You know... I'll be looking forward to seeing Nintendo's online implementation. Very much so. Lack of online is the reason I haven't even touched the Virtual Console marketplace yet. (Though to be perfectly fair, I will admit that I only own a Wii in anticipation of Forever Blue, which will hopefully, mercifully, support the Classic Controller.)
It will be interesting to see how much truth there is to the reports that the Wiimote itself is responsible for for the conspicuously lackluster download speeds and connectivity. If that's the cause, then the fix is defacto nonexistent, and multiplayer will be, well, an interesting experiment indeed.