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Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by Hairy_Mike, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Hairy_Mike

    Hairy_Mike WiiChat Member

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    i was just wondering if many of you out there download VC games that you may already own on their respective consoles? if so, why? if not, why not?
     
  2. chikupi

    chikupi quack

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    well i don't because i can plug in my sega and play the game. plus it saves money
    how about u. do u download games u own?
     
  3. Hairy_Mike

    Hairy_Mike WiiChat Member

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    i did download 4 games that i own already so i used like $26. which isn't really that much but was it worth it? Super Mario Bros., Punchout!!, Sonic the hedgehog and gunstar heroes? i think these are great games. so do u think i wasted my money?
     
  4. Pikachu256

    Pikachu256 KryKidd

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    I downloaded Mario Kart and I own that...... I used to own Paper Mario for N64 and then I gave it away =[, So I Downloaded that off the VC (Good Times...)
     
  5. KrisKhaos

    KrisKhaos Retro Gamer

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    I don't consider it a "waste", because even if you own it for another/original console you are paying to be able to play it on your Wii. Some people prefer the original feel, while others like the the array of controller options, portability, and convenience. Buying it again simply shows the publisher that at least one person out there (you) still appreciates the work, which helps keep that title alive.
     
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    wiiman14 Hello-Moto/Go Leafs Go!!!

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    What you just said, Your simply just smart
    I'm speachless.
    Repped.
     
  7. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    Yes, I do download VC games, even if I own the original titles. It makes everything much easier to access and saves me a lot of time in the process because all of the retro games are in one place.
     
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    I have downloaded N64 games I already own, because I don't want all of the consoles running all over the living room. I think that is probably the main reason why the Wii is the best ever.

    I just wish they'd come out with VC games faster!:ciappa:
     
  9. wii trisha

    wii trisha WiiChat Member

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    how can you download vc games and how do you then put them on to your wii. anyone that can help me that would be great.
    thank.
     
  10. captainff

    captainff slightly amused

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    there is a channel on your wii called the shop channel. Provided that your wii is connected to the internet via a broadband connection you can access the shop and buy wii points to exchange for games. Once purchased the games appear on your Wii as new channels.
     
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    Maximo Wii Fanatic

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    i download games i already own hard copies of...

    WHY? because its easier with the wii...i found it to be a pain in the butt to have to constantly clean the carts(blowing in them)...plus i can remember even once you got the game working some times it would suddenly freeze with a garbled screen.

    My only problem is Wii's limited memory so it makes it hard to keep a full collection at my finger tips.
     
  12. naisatoh

    naisatoh MS3

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    I definitely download games I already own.. I've downloaded games I haven't even played recently, just to have them on my Wii.

    My parents gave away my Nintendo after I got my SNES. Then they gave away my SNES when I started high school. I haven't owned a console since I bought my Wii, and it means a lot to have these classics back.
     
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    wow, they must want you to be a good student then. maybe i should start studying more. :lol:
     
  14. Sovieto

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    yes you wasted your money
    esp. with sonic
    everyone and their grandma has purchased sonic the hedgehog one way or another.
     
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    So far the only ones I've downloaded that I already have are Streets of Rage 1 and 2, since I can't be bothered to set up my old Mega Drive.
     
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    Dzapper Akatsuki Assassin

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    NO!!!! I believe it is a waste of money, if you really want to play the game that bad plug in the old dusty console and play it. However I do download games I owned and may have sold, that's completely fine in my opinion.
     
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    naisatoh MS3

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    Well.. there are some of us here who have actually progressed past the twelfth grade. As for me, even if I did own the original, I'm not gonna haul all my old consoles from California to Ohio just in case I want to play my old games. Having them all in my Wii (which is smaller than any of the other consoles) makes a lot more sense.
     
  18. Bridgemute

    Bridgemute old school.

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    I like to d/l some games I do have...like the ultimate classics (Zelda 1, Zelda 2, Link to the Past, Super Metroid)...but I do collect the actual carts..and I have all the systems ready to hook up and the games on the shelf, but for some reason I do d/l them onto the Wii. Its just fun to have them on there as well, because the wii is very very portable compared to the 9 systems I own.
     
  19. ynneBenny

    ynneBenny Coolio

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    Keep everthing on 1 system
     
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    I did not download any "games I already have" to my Virtual Console, except Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, which I also have on my Super Nintendo and Game Boy Color (try guessing the resources! ) .
     

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