Still waiting for Virtual Console to come to Switch? Ah, we got some bad news….this may be just confirming what most of us were figuring by this point, but Nintendo put in writing today that they have no plans to establish a Virtual Console service on Switch.
Data miners poking around the Nintendo Switch’s code found something unusual over the weekend: a hidden NES emulator and a fully functional copy of the original NES Golf game. The file was hidden under the name “flog,” which is “golf” backwards.
If you paid any attention to Nintendo fans during the Wii era, you likely heard about Zack & Wiki: Quest For Barbaros’ Treasure. Developed by Capcom, it was praised as one of the few Wii third-party games to not use the Wii remote in a gimmicky or unnecessary way. Generally, it was known as “the best game no one played,” since everyone spoke well of it yet its sales were never very hot.
The majority of Game Boy and Game Boy Color games on the 3DS’s Virtual Console utilize save states to allow users to save at any place in the game they want. There are three, however, which won’t carry this feature: the original Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow. Siliconera reports that the Japanese manuals for the 3DS versions say restore points do not work.
If you’re looking for a remake done right, look no further than Metroid: Zero Mission, a remake of the original NES Metroid game that was first released in 2004 for the Game Boy Advance. A fan favorite among many, it retells the original story (which wasn’t very developed with 1986 technology) of Samus’s original mission to Planet Zebes to stop Ridley and Kraig and exerminate the deadly Metroid species. This is also the game that Zero Suit Samus originated in, but for the sake of those who have never played, we won’t tell you where.
Early last decade, Nintendo released a port of Super Mario 3 to the Game Boy Advance, confusingly titled “Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3.” This version of the classic platformer had some hidden levels within that were all-new, never seen before, and created just for that release….but you needed a peripheral attachment to unlock them. The E-Reader, to be specific, Nintendo’s strange experiment that put data on cards and had you run them through a scanner attached to the GBA. Without the E-Reader — which few people bought — you couldn’t play those levels at all.
It’s time for another week of Nintendo Downloads! What does Nintendo have for us this week? We have the full list below, details included!
Natsume is the game localization company that brought Harvest Moon to America. Their community manager, who calls herself CeeCee, requested questions for a Twitter Q&A earlier this year. Now she’s just beginning to post the answers people wanted, and one of them suggests Natsume is unlikely to rerelease any more of its classic SNES titles on Wii U Virtual Console than what it already has up.
Judging by an update on the official Nintendo Wii U virtual console it looks a lot like N64 games are coming to Wii U Virtual Console. A recent update now states the following;