Virtual Console Games

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#1 Posted by Blargonaut (174 posts) -

So has anyone tried any of the Wii U specific Virtual Console games? I was curious as to how they look on an HD set. I am considering getting rid of my SNES and all its games because they currently live at my parents house which is now 5 hours away after a recent move. I sometimes think about how nice it would be to fire up Super Metroid or Super Mario World. I know they are not true HD, but I am wondering if the increase in video output of the Wii U over the Wii makes any difference. I am still holding out hope that one day Nintendo will convert some old games to HD in all their 8 or 16 bit glory.

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#2 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

There's no difference in the graphic presentation of the games.

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#3 Edited by jsnyder82 (837 posts) -

They're definitely sharper looking, due to being in 1080p and not 480p. And the NES games, from what I've purchased so far, play better (smoother) than the Wii versions.

In short, yes, there absolutely is a difference as far as I'm concerned.

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#4 Posted by MEATBALL (4212 posts) -

Super Mario World on Wii U over HDMI looks fantastic on my TV and I would definitely say better than it does on Wii over component. As a PAL gamer it's also nice that Nintendo have answered our call for 60hz versions.

I wouldn't recommend getting rid of your SNES in favour of the WiiU's Virtual Console (or at all), but I'm pretty happy with how the games look on WiiU and can't wait for Super Metroid later this week.

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#5 Edited by jsnyder82 (837 posts) -

@meatball said:

Super Mario World on Wii U over HDMI looks fantastic on my TV and I would definitely say better than it does on Wii over component. As a PAL gamer it's also nice that Nintendo have answered our call for 60hz versions.

I wouldn't recommend getting rid of your SNES in favour of the WiiU's Virtual Console (or at all), but I'm pretty happy with how the games look on WiiU and can't wait for Super Metroid later this week.

Oh god, I forgot about Super Metroid. My wallet's gonna get 30 cents lighter this week.

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#6 Edited by Blargonaut (174 posts) -

@jsnyder82: Thanks duder, that's what I was looking for exactly.

@meatball: I love my SNES, don't get me wrong. The problem is that it's kind of wasting away at my parents house, you know? I moved away from my home town recently. I always tell myself I will play when I go back to visit, but I never have the time between all the social visits. I would just bring it to my apartment but it doesn't really look good on an HDTV. Putting the money I get for it towards a WII U is making more and more sense to me.

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#7 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@jsnyder82: Thanks duder, that's what I was looking for exactly.

@meatball: I love my SNES, don't get me wrong. The problem is that it's kind of wasting away at my parents house, you know? I moved away from my home town recently. I always tell myself I will play when I go back to visit, but I never have the time between all the social visits. I would just bring it to my apartment but it doesn't really look good on an HDTV. Putting the money I get for it towards a WII U is making more and more sense to me.

The Virtual Console doesn't have nearly a complete library of SNES games on it. It's better to keep your SNES around for games that you can't play any other way.

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#8 Posted by Blargonaut (174 posts) -

@hailinel: I realize that currently that is the case. I was going to wait to see what they are planning to come out with at E3 and beyond. I am just trying to get as much info now as possible so I can make my decision when the time comes.

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#9 Posted by yakov456 (1993 posts) -

They look fine. Not full screen on the game pad though which is disappointing. Even with that I'm finding myself playing the VC stuff on the pad. Feels more natural for some reason.

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#10 Posted by MEATBALL (4212 posts) -
@hailinel said:

@blargonaut said:

@jsnyder82: Thanks duder, that's what I was looking for exactly.

@meatball: I love my SNES, don't get me wrong. The problem is that it's kind of wasting away at my parents house, you know? I moved away from my home town recently. I always tell myself I will play when I go back to visit, but I never have the time between all the social visits. I would just bring it to my apartment but it doesn't really look good on an HDTV. Putting the money I get for it towards a WII U is making more and more sense to me.

The Virtual Console doesn't have nearly a complete library of SNES games on it. It's better to keep your SNES around for games that you can't play any other way.

This man speaks wisdom.

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#11 Posted by dekkadekkadekka (839 posts) -

I'm still buying SNES games when I can. But then again I do have the original console hooked up at all times.

AT ALL TIMES.

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