5 Games That Will Never See the Light of Day on the Virtual Console

A look at five games from throughout Nintendo's various consoles that will never be released for the Wii Virtual Console.

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tunaks12957d ago

mario party 1 is such an awesome game

Gr812957d ago

The first one on 64 was a riot. A virtual board game. Instead of Wii Party, nintendo should do another Mario Party and kick it up a notch, online would be a good start lol.

ChickeyCantor2956d ago (Edited 2956d ago )

Interpreted your comment the wrong way.

N4GAddict2956d ago

It's the best game in the series IMO

HolyOrangeCows2956d ago

Indeed. I still have the cartridge. Great game.

BRG90002956d ago

Mario Party 4, the first one on the Gamecube, was the best one by far. It was all downhill from there. Especially when they switched the "Orb" items out for "Candy"...

Cheeseknight282956d ago

I hated Mario Party 4. The Mega / Mini stuff was a very pointless addition.

Mario Party 3 was, in my opinion, best in the series. The Casino was a lot of fun and the 1v1 sidegame was actually entertaining, which you can't say about any of 4-8's alternate modes.

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The Tingler2957d ago

Goddammit I hope you're wrong about Earthbound.

No GoldenEye? I thought that was the obvious one.

I want to see Doom 64. That was great, with totally redesigned monsters and levels.

N4GAddict2956d ago

Im still holding out for an E3 surprise for Earthbound

Seekerofthewind2957d ago (Edited 2957d ago )

I wish Nintendo of America's lawyers would just bite the freaking bullet on this one, much as I know they won't. I mean, it's a Virtual Console anyone going to care enough to sue them over a game released fifteen years ago?

Edit: Wait, 15th Anniversary of the NA release is 6/5? Random. O.o

N4GAddict2956d ago

Didn't Reggie say there were some legal issues with EB?

Seekerofthewind2956d ago

Basically, Nintendo of America's lawyers are scared to release Earthbound because it's a wealth of pop culture references. Pop culture references that would like nothing more than to sue for what little money they're still worth.

Mahr2956d ago (Edited 2956d ago )

The issue with Earthbound is that a lot of songs reference/sample licensed music -- if I remember correctly, it involves music from the Who, Monty Python, the Beatles, etc., none of which comes cheap.

This means that the owners of those copyrights have a large incentive to file lawsuits that would likely never fly. Lawsuits which Nintendo of America's legal people would rather avoid fighting entirely, even though they'd *probably* win.

So NOA won't move on it unless they can remove the music and make the game less lawsuit-friendly -- and that's never going to happen because Nintendo's Japanese division purportedly believes that making those changes would 'violate the game's artistic spirit', or some such nonsense.

ChickeyCantor2956d ago

To be honest if they just compose new music for would be awesome still. xD

Mahr2956d ago

"To be honest if they just compose new music for would be awesome still. xD"

I agree completely -- that's why I said NCL's reasoning was nonsense.

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Quadrix2956d ago

I remember hearing that Nintendo showed EarthBound to their lawyers, but they wanted to have all these references edited. When Shigesato Itoi, the creator of the series, was questioned about whether or not he'd be willing to have these changes made, he declined. So yeah, it's probably not gonna happen.

SinnedNogara2956d ago

Which is why they should make a sequel. Man, wouldn't it be awesome if they announced a new EarthBound at E3?

I'm suprised GoldenEye or Perfect Dark weren't in here. Sadly these games won't ever come to the VC, which is why they should give us Turok 1-2 (3 isn't worth having) on the VC instead. That and Mortal Kombat 4, and Doom 64, and Donkey Kong 64.

R_A_LEE202956d ago (Edited 2956d ago )

WWF No Mercy has no chance due to almost half the roster of wrestlers an't in the WWE any more. Its just a game after all but having it re-released 10 years later is going to put strain on the licensing.

Out of the entire roster on WWF No Mercy i've counted less then 10 superstars that are still active today.

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