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Submitted by Duddyroar 2362d ago | article

Are Virtual Console games good value for money?

It doesn't take much thought to realise the advantages of owning Virtual Console games as opposed to tracking down the original cartridge releases from car boot sales and eBay. If anything it frees up our living room from all those consoles, controllers and wires which used to once dominate. However are we getting a good deal? Is it better value for money to track down the original carts of games we used to play back in the days rather than cough up for downloads from the Wii Shop? (Wii)

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ITR  +   2362d ago
I can tell you right now that it's a good value. Most old NEC PC Engine Duo games go for major buxs on ebay and at local shoppes.
Chug  +   2362d ago
While downloading is way more convenient, I personally prefer to own the "physical" version of any game or music.
titntin  +   2362d ago
I think they charge too much, and are simply profiteering from back catalogue releases

I archive all games for all systems, and have all the VC titles already playing perfectly via emulators on my PC. I'd happily pay a resonable price for such an old game that has had no new development time, but at these prices I'll just play them on my PC.
MyNutsYourChin  +   2362d ago
Absolutely...
No.
kewlkat007  +   2362d ago
Sadly I bought
Mario 1
MArio 3
Original Zelda
Ocarina of time
Streets OF Rage
Sonic 1
...etc

I hate the fact these games are stuck to the actual hardware. I've gotten my Wii RMAed 2 times for faulty GPU card.

I'm building a MAME machine with these Emulator, and I have all the Roms.
MAME
NES]SNES
N64
Sega Genesis/32X/CD
PC-Engine
Dreamcst

To me, VC games are too much money will little to No upgrade. MY MAME machine will run circles around it.
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crank  +   2362d ago
No. Mac or PC, emulation is king.

Not even close, unless they release some solid hard to find saturn/dreamcast games exclusively on the wii.
wiizy  +   2362d ago
lol
its a great value.. nostalgia right at your fingertips for 5 or 6 bucks why not
Lord_Ash  +   2362d ago
Absolutely not, I was expecting Nintendo to release Super Mario All Stars for lets say $10, but when I went to the store and saw every Mario alone for $5, I said "oh no your not raping me off Nintendo".

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