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What do you want to see from the Virtual Handheld Console? [roundtable]
 
Thought I'd jump on the Game Boy bandwagon. Pretty self-explanatory. What games and features do you most want to see on the service? (I'm assuming the GBA isn't part of the equation, and I have almost every GBA game I'd want, anyway, so whateverrrr.)

As with the VC, I'd love to see all of the weird rare gems that I never got to play (going handheld in the GBA-era): Shantae, Kid Dracula, Gargoyle's Quest, Mole Mania, Balloon Kid, Wave Race, whatever Kirby games weren't ported, any original entries in beloved franchises, in general, some Japanese stuff that never came over (like Aonuma's adventure game whose engine was the basis for Link's Awakening), and also all of the Mario Land games, since I've never played them. (I wonder if they'll put older Pokemons on the service.) I'd also kill for Virtual Boy support, since my Virtual Boy broke and I didn't have many games, anyway. Don't really care about the other handhelds of that era. Lynx was kind of cool...

I'm really not sure if handheld games of that era will hold up, but I'm probably biased because the only GB games I played in my youth were, like, licensed shit from LJN.

Also, I hope Super Game Boy is supported, unlike on the GBA. And wacky 3D, as well. What the hell.

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Posted: 10/11/10, 21:03:53  - Edited by 
 on: 10/11/10, 21:10:59
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I hope the old Kirby games show up. I never played them, so it'd be cool to be able to for cheap. Considering the fact that's it's Nintendo's own IP, I'm pretty sure it'll happen.

Motocross Maniacs was another game that I loved as a kid and would really like to be able to play again. It was like a strictly 2D Excitebike-type game from Konami, but with Sonic The Hedgehog-like loop-de-loops. It was pretty awesome.

The original WaveRace would be a hoot to download. I actually still have the cart, but... I'd download it just for shits and giggles.

Other than that, I'm of course game for all the standard-issue 3rd party stuff; Mega Man, Castlevania, Contra, Final Fantasy... stuff like that.

As for other handhelds to be supported... I'd really, really, REALLY like it if the Neo Geo Pocket Color was supported. The system was short-lived, but man did it have some awesome games.
Posted: 10/11/10, 21:12:23
Shantae, Zelda Oracle of Ages, Metroid 2, Wario Land 2 and 3, Pokemon Pinball, Mole Mania, and DK 94.
Posted: 10/11/10, 21:12:59
@GameDadGrant
I remember grabbing the GBA Motocross Maniacs for $2 at a mall. Supposedly, it wasn't as good as the Game Boy version, though. I dunno.

OH, AND I WANT KIRBY TILT'N'TUMBLE. How the hell did I forget that?
Posted: 10/11/10, 21:28:43
Pokemon Red/Blue with the ability to trade and battle online.
Posted: 10/11/10, 21:52:59
How about a game every week.
Posted: 10/11/10, 22:00:22
For it not to peter out and start rotting away.

I'll be excited for it when the 3DS first hits but Nintendo just forgot about it for Wii so I'm a little pessimistic about it in the long run.

Gameboy games will be cool, since I never played any of them and playing these games (any old game really) in 3d should be neat. Any other handheld system and it's game are of interest as well.

Never played a handheld until the GBA released.
Posted: 10/11/10, 22:32:17  - Edited by 
 on: 10/11/10, 22:36:01
For a decent amount of throughput on the service. Also, for link cable functionality to be emulated over wireless.
Posted: 10/11/10, 22:51:50
Zelda Oracle of Ages. I'll finally have a chance to have all Zelda games beaten.

I'd also like it if your Wii's VC purchases could be transfered over. That would be uber awesome.
Posted: 10/11/10, 23:50:54
Zelda: Link's Awakening, since I have never played more than a few minutes of it.

Also, I'd like to see the Metal Slug games that are for the Neo Geo Pocket Color. I don't own one, and it would be nice to be able to play them.

And while I'm at it, I'll also say that I hope this Virtual Console doesn't die off towards the end of the 3DS' lifecycle.



EDIT: Oh yeah! I want to see more Game & Watch games
Posted: 10/11/10, 23:55:22  - Edited by 
 on: 10/11/10, 23:56:47
I want to see these old games updated. For example, online for the Pokemon games like Secret mentioned, and like stephen mentioned, wireless functionality. Maybe even some leaderboards too for some games.

Abdooooo said:
I'd also like it if your Wii's VC purchases could be transfered over. That would be uber awesome.
That would be a great idea.

Oh, and maybe some Game Gear games. I don't know much of its library, so it would be cool to try out some of those games.
Posted: 10/12/10, 00:15:03
To be honest I didn't follow handhelds enough to really know what all is and isn't there. Most of the stuff I am interested in is a sure thing, like Zelda games and the likes.
Posted: 10/12/10, 00:42:22
I prefer physical media and just eBay whatever new Game Boy game I find out about that I missed out on, so I'm more interested in the 3DSWare.

I guess some previously Japan-only games, newly translated, would be the only thing that would spark my interest in the 3DS's VC.
Posted: 10/12/10, 00:50:48
Link cable and IR emulation would be great, but probably pretty tricky.

@X-pert74
They started releasing Game & Watches on DSiWare, but I don't think anyone cared. I'd rather have spruced-up collections (that still allowed you to play the originals), like the G&W Collections. How the DS, a DUAL-SCREENED system, is missing a proper Game & Watch Collection is beyond me.
Posted: 10/12/10, 02:15:48
I'd like to see GBA games in there. I don't know that much about handheld games prior to that, except for the big names like Super Mario land, Zeldas, etc. Nowadays it's pretty hard to get some of its games (for the GBA, I mean) and there are a lot of games I know that I would like to try out. With that being said, I know there's no guarantee that they will com to the library.
Posted: 10/12/10, 03:58:24
oh...we will.

But then it will die..,just like Wii's VC...*sniff*
Posted: 10/12/10, 04:23:37
I would basically want all the Zelda, Castlevania, and Metroid games ever made on a handheld be there for starters. I would then go by people's recommendations.
Posted: 12/11/10, 02:14:15
It would definitely take some porting, but I think isometric games could be pretty sweet in 3D. Just imagine: playable Landstalker.
Posted: 12/11/10, 04:17:45


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