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December 08, 2011, 18:17:41
 
Title System Price Available Until

WiiU

Super Mario Bros. 2 Wii U Virtual Console (NES) 200 coins June 30, 2015
Excitebike Wii U Virtual Console (NES) 200 coins June 30, 2015

Wii

Super Metroid Wii Virtual Console (SNES) 250 coins June 30, 2015
Super Punch Out!! Wii Virtual Console (SNES) 250 coins June 30, 2015

3DS

Super Mario Land 3DS Virtual Console (Gameboy) 150 coins June 30, 2015
Donkey Kong '94 3DS Virtual Console (Gameboy) 150 coins June 30, 2015
Wario Land 2 3DS Virtual Console (Gameboy) 200 coins June 30, 2015
The Legend of Zelda 3DS Virtual Console (NES) 200 coins June 30, 2015


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Posted: 12/08/11, 18:17:41  - Edited by 
 on: 01/21/15, 00:34:09    
 
Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
 
So many people getting Dream Course! Should we actually do a Retro Game Club for it? And if so, when? I thought it might be a good idea to wait until January or so when people are actually willing to play something other than Smash (and Bayonetta and Captain Toad and Pokemon and whatever else is coming out this fall).


Posted by 
 on: 10/14/14, 17:07:01  - Edited by 
 on: 10/14/14, 17:07:15
@nate38

I might be down for that. I'm constantly wondering if I should pick up this game...


Posted by 
 on: 10/14/14, 21:01:40
If that Donkey Kong '94 wasn't in black & white, I would snag it.


Posted by 
 on: 10/15/14, 01:38:00
Is there no way to get the color pallet from the Super GameBoy? I remember this game was specially enhanced with a special border and color pallet (loved my SGB!).


Posted by 
 on: 10/15/14, 02:28:49
@stratos Nope, no Super Game Boy features on 3DS GB VC. The VC doesn't even grant GBC features, despite there being a GBC emulator on 3DS already, the only choices are black and white, or a lettuce-green option for those who are nostalgic for the old Game Boy screen.


Posted by 
 on: 10/15/14, 02:36:21
Well, you can snag the cart for relatively cheap on Amazon still.

The black & white screen was why I only ever owned three games on my old Game Boy. Couldn't stand it. The only reason I even bought it was for Metroid 2.


Posted by 
 on: 10/15/14, 02:58:24
Only two days left to get Kirby's Dream Course. Pick it up and join the Retro Game Club!


Posted by 
 on: 11/14/14, 18:31:45  - Edited by 
 on: 11/14/14, 18:32:15
Last day for this crop of games. Wonder what we'll see next.


Posted by 
 on: 11/16/14, 21:21:24
New games are up, December 14 deadline:

Wii U
Pilotwings - 200 coins
Vegas Stakes - 200 coins

Wii
Clu Clu Land - 200 coins
PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit - 250 coins

3DS
Tokyo Crash Mobs - 200 coins
Starship Defense - 200 coins
Kirby's Pinball Land - 150 coins
Metroid II: Return of Samus - 150 coins


Nothing for me this month.


Posted by 
 on: 11/17/14, 20:35:02
How is Pilotwings SNES? I never played it, and I'll probably get it simply because I have nothing else to spend coins on.


Posted by 
 on: 11/17/14, 20:49:31
@TriforceBun
I've loved that game since it came out, so I'm biased, but I think it's a really good game. The concept was made deeper and arguably better in actual 3D on the N64 and 3DS, but the Mode 7 flying still has a whole lot of charm. I'm also quite the fan of the soundtrack by Soyo Oka, who wrote music for Super Mario Kart, amongst other games.

How much do you know about the game at all? I'd be happy to answer any specific questions you might have.


Posted by 
 on: 11/17/14, 20:54:38
Hmm, that Picture Book board game seems to have a neat style and nice music, but given the comparisons to Candyland I've seen in IGN's review, I think I'll skip. Guilty Party proved a hit with the nephew and niece, so I'll just keep playing that.


Posted by 
 on: 11/17/14, 21:06:24
@r_hjort

I know very little outside of owning Pilotwings Resort (which I think is a pretty good game). How does it compare to that? Do you still do smaller missions and aim for medals and such?

Thanks for the info!


Posted by 
 on: 11/17/14, 21:23:09
Hm, bit of a lame month, don't think I'll be getting anything this time, not even for DDP points.


Posted by 
 on: 11/17/14, 21:41:25
I think I'll pick up Kirby's Pinball Land. It's supposed to be a good pinball game, right?

@TriforceBun

I really like the original Pilotwings. The game is broken up into 8 stages, along with 2 bonus missions. Each stage consists of 2-3 different events using different vehicles (plane, skydiving, jet pack and hang glider). You're ranked out of a 100 points for each event (based on things like time, accuracy, etc), and you have to get a certain score across all the events in a stage to pass that stage. The later stages can get quite difficult, but it remains fun all the way through.


Posted by 
 on: 11/17/14, 21:56:22
@TriforceBun
EDIT: Lol, @canonj sums up the game much better than I did, and with fewer words, but here we go.

I would describe Pilotwings Resort as a mix of the SNES game and the N64 sequel, so you won't exactly feel lost or anything, but how much you'd enjoy the original kind of depends on which parts of Resort you enjoyed. You won't be taking pictures or guiding aliens around the map in the SNES game; that kind of stuff came from the deeper and more mellow Pilotwings 64. The 16-bit Pilotwings is essentially where the smaller missions and more action oriented objectives comes from. You'll be flying planes through rings and lines of floating balls, taking off and landing, zooming around with your jet pack through rings and...well, there's a lot of rings and balls in this game. Still, the game introduces new aircraft and ups the difficulty with pretty good pacing, so if you enjoy the core gameplay you'll enjoy yourself anyhow. Also, unlike Pilotwings Resort, wind direction and strength can be a big deal, and you get to control your plane's engine fully instead of just braking and boosting, which might be worth noting.

The game is divided into training areas where a teacher from the flying school guides you through a number of smaller missions with various vehicles. In order to pass training and move on to the next teacher and area (with new aircraft for you to play with) you need to score a certain amount of points with the aircraft currently at your disposal. Points are awarded based on time spent, objectives fulfilled, landing accuracy and so on, like you'd expect. You can do the missions in any order you please, and if you happen to screw up aspects of one of them you might still be able to salvage your overall score by doing better in one of the other ones. There are also ways to access hidden bonus games that can improve your score a bit. You can't earn medals, but you can always try to shoot for perfect scores for fun, or just to see your teacher's reaction to your accomplishment.



Posted by 
 on: 11/17/14, 22:06:52  - Edited by 
 on: 11/17/14, 22:08:28
@canonj It's an awesome game. My bro and I went back and forth over high scores for years.


Posted by 
 on: 11/18/14, 07:32:13
This crop is so bad that I'm having difficulty even being bothered to update the OP.

Edit: Apparently the same is true for Nintendo themselves because the front page of Club Nintendo is still showing Kirby's Dream Course for me.


Posted by 
 on: 11/18/14, 11:02:37  - Edited by 
 on: 11/18/14, 11:04:50
Oof.

Wasn't Vegas Stakes an option only a couple months ago? The repeats can be disappointing.


Posted by 
 on: 11/18/14, 15:30:39  - Edited by 
 on: 11/18/14, 15:38:13
@PogueSquadron

Thanks for the feedback. It seems like the perfect type of game to have on my 3DS.


Posted by 
 on: 11/18/14, 16:22:14
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