Nintendo made a great move in January by allowing Wii games to be downloaded on the Wii U’s Virtual Console. Now, games that are no longer in print or are hard to come by can easily, and cheaply, be accessed on the Virtual Console. But the selection is still small and as such, I thought I would weigh my opinion on the best Wii Games Nintendo should sell on their Virtual Console. I’m only selecting games that I think would benefit the most on the Virtual Console.
Pikmin and Pikmin 2.
One of the more obvious choices, Pikmin and Pikmin 2 are great games that are meant to be played with the wiimote. After playing the Gamecube version and switching over to the Wii, I was happy at how everything was better managed and easier to control. However, the prices for these games on Amazon are pretty high even if they are used.
Selling both of these games on Virtual Console would not only allow for a greater audience to be exposed to these games, but it would also serve a tantalizing lower price for two gems. What’s more, Nintendo could sell them with a discount if bought together.
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Though more ubiquitous than the Wii Pikmin games, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess would benefit with a Virtual Console option. This is a great year for them to release it with two official Zelda games coming out. Also, Nintendo is very good at releasing or updating older Zelda games to the modern audience. The amount of Zelda games you can get on Virtual Console is pretty high. What’s more, this game is almost ten years old so selling it online can open the door for new players.
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Going for $70 used on Amazon, Radiant Dawn is another perfect Wii game that would be good for the Virtual Console. It’s just like Metroid Prime Trilogy, a good game that is quite expensive. Again, this is also a good year for its release thanks to another Fire Emblem game coming out. And who knows, maybe Nintendo will have a Gamecube emulator and release the Fire Emblem Gamecube game as well.
Third Party Games
The Wii may not have the Third Party strength compared to the PS3 and Xbox360 but there are still a host good games out there could be sold on the Virtual Console. It’s not that far of a stretch as well considering Nintendo is selling Capcom and Konami games from the NES and SNES era. This can include Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Red Steel Series, and No More Heroes. All these games were good Wii games that didn’t get that much press. And what the hell, throw in Resident Evil 4 while we’re at it, that game is freaking awesome.
How about you? What Wii games do you think the Virtual Console should have? Let me know in the comments!
Good to see Pikman 2 on the list. one of my favourite Wii platformer.