consoles.

NES games start at 500 Wii Points, Super NES games start at 800 Wii Points and Nintendo 64 games start at 1,000 Wii Points. Sega Genesis games start at 800 Wii Points and TurboGrafx16 games start at 600 Wii Points. Wii Points can be purchased online or at retail at an MSRP of $20 for 2,000 points.

Before the end of December, the following titles will be available:

NES:

  • Mario Bros.
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Ice Hockey
  • Pinball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Urban Champion
  • Wario's Woods
  • Baseball
  • Solomon's Key

SNES:

  • F-Zero
  • SimCity

N64:

  • Super Mario 64

Sega Genesis:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Altered Beast
  • Golden Axe
  • Columns
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Space Harrier II
  • Toe Jam & Earl
  • Ristar,
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

TurboGrafx16:

  • Bonk's Adventure
  • Super Star Soldier
  • Victory Run,
  • Bomberman '93
  • Dungeon Explorer

As previously announced, Wii contains built-in parental controls that let adults set the console to play only games of a certain rating and lock their selection with a PIN code.

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