15 Retro Games for the Wii You Must Play

One of the Nintendo Wii's key features will be access to a massive game library of titles from yesteryear. The Wii unit can play GameCube discs, but titles from the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, and even TurboGrafx will be available via Virtual Console service. So far, Nintendo, Sega, and Hudson have pledged titles that will be available for play, with other companies sure to sign on before launch. Here are 15 titles that should be available and are worth a brief trip back in time.

kingboy6578d ago

killer insticnts baby!! combo time!!

bung tickler6578d ago

the game im most looking forward to is earthbound for the snes and another game i used to play alot was legend of the mystical ninja on the snes...

Dick Jones6578d ago

Gamepro should know better.

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Vits2d ago

I always find it weird to see opinion pieces reminiscing about a time when the article's author wasn't even alive to see it. This "switch" to profit over creativity in the industry started way back in the NES era when Nintendo controlled the number of games each publisher could release in a given time. This, in turn, made publishers carefully choose what was going to be released.

Things only really got better with the 3DO and later PlayStation, which changed how licensed games were handled. That improvement more or less lasted a generation and a half. By the time of the Xbox 360, we had another enormous cash cow trend in the form of the "casual audience." Since then, there has always been this chase for the next biggest thing to maximize profit.

It's not new; it's been going on for more than ten years now. And it's not going to stop when we have the production costs of the industry going higher and higher.